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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Frank Vogel broken off by Orlando Magic after two seasons

The firing of Jeff Hornacek was merely the opening salvo of the annual purging of head coaches in the NBA. The Magic announced in a release earlier today they would not be retaining the services of head coach Frank Vogel. Orlando brought Vogel in after his successful tenure with the Indiana Pacers, but was never able gain any footing on a turnaround, going 54-110 over his two seasons with the Magic. “We would like to thank Frank for his contributions to the Orlando Magic,” president of basketball operations Jeff Weltman…

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