HoopsHype Nikola Vucevic rumors

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Vucevic, who went into Saturday’s game in Utah third on the team in scoring (14 ppg.) and first in rebounding (10.8 rpg.), said he addressed his teammates Friday at practiced and apologized for getting thrown out of the game. Vucevic said in the future he will focus more on his play and worry less about the officiating. ``I apologized to them that it wasn’t smart on my part, which it wasn’t,’’ he said. ``I learned from it. I kind of got carried away. I even surprised myself because I really don’t do that. I just need to focus on what happens with the team and what I can control.’’ NBA.com

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When asked how his players remain motivated despite constant losing, Vaughn said, “The good thing is twice a month they receive something in their bank account and they’re professionals and the good thing is I’ll continue to push them. These guys want to be coached. And they want to be pushed to greatness and that’s what you tap into, and that’s what you push them toward each single day.” The consensus is the Magic won’t be down much longer. Harris, Harkless, Nikola Vucevic, and the splendid Victor Oladipo are all 23 or under, and the Magic are likely to select in the top five of this year’s fruitful draft. Boston Globe

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The Magic can extend center Nik Vucevic's contract at season's end, and Vooch tells me, "I'd love to be in Orlando for a while." Here comes a curveball: If the Magic land the No. 1 pick in the draft, do they select Kansas big man Joel Embiid when they have Vooch? Orlando Sentinel

Hennigan says he hasn't tackled Vucevic's contract situation, but adds, "We believe in Nik. We hope to have him here." Orlando Sentinel

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"For a crash like that, I was lucky," he said. "It's very scary. You don't know if you're going to live or die. "It makes you look at life differently, not take things for granted. It makes you think about a lot of things. You try to appreciate life more." Vucevic and his father were returning from a youth basketball camp in the mountain resort town of Kolasin in Montenegro, heading to their home in the coastal city of Bar, as the train suddenly sped uncontrollably down the tracks. Court records stated later that the brakes had failed. Orlando Sentinel

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The Orlando Magic remain without a pair of starters for its matchup with the Chicago Bulls. Magic coach Jacque Vaughn says guard Arron Afflalo is out for the third straight game with a strained right foot, and center Nik Vucevic is missing his fifth straight game on Wednesday recovering from a concussion. Vaughn says Vucevic is still going through the NBA concussion protocol and Afflalo is feeling better, but is still not ready to play. Oklahoman

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