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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.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Kyle O'Quinn, New York Knicks, Orlando Magic, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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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.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: C.J. Watson, Orlando Magic, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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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.

Shams Charania/RealGM

Tags: Tobias Harris, Orlando Magic, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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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.

Shams Charania/RealGM

Tags: Paul Millsap, Atlanta Hawks, Orlando Magic, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Paul Millsap Receives Four-Year, $80M Offers From Magic, Hawks

Jul 1, 2015 10:17 AM

Paul Millsap and the Orlando Magic met immediately when free agency began and he was offered a four-year, $80 million max contract.

Millsap spent the past two seasons with the Atlanta Hawks, who offered him the same contract.

Millsap has also received interest from the New York Knicks, Indiana Pacers and Dallas Mavericks, but he does not plan to meet with those teams.

Previously, Millsap was paid $9.5 million per season with the Hawks.

Chris Broussard/ESPN

Tags: Paul Millsap, Atlanta Hawks, Orlando Magic, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Mario Hezonja, Barcelona Agree Upon $1.4M Buyout

Jun 29, 2015 1:50 PM

Mario Hezonja and Barcelona have agreed upon a $1.4 million buyout.

Hezonja was the fifth overall pick by the Orlando Magic and will join the team immediately.

David Pick/Basketball Insiders

Tags: Mario Hezonja, Orlando Magic, FC Barcelona Regal, Euroleague, Spanish ACB, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International Teams, International League

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Magic Decline $4.5M Option On Ben Gordon

Jun 28, 2015 10:19 AM

The Orlando Magic will decline their $4.5 million option on the contract of Ben Gordon for next season.

Passing on Gordon’s option will give the Magic $14.5 million in salary cap space for free agency. 

Gordon signed a two-year, $9 million contract with the Magic last offseason.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Ben Gordon, Orlando Magic, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Tobias Harris To Pursue Near Max Deal With Pistons, Celtics Among Leading Suitors

Jun 26, 2015 12:29 PM

As Orlando restricted free agent Tobias Harris will pursue a maximum-level offer sheet on July 1 that the Magic possibly won’t match, the Detroit Pistons and Boston Celtics have emerged as leading candidates for the talented forward, league sources told RealGM.

Harris, 22, is among the top young players on the available market, and could be the most vulnerable restricted free agent to leave his team. Around the NBA, several teams are believed to be open to preparing a near-max contract for Harris — which could approach $15 million-plus per season, an area the Magic likely elect not to match given the course of extension talks last October and their current team salary structure.

For the Pistons, there is a vision of using Harris as a potential hybrid stretch-wing, capable of playing the small and power forward positions. Several NBA personnel told RealGM that Harris’ slashing and outside shooting will jibe instantly with Stan Van Gundy’s system.

In Orlando, Harris has maintained dialogue with Scott Skiles, his former coach, throughout the year, exchanging encouraging messages. Nevertheless, Orlando's desire to match a maximum-level offer sheet on Harris has been in question.

The two sides couldn’t reach an extension last offseason, Orlando sticking to offers below the $10-to-$11 million that Harris desired — and now promises to surpass. The Magic selected Mario Hezonja, 6-foot-8, with the No. 5 pick in Thursday’s NBA draft. Harris dealt with an ankle injury over a stretch of the season, giving the Magic reason to use him in a lesser role.

The Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks have also been long known as interested teams for Harris.

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.

Shams Charania/RealGM

Tags: Tobias Harris, Boston Celtics, Detroit Pistons, Orlando Magic, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Magic Trade Luke Ridnour To Grizzlies

Jun 24, 2015 11:22 AM

The Orlando Magic have agreed to trade Luke Ridnour to the Memphis Grizzlies for the draft rights to 2013 second round pick Janis Timma.

Ridnour signed a two-year, $5.5 million contract with the Magic last offseason and averaged 14.5 minutes per game in 47 appearances in 14-15.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Luke Ridnour, Memphis Grizzlies, Orlando Magic, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Lakers Pursuing Trade For DeMarcus Cousins

Jun 22, 2015 4:55 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers have been actively pursuing trade scenarios with the Sacramento Kings on DeMarcus Cousins.

Vlade Divac, told the Sacramento Bee in Sunday's editions that dealing away his best player "is not happening."

The Lakers, Kings and Orlando Magic have had exploratory dialogue on a three-way Cousins trade.

The Lakers lack many assets beyond the second overall pick and Julius Randle.

The Boston Celtics and Denver Nuggets also have interest in Cousins.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Tags: DeMarcus Cousins, Los Angeles Lakers, Orlando Magic, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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

Marc Stein/ESPN

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.

RealGM Staff Report

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.

Marc Stein/ESPN

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.

Marc Stein/ESPN

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.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

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.

Chad Ford/ESPN

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.

RealGM Staff Report

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.

RealGM Staff Report

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.

Ken Berger/CBS Sports

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.

RealGM Staff Report

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

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

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.

Josh Robbins/Orlando Sentinel

Magic, Nuggets Expected To Have Interest In Scott Brooks
Scott Brooks will become a top candidate for the head coaching vacancies of the Magic and Nuggets.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Magic To Seek Extension With Rob Hennigan
The DeVos family and CEO Alex Martins are pleased with the job Hennigan has done since Rob Hennigan was hired in June 2012.

Josh Robbins/Orlando Sentinel

Billy Donovan Considering Move To NBA
The Nuggets and Magic are among teams expected to have interest in Billy Donovan.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Shaq Wishes He Had More Patience Instead Of Leaving Magic In 1996
Shaquille O'Neal returned to the Magic on Friday to be inducted into the franchise's Hall of Fame.

AP

Shaq To Be Inducted Into Orlando Magic Hall Of Fame
The Magic will induct Shaquille O'Neal into their Hall of Fame on March 27.

John Denton/Magic.com

Brian Shaw Interested In Magic Head Coaching Job
Brian Shaw was fired this week by the Nuggets before the end of his second season with the franchise.

Brian Schmitz/Orlando Sentinel

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