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Pistons, Magic Discussing Reggie Jackson Trade

Feb 17, 2017 3:06 PM

The Detroit Pistons and Orlando Magic are discussing a trade of Reggie Jackson for D.J. Augustin and Jeff Green. 

Jackson was acquired by the Pistons near the 2015 deadline and re-signed that offseason. 

Jackson's name surfaced earlier this season in trade talks for Ricky Rubio. 

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Tags: Detroit Pistons, Orlando Magic, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Thunder Sought Patterson, Powell, No. 9 From Raptors For Ibaka In June

Feb 14, 2017 7:12 PM

The Toronto Raptors held trade talks with the Oklahoma City Thunder on Serge Ibaka last June before he was dealt to the Orlando Magic.

The Thunder asked for Patrick Patterson, Norman Powell and the No. 9 overall pick that became Jakob Poeltl from the Raptors. Oklahoma City instead traded Ibaka to the Magic for Victor Oladipo, Ersan Ilyasova and the pick that became Domantas Sabonis.

Toronto acquired Ibaka on Tuesday from the Magic for Terrence Ross and a late first round pick in this year's draft.

Masai Ujiri has long been interested in acquiring Ibaka.

Ryan Wolstat/Toronto Sun

Tags: Serge Ibaka, Orlando Magic, Toronto Raptors, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Raptors Acquire Serge Ibaka From Magic For Terrence Ross, 1st Rounder

Feb 14, 2017 11:11 AM

The Toronto Raptors have agreed to acquire Serge Ibaka from the Orlando Magic for Terrence Ross and a 2017 first round pick.

The Magic acquired Ibaka from the Oklahoma City Thunder in the offseason for Victor Oladipo, Ersan Ilyasova and Domantas Sabonis. Orlando never coalesced into a playoff contender as they expected.

Ibaka will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason. Toronto intends to re-sign Ibaka and not simply make him a rental for their playoff push this season. Masai Ujiri has long had interest in acquiring Ibaka.

Ross signed an extension with the Raptors worth $33 million over three years in 2015. Ross is due $10.5 million in 17-18 and 18-19 before becoming an unrestricted free agent.

The Raptors own two first round picks in this year's draft and will send the lesser in value of the two between their own and the Clippers.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Tags: Serge Ibaka, Orlando Magic, Toronto Raptors, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Rob Hennigan: The Criticism Is Warranted

Feb 14, 2017 10:56 AM

While Rob Hennigan will be evaluated as general manager of the Orlando Magic by Alex Martins in the offseason, he admitted the criticism he has received is valid.

“First and foremost, the criticism is warranted,” Hennigan said prior to Tuesday's trade of Serge Ibaka to Toronto. “I don’t know if it’s welcome because no one likes to get criticized, but the job we have and the job we’re trying to do is certainly subject to that. Our fans, quite frankly, deserve to be upset and deserve to be frustrated. … I think the proverbial hot seat comes with the territory.”

The Magic had playoff aspirations but now have the second worst record in the Eastern Conference.

Hennigan became GM of the Magic in 2012.

Mike Bianchi/Orlando Sentinel

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Magic Ramp Up Trade Talks On Serge Ibaka

Feb 12, 2017 6:00 PM

Serge Ibaka could be traded by the Orlando Magic before this month's deadline.

Ibaka will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

The Magic are fielding calls from a handful of teams on Ibaka after realizing re-signing him will be tougher than initially expected.

The Toronto Raptors and Miami Heat are among the teams that have expressed interest in Ibaka.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Tags: Serge Ibaka, Miami Heat, Orlando Magic, Toronto Raptors, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Magic Will Wait To Evaluate Rob Hennigan Until After Season

Feb 11, 2017 9:43 PM

Alex Martins said he will follow standard team procedure when he and the DeVos family assess the job performance of Rob Hennigan as general manager of the Orlando Magic.

“We don’t evaluate any of our individuals in midseason,” Martins said when asked by the Orlando Sentinel about Hennigan’s job security. “Traditionally, we do that in a very comprehensive fashion at the end of each season, and this season is no different.”

The Magic had playoff aspirations but are more than a dozen games under .500.

Martins and Hennigan have said they are disappointed with the team’s performance.

Hennigan is in his fifth season as general manager of the Magic.

Josh Robbins/Orlando Sentinel

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Heat Intrigued By Serge Ibaka

Feb 9, 2017 1:47 PM

Serge Ibaka is on the radar of the Miami Heat.

Ibaka will be an unrestricted free agent in the offseason and the Orlando Magic are willing to consider offers. It is unclear whether the Heat have the assets Orlando would want in exchange for Ibaka. The Magic acquired Ibaka last June from the Oklahoma City Thunder for Victor Oladipo, Domantas Sabonis and Ersan Ilyasova.

Ibaka has averaged 14.9 points, 6.9 rebounds, 1.6 blocks and shot 38.6 percent on threes.

Barry Jackson/Miami Herald

Tags: Serge Ibaka, Miami Heat, Orlando Magic, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Magic Hoping To Acquire Proven Wing Scorer

Jan 28, 2017 11:23 PM

The Orlando Magic remain focused on trading for a proven scorer on the wing before the Feb. 23rd trade deadline.

Orlando would like to move one of their big men to make a deal, with Nikola Vucevic most likely to depart.

Serge Ibaka will be a free agent this offseason while Bismack Biyombo is one the first year of a four-year, $68 million deal.

Vucevic is making a relatively modest $11.8 million.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Tags: Nikola Vucevic, Orlando Magic, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Aaron Gordon To Participate In 2017 Dunk Contest

Jan 25, 2017 3:07 PM

Aaron Gordon will compete in the 2017 Slam Dunk Contest.

Gordon was the runner-up last year in an epic final with Zach LaVine.

Chris Haynes/ESPN

Tags: Aaron Gordon, Orlando Magic, NBA, NBA All-Star

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Jodie Meeks Out Indefinitely Following Surgery On Right Thumb

Jan 24, 2017 8:05 PM

Jodie Meeks underwent surgery to repair his right thumb this afternoon. He will be out indefinitely and his return to action will depend on how he responds to rehabilitation.

Meeks sustained the injury on January 18 at New Orleans.

After conducting a follow-up exam, it was determined that surgery was the proper course of action.

Meeks (6’4”, 210, 8/21/87) has played in 24 games (nine starts) this season with Orlando, averaging 8.9 ppg., 2.3 rpg. and 1.5 apg. in 21.7 minpg., while shooting .404 (36-89) from three-point range and .905 (38-42) from the free throw line. He was acquired on June 29 from Detroit in exchange for a future conditional second round draft pick.

Originally selected in the second round (41st overall) of the 2009 NBA Draft by Milwaukee, Meeks has played in 442 career NBA regular season games (203 starts) with Milwaukee, Philadelphia, the L.A. Lakers, Detroit and Orlando, averaging 9.8 ppg., 2.2 rpg. and 1.1 apg. in 24.1 minpg., while shooting .375 (675-1,802) from three-point range and .883 (754-854) from the free throw line. He has also appeared in 19 career NBA playoff outings, averaging 4.1 ppg. in 12.9 minpg.

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Magic Sign Anthony Brown To 10-Day Contract
Anthony Brown has played and started in 16 games this season with the Erie BayHawks of the D-League, averaging 21.6 ppg., 5.1 rpg., 3.4 apg. and 1.00 stlpg. in 39.2 minpg

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Magic Offer Nikola Vucevic, First Rounder To Heat For Goran Dragic
The Magic attempted to engage the Heat recently on a trade for Goran Dragic.

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Magic Have Expressed Interest In Trading For Goran Dragic
Goran Dragic has a player option after the 18-19 season but is signed on a reasonable salary considering the increase of the cap.

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Magic Tried To Trade For Paul Millsap Before Doing Serge Ibaka Deal
The Magic have tried to acquire Paul Millsap in 2012, 2015 and 2016.

Kevin O'Connor/The Ringer

Magic Waive Arinze Onuaku
Arinze Onuaku played in eight games this season with the Magic, averaging 0.5 ppg. in 3.5 minpg.

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Magic Assign C.J. Wilcox To D-League
C.J. Wilcox has played in two games with the BayHawks, averaging 10.0 ppg., 2.5 rpg., 2.5 apg., 1.50 blkpg. and 1.00 stlpg. in 22.0 minpg.

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Magic Assign Stephen Zimmerman To D-League
Stephen Zimmerman has played and started in six games with the BayHawks, averaging 17.3 ppg., 13.5 rpg., 1.0 apg., 1.50 blkpg. and 1.33 stlpg. in 34.2 minpg

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Magic Purchase Erie BayHawks, Will Relocate Team To Florida
With the purchase, the Magic becomes the 17th NBA team to own and operate an NBA D-League affiliate.

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Magic Considering Sending Mario Hezonja To D-League
Mario Hezonja is averaging just 3.9 points on 30.6 percent shooting in 11.6 minutes per game this season.

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Magic Assign Stephen Zimmerman To D-League
Stephen Zimmerman was originally selected in the second round (41st overall) of the 2016 NBA Draft by Orlando.

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Nikola Vucevic Disagrees With Decision To Come Off Bench
Frank Vogel started Bismack Biyombo and D.J. Augustin for the Magic on Sunday instead of Nikola Vucevic and Elfrid Payton.

Zach Oliver/Orlando Pinstriped Post

Serge Ibaka Asks Magic Fans To Keep Believing In Him
Serge Ibaka was supported by the fans of Oklahoma City as he grew into a high end NBA player.

Josh Robbins/Orlando Sentinel

Magic Exercise 17-18 Options On Aaron Gordon, Mario Hezonja, Elfrid Payton
Aaron Gordon, Mario Hezonja and Elfrid Payton are now signed through the 17-18 season.

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RealGM Radio: Southeast Division With Mike Prada, Adi Joseph
Host Danny Leroux, Mike Prada of SB Nation and Adi Joseph of the Sporting News break down the NBA's Southeast Division.

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Magic Sign Ramon Galloway
Ramon Galloway spent last season playing in Italy.

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Magic Waive Cliff Alexander, Branden Dawson, Kevin Murphy
Cliff Alexander, Branden Dawson and Kevin Murphy each appeared in two preseason games.

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Frank Vogel To Use Aaron Gordon At SF In Similar Way As Paul George
Aaron Gordon made just 29.6 percent of his three-pointers last season.

Josh Robbins/Orlando Sentinel

Serge Ibaka Undergoes MRI On Knee, Shows No Structural Damage
Serge Ibaka will be available for Orlando's preseason game on Wednesday.

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Evan Fournier Never Considered Leaving Magic
EVan Fournier was asked if it was important to continue building with the Magic over seeking the most money possible.

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Serge Ibaka Wants To Stay With Magic 'Forever'
Serge Ibaka is due to earn $12.3 million during the upcoming season.

Josh Robbins/Orlando Sentinel