EuroBasket 2022 News: Moritz Wagner out of EuroBasket with ankle injury

The German basketball federation announced that Moritz Wagner will miss the World Cup Qualifiers and EuroBasket 2022. Wagner himself issued the following release: “I’ll tell you how it is. It hurts. I’ve been looking forward to this tournament and this opportunity for years: to play in Germany, in Cologne and my city of Berlin, with my brother, at a European Championship, was something I had dreamed of for a long time. Unfortunately, I can’t take part in any of the upcoming international matches this summer. I know how much the…

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Paolo Banchero to sign with Jordan Brand

At Duke, he balled in Nikes, in some post college workouts, he was rocking Adidas, but when he takes an NBA According to for the first time in regular season action, Paolo Banchero will do so with Air Jordans on his feet. According to reporting from The Athletic and Stadium’s Shams Charania, the former Blue Devil and no.1 overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft is finalizing a deal with Jordan Brand. Banchero is the latest edition to the young stable of Jordan Brand athletes that includes Jayson Tatum, Bam…

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EuroHoops News: Ignas Brazdeikis signs with Zalgiris Kaunas

Ignas Brazdeikis signed a 1+1 deal with Zalgiris Kaunas of the Lietuvos krepšinio lyga. The club released the following statement regarding Brazdeikis’ signing: Zalgiris Kaunas bolsters its roster with the signing of Ignas Brazdeikis. The most titled club in Lithuania struck a deal on a 1+1 contract with the Kaunas-born player, who left the country for Canada at a young age. The 23-year-old 198 cm tall swingman regained his Lithuanian citizenship last year and put on the Lithuanian men’s national team jersey for the first time. Brazdeikis made his debut in…

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Wizards get 127-110 win over Orlando Magic

From Jackson Filyo at washingtonwizards.com FINAL: WIZARDS 127 | MAGIC 110 BOX SCORE | PHOTOS | HIGHLIGHTS The Wizards defeated the Magic 127-110 on Wednesday night at Capital One Arena. Washington was playing in the second game of a back-to-back and has now won three of its last four games. Kristaps Porzingis scored 13 of his game-high 35 points in the fourth quarter and finished the night 11-18 (.611) from the field, 3-6 (.500) from 3-point range and 10-13 (.769) from the free throw line.  Porzingis has now scored 30-plus points twice and led…

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Penny Hardaway remaining at Memphis

From Joseph Zucker of B/R: Anfernee Hardaway will be remaining at Memphis and will not take the Orlando Magic’s vacant head-coaching position, according to multiple reports. Hardaway would have represented a connection to the Magic’s golden era. Orlando reached the 1995 NBA Finals and appeared to be a budding dynasty until Shaquille O’Neal left for the Los Angeles Lakers ahead of the 1996-97 season. Following a lengthy playing career, the 49-year-old went into coaching and climbed up the ladder to return to his alma mater, Memphis, in 2018. The Tigers have gone…

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Devin Cannady taken off court on stretcher after lower leg injury

In the first quarter of their game against the Indiana Pacers, Orlando Magic guard Devin Cannady landed awkwardly and appeared to severely injure his lower leg. We will not show video or images of the injury, as we have class and respect for the young brother. The Magic said that Cannady, an undrafted rookie from Princeton, suffered an open fracture of his right ankle and he will undergo surgery. Cannady has had an off-and-on again relationship with the Magic this season; he was signed as a free agent on November…

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Bulls acquire Nikola Vucevic in blockbuster deal

From Tim Daniels of B/R: The Orlando Magic reportedly completed a blockbuster trade to send All-Star center Nikola Vucevic to the Chicago Bulls in exchange for center Wendell Carter Jr. and two first-round draft picks. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported the full details of the deal, which also includes Otto Porter Jr. and Al-Farouq Aminu, ahead of Thursday’s 2021 NBA trade deadline: Vucevic is enjoying one of the best statistical seasons of his 10-year NBA career. He averaged 24.5 points, 11.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 2.7 threes in 44 games for Orlando before the trade. He shot 48 percent from the field, including…

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Aaron Gordon has requested to be moved

From Bob Goldberg of B/R: Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon has reportedly asked the team for a trade, according to Jared Weiss and Sam Amick of The Athletic. The Magic are reportedly asking for multiple first-round picks or a pick along with a good young player in exchange for Gordon. The Boston Celtics have “engaged” with the Magic about a possible deal, per Weiss and Amick, but there is a long list of potential suitors ahead of Thursday’s deadline. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Houston Rockets, Minnesota Timberwolves, Denver Nuggets and Portland Trail Blazers are all…

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Evan Fournier will be out against the Thunder on Saturday night

According to Josh Robbins of The Athletic, Orlando Magic guard Evan Fournier will miss the team’s Saturday night game against the Oklahoma City Thunder due to back spasms. LLC Through five games, Fournier is averaging 14.8 points, 2.0 assists and 1.6 rebounds.

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