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2019 Orlando Magic Player Outlook: Terrence Ross

Terrence Ross has always had a funny career, filling gaps but never reaching his full potential. An injury last year put his career in a new focus. Before I sat down to write this article I checked Instagram, and there was a post from Terrence Ross. It was 11 A.M. on a Wednesday and he […] 2019...

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5 hours ago, Orlando Magic Daily, Orlando Magic

Will Steve Clifford really put Mo Bamba and Nikola Vucevic on the court together?

In a Q&A with John Denton, Clifford said it could actually happen Steve Clifford may have an unexpected solution for his Mo Bamba/Nikola Vucevic juggling act. Rather than juggle them, just put them on the court at the same time. When the Magic drafted Bamba sixth overall, it brought into question...

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7 hours ago, Orlando Pinstriped Post, Orlando Magic

2018-19 Magic Position Preview: Shooting Guards

ORLANDO – For years, Steve Clifford has admired shooting guard Evan Fournier from a distance and marveled at his improve

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19 hours ago, Orlando Magic, Orlando Magic

Steve Clifford is going to experiment with Orlando Magic lineups to find the best offensive mix

The Orlando Magic’s offense is going to be a mystery until they get on the floor. Coach Steve Clifford is going to experiment a bit to find that mix. There are a lot of questions for the Orlando Magic as they piece their roster together and get ready for the 2019 season. As training camp […] Steve...

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20 hours ago, Orlando Magic Daily, Orlando Magic

Orlando Magic: 3 players facing the most pressure in 2018-19

Despite being a young team, a few individuals on the Orlando Magic’s roster come into the 2018-19 season under some pressure. While the Orlando Magic had a decent offseason and drafted another exciting prospect in Mohamed Bamba, only a hardcore fan would believe they have any hopes of making the...

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20 hours ago, Hoops Habit, Orlando Magic

2019 Orlando Magic Player Outlook: Khem Birch

Khem Birch came back to the U.S. to get his NBA shot. He took advantage of the opportunity the Orlando Magic gave him. But the fight begins again. Khem Birch was a bit of a ghost last year. The reports the Orlando Magic would sign Birch came relatively early in the summer, but he would […] 2019...

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23 hours ago, Orlando Magic Daily, Orlando Magic

Did the Orlando Magic dodge a bullet with Isaiah Thomas? 

The Magic reportedly looked into signing Thomas, who is still recovering from injury Orlando Magic fans had right to be frustrated when talks between the Magic and free agent point guard Isaiah Thomas fell apart. But with Thomas’ training camp availability in question as he recovers from his nagging...

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1 day ago, Orlando Pinstriped Post, Orlando Magic

2019 Orlando Magic Player Outlook: Jonathan Isaac

Jonathan Isaac’s rookie year did not go exactly as he envisioned. This season, Isaac looks to show the larger basketball community the reason he was selected sixth overall. Jonathan Isaac’s first season really could not be considered a rousing success. From the start of the 2017 Summer League, there...

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1 day ago, Orlando Magic Daily, Orlando Magic

The Classic Blue Pinstripes are back… and leading off for the Orlando Magic

The Orlando Magic announced when they will wear their Classic Blue Pinstripe uniforms. Including for the team’s first two games of the 2019 season. Fans celebrated when the Orlando Magic announced they would wear their classic blue pinstripe jerseys (worn originally from 1995-98). It was the best...

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1 day ago, Orlando Magic Daily, Orlando Magic

Orlando Magic still have long way to go, but the climb has begun

ESPN’s Future Power Rankings do not predict an optimistic future for the Orlando Magic. At least not in the near term. But the climb has already begun. The Orlando Magic have not hidden their goals for the season. Team CEO Alex Martins set them out fairly plainly with the simple directive...

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1 day ago, Orlando Magic Daily, Orlando Magic

2019 Orlando Magic Player Outlook: Evan Fournier

Evan Fournier was the team’s leading scorer last year and a consistent offensive option. The Orlando Magic are expecting the same thing as others step up. Evan Fournier’s career has been a slow march upward. Undeniably so. He has increased his scoring average in each of his six seasons. That...

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2 days ago, Orlando Magic Daily, Orlando Magic

Focus on the Orlando Magic’s present, don’t obsess about the future

Orlando Magic fans are excited about the team’s future with several young players. But right now the focus should be on what the team can accomplish now. When it comes to Orlando Magic conversations, there is a lot of hand-wringing about the future. That is what the entire offseason was spent focused...

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2 days ago, Orlando Magic Daily, Orlando Magic

Q&A with Steve Clifford

ORLANDO – When he’s out and about in Orlando, be it grabbing dinner or simply running errands, new coach Steve Clifford

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3 days ago, Orlando Magic, Orlando Magic

DBB Podcast: Orlando Magic team preview with Preston Ellis

Ben and Laz talk to Preston about Aaron Gordon’s post-rookie max, and John Hammond’s 2020 dreams Hey everyone. This is Laz Jackson of Detroit Bad Boys, and on this week’s podcast, we have the Orlando Magic team preview up next in our series. Ben and I talk to Preston Ellis of Orlando Pinstriped Post...

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3 days ago, Detroit Bad Boys, Detroit Pistons, Orlando Magic

Orlando Magic need Aaron Gordon to take a big leap

The Magic have a pile of intriguing, raw projects on board but the only way that those will help them win games this season is if the best among them – 22-year-old Aaron Gordon– takes the next step in his development.As John Denton of the team’s official site writes, the Magic desperately need Gordon...

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3 days ago, Yardbarker, Orlando Magic

2019 Orlando Magic Player Outlook: Troy Caupain

The Orlando Magic finally brought Troy Caupain in after a stellar run with the Lakeland Magic. On a two-way contract, he adds depth to the point guard spot. The Orlando Magic needed a point guard late last season. The team had traded Elfrid Payton and were platooning D.J. Augustin and Shelvin Mack together....

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3 days ago, Orlando Magic Daily, Orlando Magic

Orlando Magic’s five most important players going into training camp

The Orlando Magic have a lot of players they are keeping an eye on heading into training camp. These five players will have a big impact in 2019. The Orlando Magic need to make major improvements this upcoming season. That is an understatement for a team that won just 25 games last season. Fans are […] Orlando...

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3 days ago, Orlando Magic Daily, Orlando Magic

2019 Orlando Magic Player Outlook: Amile Jefferson

Amile Jefferson is one of the best G-League prospects. The Orlando Magic have an interesting choice for their two-way player. The two-way contract is still a massive experiment around the NBA. Nobody quite knows what to make of it yet. Some teams used it exhaustively, others struggled to find its place...

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4 days ago, Orlando Magic Daily, Orlando Magic

Southeast Division offseason and outlook

The NBA’s Southeast Division is at a crossroads. How did each franchise’s offseason affect their long-term directory and playoff potential? Now with just one month removed from the NBA preseason, teams are beginning to get an idea of what their rosters may look like on opening night. Players...

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4 days ago, Orlando Magic Daily, Orlando Magic

Orlando Magic: 3 goals for Terrence Ross in 2018-19

The Orlando Magic are going to need more than their young core to hit the ground running next season. Here are three goals for swingman Terrence Ross. With all of the excitement around the young players on the Orlando Magic roster heading into this season, it is easy to forget about the other players...

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5 days ago, Hoops Habit, Orlando Magic

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