Tag Archives: Orlando Magic

Fantasy Focus: Gordon Rounding Out His Game

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A trip back out to the west coast has allowed Aaron Gordon to prove he is much more than a dunker. The fourth overall pick of the 2014 NBA Draft played high school basketball in San Jose, and has shined during his return to the otherside of the country, posting a pair of 20 point-10 rebound double-doubles during the four …

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Podcast: Trade Deadline Rapidly Approaching

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Only three days remain for teams to make their final preparations for a championship run in 2016. The February 18th trade deadline provides much intrigue, as numerous stars have appeared in trade rumors. Several franchise caliber players could be on the move, including Carmelo Anthony, Blake Griffin, Kevin Love, Al Horford, Dwight Howard and Brook Lopez have all been linked to …

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Fournier Delivers Clutch Basket for Orlando

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ORLANDO- A pair of free throws with 26 seconds remaining put the Magic down by a single point. The minuscule deficit was magnified as the Magic offense had stalled in the fourth quarter, posting just 13 points on 5-of-14 shooting from the field during the first eleven plus minutes of the period. Houston had clamped down defensively, as Dwight Howard …

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Filling Out a Wish List for the Middle of the Pack

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Christmas is just a week away and while families gather to celebrate, the NBA offers a five game slate to provide entertainment throughout the day. Ten teams, each equipped with plenty of star power, will take centerstage on the biggest day of the basketball year. The most intriguing match-up features the two teams that battled in the NBA Finals last June, …

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Fantasy Focus: Shifting to the Bench

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Orlando needed someone to make a sacrifice for the team to finally thrive. That someone just happened to be the initial player the team pegged to originally turn the team around. Shooting guard Victor Oladipo — the second overall pick of the 2013 NBA Draft — was selected by the Magic to move past the Dwight Howard era of the franchise, now …

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Catching Up with Elfrid Payton

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Typically, when a team misses a shot, the point guard doesn’t chase an offensive rebound out of the fear of surrendering an easy basket in transition. Few players have been able to balance their defensive responsibilities while also collecting offensive rebounds better than Orlando’s Elfrid Payton. Fifteen games into the season, Payton ranks third in the league in offensive rebounds among …

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Magic Outlasts Minnesota in Overtime

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Doctors likely wouldn’t recommend sprinting up and down an NBA court for 43 minutes as a treatment option for a patient recovering from the flu. Only the additional time on the floor turned out to be a perfect prescription for Evan Fournier. Instead of Wednesday’s contest with Minnesota spilling into a second overtime, the Magic placed the ball in the …

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Fournier Lets his Game Speak

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Basketball was far from the most pressing issue Evan Fournier was dealing with Friday night. The 23-year-old forward for the Magic was far more concerned with the events transpiring nearly 4,500 miles away in his native country of France. Just two hours before he took the court against Utah, Fournier learned of the terrorist attacks in Paris, the city less than …

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Magic Avoid Collapse to Hand Toronto First Loss of Season

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Orlando wasn’t about to let another game slip away. After falling four times in its first five games of the season — by a combined total of 14 points with two losses coming in overtime — the Magic needed a spark to dropping another game to Toronto. The spark came following a lethargic start to the third quarter, as Orlando’s nine point …

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Harris Embracing Leadership Role in Orlando

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Incentives were in place if Tobias Harris left the Magic and signed a free agent deal in a major market. Nike was prepared to offer an upgrade to his endorsement deal if he landed with either the Lakers, Clippers, Nets, Knicks or Bulls. Sacramento even presented the 23-year-old forward with a lucrative offer to leave the Magic. 

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