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The Magic will look to move little side pieces like Andrew Nicholson and Maurice Harkless, though it wouldn’t be a shocker if a front office that might be in some danger searches for something juicier. The Bulls and Spurs have assets in the cupboard, but neither has much record of in-season go-for-it deals. I could see the Bucks trying to dump Ersan Ilyasova, even if he’s the only traditional power forward left on the roster. Grantland

February 15, 2015 Updates

Orlando’s Victor Oladipo’s first dunk at the NBA Dunk Contest was incredible, but he virtually ensured himself a 50 with the style points he earned after coming to the court wearing a fake tux and singing “New York, New York.” Oladipo then threw down a 540 dunk that no one has ever seen before. For The Win

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Magic center Nikola Vucevic had hoped to make the Eastern Conference team as an injury replacement, but those hopes were scuttled when Commissioner Adam Silver selected Kyle Korver to replace Dwyane Wade. Vucevic now is scrambling to find something to do over the break. "I honestly didn't plan anything because I was hoping to maybe make the All-Star [team], so I didn't want to jinx it," he said. "I was just kind of waiting, so I have to make some plans right now, I guess. The good thing is we live in Florida, so I can drive anywhere to the beach and just relax for two or three days and come back here." Orlando Sentinel

Victor Oladipo will donate a portion of his dunk contest earnings to Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis and the Florida Hospital Cancer Institute in Orlando. Orlando Sentinel

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Scott Skiles has been mentioned as a candidate for the Magic job and NBA sources said that the former Orlando point guard, who once dished out 30 assists in a game, is intrigued by the job but wants to wait for the process to hash out. The Magic have struggled defensively and Skiles is known as a defensive-minded coach and a disciplinarian, which may be the best remedy to solve the confounding regression of their younger players. Skiles, who has coached the Suns, Bulls, and Bucks, last coached in Milwaukee but resigned after the Bucks began the 2012-13 season 16-16. In 13 seasons as a coach, Skiles has led teams to playoff berths six times . Boston Globe

“We were trying to get our hands around the inconsistencies we were seeing on the floor,” Magic general manager Rob Hennigan said. “There’s a lot of reasons for that. Jacque is not the only reason for that. We went into the season wanting to see some progress. We just didn’t feel like we were seeing the type of growth that we wanted to see. “There are a lot of factors certainly that go into how teams progress or regress. These rebuilding efforts are very difficult. Oftentimes they are most difficult on the coach. We believe in our players. [But] it’s a young team and it’s a challenge to win in this league when you’re young.” Boston Globe

He had a strong reaction to the firing of Vaughn. Both were on Gregg Popovich’s staff in San Antonio. “I personally think the impatience is completely unrealistic,” Brown said. “When you look at the realities of his roster, he did a good job. There is no hint of patience in that situation, in my humble opinion. Jacque is a friend of mine. I’ve known him for many years and I don’t know what message it sends to anybody. I’m just speaking from a personal standpoint. I’m sorry to see that situation happened.” Boston Globe

Scott’s understanding of Vaughn’s situation runs deep, and rings familiar. He was fired in 2013 in Cleveland amid a rebuilding plan that had not yet hit its zenith. “Sometimes the ownership gets a little antsy,” Scott said. “They tell you it’s a four-year plan all of the sudden it’s a two-year plan and you’re on the outs.” Orange County Register

February 7, 2015 Updates

THE TOP 50 PLAYERS IN MAGIC HISTORY

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

   

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