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December 22, 2014 Updates
December 21, 2014 Updates

The comfort Fournier has gained in Orlando doesn’t mean he was eager to leave Denver. “I was so mad [after the trade], I was upset,” he said. “But I think it’s human, when you’re traded I don’t think you realize what’s going on. It’s just, ‘Oh, they don’t want me anymore.’ After two or three hours I talked to my agent and I realized it was a great trade for me against a guy [Afflalo] that averaged 18 points a game, so it means I have some value. So I was very excited.” Boston Globe

December 20, 2014 Updates

Vucevic, Fournier’s closest friend on the team, said he was impressed by the toughness displayed by the Frenchman. For Fournier to miss only the time it took to get the stitches, Vucevic said it shows the third-year guard’s dedication to his teammates. ``He didn’t (back off) and he was very aggressive. (Him possibly shying away from contact) was on my mind too because it’s only normal when you have an injury like that to be less aggressive, but he still had a couple of nice dunks and drives,’’ Vucevic said. ``He’s a tough guy to come back in Toronto and Boston and he didn’t take any time off even though it was a big cut. It could have been a big issue and it shows that he’s tough and he’s committed to this team. ``I guess I can’t really talk trash about his ponytail anymore.’’ NBA.com

December 17, 2014 Updates
December 14, 2014 Updates

Just a couple nights ago Orlando lost at the buzzer on a Bradley Beal alley-oop. Saturday night the Magic were down one with 3.4 seconds to go after Tobias Harris split a pair of free throws (then forced a Hawks miss). They inbounded the ball to Tobias Harris out top, who drives left and goes up at the elbow, draining the rainbow. NBCSports.com

December 11, 2014 Updates

"I think Kyle O'Quinn has a bright future in this league," Gortat said before his Washington Wizards played the Magic at the Amway Center on Wednesday. "He's just got to continue to work on everything he does, and obviously he can knock down some shots from outside. He's a physical big man who can rebound the ball, but at the end of the day, he has to get inside, play something on the post and try to fight. "Having a guy like Nik Vucevic on the team kind of reminds me of the same situation like I had with Dwight Howard. I just wish him all the best." Orlando Sentinel

December 9, 2014 Updates

If only T-Mac could find a team that agrees with him. Even Williams, who fondly remembers the back-to-back NBA scoring titles McGrady had for his Magic a decade ago, sighs softly when asked about the comeback. "Tracy has milked every bit of basketball talent out of his body," Williams says. "There's nothing left." Bleacher Report

December 8, 2014 Updates
December 7, 2014 Updates

His agents no doubt will remind league executives about that number when he becomes a restricted free agent in July. Because he'll be only 25 years old and because he plays two positions — including center, where there is a dearth of talent — he could command a big payday. "I approach it the same way as if I knew how much I'll make next year," O'Quinn said. "I'm big on my faith, and I think God has a plan for me. And whatever happens, happens." Orlando Sentinel

December 5, 2014 Updates
December 4, 2014 Updates

Add to your collection of Orlando Magic memorabilia on Saturday, Dec. 6 at the team’s holiday garage sale. There will be plenty of items on sale, including Magic autographed mementos, game-worn attire, player photos and Amway Center collectibles. The proceeds from all purchases will benefit the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation. From youth education and housing programs to health programs focused on preventing childhood obesity, OMYF is dedicated to helping underprivileged kids in Central Florida. NBA.com

December 3, 2014 Updates
December 1, 2014 Updates

But when Silver was asked Wednesday on SiriusXM NBA Radio if the league had the authority to step in and stop the Sixers from losing on purpose, he suggested that he does not possess that authority. "Would the league step in and do what?" Silver said. "There's no magic bullet from the league office." CBSSports.com

November 29, 2014 Updates

At some point the Magic will need to re-establish Victor Oladipo's role. A current NBA coach, a former NBA coach and a current league scout tell me what he's not: Oladipo's not a point guard. It's not a surprising opinion. And it's not news to the Magic, who drafted a point guard in June after experimenting with Victor at the position last season. Orlando Sentinel


Two dominant big men and a couple of flashy perimeter players top the Magic's list.


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