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Jerry Stackhouse To Interview With Hornets, Magic, Knicks

Apr 16, 2018 1:16 PM

The Charlotte Hornets and Orlando Magic plan on interviewing Jerry Stackhouse.

Stackhouse will also interview with the New York Knicks.

Stackhouse is currently head coach of Raptors 905 of the G League.

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Tags: Charlotte Hornets, New York Knicks, Orlando Magic, Toronto Raptors, Raptors 905, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, D-League, D-League Teams

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Frank Vogel Fired By Magic

Apr 12, 2018 8:45 AM

The Orlando Magic have fired Frank Vogel as head coach.

Vogel was hired by the Magic before the 16-17 season but the franchise underwent a regime change last offseason with Jeff Weltman and John Hammond replacing Rob Hennigan and Scott Perry.

The Magic won just 29 games and 25 games in Vogel's two seasons with the team.

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Frank Vogel Was Surprised Knicks Didn't Hire Him In 2016

Apr 3, 2018 7:06 PM

Frank Vogel was surprised he wasn't hired by the New York Knicks when he interviewed for their head coaching job in 2016.

The Knicks instead hired Jeff Hornacek while Vogel joined the Orlando Magic.

"I was surprised that I wasn't," Vogel said Tuesday. "I interviewed with (ex-Knicks president) Phil (Jackson) and Steve Mills and we had a good couple days together and they said they had one more person they wanted to talk to before they wrapped up the process. But they felt good about it and they met with Jeff (Hornacek) and Jeff must have blown them away because they ended up going with Jeff. And I think that was a good choice because Jeff's a helluva coach and he's done a helluva job under a difficult circumstance here." 

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Tags: New York Knicks, Orlando Magic, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Magic Sign Rodney Purvis For Remainder Of Season

Mar 28, 2018 3:16 PM

The Orlando Magic have signed guard Rodney Purvis for the remainder of the 2017-18 regular season.

Purvis has played in six games with Orlando, averaging 6.3 ppg. in 13.7 minpg. He has led (or tied) the team in scoring once and netted a career-high 19 points on Mar. 22 vs. Philadelphia. Purvis appeared and started in 39 games this season for the Lakeland Magic, Orlando’s NBA G League affiliate, averaging 20.5 ppg., 3.9 rpg., 3.4 apg. and 1.38 stlpg. in 38.1 minpg. 

Purvis finished the season second in the NBA G League in minutes played and tied for fifth in scoring. Purvis led (or tied) the team in scoring 17 times and in assists 10 times. He scored 30+ points four times, including a season-high 40 points on Dec. 21 @ Westchester.

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Magic Sign Rodney Purvis To 2nd 10-Day Contract

Mar 18, 2018 2:03 PM

The Orlando Magic have signed guard Rodney Purvis to a second 10-day contract.

Purvis has played in five games with Orlando, averaging 3.8 ppg. in 11.5 minpg. He appeared and started in 37 games this season for the Lakeland Magic, Orlando’s NBA G League affiliate, averaging 20.5 ppg., 4.0 rpg., 3.5 apg. and 1.35 stlpg. in 38.5 minpg. Purvis led the team in scoring 17 times and in assists 10 times. He scored in double figures 34 times and had 30+ points four times, including a season-high 40 points on Dec. 21 @ Westchester.

Purvis was selected to participate in the USA World Cup Qualifying Team training camp Feb. 15-20 and the G League International Challenge on Feb 18.

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Magic Sign Rodney Purvis To 10-Day Contract

Mar 8, 2018 4:45 PM

The Orlando Magic have signed guard Rodney Purvis to a 10-day contract.

Purvis (6’4”, 205, 2/14/94) has played and started in 37 games this season for the Lakeland Magic, Orlando’s NBA G League affiliate, averaging 20.5 ppg., 4.0 rpg., 3.5 apg. and 1.35 stlpg. in 38.5 minpg. As of March 7, he ranks eighth in the NBA G League in points per game and second in minutes per game. He has led the team in scoring 17 times and in assists 10 times. The first-year player out of Connecticut has reached double figures in 34 games and has scored 30 points four times, including a season-high 40 points on Dec. 21, 2017 at Westchester.

Purvis was recently selected to participate in the USA World Cup Qualifying Team training camp Feb. 15-20 and the G League International Challenge on Feb 18.

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Magic Waive Rashad Vaughn

Mar 7, 2018 5:41 PM

The Orlando Magic have waived Rashad Vaughn.

Vaughn was signed to successive 10-day contracts.

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Magic Sign Rashad Vaughn To 2nd 10-Day Contract

Mar 2, 2018 11:13 AM

The Orlando Magic have signed guard Rashad Vaughn to a second 10-day contract.

Vaughn was originally signed as a free agent to a 10-day contract on Feb. 20.

Vaughn (#20, 6’6”, 210, 8/16/96) has played in a combined 27 games this season with Milwaukee, Brooklyn and Orlando, averaging 2.4 ppg. in 7.5 minpg. He has appeared in four games with the Magic, averaging 1.3 ppg. in 6.2 minpg.

Prior to signing with Orlando, Vaughn was traded by Milwaukee to Brooklyn, along with a second round draft pick, in exchange for Tyler Zeller on Feb. 5. He was then traded by the Nets to New Orleans in exchange for Dante Cunningham on Feb. 8. Vaughn was waived by the Pelicans on Feb. 10.

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Rashad Vaughn Signs 10-Day Contract With Magic

Feb 20, 2018 1:29 PM

Rashad Vaughn has agreed to sign a 10-day contract with the Orlando Magic.

Vaughn was recently waived by the New Orleans Pelicans following trades involving the Nets and Pelicans.

John Hammond was general manager of the Bucks when Vaughn was drafted in 2015.

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Suns Acquire Elfrid Payton From Magic For 2nd Round Pick

Feb 8, 2018 2:57 PM

The Orlando Magic have traded Elfrid Payton to the Phoenix Suns for a second round pick.

Payton will be a restricted free agent this offseason.

Payton, who was the 10th overall pick in 2014, was averaging 13.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 6.3 assists in 28.6 minutes per game this season with the Magic.

The Suns have had a need at point guard since trading Eric Bledsoe.

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Forbes Values Average NBA Franchise At $1.65 Billion
Every NBA team is valued at $1 billion or more for the first time in league history.

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Knicks Interested In Trading For Elfrid Payton
Scott Perry was with the Magic when the franchise drafted Elfrid Payton.

Marc Berman/New York Post

Donovan Mitchell Replaces Aaron Gordon In Dunk Contest
Aaron Gordon has a strained left hip flexor.

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Magic Exploring Trade Market On Aaron Gordon
Aaron Gordon will be a restricted free agent this offseason.

Michael Scotto/The Athletic

Magic Waive Adreian Payne From Two-Way Contract
Adreian Payne appeared in five games this season for the Magic and 17 games for the Magic's G-League team in Lakeland.

Josh Robbins/Orlando Sentinel

Nikola Vucevic Hopes He's Not Traded By Magic
Nikola Vucevic has been with the Magic since 2012 and has no desire to be traded.

Josh Robbins/Orlando Sentinel

Aaron Gordon, Victor Oladipo, Dennis Smith Jr. Commit To Dunk Contest
Larry Nance Jr. is a strong candidate to be the fourth contestant.

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Arron Afflalo Receives Two-Game Suspension For Fight With Nemanja Bjelica
Arron Afflalo landed a punch on Nemanja Bjelica.

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Magic Expected To Shop Evan Fournier, Elfrid Payton, Mario Hezonja
The Magic have gone 4-27 after beginning the season with an 8-4 record.

Marc Stein/New York Times

Pistons Pursued Trade For Evan Fournier
The Pistons would have struggled to find a workable trade without including the contract of Reggie Jackson.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Jonathan Isaac Out Indefinitely With Ankle Injury
Jonathan Isaac will be placed in an injury rehabilitation and conditioning program.

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Magic Hired Becky Bonner By Showing Roadmap To Becoming NBA GM
Becky Bonner is the director of player development and quality control for the Magic under Jeff Weltman.

Howard Beck/Bleacher Report

Nikola Vucevic Out 6-8 Weeks With Fractured Left Hand
Nikola Vucevic suffered a break in the first metatarsal in his hand during Saturday's game.

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Terrence Ross Out Indefinitely With Sprained MCL, Right Tibial Plateau Fracture
Terrence Ross will be out indefinitely and is expected to miss several months.

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Magic To Discontinue Orlando Summer League
The Magic have held the Summer League since 2002.

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Magic Decline 18-19 Option On Mario Hezonja
Mario Hezonja was shopped by the Magic leading to Tuesday's deadline.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Magic Explore Trade Market For Mario Hezonja
The Magic have to decide whether to pick up their $5.2 million option on Mario Hezonja for the 17-18 season.

Michael Scotto/Basketball Insiders

Jamel Artis Signs Two-Way Deal With Magic
Jamel Artis played for the Knicks in Summer League and the preseason.

Michael Scotto/Basketball Insiders

Magic Waive Troy Caupain, Rodney Purvis
Orlando's roster now stands at 18 players.

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Magic Sign Rodney Purvis
Orlando's roster is now at 20 players.

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