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There are European players in the NBA who had a long career and were constantly moving from team to team and others who were identified with only one franchise. What’s you dream? Nikola Vucevic: “If everything goes as I hope they will, it will be a great pleasure and joy to stay for many years in Orlando. We have a young team, full of potential and ambitions. We have a great support by our fans and our city. Our owner is great, the general manager and the coach, everyone. For me everything is perfect in Orlando. If we can make a deal for my extension for many more season, then yes, I would love to fight for my dreams as a player of Orlando Magic”. EuroHoops.net

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The Orlando Magic joins Magic center Nikola Vucevic in his efforts to raise funds for flood victims in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, both countries neighbor Vucevic’s hometown of Montenegro, by donating $5,000 to the Red Cross. Vucevic will also make a monetary donation to the Red Cross to assist in the Balkan Floods’ relief efforts. “It is during times like these we must all band together to help others,” said Magic center Nikola Vucevic. “I thank the Magic for their support in these efforts.” NBA.com

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One of the biggest decisions the Orlando Magic will have to make this offseason pertains to their starting center, Nik Vucevic. From July 10 through Oct. 31, the Magic will have the opportunity to extend Vucevic's rookie-scale contract beyond the 2014-15 season. On Thursday, Vucevic said he's interested in remaining with the franchise. "I'd love to stay in Orlando," Vucevic said. "I like it here a lot. I like the team. I like what we have going here. I like the coaches. I like everything. So I'd love to stay here, but I guess we should talk about that when the time comes." Orlando Sentinel

Team officials likely won't make a decision whether to pursue extensions with Vucevic and Harris at least until team officials see how the upcoming free agency period impacts their salary cap situation. Plus, the Magic don't need to reach extensions with Vucevic or Harris. The team can submit qualifying offers to Vucevic and Harris, and that move would make Vucevic and Harris restricted free agents following the 2014-15 season. The Magic would have the right to match any offer sheet that Vucevic or Harris might sign during the summer of 2015. Orlando Sentinel

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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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