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Aug 20

How good can Evan Fournier become?

Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images In late June, the Orlando Magic traded a proven player and their leading scorer to the Denver Nuggets for, essentially, two unknowns, which in most cases isn’t a smart move. With the 56th overall pick in the 2014 draft, which was included in the trade, the Magic acquired Devyn …

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Aug 13

Analyzing how Channing Frye fits with the Magic

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images The Orlando Magic are being patient with their rebuild, which is a good sign for Magic fans (even if they are growing restless). It’s going to take time for the Magic to construct a roster that mirrors anything like the one that made them title contenders in the …

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Aug 04

The end of an era

Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images From 2007 to 2012, the Orlando Magic were a powerhouse in the Eastern Conference. Over those five seasons, they won 65.7 percent of their regular season games, represented the Eastern Conference in the NBA Finals once, raised three Southeast Division banners, and posted a playoff record of 31-28 …

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Jul 11

Grades: Orlando Magic 96, Detroit Pistons 87

Photo by Fernando Medina/Orlando Magic   Orlando Magic 96 Final Recap | Box Score 87 Detroit Pistons Victor Oladipo 7-17 FG | 7-10 FT | 5 REB | 4 AST | 22 PTS | +12 ‘Dipo bullied his way to the rim and played great defense. Despite forcing a few contested jump shots early on, …

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Jul 07

Grades: Orlando Magic 87, Houston Rockets 69

Photo by Fernando Medina/Orlando Magic   Orlando Magic 87 Final Recap | Box Score 69 Houston Rockets Elfrid Payton 5-5 FG | 2-4 FT | 8 REB | 9 AST | 12 PTS | +12 The negative: He committed a few baffling turnovers in the beginning, one where he practically handed the ball over in …

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Jul 05

Video: Aaron Gordon’s one-handed catch block

Jul 05

Video: Victor Oladipo feeds Aaron Gordon for dunk

Jul 03

Getting to know more about Elfrid Payton

John Raoux, AP Photo If you don’t know who Elfrid Payton is, you’re not alone. Originally projected as a late first round/early second round pick when he declared for the draft, Payton’s stock began to rise at the NBA Draft Combine and then skyrocketed when he worked out for teams. Ultimately, the Magic were the …

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Jul 02

Who is Aaron Gordon and what does he do?

John Raoux, AP Photo On Thursday, the Orlando Magic selected Aaron Gordon with the No. 4 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft to the surprise of many. The general consensus was that the team, in need of a point guard, would select Dante Exum (that need would eventually be filled with the draft day trade …

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Jul 02

Magic sign rookies Aaron Gordon, Elfrid Payton

Photo by Fernando Medina/Getty Images Via Orlando Magic press release: The Orlando Magic have signed rookie forward Aaron Gordon and rookie guard Elfrid Payton, general manager Rob Hennigan announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deals are not disclosed. Gordon was selected by Orlando in the first round (fourth overall) of the 2014 NBA …

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