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Magic To Discontinue Orlando Summer League

Nov 19, 2017 2:17 PM

The Orlando Summer League will discontinue with the Magic shifting to Las Vegas.

The Magic have held the Summer League since 2002.

"The pendulum is swinging toward teams playing in Vegas," Magic president of basketball operations Jeff Weltman told the Orlando Sentinel.

The Orlando Summer League has a closed door policy to fans.

"It's a level of competition and a level of exposure when more or less every team in the league is there and you're playing in front of 20,000 people as opposed to playing in a gym with a few hundred people," Weltman said. "So it better prepares you for what NBA life is really about with the crowds, the pressure, the travel -- a lot of what you're going to have to confront. Obviously, it's not a true test of an NBA season, but it's a little taste."


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Magic Decline 18-19 Option On Mario Hezonja

Oct 31, 2017 6:29 PM

The Orlando Magic have declined their fourth year option on Mario Hezonja.

Hezonja, who was the fifth overall pick in 2015, was shopped by the Magic leading to Tuesday's deadline.

Hezonja joins Jahlil Okafor as another top-5 pick to have his option declined. The 2009 draft also had two players in which their teams declined their option in Hasheem Thabeet and Jonny Flynn.

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Magic Explore Trade Market For Mario Hezonja

Oct 31, 2017 11:45 AM

The Orlando Magic have explored trading away Mario Hezonja.

The Magic have to decide whether to pick up their $5.2 million option on Hezonja for the 17-18 season by the end of Tuesday.

Orlando discussed a trade of Hezonja for Malachi Richardson and a second round pick.

Michael Scotto/Basketball Insiders

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Jamel Artis Signs Two-Way Deal With Magic

Oct 15, 2017 9:26 AM

Jamel Artis has agreed upon a two-way contract with the Orlando Magic.

Artis went undrafted in 2017 out of Pittsburgh.

Artis played for the New York Knicks in Summer League and the preseason.

Michael Scotto/Basketball Insiders

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Magic Waive Troy Caupain, Rodney Purvis

Oct 13, 2017 7:51 PM

The Orlando Magic have waived guards Troy Caupain and Rodney Purvis.

Orlando’s roster now stands at 18 players.

Caupain and Purvis did not appear in any preseason games with the Magic.

Caupain was originally signed as a free agent on August 31, while Purvis was signed as a free agent on October 9.

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Magic Sign Rodney Purvis

Oct 9, 2017 11:44 AM

The Orlando Magic have signed free agent guard Rodney Purvis.

Orlando’s roster now stands at 20 players.

Purvis (6’4”, 205, 2/14/94) played in 137 career games (100 starts) during four years at both North Carolina State (2012-13) and the University of Connecticut (2014-17), averaging 11.6 ppg., 3.0 rpg. and 1.8 apg. in 29.1 minpg. Last season, he appeared in 33 games (32 starts), averaging 13.8 ppg., 4.2 rpg., 2.5 apg. and 1.03 stlpg. in 36.9 minpg. As a sophomore (2014-15), Purvis led the Huskies in scoring during the postseason, averaging 17.8 ppg., and was named to the 2015 American Athletic Conference’s All-Tournament Team.

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Magic Hire Tracy McGrady As Special Assistant To Alex Martins

Oct 6, 2017 9:39 AM

The Orlando Magic have hired Tracy McGrady as a special assistant to CEO Alex Martins.

McGrady grew up near the new Lakeland Magic G League franchise and he'll help promote that venture. 

McGrady will also be around to work Magic players and coaches both on and off the court.

The Magic traded McGrady in 2004 after the relationship became strained but it had been repaired over the years.

Mike Bianchi, Josh Robbins/Orlando Sentinel

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Adreian Payne Suffers Broken Hand

Oct 4, 2017 9:02 PM

Adreian Payne suffered a fractured fourth metacarpal in his left hand.

His return to play will depend on how the injury heals and how he responds to treatment.

Payne (6’10”, 237, 2/19/91) signed a two-way contract with Orlando on August 21. He did not play in the Magic’s preseason opener on October 2 at Memphis.

Payne appeared in 18 games last season with Minnesota, averaging 3.5 ppg. and 1.8 rpg. in 7.5 minpg. He also spent time with the Erie BayHawks of the NBA G League. 

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RealGM Radio: East Over-Unders With Arturo Galletti

Sep 21, 2017 12:43 AM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Arturo Galletti (@AmericanNumbers) continue their annual tradition of breaking down the over/under lines for the Eastern Conference.

They go through over/unders and other relevant odds for the Bulls (2:38), Hawks (8:04), Nets (12:18), Knicks (16:42), Pacers (23:09), Magic (30:03), Pistons (37:10), 76ers (44:03), Hornets (57:50), Heat (1:03:04), Bucks (1:08:44), Wizards (1:22:04), Raptors (1:28:30), Cavs (1:35:52) and Celtics (1:52:18).

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Magic Name David Tenney High Performance Director

Sep 20, 2017 3:30 PM

The Orlando Magic have named David Tenney high performance director.

One of Major League Soccer’s most respected and progressive minds in sports science, Tenney joins the Magic after spending nine seasons (2009-17) with the Seattle Sounders FC. He served as high performance director for the 2017 season after previous seasons as sports science & performance manager (2015-16) and head fitness coach (2009-14). While with Seattle, the Sounders were MLS Cup Champions in 2016, won the U.S. Open Cup for four successive years (2009-12) and made the playoffs eight consecutive years. Prior to joining the Sounders, Tenney served as both fitness and goalkeeper coach with Sporting Kansas City for two seasons (2007-08).

Before his time in MLS, Tenney held the same dual role of goalkeeper coach & head fitness coach with the George Mason University men’s and women’s teams for two seasons (2004-06). In 2006, George Mason advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 12 years.

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Dwight Howard: I Never Recovered From Dwightmare Period
Dwight Howard's future with the Magic and long dragged out exit dominated the NBA landscape in 2012 and he feels like the period has continued to plague his career five years later.

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Magic Promote Jay Hernandez, Matt Hill To Assistant Coach
Jay Hernandez enters his fourth season with the Orlando Magic and first as assistant coach.

Magic Re-Sign Damjan Rudez
Damjan Rudez appeared in 45 games last season with the Magic.

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RealGM Radio: Southeast Division With Mike Prada, Adi Joseph
Host Danny Leroux, Mike Prada of SB Nation and Adi Joseph of For The Win break down the Southeast Division.

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Rodney Purvis Signs Deal With Magic
Rodney Purvis played two games in Summer League with the Jazz.

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Magic Sign Adreian Payne To Two-Way Contract
Adreian Payne appeared in 18 games last season with Minnesota, averaging 3.5 ppg. and 1.8 rpg. in 7.5 minpg.

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Adetunji Adedipe Named Assistant GM Of Lakeland Magic
Adetunji Adedipe is in his third season with the Magic organization.

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Magic Sign Troy Caupain To Camp Deal
Troy Caupain played five games in Summer League with the Raptors.

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Lakeland Magic Hire Anthony Parker As GM, Stan Heath As Head Coach
Anthony Parker has spent the last five seasons as a scout with the Orlando Magic.

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Magic Waive Marcus Georges-Hunt
Marcus Georges-Hunt was signed as a free agent by Orlando in April.

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Magic Sign Marreese Speights


Magic Sign Khem Birch
Khem Birch played in Greece last season, appearing in 37 games with Olympiacos, averaging 7.3 ppg. and 5.6 rpg. in 18.0 minpg.

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Arron Afflalo Agrees Upon One-Year Deal With Magic
Arron Afflalo signed a two-year, $25 million deal with Sacramento in 2016.

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Magic Sign Wesley Iwundu To Three-Year, $4.1M Deal
Orlando selected Wesley Iwundu No. 33 overall out of Kansas State.

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Magic Discussing Contract With Marreese Speights
The Magic are holding contract talks with Marreese Speights.

Josh Robbins/Orlando Sentinel

Jonathon Simmons Agrees To Three-Year, $18M Deal With Magic
Jonathon Simmons' deal has $13.3 million in guaranteed money.

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Jonathon Simmons Agrees To Three-Year Deal With Magic
Jonathon Simmons joined the Magic one day after the Spurs rescinded their qualifying offer.

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Magic To Waive C.J. Watson
The Magic will waive C.J. Watson.

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Shelvin Mack Agrees To Two-Year, $12M Deal With Magic
Shelvin Mack will give the Magic depth at point guard behind Elfrid Payton.

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Magic Waive Stephen Zimmerman
The Magic have waived Stephen Zimmerman.

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