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Magic Dancer Finalists Announced; Final Auditions Set For Wednesday

By Josh CohenJuly 21, 2017 ORLANDO – The 30 finalists for the 2017-18 Orlando Magic Dance Team selected after Friday’s first round auditions will spend the next several days striving for a spot on the...

NBA Math: Magic Have Third-Best Offseason in East

By Dan SavageJuly 21, 2017 ORLANDO – The NBA offseason movement market has been dominated by big names in the box office this summer. They’ve garnered most of the media buzz and commanded the attention of...

Jonathan Isaac Surprises Magic Youth Academy Basketball Campers

By Josh CohenJuly 20, 2017 ORLANDO — For children looking to improve on the hardwood or simply have fun with the game they love and are passionate about, signing up for any Orlando Magic Youth...

OMYF Spotlight: Orlando Science Center

By Josh CohenJuly 20, 2017 ORLANDO – There’s a growing emphasis on STEM learning in academic circles throughout the United States. The main purpose of STEM, an acronym for the fields of science, technology, engineering...

Shelvin Mack’s Defensive Mindset Should Help Magic

By Josh CohenJuly 18, 2017 ORLANDO — Shelvin Mack knows what it takes to be an elite defensive team. He was part of an Atlanta Hawks team that dramatically changed their identity. In Mack’s final season-and-a-half...

Inspirational Journey Keeps Jonathon Simmons Humble and Hungry

By Josh CohenJuly 18, 2017 ORLANDO — Jonathon Simmons is proof that anything is possible and nobody should give up on their dreams. Not too long ago, Simmons was playing in the American Basketball League (ABL)...

Aspiring Magic Dancers Preparing for Auditions

By Josh CohenJuly 17, 2017 MAITLAND – NBA Summer League – which started on July 1 in Orlando and finished in Las Vegas on July 17 – offered fans an opportunity to watch some of...

Film Room: Examining Jonathon Simmons’ Abilities and Strengths

By Josh CohenJuly 15, 2017 ORLANDO -- Jonathon Simmons plays with incredible hustle, energy, passion and determination. He has a really high motor and is relentless on both ends of the floor. You don’t get...

Magic Sign Free Agent Jonathon Simmons

By John DentonJuly 15, 2017 ORLANDO – Jonathon Simmons’ story, once called the greatest example of perseverance and overcoming the odds in all the NBA by a Western Conference coach, is adding another triumphant chapter. ...

Reports: Magic, Jonathon Simmons Agree to Deal

By John DentonJuly 14, 2017 ORLANDO – Promising to be opportunistic and strategic when assets became available to them, the Orlando Magic sprang into action on Friday and might have secured a valuable wing defender. ...

Film Room: Evan Fournier Count the Bucket, Plus One

By Josh CohenJuly 14, 2017 ORLANDO -- Evan Fournier was much stronger and grittier this past season. One way to quantify it is through his AND-1 rate. While not expected to ever be the type of...

Film Room: EP and AG Have Great Chemistry

By Josh CohenJuly 13, 2017 ORLANDO -- Elfrid Payton and Aaron Gordon have outstanding chemistry. The proof is in the numbers. This past season, Gordon shot 127-of-237 from the field (53.6 percent) and had a 58.4...

Shelvin Mack: “I Can Bring A Winning Attitude”

By John DentonJuly 12, 2017 ORLANDO – Shelvin Mack was a part of a 30-win team as a high school senior, his Butler Bulldogs pulled off a modern-day version of ``Hoosiers’’ by reaching consecutive national...

Film Room: Development of a Stretch Five

By Josh CohenJuly 12, 2017 ORLANDO -- Nikola Vucevic made 23 3-pointers last season – 16 more than in his first five NBA seasons combined. There’s a concerted effort by big men around the league to...

Film Room: The Master of Cutting to the Basket

By Josh CohenJuly 11, 2017 ORLANDO -- The switch to power forward made a huge difference for Aaron Gordon, who averaged 16.4 points and 6.2 rebounds after the position change this past season. The most...

Jonathan Isaac Wants to Grow His Hair Even Longer

By John DentonJuly 11, 2017 ORLANDO – One quick glance at 19-year-old Orlando Magic rookie Jonathan Isaac and your eyes immediately affix on those spindly, Stretch Armstrong-like arms and legs. Next, curiosity leads you...

Orlando Magic Waive C.J. Watson

July 10, 2017 ORLANDO – The Orlando Magic have waived guard C.J. Watson, President of Basketball Operations Jeff Weltman announced today. Watson (6’2”, 175, 4/17/84) appeared in 62 games (nine starts) last season with Orlando,...

Film Room: Shelvin Mack Dependable Defender

By Josh CohenJuly 9, 2017 ORLANDO -- Shelvin Mack is a very physical defender. He uses his strength to his advantage. He’s aggressive, durable and fearless. He does an excellent job knocking opponents off balance...

Orlando Magic Sign Shelvin Mack

July 9, 2017 ORLANDO – The Orlando Magic have signed free agent veteran guard Shelvin Mack, President of Basketball Operations Jeff Weltman announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deal are not disclosed. “Shelvin brings...

Reports: Magic Finalizing Deal with Shelvin Mack

By John DentonJuly 7, 2017 ORLANDO – Promising to be strategic and opportunistic in adding talent to their team, the Orlando Magic appear to have landed their first player in free agency on Friday night. ...

Frank Vogel Ecstatic About Jonathan Isaac’s Potential

By John DentonJuly 7, 2017 ORLANDO – Jonathan Isaac is still three months shy of his 20th birthday and he has the look to match his youth with a bright, fresh-faced smile, the unruly hair...

Summer League Recap: Mavs 83, Pistons 81

By Dan SavageJuly 6, 2017 ORLANDO – The Dallas Mavericks finished the 2017 Mountain Dew Orlando Pro Summer League as the perfect Cinderella story. Despite no high draft picks on their roster, losing some of their...

Jeff Weltman Displaying Great Restraint and Discipline in Free Agency

By John DentonJuly 6, 2017 ORLANDO – In the role of top decision-maker for a team for the first time in his 28-year NBA career, Jeff Weltman easily could have spent the Orlando Magic’s remaining...

2017 Summer League Recap: Pacers 89, Thunder 80

By Josh CohenJuly 6, 2017 ORLANDO – The Indiana Pacers rested Joe Young and T.J. Leaf, the team’s most identifiable players, in their 2017 summer league finale on Thursday. However, that didn’t prevent the rest...

2017 Summer League Recap: Hornets 86, Magic 78

By John DentonJuly 6, 2017 ORLANDO – Charlotte’s only made 3-pointer of Thursday – one that followed 16 consecutive misses from beyond the arc – came at just the right time for the...

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