Earlier this week, the Magic found themselves in the awkward position of reassuring Aaron Gordon that the whiteboard-fueled rumors about trading him definitely weren’t true, no way. Tonight, Gordon tried to make a case for sticking around by literally jumping out of his shoe to turn this slick Elfrid Payton alley-oop…
What do you suppose Orlando Magic head coach Frank Vogel and, uh, star(?) forward Aaron Gordon talked about today, at their meeting—reported by the Orlando Sentinel’s Josh Robbins—about the sudden viral-photo-sparked rumor that the organization might be hoping to trade Gordon for Philadelphia 76ers rookie forward…
Yesterday, the agent for guard Patricio Garino tweeted out a photo of his client signing a contract with the Orlando Magic. One lil problem: the contract was signed, and the photo taken, in front of a white board apparently showing a bunch of potential free agents and trade targets.
Many NBA teams are good, or are crummy but feature some fun young Turks who can provide some reason for optimism, or are not good and do not have fun young Turks but are taking it to the limit one more time with ol’ Dirk Nowitzki, and therefore are good to root for. In almost every NBA city, there’s some reason to…
The NBA hot stove has been burning early and often this year, and according to The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the next player on the move is Magic big man Serge Ibaka.
Aaron Gordon got robbed at the Slam Dunk Contest last season, and this evening, he got in some early prep for his 2017 run at the title. In the first quarter of the Magic’s game against the Sixers, he robbed Richaun Holmes blind then pulled off a two-handed 360 on the breakaway.
Among NBA players who spent their entire careers with one team, only Kobe Bryant had a longer tenure with his than Tim Duncan. Duncan played 1,643 games for San Antonio, and no player and franchise are as synonymous as Duncan and the Spurs are. It’s easy to forget, then, just how close he came to leaving San Antonio…
After all the pre-draft noise regarding potential blockbuster trades centered around Jimmy Butler, Oklahoma City moved first and flipped Serge Ibaka to the Orlando Magic for Victor Oladipo, Ersan Ilyasova, and the freshly-drafted Domantas Sabonis. Woj broke the news:
Orlando Magic head coach Scott Skiles has suddenly resigned, according to the team:
Detroit station WXYZ reported on Monday that former Michigan State basketball player Keith Appling had been arrested Sunday night for bringing a loaded rifle to a strip club in Dearborn, Mich. According to a more detailed report from the Detroit Free Press, Appling had a handgun in his car, and a “loaded weapon” in…
The Chicago Bulls’ path to the NBA’s then best-ever record and the first of three consecutive titles wasn’t as inevitable then as it seems now, with hindsight, and that’s in large part because of the rise and fall of the Orlando Magic.
If the first time you really noticed Aaron Gordon was when he was jumping over a dragon on a hoverboard during the dunk contest, that’s okay! The Orlando Magic aren’t very good, and Gordon hasn’t quite managed to consistently put together his elite potential (though he’s close). The important thing to know is that he…
According to multiple reports, the Orlando Magic have traded Tobias Harris to the Detroit Pistons in exchange for Brandon Jennings and Ersan Ilyasova. Sure, why not?
The Orlando Magic downed the Atlanta Hawks at home today thanks to this wild turnaround buzzer-beater from Nikola Vucevic. This is eerily similar to a game Vucevic hit back in November against the Lakers. Maybe the Magic should make their whole offense out of Nik Vucevic turnaround jumpers?
I don’t think this is what the Magic drew up—and if it was, really?—but it was good enough to beat the Lakers, and advance to 4-5.
The Thunder and the Magic played out a crazy-ass game down in Orlando last night, one that featured about as many would-be daggers and big threes as you’ll see in a regular season game.
The story of a Blake Griffinish start to Young Cock Aaron Gordon’s season, and a bunch of dunked-on Wizards, in three short videos.
Before yesterday, I wouldn’t have known where Luke Ridnour played last season. My best guess would have been, “Is he still in Minnesota?” The guard was actually with the Magic, until he was traded to the Grizzlies Wednesday, but his journey didn’t end there. Ridnour got shipped around two more times today.
The time has come for you to bear witness: tonight the Knicks and Magic combined for 15 total points in the second quarter of their “battle” in Orlando. So that this may never be forgotten, we provide you here the entire 12 minutes, set to the proper accompaniment.