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October 20, 2014 Updates
October 19, 2014 Updates

Drew, a 24-year-old journeyman hoping to make the Sixers’ roster, and Aaron, a 19-year-old prized rookie for the Magic, were on the same court together at the NBA level on Saturday night in Allentown, Pa. The two were first on the floor together late in the first quarter, but weren’t guarding each other because of their position differences. Saturday’s game marked a moment that the two highly competitive brothers have dreamed of and discussed since they used to battle in the backyard of their San Jose, Calif., home years ago. Drew got the upper hand on Saturday, scoring 16 points and grabbing six rebounds in Philadelphia’s 95-84 defeat of the Magic. Aaron, who played extended minutes the night before in a defeat of Detroit, played just five minutes on Saturday and did not score. ``I’m really proud of (Drew) because he’s going through a lot of trials in his life and to see him out there with a NBA jersey on, it means a lot to me,’’ Aaron said. NBA.com

Still, if O’Quinn can add a long-range shot to his arsenal, it would have a beneficial impact for the Magic — and for O’Quinn. “It could open up a lot of things,” O’Quinn said. “Number one, me and Vooch [center Nik Vucevic] might see more minutes together. We won’t just clog the paint. He’s a better finisher in the paint, a better post-up player. So if we let him have the paint, it’s probably to our advantage. And it may give me a couple more minutes because I’m not sitting on top of him, crowding his space. So I could space out, I guess, and help out the spacing of the team.” The Magic recognize the value of a stretch 4. Orlando Sentinel

October 17, 2014 Updates
October 15, 2014 Updates

That relationship is no less important in NBA 2K15's MyCareer mode. A veteran teammate takes on the mentor role with your digital self and serves as a sounding board, self-esteem builder, and occasionally as a reality check. That mentor -- if you're playing for the Suns, anyway -- is Markieff Morris. Originally, Morris revealed, that role was reserved for eight-year veteran Channing Frye. Once he signed with Orlando in the offseason, however, 2K Sports turned to the now longest-tenured Phoenix Sun for the job. "It was a lot of fun," Morris said. "It took about four hours. I sat in front of my TV, and the set up headphones and put all these cameras in front of me. I just talked and gave them facial expressions and they recorded everything." NBA.com

October 14, 2014 Updates

Magic point guard Luke Ridnour said Monday he will seriously begin assessing how much longer he will play after this season. "It all goes by so fast," he said of his career, now in its 12th season. "My family is the most important thing. . . . After this [season,] I'll just take it season to season." Orlando Sentinel

Magic power forward Channing Frye, recovering from a sprained knee that has caused him to miss his third preseason game, says his knee is coming along. "It feels better every day," said Frye, who sustained the injury during an Oct. 2 scrimmage when he collided with a teammate. "I was kind of a freak thing and since I've never had this type of injury, it's tough to assess what's going on." Orlando Sentinel

October 13, 2014 Updates
October 12, 2014 Updates

Things were so awkward and uncomfortable in Charlotte that Gordon agreed to be waived late last season by the then-Bobcats. With the Gordon’s new team, the Magic (2-0), heading back to Charlotte for Monday’s exhibition game, the 31-year-okld shooting guard is delighted have a clean slate in Orlando. ``(The struggles in Charlotte) bothered me a lot while I was there. Obviously, I was happy to be out of that situation,’’ Gordon said. ``It’s behind me now. It’s just one of those things that happens and you try to learn from it and I’m just moving on.’’ NBA.com

Gordon likely will collect most of his points this season in the same fashion: by running the floor and through hustle plays. What excites Magic executives and coaches, though, is Gordon's skill as a defender. They regard him as a potential lockdown defender on the wing, and they love that Gordon views himself that way, too. Team officials believe a youngster's shooting can be developed. Orlando Sentinel

October 7, 2014 Updates
October 6, 2014 Updates

Projected regular-season starters Victor Oladipo and Channing Frye are out indefinitely after suffering sprained knee ligaments, Orlando Magic coach Jacque Vaughn said Monday. Oladipo, a second-year guard, sprained the medial collateral ligament in his right knee after landing awkwardly during a scrimmage on Friday. Frye, a free agent pickup, suffered the same injury in his left knee during a scrimmage. Both players will miss Tuesday's preseason opener against Miami. ESPN.com

Oladipo suffered the injury when he landed following a play at the rim during a scrimmage Friday, but Oladipo completed the scrimmage. He was scheduled to practice on Saturday, but the team sent him to have an MRI because his knee was sore. The MRI revealed the sprain. “It’s tough,” Oladipo said a few minutes ago. “But, again, it’s a part of basketball. It happens. At the end of the day, I’ve just got to figure out how to stay close to my team and get better away from the court, whether it be watching film or watching the games or just improving myself mentally. It’s going to be huge.” Orlando Sentinel

 

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