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Tobias Harris Hopeful To Reach Contract Extension With Magic

Tobias Harris is confident in his fit with the Orlando Magic, and the forward is eligible to sign a contract extension before Oct. 31.

"Obviously, I want to be here. ... I love the fans, the city of Orlando and the guys. Management knows I want to be here. It's the perfect situation for me," Harris said.

When asked whether he envisions the Magic making him a restricted free agent next offseason, Harris said: "I don't know. That's up to them."

Harris received pointers from Carmelo Anthony in workouts together in New York this summer.

"I'll be ready," Harris said.

Via Brian Schmitz/Orlando Sentinel

Zoran Dragic In Talks With Heat, Spurs, Mavericks, Magic

Behind a resurgent desire to pursue the NBA culminating in a successful World Cup showing, Slovenian shooting guard Zoran Dragic has maintained discussions with the four teams interested in signing him for next season: the Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and Orlando Magic, league sources told RealGM.

Dragic, the younger brother of Goran Dragic, had 11 points and five rebounds in 28 minutes against the United States national team on Tuesday. He has informed teams of an Oct. 5 buyout deadline in the language of his contract with Unicaja Malaga of the European League, a source told RealGM.

Dragic, a 6-foot-5 product, has received NBA interest in past summers, and he played for the Houston Rockets’ summer league team in 2012. Several NBA organizations have scouted him throughout the World Cup, sources said, and several new inquiries are placed per day.

In his second year with BC Malaga last season, Dragic, 25, averaged 10.6 points and 2.8 rebounds over 50 games.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Jay Hernandez Hired By Magic As Assistant Coach

The Orlando Magic have named Jay Hernandez assistant coach/player development.

“We are extremely excited to add Jay (Hernandez) and his family to the Orlando Magic,” said Head Coach Jacque Vaughn. “Jay will bring a tireless work ethic and dedication to development to our coaching staff.”

Hernandez established Pro Hoops, Inc. in 2004, a basketball training service based in New York for teams and individuals seeking to improve their performance. Their mission is to help basketball players of all ages reach their full potential. Under his leadership, Pro Hoops has grown in its scope of players that are training there, as well as programs that have been established.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Magic Name Bill Peterson Head Coach Of BayHawks

The Orlando Magic have named Bill Peterson as head coach of its D-League team, the Erie BayHawks.

“We are excited to welcome Bill (Peterson) and his family,” said Hennigan. “Bill’s passion for teaching and development fit seamlessly into our vision of creating a culture of collaboration and synergy between the Orlando Magic and Erie Bayhawks. His wealth of knowledge and experience will help our players fulfill their ultimate basketball potential.”

"When speaking with Bill, it's clear that he’s committed to developing our players and has a strong desire to win," said BayHawks majority owner Steve Demetriou. "We're looking forward to him becoming a part of the Erie community and leading our team as we begin our new affiliation with the Orlando Magic."

Peterson spent six seasons as an assistant coach with the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks from 2007-13. Before joining the Bucks, he served as associate head coach at Colorado State University for seven seasons (2000-07).

Via RealGM Staff Report

Magic Sign 2nd Round Pick Devyn Marble

The Orlando Magic have signed rookie guard Devyn Marble.

The draft rights to Marble (56th overall pick), along with Evan Fournier, were acquired from Denver in exchange for Arron Afflalo on June 26.

Marble (#11, 6’6”, 200, 9/21/92) played in 136 career games during four years at the University of Iowa, averaging 12.5 ppg., 3.4 rpg., 2.9 apg. and 1.29 stlpg. in 27.6 minpg. 

Via RealGM Staff Report

Magic Agree Upon Two-Year, $5.5M Deal With Luke Ridnour

The Orlando Magic have agreed upon a two-year, $5.5 million deal with Luke Ridnour.

The second year of Ridnour's deal is non-guaranteed.

Ridnour spent parts of last season with the Milwaukee Bucks and Charlotte Hornets.

Via Josh Robbins/Orlando Sentinel

Bulls To Trade Anthony Randolph, Two 2nd Rounders To Magic To Clear Cap Space

The Chicago Bulls will trade Anthony Randolph and two second round picks to the Orlando Magic to clear additional cap space.

Randolph will be waived by the Magic.

The Bulls are trying to fit in Pau Gasol and Nikola Mirotic into their salary cap.

Via Sam Amick/USA Today

Channing Frye Agrees To Four-Year, $32M Deal With Magic

The Orlando Magic and Channing Frye have agreed upon a four-year, $32 million deal.

Frye sat out the entire 12-13 NBA season, but played in all 82 games last season with the Phoenix Suns and shot 37 percent on 432 three-point attempts.

Frye turned 31 in May.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Marvin Williams Receiving Interest From Spurs, Heat, Wizards, Others

Marvin Williams is solidly in line to reach a contract agreement after the top free agents sign.

Williams is receiving interest from the San Antonio Spurs, Miami Heat, Washington Wizards, Charlotte Hornets, Los Angeles Clippers, Orlando Magic and Phoenix Suns.

Williams averaged 9.1 points for the Utah Jazz last season.

Via David Aldridge/NBA.com

Ronnie Price Waived By Magic

The Orlando Magic have waived guard Ronnie Price.

Price played in 31 games (two starts) last season with the Magic, averaging 2.4 ppg., 2.1 apg. and 1.4 rpg. in 12.2 minpg.

Originally undrafted by an NBA franchise, Price has appeared in 425 career NBA regular season games (35 starts) with Sacramento, Utah, Phoenix, Portland and Orlando.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Orlando Magic Archives

Ben Gordon Agrees To Two-Year, $9M Contract With Magic

Ben Gordon has agreed to a two-year, $9 million contract with the Magic.

Greg Monroe To Receive Interest From Blazers, Magic, Hawks

The Pistons are amenable to a sign-and-trade deal if Greg Monroe's contract gets too exorbitant.

Magic Waive Jameer Nelson, Doron Lamb

The Magic will save $6 million by releasing Jameer Nelson due to the non-guarateed part of his deal.

Aaron Gordon Excited To Go To Magic, Ready To Grow With Oladipo, Harris

Aaron Gordon felt that he worked out well for teams selecting four-to-eight, the range he felt he’d be selected.

Hornets Offered Henderson, 24th Pick To Magic For Afflalo

The Hornets are firmly focused on acquiring shooters this offseason.

Nuggets Acquire Arron Afflalo From Magic For Evan Fournier, 56th Pick

The Magic have agreed to trade Arron Afflalo to the Nuggets for Evan Fournier and the No. 56 pick in the NBA draft, according to sources.

Embiid In Play For 76ers, Magic; Unlikely To Fall Past Kings At No. 8

The 76ers are planning a slow rebuild, so selecting Joel Embiid with the possibility he sits out his entire rookie season as Nerlens Noel did in 13-14 is not an issue.

Cavaliers Like Orlando's Offer Of Afflalo, Nos. 4, 12 For No. 1 Pick

The Cavaliers are torn at who to pick at No. 1 if they keep the pick.

Aaron Gordon In Consideration To Go As High As No. 4 To Magic

Aaron Gordon is not expected to fall past the Kings at No. 8.

Bulls Pursuing Trade With Magic For Arron Afflalo

Arron Afflalo will make $7.5 million this upcoming season and can opt in to a $7.75 million deal in the summer of 2015.

Matt Lloyd Expected To Be Candidate For Grizzlies' GM Job

Matt Lloyd is currently assistant GM of the Magic and was previously a member of the Bulls' front office, and is reportedly on Robert Pera's radar

MCW, Oladipo, Burke, Plumlee, Hardaway Headline All-Rookie Team

Michael Carter-Williams and Victor Oladipo are joined on the NBA All-Rookie First Team by Trey Burke, Mason Plumlee and Tim Hardaway Jr.

Magic Could Be Interested In David Lee

The decision to deal David Lee for the Warriors would be a prelude to a bigger deal involving Kevin Love or Carmelo Anthony, according to the report.

Cavaliers Win NBA Lottery; Bucks Pick 2nd, 76ers 3rd

The Cavaliers have won the NBA Lottery for the third time in four seasons.

Magic, BayHawks Enter Single Affiliation Partnership

The D-League now has eight single partnership affiliates.

Magic Exercise 15-16 Options On Hennigan, Vaughn

The Magic have picked up their fourth-year option on the contracts of Rob Hennigan and Jacque Vaughn for the 15-16 season.

Bobcats Plan To Target Arron Afflalo, Jameer Nelson In Trade

Steve Clifford is believed to be fond of Arron Afflalo and Jameer Nelson.

Magic Could Discuss Extensions For Vucevic, Harris After Initial Free Agency

Nikola Vucevic and Tobias Harris will be eligible for extensions this summer.

Spurs, Clippers, Thunder, Heat, Warriors Finish In Top-5 In Efficiency Differential

The Spurs scored 110.5 points per 100 possession while allowing 102.4 points per 100 possessions.

Magic To Enter Into Single-Affiliate Relationship With Bayhawks

The Magic will run basketball ops and the ownership will handle business operations and community relations.
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