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Hedo Turkoglu Announces NBA Retirement

Nov 13, 2015 11:32 AM

Hedo Turkoglu, who played 15 seasons in the NBA, has announced his retirement. 

“I am very thankful and grateful for the opportunity to live out my dream and play in the NBA,” said Turkoglu. “I will always remember my teammates, coaches, staff members and all of the fans who made my career so wonderful for myself and my family.”

Turkoglu appeared in 997 regular season games (571 starts) during his 15-year NBA career with Sacramento, San Antonio, Orlando, Toronto, Phoenix and the L.A. Clippers, averaging 11.1 ppg., 4.0 rpg. and 2.8 apg. in 26.8 minpg., while shooting .384 (1,246-3,246) from three-point range. He has also appeared in 109 career playoff outings (72 starts), averaging 9.7 ppg., 3.8 rpg. and 2.6 apg. in 27.4 minpg.

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Evan Fournier, Magic Not Expected To Agree Upon Extension

Nov 2, 2015 10:35 AM

Evan Fournier and the Orlando Magic are not expected to agree upon a contract extension before the deadline.

Fournier was acquired from the Denver Nuggets as part of the Arron Afflalo trade.

Fournier will become a restricted free agent in 2016.

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Thunder, Celtics, Grizzlies Finish Preseason Top-3 In Efficiency Differential

Oct 26, 2015 1:02 PM

The Oklahoma City Thunder led the NBA in efficiency differential during the preseason with a mark of +12.5.

During the 14-15 preseason, the Golden State Warriors had the league's best mark with +11.0, which became a first indicator of their jump as title contenders.

Here's the full rankings from the 15-16 preseason:

1. Thunder: 12.5
2. Celtics: 11.6
3. Grizzlies: 11.5
4. Wizards: 10.4
5. Hornets: 10.0
6. Pistons: 7.1
7. Raptors: 5.6
8. Pacers: 4.7
9. Knicks: 4.0
10. Suns: 3.9
11. Nuggets: 3.5
12. Kings: 3.3
13. Magic: 2.8
14. Blazers: 1.8
15. Jazz: 0.4
16. Heat: 0.0
17. Hawks: -0.7
18. Rockets: -0.7
19. Nets: -1.0
20. Warriors: -1.3
21. Spurs: -1.9
22. Lakers: -2.1
23. Bucks: -3.4
24. Bulls: -3.6
25. Pelicans: -3.6
26. Clippers: -4.2
27. Cavaliers: -6.5
28. 76ers: -8.6
29. Mavericks: -10.7
30. Wolves: -11.0

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Greg Stiemsma Waived By Magic

Oct 22, 2015 10:43 AM

The Orlando Magic have waived center Greg Stiemsma.

Orlando’s roster now stands at 15.

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

Oct 22, 2015 12:32 AM

The Orlando Magic have waived forward Melvin Ejim.

Orlando’s roster now stands at 16.

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

Oct 20, 2015 8:03 PM

Eddy Rivera (@ERivera7) of the Cauldron joins Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) to preview the Orlando Magic season.  

Topics include:  The hiring of Scott Skiles, the dynamic between CEO Alex Martins and GM Rob Hennigan, the development of the young players on the roster and their fit together, a season prediction, and grading the Magic front office.


Subscribe to the Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast on iTunes or via the XML feed.

Click here for other team previews from the Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast.

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Magic Waive Keith Appling, Jordan Sibert

Oct 19, 2015 5:00 PM

The Orlando Magic have waived guards Keith Appling and Jordan Sibert.

Orlando’s roster now stands at 17.

After clearing waivers, the two will join the Magic's D-League team, the Erie Bayhawks.

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Magic Open To Trading Channing Frye

Oct 2, 2015 7:33 PM

Channing Frye has been made available in trade talks by the Orlando Magic.

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

Frye is one of the NBA's best stretch bigs.

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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
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.

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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.

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

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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.

David Pick/Basketball Insiders

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.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

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.

Josh Robbins/Orlando Sentinel

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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