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Magic In No Rush To Pursue Trade Of Nikola Vucevic

Jul 26, 2016 2:07 PM

The Orlando Magic are in no rush to pursue a trade of Nikola Vucevic.

The Magic traded for Serge Ibaka while also signing Bismack Biyombo in free agency to create a logjam at the big positions.

Rob Hennigan, the team's GM, called Vucevic shortly after the Biyombo signing to reassure him, but also declined to promise Vucevic he would remain the starter, the two men say. 

Orlando has concerns that they may have a potential playmaking void that Vucevic could help alleviate. Vucevic is a quality post player and passer. Vucevic assisted on 16 percent of Orlando's baskets while on the floor last season.

With Vucevic, Ibaka and Biyombo combining for approximately 80 minutes per game, they would have 16 minutes for small ball with Aaron Gordon at power forward.

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Tags: Nikola Vucevic, Orlando Magic, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Clippers Close To C.J. Wilcox For Devyn Marble Trade With Magic

Jul 14, 2016 8:40 PM

The Los Angeles Clippers are finalizing a trade to acquire Devyn Marble and a 2020 second round pick from the Orlando Magic for C.J. Wilcox and cash.

The Magic were going to waive Marble, who was a second round pick in 2014.

Wilcox was the Clippers' first round pick in 2014.

Josh Robbins/Orlando Sentinel

Tags: Devyn Marble, C.J. Wilcox, Los Angeles Clippers, Orlando Magic, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Frank Vogel Expects Aaron Gordon To Start At Small Forward

Jul 7, 2016 6:47 PM

Frank Vogel was asked if the Orlando Magic envision Aaron Gordon at small forward or power forward after the changes the team has made this offseason

“I would say both," said Vogel. "With Serge (Ibaka) probably starting at the four, he’ll probably start at the three. But, with the way the league plays in today’s NBA, you have to have the ability to play a guy like Aaron at the four. A guy as versatile as Aaron is, what position he plays is predicated on the players around him. Serge Ibaka’s not here, he’s a four for us. Serge Ibaka is here he’s going to play the three and we’re going to be REALLY long, and that’s exciting.”

Rob Hennigan also spoke about Gordon at small forward.

“Everything he (Frank Vogel) said I agree with," said Hennigan."I would just say that Aaron Gordon, to Frank’s point, his versatility is what makes him valuable. Aaron’s comfortable playing either position. I think if you ask him, he’d prefer to play the three. We have all the confidence in the world in his ability to do that, and we love the fact he’s able to swing between positions, as is Jeff (Green). That gives us some pretty good versatility there on the wing.” 

Vogel also spoke about the center competition with the Magic signing Bismack Biyombo as they already had Nikola Vucevic.

"With Bismack and Vuc we have two starting centers. We'll go into training camp and sort out who starts games from there."

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Tags: Aaron Gordon, Orlando Magic, NBA, NBA B-Ball IQ

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Dewayne Dedmon, Spurs Agree Upon Two-Year, $6M Deal

Jul 7, 2016 10:58 AM

Dewayne Dedmon has agreed upon a two-year, $6 million deal with the San Antonio Spurs.

The Orlando Magic rescinded their qualifying offer to Dedmon to allow him to become an unrestricted free agent.

Dedmon also drew interest from the Golden State Warriors.

Shams Charania/The Vertical

Tags: Dewayne Dedmon, Golden State Warriors, Orlando Magic, San Antonio Spurs, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Blazers, Magic Finalizing Shabazz Napier Trade

Jul 5, 2016 1:23 PM

The Portland Trail Blazers are finalizing a trade with the Orlando Magic for Shabazz Napier.

Napier figured to be Orlando's fourth point guard this season.

Orlando acquired Napier last summer from the Miami Heat for a 2016 conditional second-round pick. Napier originally was drafted by the Heat in the first round of the 2014 NBA Draft. 

Josh Robbins/Orlando Sentinel

Tags: Shabazz Napier, Orlando Magic, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Magic Rescind Qualifying Offer To Dewayne Dedmon

Jul 4, 2016 3:23 PM

The Orlando Magic will rescind their qualifying offer to Dewayne Dedmon which will allow him to become an unrestricted free agent.

The Magic traded for Serge Ibaka this offseason and also signed Bismack Biyombo and Jeff Green.

Dedmon is a 26-year-old center that averaged 13.0 points, 11.6 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per 36 minutes in limited playing time last season for the Magic.

Josh Robbins/Orlando Sentinel

Tags: Dewayne Dedmon, Orlando Magic, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Bismack Biyombo Agrees To Four-Year, $72M Deal With Magic

Jul 2, 2016 3:07 PM

The Orlando Magic have agreed upon a four-year deal with Bismack Biyombo.

Adrian Wojnarowski reports Biyombo's deal will be for $72 million over four seasons.

Biyombo emerged with the Toronto Raptors this past season after agreeing upon a two-year, $10 million contract in 2015 that included a player option.

After Jonas Valanciunas was injured in the second round of the playoffs, Biyombo played extremely well as the Raptors' starting center.

Orlando has also signed Jeff Green this offseason as well as trading for Serge Ibaka.

RealGM's Grading the Deal on Biyombo signing with the Magic.

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Tags: Bismack Biyombo, Orlando Magic, Toronto Raptors, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Wizards, Spurs, Wolves, Hornets, Blazers, Mavs, Magic In Mix For Ian Mahinmi

Jul 1, 2016 9:12 PM

Ian Mahinmi will not return to the Indiana Pacers after they've acquired Thaddeus Young via trade and signed Al Jefferson.

Mahinmi had a breakout season for the Pacers and is receiving interest from the Washington Wizards, San Antonio Spurs, Minnesota Timberwolves, Charlotte Hornets, Dallas Mavericks, Portland Trail Blazers and Orlando Magic.

Mahinmi will turn 30 at the start of the upcoming season.

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Tags: Charlotte Hornets, Dallas Mavericks, Indiana Pacers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Orlando Magic, Portland Trail Blazers, San Antonio Spurs, Washington Wizards, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Jeff Green Agrees Upon One-Year, $15M Deal With Magic

Jul 1, 2016 6:34 PM

Jeff Green has agreed upon a one-year, $15 million deal with the Orlando Magic.

The Los Angeles Clippers traded for Green from the Memphis Grizzlies at last year's deadline while giving up a future first round pick.

The Magic will not own Green's Bird rights next offseason, meaning they'll have to use cap space to re-sign him.

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Tags: Jeff Green, Los Angeles Clippers, Orlando Magic, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Evan Fournier Agrees To Re-Sign With Magic On Five-Year, $85M Deal

Jul 1, 2016 3:21 PM

Evan Fournier has agreed to re-sign with the Orlando Magic on a five-year, $85 million contract.

Fournier was a restricted free agent.

RealGM's Grading The Deal on Fournier re-signing with the Magic.

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Tags: Evan Fournier, Orlando Magic, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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D.J. Augustin Agrees To Four-Year, $29M Deal With Magic
D.J. Augustin finished last season with the Nuggets after he was traded by the Thunder.

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Pistons Trade Jodie Meeks To Magic
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Jamal Crawford To Meet With Clippers, Magic, Heat, Mavs, Knicks
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Magic Won't Extend Qualifying Offer To Andrew Nicholson
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