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Magic Willing To Listen To Tobias Harris Offers

Feb 8, 2016 10:21 AM

The Orlando Magic are willing to listen to offers for Tobias Harris, though they're not 'outright shopping' him.

Harris signed a four-year, $64 million contract with the Magic in free agency last year.

Harris is averaging 13.7 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 32.9 minutes per game.

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Nikola Vucevic Hopes Magic Don't Make Deadline Trade

Feb 6, 2016 9:50 PM

Nikola Vucevic hopes the Orlando Magic don't make a trade at the deadline.

"That's no reason to think we need to change anything. We have to find a way within each other to get back to what we were doing early in the year," Vucevic said. "We just got to find a way to get out of this [slump].

"Trades or whatever … I don't think about that — that's not my job — and I never will."

Vucevic and Andrew Nicholson have been with the Magic since the beginning of their rebuild.

Brian Schmitz/Orlando Sentinel

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LaVine, Barton, Aaron Gordon, Drummond In 2016 Slam Dunk Contest

Feb 3, 2016 11:02 PM

The NBA has set their four-man field for the 2016 Slam Dunk Contest in Toronto.

Zach LaVine will defend his title against Andre Drummond, Will Barton and Aaron Gordon.

Barton and Gordon have each had a number of impressive dunks this season.

Chris Haynes/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Tags: Zach LaVine, Andre Drummond, Will Barton, Aaron Gordon, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons, Minnesota Timberwolves, Orlando Magic, NBA, NBA All-Star

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Shabazz Napier Wasn't Expecting To Make 'Crazy Impact' With Heat As Rookie

Jan 31, 2016 1:07 PM

The Miami Heat traded away Shabazz Napier to the Orlando Magic one year after using a first round pick upon him in order to save on the luxury tax.

“I’ve always understood the business. I got traded on draft night [from Charlotte to Miami],” Napier said. “I never allowed it to push me away from my ultimate goal. It’s still the same as a young kid growing up. It was just to play in the NBA, it was to make an impact.

“I knew for a fact coming into my rookie year I wasn’t going to make the crazy impact I want to make as a young kid. It’s going to take time.”

Gary Washburn/Boston Globe

Tags: Shabazz Napier, Miami Heat, Orlando Magic, NBA

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Magic Sign Keith Appling To 2nd 10-Day Contract

Jan 29, 2016 12:52 PM

The Orlando Magic have signed Keith Appling to a second 10-day contract.

Appling has appeared in two games for the Magic averaging 3.0 ppg. in 7.5 minpg. Prior to joining the Magic with his first 10-day contract, he played in 17 games this season with the Erie BayHawks of the NBA Development League, averaging 16.8 ppg., 5.6 apg., 4.1 rpg. and 2.12 stlpg. in 31.3 minpg.

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Rob Hennigan: A Lot Of Teams Like Our Players

Jan 21, 2016 4:49 PM

Despite a difficult recent stretch to the season, Rob Hennigan is pleased with the progress of the Orlando Magic.

"Clearly our play over the past few weeks has been choppy and inconsistent, which has been frustrating. We’re continuing to search for that balance and rhythm that we had earlier in the season. We’ve shown we’re capable of doing it. Now it’s a matter of harnessing it consistently and executing the plan that Scott and his staff are laying out each night. I think the root of our frustration has been the inconsistent play, the up-and-down play, and that’s certainly not something to take lightly, and we need to get it addressed and put our finger on why that’s happening.

"But if you take a step back and look at the big picture, I’d say, by and large, we’ve made considerable progress. We’re a game out of the eighth seed in a much-improved Eastern Conference. We’ve played more games decided by three points or less than any team in the league. The next step for us is obviously doing a better job of closing out those games, and I think the key thing to remember is we’re doing it primarily with players in their first, second, third, fourth and fifth years. I looked up this stat the other day: Eighty-six percent of our total minutes played this season have been played by players with five years of NBA experience or fewer, and I believe that’s the second-highest percentage in the NBA behind Philadelphia."

Hennigan was asked how the Magic will treat the trade deadline.

"We’ll be very active in our discussions," said Hennigan. "It’s our job to constantly search for ways to improve the team. It doesn’t mean that those discussions will necessarily lead to action. We’re in a position where a lot of teams like our players, and so we’ll certainly have options. If something makes sense for us, we’ll be aggressive. But it needs to make sense for both the long and short terms. So we’ll stay equally as disciplined in our decision-making as we are active in our discussions.

Josh Robbins/Orlando Sentinel

Tags: Orlando Magic, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Magic Sign Keith Appling To 10-Day Contract

Jan 17, 2016 12:03 PM

Keith Appling will sign a 10-day contract with the Orlando Magic.

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.

Appling went undrafted in 2014 out of Michigan State.

Shams Charania/Yahoo! Sports

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Cavs Trade Joe Harris To Magic

Jan 12, 2016 4:46 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers have traded Joe Harris and the Sacramento Kings' 2017 second rounder to the Orlando Magic in exchanged for the Portland Trail Blazers' second round pick in 2020.

This season, Harris appeared in five games for the Cavs and 10 games for the Canton Charge.

He was originally selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second round (33rd overall pick) of the 2014 NBA Draft.

Harris underwent successful surgery in Indianapolis on his right foot for excision of 5th metatarsal apophysis.

The Cavaliers sent approximately $1 million in cash to the Magic, while saving $3 million in taxes, salary and they get to create a roster spot, according to Brian Windhorst.

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Evan Fournier Admits Looking Ahead Towards Free Agency

Dec 29, 2015 11:14 PM

Evan Fournier admitted he occasionally looks ahead towards his restricted free agency.

"Of course. It is in the back of your mind," Fournier said. "You are trying to play your best basketball. When I started playing basketball, it's about winning championships and being a great player. That's what really motivates me, being great. I don't want to be a mediocre player or average.

"I know if I have a very good season, the money is gonna follow."

While Fournier will be a restricted free agent, the Orlando Magic must also consider the fact Victor Oladipo is eligible for an extension next summer. There may not be enough money to go around for the franchise.

"That's a very good question," Fournier said. "But that's not really my decision. I don't really look at the next summer and everything. We have something pretty good going on right now. I feel like we can do something. [His future] is for at the end of the season."

Fournier would like to remain with the Magic.

"I'm very happy to be here. I'd love to stay," he said.

Brian Schmitz/Orlando Sentinel

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Evan Fournier Sought Extension With Annual Average Over $10M

Dec 8, 2015 1:21 PM

Evan Fournier sought a contract extension with the Orlando Magic worth well more than $10 million per season before the deadline at the start of the season.

Fournier will be a restricted free agent in the offseason.

Fournier has emerged this season as a better option for the Magic at shooting guard than Victor Oladipo and a better player overall.

The Magic acquired Fournier for the expiring contract of Arron Afflalo. 

Zach Lowe/ESPN

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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.

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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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Magic Waive Keith Appling, Jordan Sibert
After clearing waivers, Keith Appling and Jordan Sibert will join the Magic's D-League team, the Erie Bayhawks.

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Magic Open To Trading Channing Frye
Channing Frye signed a four-year, $32 million contract with the Magic in the 2014 offseason and doesn't fit in their long-term plans.

Zach Lowe/Grantland

Magic Sign Melvin Ejim
Melvin Ejim played in 47 games last season with Virtus Roma in Italy, averaging 7.9 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.00 steals in 24.1 minutes per game.

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Magic Acquire Shabazz Napier From Heat For Future 2nd Rounder
The Heat will acquire a future protected second-round pick from the Magic.

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Keith Appling Agrees To Two-Year Deal With Magic
Keith Appling has reached agreement on a two-year, partially guaranteed deal with the Magic, league sources told RealGM.

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Aaron Gordon Undergoes Surgery On Fractured Jaw
Aaron Gordon is expected to return to action prior to the Magicís regular-season opener in late October.

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Blazers Acquire Moe Harkless From Magic
The Blazers have a need at small forward, creating an opportunity for Moe Harkless to play a big role.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Jason Smith Agrees To One-Year, $4.5M Deal With Magic
Jason Smith has agreed to a one-year, $4.5 million deal with the Magic, a league source told RealGM.

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Kyle O'Quinn Agrees To Four-Year, $16M Deal With Knicks
The Knicks will acquire Kyle O'Quinn in a sign-and-trade with Orlando.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

C.J. Watson Agrees To Three-Year, $15M Deal With Magic
C.J. Watson spent the past two seasons with the Pacers.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Tobias Harris Agrees To Four-Year, $64M Deal With Magic
Tobias Harris has agreed to a four-year, $64 million deal with the Magic, sources tell RealGM's Shams Charania.

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Paul Millsap Agrees Upon Three-Year, $58M Deal With Hawks
Paul Millsap has agreed upon a three-year deal with the Hawks worth more than $58 million, sources tell RealGM's Shams Charania.

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Paul Millsap Receives Four-Year, $80M Offers From Magic, Hawks
Paul Millsap and the Magic met immediately when free agency began.

Chris Broussard/ESPN

Mario Hezonja, Barcelona Agree Upon $1.4M Buyout
Mario Hezonja was the fifth overall pick by the Magic and will join the team immediately.

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