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October 22, 2014 Updates

In two seasons with Orlando, the Montenegrin center has averaged 13.6 points and 11.5 rebounds per game. “It means a lot to me that they brought me here first, gave me a chance to play, gave me a chance to prove myself and believed in me through tough times,” Vucevic said. “I’m very happy for that. It means a lot for my confidence. . . . “I’m very excited. I’m very happy. Hopefully, we can finalize everything very soon.” Orlando Sentinel

October 21, 2014 Updates

After attracting interest from Houston, Miami, San Antonio and Orlando in the off-season, Hill expressed gratitude over the Lakers granting him a relatively expensive two-year, $18 million deal. “I’m glad to be wanted,” Hill said. Yet, the Lakers have an option on his second season. That puts the onus on Hill to ensure he no longer relives last season’s frustration. “Last year, I was thinking too much about playing,” Hill said. “If I messed up, I wondered if I would see the floor again. Right now, Byron is relying on me and I’m one of his guys. That really builds more confidence in me to come out this year and play my game.” Los Angeles Daily News

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

 

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