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Raptors Sought Trade For Nikola Mirotic Before Pivoting To Marc Gasol

Feb 15, 2019 5:44 PM

The Toronto Raptors were interested in trading for Nikola Mirotic from the New Orleans Pelicans at the trade deadline.

The Raptors and Pelicans worked together on a three-way trade that would have sent Delon Wright to the Orlando Magic.

The Pelicans instead traded Mirotic to the Milwaukee Bucks, which led the Raptors to pivot to their acquisition of Marc Gasol instead.

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Tags: Marc Gasol, Nikola Mirotic, Delon Wright, Milwaukee Bucks, New Orleans Pelicans, Orlando Magic, Toronto Raptors, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Magic Acquire Markelle Fultz From 76ers For Jonathon Simmons, OKC's 2020 FRP

Feb 7, 2019 2:46 PM

The Orlando Magic have agreed to trade for Markelle Fultz from the Philadelphia 76ers for Jonathan Simmons, a first round pick from the Oklahoma City Thunder and a second round pick from the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Fultz was the first overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, but he's dealt with a series of injuries that have rendered him unable to shoot.

Fultz is due $9.75 million next season.

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Hawks, Magic Have Expressed Interest In Markelle Fultz

Feb 6, 2019 6:38 PM

The future of Markelle Fultz with the Philadelphia 76ers remains uncertain.

Fultz is owed $9.75 million for the 19-20 season, which will be a problematic figure for the 76ers if they re-sign Jimmy Butler and Tobias Harris.

"Teams like Atlanta, Orlando, they've talked to Philadelphia on Markelle Fultz," said Adrian Wojnarowski. "There's a real possibility he's played his last game with the 76ers."

There is no timetable for when Fultz will be able to play again.

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Tags: Markelle Fultz, Atlanta Hawks, Orlando Magic, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Mo Bamba Diagnosed With Stress Fracture In Left Tibia

Feb 5, 2019 5:08 PM

Mo Bamba has been diagnosed with a stress fracture in his left tibia. His return to basketball-related activities will depend on how he responds to rest, non-operative treatment and rehabilitation.

“Thankfully we caught this early and are able to treat Mo (Bamba) without surgery,” said Orlando Magic President of Basketball Operations Jeff Weltman. “His return to action will depend on how he responds to treatment.”

Bamba (7’0”, 221, 5/12/98) has played in 47 games (one start) this season, averaging 6.2 ppg., 5.0 rpg. and a team-best 1.36 blkpg. in 16.3 minpg.

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Tags: Mohamed Bamba, Orlando Magic, NBA, NBA Injury

Mavs Had Interest In Aaron Gordon Before Kristaps Porzingis Trade

Feb 4, 2019 9:41 AM

The Dallas Mavericks had interest in Aaron Gordon before they made the Kristaps Porzingis deal.

Gordon re-signed with the Orlando Magic in 2018 and is on a descending contract.

The Mavericks and Magic held talks centered on Dennis Smith Jr.

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Mavericks Discussing Dennis Smith Jr. Trade With Suns, Magic

Jan 14, 2019 9:42 PM

The Dallas Mavericks have escalated trade discussions centered on Dennis Smith Jr. 

Smith's place with the Mavericks in the long-term is uncertain due to the presence of Luka Doncic.

The Phoenix Suns and Orlando Magic have been engaged with trade talks with the Mavericks.

Smith has missed the Mavs' past three games with a sore back.

Rick Carlisle and Smith have struggled to find a common ground. Smith has been pushed into an off ball role and Carlisle has been frustrated with the second-year guard's decision making.

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Tags: Dallas Mavericks, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Pelicans Interested In Terrence Ross

Jan 12, 2019 2:39 AM

The New Orleans Pelicans have shown interest in Terrence Ross as they look to upgrade their wing depth.

The Magic were reluctant to trade Ross as they pushed for a playoff spot, but they may be willing to deal after a recent losing streak. They are looking for a first-round pick in return for Ross. 

The Magic still would prefer to trade Jonathon Simmons. 

The Pelicans tried to move for Kelly Oubre before he was traded to the Suns.

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Terrence Ross Receiving Trade Interest

Dec 19, 2018 1:56 AM

The Orlando Magic are receiving trade interest for Terrence Ross, who is in the final year of three-year, $31.5 million contract.

The Magic would prefer to trade Jonathan Simmons. Simmons has two years remaining on his deal, although only $1 million of his $5.7 million deal is guaranteed for next season. 

The 27-year-old Ross is averaging 14.1 points on 45.8% shooting and 2.2 threes per game this season, all career-highs.

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Pistons, Magic Interested In Markelle Fultz

Dec 14, 2018 10:27 AM

The Detroit Pistons have interest in trading for Markelle Fultz.

Fultz is currently out with thoracic outlet syndrome.

The Pistons would have to shed salary to take on Fultz’s $8.3 million to avoid luxury tax concerns.

Liberty Ballers also reported Detroit's interest in Fultz, along with the Orlando Magic.

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Mo Bamba Suspended One Game For Violating Team Rule

Dec 11, 2018 2:35 AM

Mo Bamba was suspended for the Orlando Magic's 101-76 loss against the Dallas Mavericks for violating a team rule.

Steve Clifford didn't appear too concerned, calling it a "one-game thing".

"It's just bad on my part, and I need to be better. I've got to be on time," Bamba said. "It's very difficult. You want to be out there, and you want to impact the game in any way possible. But you get to sit back and watch and see what you can do better at the same time."

Bamba is averaging 6.6 points and 4.6 rebounds per game in his rookie season. 

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Nikola Vucevic, Anthony Davis Named NBA Players Of The Week
During four games last week, Nikola Vucevic averaged 27.8 ppg., 10.5 rpg., 4.0 apg. and 1.25 stlpg.

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Magic Sign John Petrucelli, Waive B.J. Johnson
John Petrucelli appeared in 43 games last season with the Lakeland Magic.

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Magic Sign Devin Davis, Waive Gabe York
Devin Davis averaged 10.9 ppg., a team-high 6.3 rpg. and 1.3 apg. in 26.0 minpg in his senior season.

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Magic Exercise 19-20 Option On Jonathan Isaac
Jonathan Isaac played in 27 games during his rookie campaign.

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Magic Not Currently Considering Trade Of Nikola Vucevic
Wth Nikola Vucevic on an expiring contract and the Magic having significant depth at center, there has been speculation of a possible trade.

Josh Robbins/Orlando Sentinel

Magic Hire Bill Pope As Director Of Pro Personnel
Bill Pope was most recently working as a scout with the Kings.

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RealGM Radio: Arturo Galletti on East Over-Unders
Host Danny Leroux and Arturo Galletti break down the over/unders for the Eastern Conference.

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RealGM Radio: Andrew Sharp, Mike Prada On The Southeast Division
Host Danny Leroux, Mike Prada of SB Nation and Andrew Sharp of Sports Illustrated break down the NBA’s Southeast Division.

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Rich DeVos Passes Away At Age Of 92
Rich DeVos passed away due to complications from an infection.

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Magic Sign Gabe York
Gabe York played in Germany last season after spending the 16-17 season in the G League.

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Magic Open To Trading Nikola Vucevic
Nikola Vucevic is entering the final season of his contract with the Magic.

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Grizzlies Trade Jarell Martin To Magic For Dakari Johnson
This move brings the Grizzlies under the luxury tax.

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Thunder Agree To Trade Dakari Johnson To Magic For Rodney Purvis
The Thunder have been working to reduce their luxury tax bill.

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Hornets, Magic, Bulls Agree Upon Three-Team Trade
Timofey Mozgov will go the Magic while the Hornets will acquire Bismack Biyombo.

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Magic Agree To Deal With Isaiah Briscoe
Isaiah Briscoe played in Estonia last season.

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Isaiah Thomas Discussing Contract With Magic
Both Isaiah Thomas and the Magic appears to want to get a contract done.

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Aaron Gordon Agrees To Four-Year, $84M Deal With Magic
Aaron Gordon is a restricted free agent this offseason.

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Lakers Interested In Aaron Gordon
Aaron Gordon is a restricted free agent this offseason.

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Knicks, Kings Interested In Mario Hezonja
Mario Hezonja was the fifth overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft.

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Aaron Gordon Ready To Talk With Rival Teams In Restricted Free Agency
A max deal for Aaron Gordon would begin at $25.3 million in Year 1.

Josh Robbins/Orlando Sentinal