HoopsHype Orlando Magic Buzz Meter

by HoopsHype - Updated: October 21, 2014 | 03:56 PM - Twitters - Rumors - Roster - Salaries

Josh Robbins

Looks like KMcHale will limit his regulars' minutes Wed night vs the Magic, per @Jonathan Feigen: ht.ly/D7Dd8

Mary Stevens

I'll be answering any questions about the #Magic & anything else #NBA tonight at 7 p.m. EST Drop your questions here: basketballinsiders.com/chat/nba-chat-…

Tom Moore

#Sixers still practicing at the magic hour.

Jeff McDonald

The Magic Johnson award, btw, is meant to signify a star-caliber player who goes above and beyond in cooperation with the media.

Jeff McDonald

Seven minutes of Manu after lengthy NBA meeting, a night after going 1 for 11. How this guy has never won the Magic Johnson award escapes me

John Denton

I will be talking @Orlando Magic basketball on Magic Drive Time w/ @DanteMagic tonight from 5:30-6 pm on 740 AM. Always a well-done show!!!

Mary Stevens

I'll be answering any questions about the #Magic & anything else #NBA tonight at 7 p.m. EST. Drop your Qs here: basketballinsiders.com/chat/nba-chat-…

Raul Barrigon

In the 80's, if one of the two best players went down (Bird&Magic), League would enter disaster mode. Nowadays, you can still be excited.

Josh Robbins

For the second consecutive season, the Magic won't formally name team captains.

Dennis Scott

More work! Preview shows Bobcats oops Hornets and Magic..#Nbatv Smitty and Jared! instagram.com/p/uatQyHABp0/

Jonathan Feigen

Roughly. blog.chron.com/ultimaterocket… MT @Bostonnnnnn: @Jonathan Feigen do rockets take the Heat preseason game semi serious and rest up vs Magic?

Tom Moore

#Sixers shot 2-for-15 from 3-point land in first half after going 3-for-15 Saturday vs. Magic. Down 7 (49-42) to #Nets.

Josh Robbins

Magic notebook: Victor Oladipo's availability for the season opener remains unclear: ht.ly/D4lpA

John Denton

Check out facial expression for @Elfrid Payton when he sees 8yr old fan Dylan Smith dribble in @Orlando Magic Open Practice http://t.co/GOfvEvIZfC

Josh Robbins

My guess -- guess -- is the Magic will be conservative with Victor Oladipo's return. It's not worth rushing him back too soon.

Josh Robbins

Magic won't put timetables on when VOladipo & CFrye will return. But I'd be beyond shocked if Frye is ready for the opener.

John Denton

After going through stretching, sprints & dunks, @Orlando Magic G @Victor Oladipo is held out of scrimmaging. He's riding a bike to stay loose.

Josh Robbins

Well, the first 12 minutes of the #Magic open practice were spent with players stretching and jogging.

John Denton

Nice crowd on hand for @Orlando Magic Open Practice at the Amway Center. http://t.co/9m82ThB98p

Josh Robbins

Maybe 800 people inside Amway Center, with 10 minutes until the Magic begin their open practice.

Evan Dunlap

Magic announce that Dante and Galante will return this week.

Josh Robbins

An obvious point, but the Magic will pick up their 15-16 options on Oladipo, Fournier, Harkless & Nicholson before the 10/31 deadline

David Locke

Last 10 quarters Lakers have been outscored by 90 points. Missing Steve Nash, Jeremy Lin, Nick Young, Ryan Kelly and Magic Johnson & crew

Bill Oram

Wayne Ellington has to play point guard because Steve Nash, Jeremy Lin and Keith Appling are hurt and Magic Johnson is retired.

Josh Robbins

Magic guard Willie Green & Magic asst GM Scott Perry share a mutual respect going back to the 90s: ht.ly/D08NM

Jeff Wade

Features by @townbrad are always great and today's piece on @Bannyrooster28 is must-read. Banister will one day walk out of magic cornfield.

Derek Bodner

#Sixers hold off #Magic in Allentown 95-84. Drew Gordon led the way with 16 points. sbnation.com/e/6766204

Keith Pompey

#Sixers @extraGORDANary32 bests his brother in preseason win over #Magic. @joejulesinq has more at: po.st/snJgMM #NBA #NewMexico

Josh Robbins

Magic notebook: Elfrid Payton faces his first NBA team and the Gordon Brothers face each other (w/video): ht.ly/CYM8K

Josh Robbins

Maurice Harkless' growth has been a positive for the #Magic this preseason. Story w/video: ht.ly/CYLXt

Evan Dunlap

Despite solid showings from Nicholson and O'Quinn, the Magic fell to Philly in preseason action tonight sbnation.com/e/6765194

Evan Dunlap

Magic gave up just 33 in the second half, but still finish well short. 95-84 the final in Allentown.

Evan Dunlap

Willie Green shoots an airball, resulting in a clock violation. Magic could have cut deficit to six with a trey, seven with a deuce.

Evan Dunlap

Magic within single digits now for the first time since the late stages of the first quarter.

John Denton

Shorthanded @Orlando Magic trail @Philadelphia 76ers 77-61 at the end of 3 quarters here in Allentown, PA. PF @Andrew Nicholson has 19 pts for ORL

Evan Dunlap

Magic down 16 at the end of the third. They'll (somehow) still be in this game if they have another 15-point defensive quarter in the fourth

Evan Dunlap

Magic two-guards Evan Fournier and Willie Green are a combined 0-of-11 from the floor for no points.

Evan Dunlap

Magic open the second half on a 15-5 run to draw to within 14.

Josh Robbins

With Orlando trailing 65-45, rookie PG Elfrid Payton is the only Magic player without a negative plus/minus tonight. (He's at zero.)

Paul Garcia

Marco and Manu tried to create some magic in the open court, but it's the preseason, so it didn't quite work like last year

Evan Dunlap

Favorite Magic/Sixers memory, excluding Hedo's playoff 3: ORL beating PHI big 2 yrs ago, prompting postgame Doug Collins existential crisis

Evan Dunlap

Magic can't give up more than, say, 30 points in the second half if they hope to win.

Tom Moore

#Sixers up 24 on #Magic at halftime because they hold a 19-2 edge in points off turnovers and 43-9 bulge in bench scoring. #76ers

Evan Dunlap

Nine of Magic's 12 first-half turnovers of the live-ball variety, by my count.

Evan Dunlap

Sixers over Magic, 62-38, at halftime. Philly shooting 48.9 percent from the floor, 14/16 FTs (87.5 percent)

Evan Dunlap

Shoutout to Magic radio pXp man Dennis Neumann, doing this game solo from Allentown.

John Denton

The "Easton Assassin" Larry Holmes -- a former heavyweight champion of the world -- is sitting courtside for tonight's @Orlando Magic game.

Evan Dunlap

With 5:48 to play in the half, Magic trail Sixers by 14. Harkless, Nicholson, Dedmon only ORL players w/ a field goal.

John Denton

Poor finish to the first quarter leaves the @Orlando Magic down 37-23 to @Philadelphia 76ers PF @Andrew Nicholson playing well with 10 pts on 5-8 shooting.