Press Releases | Magic Basketball - Part 9

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Jul 11

Magic acquire Gustavo Ayon from New Orleans

Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images Via Orlando Magic press release: The Orlando Magic have acquired forward-center Gustavo Ayon from New Orleans in exchange for forward Ryan Anderson in a sign-and-trade deal, General Manager Rob Hennigan announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deal are not disclosed. Ayon (6’10”, 245, 4/1/85) played in …

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Jul 03

Magic announce roster for 2012 AirTran Airways Orlando Pro Summer League

Via Orlando Magic press release: The Orlando Magic will host the AirTran Airways Orlando Pro Summer League at the team’s practice court at the Amway Center from July 9-13, 2012. The 20-game event will feature the Magic, Brooklyn Nets, Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers, Utah Jazz, Oklahoma City Thunder, Indiana Pacers and Detroit Pistons. Due to …

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Jun 29

Magic select Kyle O’Quinn in second round of 2012 NBA Draft

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images Via Orlando Magic press release: The Orlando Magic selected forward-center Kyle O’Quinn in the second round (49th overall) of the 2012 NBA Draft. O’Quinn (6’10”, 240, 3/26/90) appeared in 129 career games at Norfolk State University, averaging 12.5 ppg., 8.5 rpg. and 2.2 bpg. in 27.3 mpg. and shot .553 (610-1,104) from …

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Jun 28

Magic select Andrew Nicholson in first round of 2012 NBA Draft

Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images Via Orlando Magic press release: The Orlando Magic selected forward Andrew Nicholson in the first round (19th overall) of the 2012 NBA Draft. Nicholson (6’9”, 250, 12/8/89) appeared in 123 career games at St. Bonaventure University, averaging 17.1 ppg., 7.2 rpg. and 1.98 bpg. in 29.9 mpg. and shot .575 …

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Jun 28

Magic extend qualifying offer to Ryan Anderson

Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images Via Orlando Magic press release: The Orlando Magic have extended a qualifying offer to forward Ryan Anderson, General Manager Rob Hennigan announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deal are not disclosed. By extending a qualifying offer to Anderson prior to the June 30 deadline, Orlando owns …

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Jun 20

Rob Hennigan named Magic general manager

Photo taken by Fernando Medina. Via Orlando Magic press release: Rob Hennigan, who spent the past eight years with two of the NBA’s most successful franchises, has been named General Manager, Orlando Magic Chief Executive Officer Alex Martins announced today. “It is with great enthusiasm and optimism that we announce Rob Hennigan as our new …

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May 29

Magic waive Von Wafer

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Via Orlando Magic press release: The Orlando Magic have announced that the team has waived guard Von Wafer. Wafer (6’5”, 209, 7/21/85) appeared in 33 games (one start) with Orlando this season, averaging 5.9 ppg. and 1.4 rpg. in 14.2 mpg. He also played in one playoff game, …

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May 23

Dwight Howard named to NBA’s All-Defensive First Team

Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images Via Orlando Magic press release: Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard was named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team for the fourth consecutive season, the NBA announced today. This marks Howard’s fifth overall NBA All-Defensive selection (2007-08 Second Team). Joining Howard (41 points) on the NBA All-Defensive First …

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May 21

Magic fire Stan Van Gundy; part ways with Otis Smith

Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images Via Orlando Magic press release: Orlando Magic Chief Executive Officer Alex Martins announced today that Stan Van Gundy has been relieved of his duties as head coach. In addition President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Otis Smith and the organization have mutually agreed to part ways. “On …

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May 04

Ryan Anderson wins NBA’s Most Improved Player award

Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images Via an Orlando Magic press release: Ryan Anderson of the Orlando Magic is the winner of the 2011-12 Kia NBA Most Improved Player Award, the NBA announced today. The annual award is presented to a player who has made a significant improvement from the previous season. Anderson received 260 of …

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