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Magic Sign Melvin Ejim

Aug 5, 2015 4:33 AM

The Orlando Magic have signed forward Melvin Ejim.

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. He recently played with the Orlando Magic “White” team during the 2015 Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League.

Ejim, who was not drafted by an NBA franchise in 2014, played in 135 games (126 starts) during four seasons at Iowa State University from 2010-14.

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Magic Acquire Shabazz Napier From Heat For Future 2nd Rounder

Jul 26, 2015 1:52 PM

The Orlando Magic will acquire Shabazz Napier from the Miami Heat, according to sources.

The Heat will acquire a future protected second-round pick.

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Keith Appling Agrees To Two-Year Deal With Magic

Jul 20, 2015 3:35 PM

Orlando summer league guard Keith Appling has reached agreement on a two-year, partially guaranteed deal with the Magic, league sources told RealGM.

Appling had a stellar performance in the Orlando Summer League with the Magic’s entry, averaging 15.6 points, three rebounds and three assists in five games.

Appling played four seasons at Michigan State, where he was a standout scorer for Tom Izzo. The Detroit native averaged 11.2 points and 4.5 assists as a senior.

Appling, who was unselected in the 2014 NBA draft, went to training camp with the Los Angeles Lakers last October.

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Aaron Gordon Undergoes Surgery On Fractured Jaw

Jul 19, 2015 2:23 AM

Aaron Gordon underwent a surgical procedure to repair a fractured jaw, the team announced.

Gordon recently led the Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League in scoring and rebounding.

Gordon is expected to return to action prior to the Magic’s regular-season opener in late October. His return to basketball-related activities and conditioning sessions will depend on how he responds to rehabilitation.

Gordon, 19 and the second-youngest player in the NBA this past NBA season, was injured while visiting with family and horsing around with older brother, Drew. The native of San Jose, Calif. underwent surgery in California earlier this week.

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Blazers Acquire Moe Harkless From Magic

Jul 13, 2015 5:03 PM

The Portland Trail Blazers have acquired Moe Harkless from the Orlando Magic for a future second round pick.

Harkless was the 15th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.

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

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Jason Smith Agrees To One-Year, $4.5M Deal With Magic

Jul 7, 2015 4:14 PM

Free agent center Jason Smith has agreed to a one-year, $4.5 million deal with the Orlando Magic, a league source told RealGM.

Smith, 29, averaged eight points and nearly four rebounds per game in 82 contests for the New York Knicks last season

A rugged seven-footer with a deft outside shot, Smith gives the Magic the depth that they've searched for in free agency this summer.

Smith has played eight NBA seasons with the Philadelphia 76ers, New Orleans Pelicans and Knicks. He has averaged 6.4 points and 3.6 rebounds over his career.

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Kyle O'Quinn Agrees To Four-Year, $16M Deal With Knicks

Jul 4, 2015 7:07 PM

Kyle O’Quinn has agreed to a four-year, $16M deal with the New York Knicks, according to sources.

The Knicks will acquire O'Quinn in a sign-and-trade with Orlando.

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C.J. Watson Agrees To Three-Year, $15M Deal With Magic

Jul 4, 2015 11:12 AM

The Orlando Magic have agreed upon a three-year, $15 million deal with C.J. Watson.

Watson spent the past two seasons with the Indiana Pacers after previous stints with the Golden State Warriors, Chicago Bulls and Brooklyn Nets.

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Tobias Harris Agrees To Four-Year, $64M Deal With Magic

Jul 3, 2015 10:51 PM

Orlando restricted free agent Tobias Harris has reached agreement on a four-year, $64 million-plus contract to re-sign with the Magic, league sources told RealGM.

Harris, the most talented wing player in restricted free agency, had spent the first three days of July negotiating on a long-term deal with the Magic. Several other suitors emerged during the process, including the Los Angeles Lakers, Detroit Pistons and Boston Celtics.

Discussions between the Magic and Harris had briefly paused Friday afternoon, seemingly needing the weekend to resume, but Orlando was able to increase its positioning to reach terms for the 22-year-old. For Harris and the Magic, this represents a value contract to match a budding talent, a step toward continuing the team’s core.

Out of Tennessee in 2011, Harris went to the Milwaukee Bucks with the 19th overall pick in the NBA Draft. He spent two years with the Bucks before being dealt to Orlando in 2013. Over four NBA seasons, Harris has established himself as a tremendous citizen in the community, with a strong work ethic on the court shown in year-to-year leaps. He was drafted with star potential and has sought to reach the level through offseason training.

At 6-foot-8, Harris averaged 17.1 points, 6.3 rebounds and 34.8 minutes in 68 games last season. He has made shooting improvements each season, a sign of growth every summer, and shot 36.4 percent from three-point range in 2014-15.

Harris has career averages of 12.7 points and 5.5 rebounds.

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Paul Millsap Agrees Upon Three-Year, $58M Deal With Hawks

Jul 1, 2015 6:37 PM

Paul Millsap has agreed upon a three-year deal with the Atlanta Hawks worth more than $58 million, sources tell RealGM.

Millsap gets a player option for Year 3 of the deal.

Millsap also received a four-year, $80 million offer from the Orlando Magic.

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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.

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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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Magic Decline $4.5M Option On Ben Gordon
Declining Ben Gordon's option will give the Magic $14.5 million in salary cap space for free agency.

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Tobias Harris To Pursue Near Max Deal With Pistons, Celtics Among Leading Suitors
The Pistons and Celtics have emerged as leading candidates for Tobias Harris, league sources told RealGM's Shams Charania.

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Magic Trade Luke Ridnour To Grizzlies

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Lakers Pursuing Trade For DeMarcus Cousins
The Lakers, Kings and Magic have had exploratory dialogue on a three-way DeMarcus Cousins trade.

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Adrian Griffin Could Leave Bulls To Join Magic Coaching Staff
Adrian Griffin coached under Scott Skiles with the Bucks.

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Magic Met With Fred Hoiberg, Mark Jackson Before Hiring Scott Skiles
The Magic met with Fred Hoiberg and Mark Jackson before hiring Scott Skiles on Friday.

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Scott Skiles Named Head Coach Of Magic
During his 13 seasons as a head coach, Scott Skiles' teams have reached the NBA Playoffs six times.

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Magic Moving Closer To Deal With Scott Skiles
The Magic have entered into contract talks with Scott Skiles and expect to soon complete his hiring as head coach.

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Scott Skiles Interviews With Pelicans
Scott Skiles remains the frontrunner for the Magic job, but he has also been interviewed by the New Orleans Pelicans.

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Scott Skiles Identified As Frontrunner For Magic Job
Rob Hennigan has discussed the opening with several possible candidates, but Scott Skiles has clearly separated himself in the process.

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Magic, Kings, Pistons, Hornets Expected To Shop Pick To Accelerate Rebuild
Many of the lottery teams want to trade their pick for a proven player.

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Wolves Win 2015 NBA Draft Lottery
The Wolves have won the lottery with the Lakers moving up to No. 2 and the 76ers staying at No. 3.

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Wiggins, Noel, Mirotic, Clarkson, Payton On All-Rookie Team
Andrew Wiggins, Nerlens Noel, Jordan Clarkson, Nikola Mirotic and Elfrid Payton have been named to the 14-15 NBA All-Rookie Team.

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Bulls Unwilling To Let Tom Thibodeau Leave Without Compensation
The Bulls are not even prepared to engage in compensation talks until they have a commitment from a replacement for Tom Thibodeau that excites them.

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Tom Thibodeau, Pelicans Have Mutual Interest
With the Bulls eliminated from the playoffs, the future of Tom Thibodeau becomes a pressing question for several franchises.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Divac, Noel, Bird Among On-Stage Participants For Lottery
The NBA has released the list of on-stage participants for next week's draft lottery.

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Magic Waiting On Tom Thibodeau Situation With Bulls To Be Resolved
Tom Thibodeau has two years remaining on his contract with the Bulls.

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Rob Hennigan Agrees To Extension With Magic Through 17-18
The Magic have a 68-178 record during Rob Hennigan's three seasons as general manager.

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