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2005 Magic Lottery Pick Fran Vazquez Retires At 37 After Playing Entire Career In Spain

May 5, 2020 4:13 PM

Fran Vazquez is retiring from the NBA at the age of 37 after a long career in Spain.

Vazquez was the 11th overall selection in the 2005 NBA Draft by the Orlando Magic. The Magic retained his rights throughout his career.

Vazquez joined Barcelona in 2006 and remained with the club until 2012.

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Tags: Fran Vazquez, Orlando Magic, NBA, International

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Bulls, Lakers, Clippers, Nuggets Among Teams To Provide Financial Support For Event Employees

Mar 15, 2020 12:50 AM

NBA teams across the league announced plans to provide financial support for event employees paid on an hourly basis.

The Lakers and Clippers joined together with the NHL's Kings to create a fund for the 2,800 hourly staff employees at Staples Center.

The Bulls and NHL's Blackhawks announced that they would pay 1,200 day-of-game staff through the end of the season.

The Nuggets announced that they will pay part-time and hourly staff for the next 30 days.

The Magic also said they were working on a compensation plan for employees.

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Tags: Chicago Bulls, Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Orlando Magic, NBA, NBA B-Ball IQ

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Steve Clifford Diagnosed With Dehydration, Discharged From Hospital

Mar 7, 2020 1:26 AM

Steve Clifford was diagnosed with dehydration and discharged from the hospital, reported Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Clifford was taken to the hospital during the Magic's 132-118 win over the Timberwolves.

Clifford "came down with an illness" in the third quarter.

"He just came over and said, 'You're going to have to take it,' and I didn't really know what it meant until I saw him walk off. It was kind of a shocker. But we're praying he's well," said assistant coach Tyrone Corbin, who replaced Clifford.

Clifford has been cleared to resume his coaching duties. 

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Tags: Orlando Magic, NBA, NBA Injury

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Suns Tried To Trade For Aaron Gordon At Trade Deadline

Mar 6, 2020 1:10 PM

The Phoenix Suns made a push to trade for Aaron Gordon before the trade deadline, sources tell Shams Charania of The Athletic.

The Orlando Magic are expected to receive interest in Gordon again this coming offseason from multiple teams.

It is unclear how Gordon fits in the future of the Magic. 

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Tags: Aaron Gordon, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Aaron Gordon After Finishing Second In Dunk Contest: 'I Feel Like I Should Have Two Trophies'

Feb 16, 2020 1:16 AM

Aaron Gordon said he was done participating in dunk contests after finishing in second place to Derrick Jones. 

Gordon also finished second to Zach LaVine in 2016.

"I did four straight 50s -- five straight 50s. That's over. It's a wrap. Let's go home Four 50s in a row in an NBA Dunk Contest, it's over. But I don't know. Who's running the show? ... It's a wrap, bro. I feel like I should have two trophies," said Gordon.

Gordon and Jones went to two tie-breaker rounds, with Gordon dunking over Tacko Fall with his final attempt.

Common and Candace Parker, two judges of the dunk contest, said that the plan was for Jones and Gordon to finish in another tie. 

"We thought it was going to be tied. We were like, 'This is a tie!' But somebody didn't do it right. I don't know who it is," said Common. 

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Tags: Aaron Gordon, Derrick Jones, Miami Heat, Orlando Magic, NBA, NBA All-Star

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Magic 'Tried Hard' To Trade Aaron Gordon Before Deadline

Feb 12, 2020 5:34 PM

The Orlando Magic had trade discussions involving Aaron Gordon ahead of the deadline last week. The Golden State Warriors were one of the teams engaged in talks as the Magic had interest in D'Angelo Russell during the 2019 offseason.

“They were trying, and they tried hard to get something done with him at the deadline," a source said of Gordon. "All that gets brought back into focus once the season is over and you have a good idea what the market is for him.”

Gordon has not been trying to get traded as he's been content with the situation.

Gordon signed a four-year, $76 million contract with the Magic in 2018, but his fit with Jonathan Issac in the Orlando frontcourt is less than optimal.

The Brooklyn Nets, Phoenix Suns, Denver Nuggets and Dallas Mavericks are mentioned as three teams who could pursue a trade for Gordon in the offseason.

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Tags: Aaron Gordon, Golden State Warriors, Orlando Magic, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Magic Sign Gary Clark For Rest Of Season

Feb 8, 2020 11:41 AM

The Orlando Magic will sign Gary Clark for the rest of the season, league sources told Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports. 

Clark completed two 10-day contracts with the team.

Clark is averaging 2.9 points in 13.4 minutes on the season. 

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Tags: Gary Clark, Orlando Magic, NBA, NBA Official Signing

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76ers Trade James Ennis To Magic For 2nd Round Pick

Feb 6, 2020 2:53 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers have agreed to trade James Ennis to the Orlando Magic for a second round pick.

Ennis agreed to waive his no trade clause to consummate the trade.

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Tags: James Ennis, Orlando Magic, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Magic Have Held Trade Discussions On Aaron Gordon

Feb 3, 2020 1:49 PM

The Orlando Magic currently are in the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference and are seven games under .500. The fit of Aaron Gordon with the franchise has been a question for some time now.

"Aaron Gordon is a player they've had some discussions about," said Adrian Wojnarowski. "I think t's a tricky one to trade him right now."

The Magic have had season-ending injuries to Jonathan Isaac and Al-Farouq Aminu.

Gordon signed a four-year, $84 million deal with the Magic in 2018.

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Tags: Aaron Gordon, Orlando Magic, NBA

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Aaron Gordon Commits To 2020 Slam Dunk Contest

Jan 30, 2020 12:34 PM

Aaron Gordon has committed to participating in the 2020 Slam Dunk Contest in Chicago.

Gordon joins Dwight Howard and Derrick Jones Jr. as confirmed commits.

Gordon narrowly lost the 2016 Dunk Contest to Zach LaVine.

In 2017, Gordon was eliminated from the contest in the first round.

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

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Gary Clark Signs Second 10-Day Contract With Magic

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Terrence Ross Changes From No. 8 To No. 31 To Honor Kobe Bryant

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D.J. Augustin To Miss 3-4 Weeks With Bone Irritation In Knee

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Magic Sign Gary Clark To 10-Day Contract, Release Josh Magette

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Magic Convert Josh Magette To 10-Day Contract, Sign Vic Law To Two-Way Deal

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Warriors Not Interested In D'Angelo Russell For Aaron Gordon Trade

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Magic Apply For Disabled Player Exceptions For Jonathan Isaac, Al-Farouq Aminu

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Al-Farouq Aminu Out At Least 12 Weeks With Surgery On Torn Meniscus

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Jonathan Isaac To Be Re-Evaluated In 8-10 Weeks Due To Knee Injury

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Jonathan Isaac Hyperextends Left Knee, Will Undergo MRI On Thursday

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Nikola Vucevic Active, Available To Play Versus Pelicans

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Al-Farouq Aminu Out Indefinitely With Torn Meniscus In Knee

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Magic Granted Tax Relief On Timofey Mozgov Contract

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Aaron Gordon Could Make Magic Return On Monday

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Nikola Vucevic Out At Least Four Weeks With Right Ankle Injury

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Multiple Teams Monitoring Aaron Gordon With Trade Interest

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Magic Express Interest In DeMar DeRozan

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Markelle Fultz Replaces DJ Augustin In Magic Starting Lineup

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Magic Sign Amile Jefferson To Standard NBA Contract

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Magic Apply To Have Timofey Mozgov's Salary Removed From Cap

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