Magic shock Bucks in Game 1, 122-110

from Michael Kaskey-Blomain of cbssports.com: The Orlando Magic pulled off the biggest upset of the NBA postseason so far, as they defeated the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks 122-110 in Game 1 on Tuesday afternoon. Nikola Vucevic led the way for Orlando with 35 points and 13 rebounds, but he also had plenty of help. Terrence Ross scored 18 points off of the bench, while Markelle Fultz and Gary Clark both added 15 points. Giannis Antetokounmpo led the way for the Bucks with 31 points and 17 rebounds, but ultimately his production…

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Orlando Magic to lay off 31 employees

Friday was the last day of work for 31 Orlando magic employees who unfortunately were laid off. The amount of the layoffs represents 10% percent of the overall staff and took place due to a “dramatic loss of revenue” caused by the COVID-19, according to reporting from The Athletic’s Shams Charania and Josh Robbins. Magic CEO Alex Martins confirmed the layoffs in a statement: “Our business, as well as many others like us, are significantly impacted due to COVID-19. We have had to make some very difficult business decisions in…

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Aaron Gordon will return against Raptors

Orlando Magic forward, Aaron Gordon, who has missed the last three games because of a right ankle contusion, will return tonight against the Toronto Raptors. This season Gordon is averaging 13.1 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 30.4 minutes per contest. Aa

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Markelle Fultz throws it down

I hate to use the term “reclamation project”, but Markelle Fultz is more and more showing the skliis that made him stage no.1 overall pick in 2017 and plays like this are an example of that: In twelve games this season. Fultz is averaging 9.8 points, 2.2 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 23.4 minutes per contest.

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NBA Trade Rumours: Orlando Magic have “expressed interest” in DeMar DeRozan

The NBA trade deadline is 32 days away and as teams become aware of who they are, and who they are not, trade talks will pick up as clubs look to make a run or build future assets. Apparently the Orlando Magic have “expressed interest” for San Antonio Spurs shooting guard DeMar DeRozan. According to The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor that none of the front-office execs he spoke with would be shocked it the Spurs chose to move DeRozan. Somehow in this era, Orlando struggles to score and DeRozan could definitely…

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Magic off to bad start

NBA teams have started practicing as the league prepares to embark on the start of the 2019-20 season. The Orlando Magic are entering the upcoming campaign with aims to build upon the 42-40 of last season’s that ended in a first round playoff defeat. Apparently they are not starting the year off right, According to Josh Robbins, who covers the Magic for The Athletic, head coach Steve Clifford was not happy with what he saw at their first practice. Time will tell if the Magic can get things headed in…

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Sacramento Kings are interested in signing Nikola Vucevic in free agency

According to Arizona Sports 98.7’s John Gambadoro, the Sacramento Kings are interested in Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic. The free-agent-to-be center finished off a four-year $53 million this season by posting career highs in both scoring (20.8 ppg) and rebounding (12.0 rpg), and made his first All-Star game. He also was an efficient 51.8% from the floor, including 36.4% from three point land. Vucevic’s stellar play helped to end a six-year playoff absence, even though they were defeated 4-1 by the eventual Eastern Conference champs, Toronto Raptors in the first…

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Steve Clifford: ‘Very Difficult’ for Markelle Fulton to return this year

It appears the long and mystifying saga of Markelle Fultz will see no resolution in 2018-19. The former no.1 overall pick of the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2017 NBA draft has seen just 33 games of action in his first two professional campaigns, as a shoulder issue lead to shooting issues. In those 33 games, he has posted averages of 7.7 points and 3.4 assist per game on 41.4 percent from the floor, 26.7 percent from three-point range and 53.4 from the foul line. The Sixers felt they had been…

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Bulls, Hornets and Magic finalize three-team trade

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski The Chicago Bulls, Orlando Magic and Charlotte Hornets are putting the finishing touches on a swap amongst the clubs that would send center Timofey Mozgof ( who was just involved in the Dwight Howard trade, which just became official yesterday) to the Magic, center Bismack Biyombo to the Hornets and guard Julyan Stone to the Bulls. The Bulls also send Jerian Grant to the Magic. Sources: Three-team trade agreed in principle. https://t.co/Ydrx3Ul3lV — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 8, 2018 Deal includes Bulls guard Jerian Grant…

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