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The 5 most important stretches of the Orlando Magic's 2020 season The Orlando Magic have their road map now. The path back to the playoffs is laid with the release of their 2020 schedule. All the particulars are easy enough to decipher. There will be 82 games with the attendant back-to-backs, West Coast trips and the like.
Aaron Gordon Convinced He Has ‘Gotten A Lot Better In The Post’ Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon admits he was hesitant to work on his post-game earlier in his career; however, upon learning that the team needed a reliable player on the block, Gordon worked on his game. Now, he's convinced that he has improved in that area.
Aaron Gordon Believes Consistency, Steve Clifford Give Orlando A ‘Big Edge’ Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon is extremely excited for the upcoming season. After their late surge last season that saw them make it to the playoffs as a seventh seed, the 23-year-old high-flyer wants the team to continue where they left off. The expectations for the Magic has been raised, but Gordon isn't pressured.
Aaron Gordon Wants Magic To ‘Want More’ Heading Into 2019-20 Season High-flying forward Aaron Gordon feels that way too, but he also said that in order for them to take the next step, they need to have a sense of urgency, to want more.
Shaquille O'Neal: Ranking Shaq's 3 best teammates of all-time As soon as Anfernee Penny Hardaway debuted for the Orlando Magic in the 1993-94 season, O'Neal's sophomore campaign, the two clicked right away. Hardaway was a 6-foot-7 point guard that had amazing handles for his size, good court vision, and a knack to score the basketball.
Statistical models think the Orlando Magic could be the team to make the leap The Orlando Magic were a true surprise. Before the season began, nobody had them making the playoffs. The question for this year is what comes next? With a playoff berth behind them, much the same roster back, an identity carved out and young players poised to improve, the expectations for the Magic are racing ahead.
Aaron Gordon's Strong Work Ethic On Display This Offseason ORLANDO - Aaron Gordon is so committed to his craft and dedicated to growing his game over his offseasons that he considers his best vacation of this summer to be his trips from his childhood home in Northern California back to Orlando. "You know me, I work hard, but I play hard, too," Gordon said with a sarcastic chuckle.
Magic maintain patience as former Sixers No. 1 pick Markelle Fultz continues to work toward return As the start of training camp draws closer for the Orlando Magic, point guard Markelle Fultz continues to recover from the Thoracic Outlet Syndrome issue in his right shoulder that forced him to miss nearly all of last season. Fultz was acquired last season in a trade deadline deal with the Philadelphia 76ers, who picked Fultz No.
Markelle Fultz Gets Surprising Endorsement from Orlando Magic Front Office Markelle Fultz gets endorsement from Orlando Magic President Jeff Weltman. Heavy.com's Brandon 'Scoop B' Robinson breaks it down.
Canadian hoops team loses to Australia in World Cup tuneup A day after blowing out Australia, the Canadian men's national team lost 81-73 in a hoops exhibition in Perth. Montreal's Khem Birch, of the Orlando Magic, led Canada with 18 points, Toronto's Oshae Brissett added 14, and Ajax's Kaza Kajami-Keane had 11.
The Orlando Magic should not rely on late-season heroics in 2020 That likely will be the case in 2020. True, there is a little reprieve for Orlando. The other seven of those final 27 games are against teams ostensibly in full rebuild mode. Also, the top three teams favored to win the championship next season are off this portion of the schedule.
Report: Cavs Sign Former Orlando Magic Swingman to 1-Year Deal The Cleveland Cavaliers' quiet offseason made some noise on Friday with the signing of free agent forward Jarell Martin to a one-year deal. The 25-year-old Martin was selected in the first round of the 2015 NBA Draft out of Louisiana State University by the Memphis Grizzlies, the 25th player taken overall.
Magic's Markelle Fultz still has no timetable for return The waiting game continues for Orlando Magic guard Markelle Fultz. Speaking this week with Roy Perry of the Orlando Sentinel, Magic president of basketball operations Jeff Weltman said that the 21-year-old is making good progress but still has no timetable for a return.
Franchise fantasy draft for the best all-time Orlando Magic team The order was then reversed each round. Shaquille O'Neal - 1993-94 season. Tracy McGrady - 2002-03 season. Penny Hardaway - 1995-96 season. Dwight Howard - 2010-11 season. Rashard Lewis - 2008-09 season. Nikola Vucevic - 2018-19 season. Steve Francis - 2004-05 season.
3 reasons the Orlando Magic should be on National TV more The Orlando Magic were slighted with few National TV appearances. Here are three reasons why they should be playing in more of these games. The NBA schedul…
Evan Fournier leads France over Nikola Vuceivc, Montenegro Qualify for the World Cup itself. That group included Magic guard DaQuan Jeffries. Jeffries earned his way into a training camp invite with a strong run through Summer League. And with Chuma Okeke still unsigned - and perhaps taking a redshirt year - there is a chance DaQuan Jeffries can make the roster this year.
Markelle Fultz still has no timetable for return Orlando Magic guard Markelle Fultz still has no timetable for a return, president Jeff Weltman said this week.
Cavaliers Rumors: Ex-Grizzlies, Magic PF Jarell Martin Signs 1-Year Contract The Cleveland Cavaliers are taking a chance on 2015 first-round pick Jarell Martin and have signed him to a one-year, non-guaranteed deal, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Friday. Martin was drafted by Memphis at 25th overall out of LSU, and he played for the Grizzlies from 2015 to 2018.
Cavaliers Sign Jarell Martin To One-Year Contract The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed 25-year-old Jarell Martin to a one-year contract, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. The forward spent last season with the Orlando Magic. Martin's non-guaranteed deal will give him an opportunity to crack the rotation of incoming head coach John Beilien.
Scouting the Enemy: Orlando Magic Even though they lost to the Raptors in five games in the first round, the taste of the playoffs was enough to satisfy the fanbase. Well, instead of just enjoying a drink of it, they took the whole damn bottle, taking in as much mediocrity as possible.
Magic's Jonathan Isaac takes pride in inspiring youth to win at life Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac spent part of this week talking basketball with young players. Isaac also used the time to paint a broader picture about life to them, with the gist of his message being that hard work and determination can take you wherever you want to go.
Ex-No. 1 pick Markelle Fultz making progress - TSN.ca 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz is continuing to make progress as he recovers from a right shoulder injury, Orlando Magic president Jeff Weltman told Roy Parry of the Orlando Sentinel. However, Weltman said there is no specific timetable for when he could make a return to game-action.
Friday is Orlando Magic Day on NBATV The Orlando Magic will be front and center on NBATV on Friday as the network dedicates the day to some of the team's classic and most memorable games. It i…
Magic Coach Steve Clifford Says Jonathan Isaac Has 'Had A Great Offseason' Orlando Magic head coach Steve Clifford believes forward Jonathan Isaac is primed for a big 2019-20 season. Isaac, who was part of the Team USA Select Team which trained with USA Basketball's National Team, has gone from 209 pounds at the close of the 2018-19 season to 234 pounds this summer.
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