Orlando Magic Rumors
McGrady, now an ESPN analyst and a special assistant to Magic CEO Alex Martins, was asked what the Magic need to do over the next year or two to improve. “You have to make it appealing for free agents to come here, and that’s the draft,” McGrady answered. “You have to discover great talent through the draft, and hopefully that talent develops like a Ben Simmons or a Joel Embiid. If you could put that together, then free agents will want to come here.”
“We don’t want the guys to come here where you offer them a certain amount of money [more] than another team and they go for this team because the money is there. Those type of guys you don’t really want a part of your franchise because they’re just money-chasing. As a player, hey, go for the money. But at the same time, you want guys that are passionate about playing the game and doing it for the team.”
Josh Robbins: Jonathan Isaac and Aaron Gordon have played a total of 67 minutes together this season. Frank Vogel wants to experiment with that pairing to see how they fare together on both ends of the floor. Vogel envisions an Isaac/Gordon tandem as potentially elite defensively.
Josh Robbins: Tracy McGrady on what could’ve happened if he had remained with the Magic: “There’s a lot of what could have beens with my career. But, no, I don’t look back on it. I relish the times that I did have here.”
Josh Robbins: Tracy McGrady on Doc Rivers telling Tim Duncan during Duncan’s free agency courtship that significant others weren’t allowed on the Magic team plane: “I just found this out over the All-Star break. I had no idea. No idea. Doc Rivers, man? You wait till I see him.”