Remember, this is a “light workout.”
The offseason is more or less over for the Magic. Friday, the team announced the signing of Luke Ridnour, putting the roster officially at 15 players. That leaves no room for anyone else. Since it is the end of July and the basketball topics are drying up, it is time to review the offseason. Generally, […]
It has been a summer of promise for the Magic. They have continued to look at the development of Victor Oladipo and reformed the backcourt with Elfrid Payton. They drafted Aaron Gordon, putting pressure on the forward positions to sort itself out. One thing that appears to be more than constant is center Nikola Vucevic. […]
“That makes it even more of a complete honor to be part of something so special. It’s a blessing to be a part of the team. Like anything that I do, I’m going to go with it and just go there and work as hard as I can and play my game. To be recognized to be a part of it, it just shows that the hard work has been paying off and that people respect my game and the hard work that I put in.”
Harris, as Robbins notes, missed out on playing with the U18 team at the 2010 World Championships because of an injury. Getting back in the Team USA program, even through the Select Team (the training partners for the national team as they prepare for the World Cup next month).
With the announcement that Kevin Love is pulling out of the roster pool and with LaMarcus Aldridge and Blake Griffin already pulling out, there is a serious gap at power forward. The only power forwards in the roster pool now are Anthony Davis, Kenneth Faried and Chandler Parsons. Maybe you can include DeMarcus Cousins and Kevin Durant as potential players who can fill in at that position.
Harris likely will not get that shot in this tournament. The Select Team is used for training and evaluation purposes for future U.S. national teams.
The going thought entering this year’s NBA Draft was that the Magic needed to get a point guard. Whether that would be Dante Exum or Marcus Smart with the fourth pick, it was clearly time to move on from Jameer Nelson and turn the reigns over to someone else. That very well could have been […]
Anyone searching for basketball right now can only look to the end of August and salivate. No matter how many Twitter memes and puns we come up with, it does not replace basketball — even Summer League basketball. We are starting to lament the loss of playground basketball, for crying out loud. The teams prepping […]
— Orlando Magic Daily (@OMagicDaily) July 24, 2014
Marble was acquired on draft night from the Denver Nuggets along with Evan Fournier in exchange for Arron Afflalo.
He averaged 9.4 points and 6.2 rebounds per game in five games at the Orlando Summer League after finishing his collegiate career at Iowa averaging 17.0 points per game as a senior.
Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel was first with the report of Marble’s signing. Robbins reports Marble will sign a three-year deal with the first year fully guaranteed and the last two years partially guaranteed.
Without a doubt, the Magic are handing the keys over to their kids. It is Year Three of the rebuild, it is time to see exactly what the Magic have in their cupboard and figure out what the Magic will look like moving forward. It still seems like a bit of a mystery who will […]
Free agency is just about over with most of the teams with cap room having spent the majority of their space. The big free agents remaining are Greg Monroe and Eric Bledsoe. The fact they are restricted free agents have scared some teams away because it is believed the Suns and Pistons would match any […]
With Summer League over, we are officially beginning the run up to the FIBA World Cup taking place August 30 through September 14 in Spain. That is the next big basketball event on the calendar. The Magic will have two players participating as Maurice Harkless is schedule to dress for Puerto Rico and Evan Fournier […]
The Magic will be managing the Erie BayHawks of the D-League this upcoming season. No one is quite sure exactly how the relationship will work. The trend in the league is to have more of these one-on-one relationships with D-League teams where the parent franchise manages the basketball operations of the team. This ensures that […]
“Let’s just get this out of the way: Frye is an RPM darling. As a smart 3-point shooting big man, Frye is a poster boy of the modern NBA, contributing to the scoreboard in ways that aren’t fully captured in the box score. The spacing he affords his teammates by drifting on the perimeter simply can’t be quantified by conventional stats.
If a championship contender got Frye at this price, we’d probably hear more about it. But because the basement-dwelling Magic grabbed him at a time when they probably shouldn’t be giving big money to veterans, the deal won’t get its due. It’s a fairly long commitment to a 31-year-old, but at just $8 million a year, this could be the Paul Millsap contract of this offseason.”
In calling Frye one of the league’s best free agent signings of the summer, Haberstroh notes Frye posted 10.8 wins above replacement last year. His expected value would have been at $12.2 million per year. That is a bit of a bargain for the Magic.
Of course, Frye will be in a very different offense in Orlando than he was in Phoenix. It will be interesting to see how he gets used this time around.
Depth Chart PG SG SF PF C Victor Oladipo Evan Fournier Maurice Harkless Channing Frye Nikola Vucevic Elfrid Payton Ben Gordon Aaron Gordon Tobias Harris Kyle O’Quinn Luke Ridnour Willie Green Devyn Marble Andrew Nicholson Dewayne Dedmon Inactive 4 — Elfrid Payton (@IamAaronGordon) F, 6-foot-9/225 lbs. Arizona/Rookie Source 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 Total HoopsHype […]
With the reported signing of Luke Ridnour, the Magic’s offseason is pretty much over. The team made some splashes in free agency going after Ben Gordon and Channing Frye (and Ridnour). Frye will be around for a while. Gordon and Ridnour could be gone in a year. Outside of the draft picks, the big acquisition […]