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The Magic’s D-League affiliate, the Erie BayHawks, have acquired Magic Summer League and training camp invitee Seth Curry from the Santa Cruz Warriors. Erie traded away a first round pick in the 2015 D-League draft and returning leading scorer Scott Suggs. Of course, the D-League is not really about winning and losing in the end. The […]
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The Magic will host a free open practice Monday at Amway Center at 6:30 p.m.
In addition to the Magic players having the open practice, Stuff and the Magic Dancers will perform and exclusive ticket offers will be available that night only. There will also be a 10 percent discount at the Orlando Magic Team Shop.
The event is free, however, attendees will have to download a ticket and bring it with them. They can do this by visiting OrlandoMagic.com/openpractice.
See you there!
The 2014-15 season is upon us! I cannot believe that Media Day has come and gone and that all the answers to our questions and hopes and fears will be answered in the next seven months. Or we can try to answer them all right now. That would make sense too. I invited you to […]
For the past two years, Rob Hennigan has built a team in kind of a strange way. His Dwight Howard trade — the foundation for everything that was to come next whether he liked it or not — netted the team a mix of young players like Nikola Vucevic and Maurice Harkless and some veterans […]
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The dream has never been easy for Devyn Marble. In high school at Lathrup Village, Michigan, Marble was largely an underrated and unknown prospect. A two-star guard, according to Scout.com, with interest from Indiana, Michigan, Oregon and Providence. Iowa ended up being the school that gave him a chance and Fran McCaffery put him in […]
Training camp opened Tuesday with the first practice of the season. That will be followed by four days of two-a-day practices (at least that is what is scheduled) as the Magic prepare for the 2015 season. There is obviously tons of anticipation and interest in what this team will do. It would not be this […]
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I joined Chris Lucia of Blazer’s Edge to help them preview the Magic. They did not pull any punches, asking one of the bigger questions about the Magic right off the bat:
Blazer’s Edge: Will the Magic taking Elfrid Payton at No. 10 cut down on Victor Oladipo‘s minutes at point guard? How do you expect them to coexist in orlando’s backcourt together?
Philip Rossman-Reich: Ultimately Elfrid Payton is going to be this team’s point guard of the future. There is no getting around that. The Magic gave up some major assets to move up two spots for Payton — pretty much two first round picks. It is inevitable for Payton to start at point guard. I do not think it happens immediately however.
I think Victor Oladipo gets another quarter or half season as point guard before shifting over to shooting guard more permanently. Those skills cannot be bad for him to have in his development. The starting backcourt for the Magic at the end of the season is going to be Payton and Oladipo if things go according to plan.
It is a pretty dynamic backcourt with two guys who can aggressively attack the basket. One of them — preferably both — will have to develop a jumper to unlock their full potential. But this is an interesting duo of guards especially in the Eastern Conference.
So the big news coming out of Media Day turned out to be the Magic unveiling their new “Pride Uniforms.” Nikola Vucevic, Tobias Harris, Kyle O’Quinn and Victor Oladipo were among the players walking around in them. The team is set to wear them 12 times at home this year with the first game coming […]
No one was ready to put a number on where the Magic were going to finish in the win column or in the standings. That still seems 82 games and seven months away from getting determined, and this is a young team that has yet to gather for its first official practice. The message though […]
You have to have a healthy amount of skepticism whenever an official press release comes out. You cannot completely buy in to marketing campaigns and sometimes you have to find humor in the ways the team tries to interact with the fans. This is not to say we do not appreciate the hard work of […]
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“On Monday, the Magic are expected to announce they have signed guards Seth Curry, Peyton Siva and Drew Crawford and big man Kadeem Batts. But although Curry, Siva, Crawford and Batts are going to be training-camp invitees, they will not compete for spots on Orlando’s season-opening roster. The team’s plan is to waive them and, if they clear waivers, assign them to the Magic’s D-League affiliate, the Erie BayHawks.
Although Curry, Siva, Crawford and Batts will be in Orlando over the next month to train for the upcoming season, they are not expected to practice with the Magic and will not travel for preseason games.”
–Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel
Robbins also reports the Magic are likely to keep Dewayne Dedmon and Kyle O’Quinn, the team’s only non-guaranteed contracts on the 14-man roster, on opening day making at least O’Quinn’s contract guaranteed. This year’s training camp is clearly going to be about prepping the team for the upcoming season and defining roles rather than figuring out who makes the roster.