HoopsHype Nikola Vucevic rumors

April 17, 2014 Updates

One of the biggest decisions the Orlando Magic will have to make this offseason pertains to their starting center, Nik Vucevic. From July 10 through Oct. 31, the Magic will have the opportunity to extend Vucevic's rookie-scale contract beyond the 2014-15 season. On Thursday, Vucevic said he's interested in remaining with the franchise. "I'd love to stay in Orlando," Vucevic said. "I like it here a lot. I like the team. I like what we have going here. I like the coaches. I like everything. So I'd love to stay here, but I guess we should talk about that when the time comes." Orlando Sentinel

Team officials likely won't make a decision whether to pursue extensions with Vucevic and Harris at least until team officials see how the upcoming free agency period impacts their salary cap situation. Plus, the Magic don't need to reach extensions with Vucevic or Harris. The team can submit qualifying offers to Vucevic and Harris, and that move would make Vucevic and Harris restricted free agents following the 2014-15 season. The Magic would have the right to match any offer sheet that Vucevic or Harris might sign during the summer of 2015. Orlando Sentinel

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Vucevic, who went into Saturday’s game in Utah third on the team in scoring (14 ppg.) and first in rebounding (10.8 rpg.), said he addressed his teammates Friday at practiced and apologized for getting thrown out of the game. Vucevic said in the future he will focus more on his play and worry less about the officiating. ``I apologized to them that it wasn’t smart on my part, which it wasn’t,’’ he said. ``I learned from it. I kind of got carried away. I even surprised myself because I really don’t do that. I just need to focus on what happens with the team and what I can control.’’ NBA.com

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When asked how his players remain motivated despite constant losing, Vaughn said, “The good thing is twice a month they receive something in their bank account and they’re professionals and the good thing is I’ll continue to push them. These guys want to be coached. And they want to be pushed to greatness and that’s what you tap into, and that’s what you push them toward each single day.” The consensus is the Magic won’t be down much longer. Harris, Harkless, Nikola Vucevic, and the splendid Victor Oladipo are all 23 or under, and the Magic are likely to select in the top five of this year’s fruitful draft. Boston Globe

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"For a crash like that, I was lucky," he said. "It's very scary. You don't know if you're going to live or die. "It makes you look at life differently, not take things for granted. It makes you think about a lot of things. You try to appreciate life more." Vucevic and his father were returning from a youth basketball camp in the mountain resort town of Kolasin in Montenegro, heading to their home in the coastal city of Bar, as the train suddenly sped uncontrollably down the tracks. Court records stated later that the brakes had failed. Orlando Sentinel

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