Orlando Magic Rumors
Everyone, include Vucevic himself, knows that he has yet to show his best at a FIBA EuroBasket. He’s ready for that to change later this year, when Montenegro face the Pau Gasol-led Spain, Hungary, Romania, Croatia and the Czech Republic in Group C. “I’m excited about it,” he said to FIBA.com. “I want to help the national team have a great campaign. On a personal level, I have great expectations, too. In 2011, I was so young and I was there mostly to gain experience at senior level.
“This summer I want to compete at my best level and I am going to have a great opportunity to have nice match-ups against guys like the Gasol brothers, the big men from Croatia and Jan Vesely (Czech Republic) for example. That is going to be fun and very competitive, I am looking forward to it.” Montenegro, much like Vucevic, have not shown their best level at the two EuroBaskets they have played in. Vucevic believes that can change this year.
The Orlando Magic’s search process for a new top basketball executive could extend until the end of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ playoff run, which would allow Orlando to gauge the interest of general manager David Griffin, league sources told The Vertical. The Magic are researching multiple possible candidates to replace former GM Rob Hennigan, but the possibility of Griffin does intrigue Orlando CEO Alex Martins and top Magic officials, league sources said. Griffin’s contract expires at the end of the season and talks on a new contract with Cavaliers ownership have been stalled for months, league sources said. There’s an increasing belief among league executives that Griffin could be lured away from Cleveland, league sources said.
Your name was written under the ‘Hybrid Free Agency’ category on the now-famous Orlando Magic board. Did you see it? Jonas Jerebko: My uncle and my dad follow that stuff and they sent it to me. To be honest, I’ve played in the NBA for a while and I’m pretty sure all the teams have those boards. Yes, my name was there but I’m hoping my name is on a few other lists too.