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76ers, Magic, Lakers Have NBA's Worst Records Since Dwight/Bynum Trade In 2013

Apr 7, 2016 1:58 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers, Orlando Magic and Los Angeles Lakers have the three worst winning percentages in the NBA since their four-team Dwight Howard trade in 2013.

The 76ers acquired Andrew Bynum while trading Andre Iguodala to the Denver Nuggets, as well as a first round pick and Nikola Vucevic to the Magic.

The 76ers have a winning percentage of .250, followed by the Magic at .312 and the Lakers at .336.

John Schuhmann/NBA.com

Tags: Los Angeles Lakers, Orlando Magic, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA

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Celtics, Other Teams Called Bulls On Jimmy Butler At Deadline

Mar 30, 2016 12:33 PM

Several teams called the Chicago Bulls at the deadline about the availability of Jimmy Butler.

The Boston Celtics were one of the teams to call the Bulls and were rebuffed.

Several teams are expected to try again on trading for Butler in the offseason.

The Orlando Magic are a team that several executive identified as capable of dealing for Butler.

Butler is in the first season of a five-year, $95 million contract that contains a player option after Year 4.

Chris Mannix/Sports Illustrated

Tags: Jimmy Butler, Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls, Orlando Magic, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Magic Claim Chris Copeland Off Waivers

Feb 24, 2016 5:14 PM

The Orlando Magic have claimed Chris Copeland off waivers.

Copeland was waived last week by the Milwaukee Bucks to create a roster spot for Steve Novak.

The Magic plan on waiving Copeland within the next 24 hours as the move was made for cap reasons. Copeland signed a guaranteed $1.1 million deal with the Bucks last offseason.

Shams Charania/The Vertical

Tags: Chris Copeland, Orlando Magic, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA Waiver

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Clippers Talked C.J. Wilcox For Tony Snell, Wilcox For Shabazz Napier Trades

Feb 21, 2016 11:29 AM

The Los Angeles Clippers discussed a trade of CJ Wilcox in multiple scenarios.

The Clippers held talks with the Orlando Magic on Wilcox by offering Shabazz Napier.

The Clippers also discussed a Wilcox for Tony Snell deal that would have also cost Doc Rivers a second round pick.

“I think he can shoot. I think he can play. He has a lot of guys in front of him,” Rivers said, “… but, I still think he can really play. He’s a great kid, a high-character kid. He works hard at it.

“And I think that’s a kid that you hang on to.”

Dan Woike/Orange County Register

Tags: Tony Snell, C.J. Wilcox, Shabazz Napier, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Clippers, Orlando Magic, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Bulls, Magic Discussing Shabazz Napier Trade

Feb 18, 2016 12:49 PM

The Chicago Bulls and Orlando Magic are in talks on a Shabazz Napier trade.

The Magic acquired Napier from the Miami Heat last year.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Tags: Shabazz Napier, Chicago Bulls, Orlando Magic, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Cavs Trade Anderson Varejao To Blazers In Deal With Magic For Channing Frye

Feb 18, 2016 12:42 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers will acquire Channing Frye from the Orlando Magic.

The Magic also discussed a Frye deal with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Anderson Varejao will be part of the trade, ending up with the Portland Trail Blazers. The Blazers will also acquire a conditional first round pick from the Cavaliers while sending a second round pick to the Magic, according ESPN's Dave McMenamin.

Portland will waive Tim Frazier to clear a roster spot for Varejao, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical.

Jared Cunningham will also be traded by the Cavaliers to the Magic, though he will be waived.

The Magic could now have $45 million in cap space in July, according to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel.

Cleveland will save the Cavaliers more than $10 million in salary and taxes this season with the move, according to McMenamin.

Adrian Wojnarowski reports the Blazers will likely waive Varejao.

Varejao has a five percent trade kicker in his contract worth an extra $626,835, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. Dan Fegan negotiated a three-year, $30 million extension with the Cavaliers in 2014. The deal is non-guaranteed for the 17-18 season.

Frye reportedly agreed to sign with the Cavaliers in 2014 but the team ran out of cap space when LeBron James returned.

Frank Isola/New York Daily News

Tags: Channing Frye, Cleveland Cavaliers, Orlando Magic, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Clippers Remain Unwilling To Agree Upon Channing Frye Trade

Feb 18, 2016 12:34 PM

The Los Angeles Clippers remain unwilling to commit to a deal with the Orlando Magic on Channing Frye.

Lance Stephenson would go to the Magic as part of the discussed trade.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are also interested in Frye, who has two more seasons remaining on his deal.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Tags: Channing Frye, Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers, Orlando Magic, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Cavs Offer Anderson Varejao To Magic For Channing Frye

Feb 17, 2016 7:13 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers have offered Anderson Varejao to the Orlando Magic in return for Channing Frye.

Frye would give the Cavaliers another big capable of stretching the floor.

The Magic have also been in talks with the Los Angeles Clippers on a Frye trade.

Sam Amick reports the Magic don't plan on accepting the Cavaliers' offer of Varejao for Frye.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Tags: Channing Frye, Anderson Varejao, Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers, Orlando Magic, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Pelicans Talked Deal For Harris With Pistons, Magic Where Anderson Would Have Gone To Detroit

Feb 17, 2016 11:26 AM

The New Orleans Pelicans held discussions with the Orlando Magic and Detroit Pistons on a three-team trade involving Ryan Anderson and Tobias Harris.

Those scenarios had Harris going to the Pelicans and Anderson going to the Pistons.

Anderson will be a free agent in the offseason.

The Pistons and Magic agreed to a two-team trade of Harris for Brandon Jennings and Ersan Ilyasova.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Tags: Tobias Harris, Ryan Anderson, Detroit Pistons, New Orleans Pelicans, Orlando Magic, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Clippers, Magic In Advanced Channing Frye Trade Talks

Feb 16, 2016 8:14 PM

The Los Angeles Clippers and Orlando Magic are nearing agreement on a Channing Frye trade.

Frye is signed through the 17-18 season at $7.8 million and $7.4 million.

Lance Stephenson would likely be used in the trade, as would CJ Wilcox and possibly a second round pick. Stephenson would be waived immediately by the Magic and never play for the team.

The Clippers are in a holding pattern on the trade as they explore other moves and will give the Magic a decision by Wednesday morning.

Frye is also a trade target for several teams, including the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Tags: Channing Frye, Orlando Magic, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Magic Won't Trade Any Other Parts Of Young Core
Evan Fournier, Aaron Gordon, Mario Hezonja, Victor Oladipo, Elfrid Payton and Nik Vucevic won't be moved barring a blockbuster offer.

Josh Robbins/Orlando Sentinel

Pistons Acquire Tobias Harris For Brandon Jennings, Ersan Ilyasova
The Pistons have acquired Tobias Harris from the Magic for Brandon Jennings and Ersan Ilyasova.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Magic Willing To Discuss Trade Of Victor Oladipo, Tobias Harris

Marc Stein, Brian Windhorst/ESPN

3D Look At Aaron Gordon's Dunk Of The Night
Aaron Gordon's dunk grabbing the ball from the Magic mascot standing on a hoverboard and then passing it underneath both of his legs before finishing a reverse was the clear highlight of the night.

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Magic Willing To Listen To Tobias Harris Offers
Tobias Harris signed a four-year, $64 million contract with the Magic in free agency last year.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Nikola Vucevic Hopes Magic Don't Make Deadline Trade
Nikola Vucevic and Andrew Nicholson have been with the Magic since the beginning of their rebuild.

Brian Schmitz/Orlando Sentinel

LaVine, Barton, Aaron Gordon, Drummond In 2016 Slam Dunk Contest
Zach LaVine will defend his title against Andre Drummond, Will Barton and Aaron Gordon.

Chris Haynes/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Shabazz Napier Wasn't Expecting To Make 'Crazy Impact' With Heat As Rookie
The Heat traded away Shabazz Napier to the Magic one year after using a first round pick upon him in order to save on the luxury tax.

Gary Washburn/Boston Globe

Magic Sign Keith Appling To 2nd 10-Day Contract
Keith Appling has appeared in two games for the Magic averaging 3.0 points per game in 7.5 minutes per game.

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Rob Hennigan: A Lot Of Teams Like Our Players
Rob Hennigan was asked how the Magic will treat the trade deadline.

Josh Robbins/Orlando Sentinel

Magic Sign Keith Appling To 10-Day Contract
Keith Appling was averaging 16.8 points, 5.7 assists, 4.1 rebounds and 2.1 steals in 31.3 minutes per game for the Erie Bayhawks of the D-League.

Shams Charania/Yahoo! Sports

Cavs Trade Joe Harris To Magic
The Cavaliers have traded Joe Harris and the Kings' 2017 second rounder to the Magic in exchanged for the Blazers' second round pick in 2020.

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Evan Fournier Admits Looking Ahead Towards Free Agency
Evan Fournier would like to remain with the Magic.

Brian Schmitz/Orlando Sentinel

Evan Fournier Sought Extension With Annual Average Over $10M
The Magic acquired Evan Fournier for the expiring contract of Arron Afflalo.

Zach Lowe/ESPN

Hedo Turkoglu Announces NBA Retirement
Hedo Turkoglu appeared in 997 regular season games during his NBA career.

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Evan Fournier, Magic Not Expected To Agree Upon Extension
Evan Fournier will become a restricted free agent in 2016.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Thunder, Celtics, Grizzlies Finish Preseason Top-3 In Efficiency Differential
The Thunder led the NBA in efficiency differential during the preseason with a mark of +12.5.

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Greg Stiemsma Waived By Magic
Greg Stiemsma appeared in two preseason games with the Magic, averaging 1.5 rebounds in 8.3 minutes per game.

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Melvin Ejim Waived By Magic
Melvin Ejim appeared in four preseason games with the Magic, averaging 3.5 points and 2.3 rebounds in 8.0 minutes per game.

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Dunc'd On Pod: Orlando Magic Season Preview With Eddy Rivera
The hiring of Scott Skiles, the dynamic between Alex Martins and Rob Hennigan, the development of the young players and their fit together, a season prediction, and grading the Magic front office.

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