Orlando Magic Rumors
So essentially, the Magic gave Harkless to the Blazers for nothing. The former 15th overall pick is looking to atone for a pair of disappointing seasons as he joins a team that’s rebuilding with youth after the departure of LaMarcus Aldridge. “Mo was very high on our board a few years ago in the draft,” Portland general manager Neil Olshey said. “We were excited about him. He has a lot of potential. He fits our model right now; he’s an emerging young player. He’s got a lot of talent. “We have a lot of faith in our player development staff and our coaches that guys hit their ceilings, and we know Mo’s not even close to his ceiling at this point. He’s going to get a great opportunity with us to be the player we loved coming out of the draft.”
Former Dayton Flyers guard Jordan Sibert traveled to Florida on Friday and will sign soon with the Orlando Magic, he said. He will compete for a spot on the team during training camp. “New journey. Same mission,” he wrote on Instagram.
Sources close to the process say it is possible that Fournier and the Magic reach a deal before the end of training camp. Both sides seem to be talking the same kinds of valuation, the question is will Fournier take his money now or follow in the footsteps of teammate Tobias Harris and see if the market can push him higher than the Magic’s valuation?
The Canadian Men’s National Team has announced the 13 athletes, who will attend the Tuto Marchand Continental Cup exhibition tournament in Puerto Rico from August 23-26, ahead of the 2015 FIBA Americas Men’s Championship in Mexico City. Roster: Anthony Bennett, Aaron Dorrnekamp, Melvin Ejim, Olivier Hanlan, Brady Heslip, Cory Joseph, Andrew Nicholson, Kelly Olynyk, Dwight Powell, Robert Sacre, Phil Scrubb, Nik Stauskas and Andrew Wiggins.