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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.

Vince Ellis/Detroit Free Press

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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. 

Tim MacMahon/ESPN

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Nikola Vucevic, Anthony Davis Named NBA Players Of The Week

Nov 19, 2018 5:17 PM

Anthony Davis and Nikola Vucevic have been named the NBA's Players of the Week for games ending Nov. 18.

Davis led the Pelicans to a 3-1 week behind averages of 34.3 points (ranked 2nd in the NBA), 14.0 rebounds (4th in the NBA) and 2.0 blocks (T-5th in the NBA). Davis helped lead the Pelicans to a win at Toronto – handing the Raptors just their second loss of the season, and their first loss at home, behind 25 points and a season-high 20 rebounds – a 19-point comeback victory against New York on Nov. 16, registering a season-high 43 points to go with 17 rebounds and five assists, and capped off the week with 40 points, eight rebounds and a career-high-tying eight assists, while shooting 20-of-21 at the free throw line, Nov. 17 vs. Denver. Davis finished the week as one of just five players (at least 50 field goal attempts) to shoot at least .500 from the floor, .400 from three-point range and .850 from the free throw line.

During four games last week, Vucevic averaged 27.8 ppg., 10.5 rpg., 4.0 apg. and 1.25 stlpg., while shooting .581 (43-74) from the floor and .471 (8-17) from three-point range. He led Orlando to a 3-1 record with wins over Philadelphia, the L.A. Lakers and New York. Vučević tallied three double-doubles and scored 28-or-more points in three consecutive games, becoming the first Magic player since Dwight Howard accomplished the feat Mar. 1-5, 2012.

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Magic Sign John Petrucelli, Waive B.J. Johnson

Oct 10, 2018 7:31 PM

The Orlando Magic have signed free agent guard John Petrucelli. In addition, the Magic have waived B.J. Johnson.

Petrucelli appeared in 43 games last season with the Lakeland Magic of the NBA G League, averaging 8.3 ppg., 4.1 rpg., 1.2 apg. and 1.28 stlpg. in 20.9 minpg. He has played in 75 career NBA G League games with Erie and Lakeland, averaging 7.1 ppg., 3.6 rpg., 1.3 apg. and 1.09 stlpg. in 21.0 minpg. Petrucelli spent two seasons (2014-16) in Slovakia after playing collegiately at Molloy College (NY).

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Magic Sign Devin Davis, Waive Gabe York

Sep 27, 2018 7:00 PM

The Orlando Magic have signed free agent forward Devin Davis.

In addition, the Magic have waived guard Gabe York.

Davis (6’6”, 225, 3/29/95) played in 55 career games (48 starts) during two seasons (2016-18) at the University of Houston, averaging 9.9 ppg., 5.9 rpg. and 1.2 apg. in 24.1 minpg. As a senior (2017-18), he played and started in all 35 contests, averaging 10.9 ppg., a team-high 6.3 rpg. and 1.3 apg. in 26.0 minpg. Davis was the only Cougar to start all 35 outings and ranked seventh in the American Athletic Conference in rebounding.

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Magic Exercise 19-20 Option On Jonathan Isaac

Sep 27, 2018 5:26 PM

The Orlando Magic have exercised their third-year team option on forward Jonathan Isaac.

Isaac (6’10”, 210, 10/3/97) played in 27 games (ten starts) during his rookie campaign last season with the Magic, averaging 5.4 ppg., 3.7 rpg., 1.22 stlpg. and 1.11 blkpg. in 19.8 minpg.

Isaac was originally selected by Orlando in the first round (sixth overall) of the 2017 NBA Draft.

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Magic Not Currently Considering Trade Of Nikola Vucevic

Sep 26, 2018 5:31 PM

Nikola Vucevic is entering the final season of a four-year, $48 million extension he signed with the Orlando Magic in 2014.

Wth Vucevic on an expiring contract and the Magic having significant depth at center, there has been speculation of a possible trade.

“We have no designs on trading anyone right now,” Jeff Weltman said when asked about a potential trade involving Vucevic.

“That’s something that we’ll worry about later. Vooch is a high-quality player and an even higher-quality person. He’s very valuable to our team today, and he’s very valuable to what we want to be about going forward. So I wouldn’t even entertain those thoughts yet. We just hope to have a good season. We want to make progress, obviously, in the ‘W’ column but also [in] the way that we work, developing our players and starting to build something special here.”

Josh Robbins/Orlando Sentinel

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

Magic Hire Bill Pope As Director Of Pro Personnel

Sep 19, 2018 5:01 PM

The Orlando Magic have hired Bill Pope as their Director of Pro Personnel.

Pope was most recently working as a scout with the Sacramento Kings. Pope also worked as an assistant coach with the Detroit Pistons.

Pope's impending agreement was initially reported by Marc Stein of the New York Times.

Chris Mannix/Yahoo! Sports

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RealGM Radio: Arturo Galletti on East Over-Unders

Sep 19, 2018 1:17 PM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Arturo Galletti (@AmericanNumbers) break down the over/unders for the Eastern Conference.

They discuss the win total, division, conference and title odds as well as any pertinent individual award numbers for the Hawks (4:41), Knicks (9:40), Bulls (12:44), Cavs (16:02), Magic (28:57), Nets (33:12), Hornets (40:34), Pistons (47:37), Heat (54:34), Wizards (58:45), Pacers (1:02:37), Bucks (1:10:22), 76ers (1:18:16), Raptors (1:31:27) and Celtics (1:41:47).

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RealGM Radio: Andrew Sharp, Mike Prada On The Southeast Division

Sep 15, 2018 3:47 AM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux), Mike Prada of SB Nation (@MikePradaSBN) and Andrew Sharp of Sports Illustrated (@andrewsharp) break down the NBA’s Southeast Division.

They discuss how the Heat, Wizards, Magic, Hornets and Hawks fared in the off-season, including which teams improved and what moves stood out. The three also predict the season to come, including projected finish, breakout players and rookies they are most excited to see.

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

Brian Schmitz, Josh Robbins/Orlando Sentinel

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.

Michael Scotto/The Athletic

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

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

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

Shams Charania/Yahoo! Sports

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

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

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

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

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.

Shams Charania/Yahoo! Sports

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

Marc J. Spears/The Undefeated

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

Ian Begley/ESPN

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

Pacers Plan On Pursuing Aaron Gordon With Four-Year, $80M+ Offer Sheet
Aaron Gordon's fit with the Magic long-term is unclear due to the recent drafts of Mohamed Bamba and Jonathan Isaac.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Kings Interested In Jabari Parker, Mario Hezonja
Mario Hezonja is an unrestricted free agent and has ties to Peja Stojakovic.

James Ham/NBC Sports Bay Area

Magic Waive Shelvin Mack
Shelvin Mack would have been guaranteed $6 million this season.

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2018 NBA Draft: Full Results
The Suns have selected Deandre Ayton first overall.

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Grizzlies Holding Trade Talks With Multiple Teams On No. 4 Pick
The Grizzlies would like to trade back rather than trading out of the lottery altogether.

Jonathan Givony/ESPN

Mavs, Magic, Nuggets Trying To Move Up To No. 3 To Select Luka Doncic
The Hawks very well could control the direction of the draft at No. 3.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Aaron Gordon, Zach LaVine Could Command Max Offer Sheets In RFA
Aaron Gordon and Zach LaVine will be two of the top restricted free agents on the open market this offseason.

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Magic Hire Steve Clifford As Head Coach
Steve Clifford will become Orlando's fifth head coach since 2012.

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