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Orlando Magic's Victor Oladipo Reflects on Proving Doubters Wrong

So much of the excitement surrounding the NBA lies in predicting who within the game’s rookie ranks stands the best chance of achieving superstar status—those who reach the promise bestowed upon many but met by few. Amongst last year’s...Show More Summary

How Good Can Elfrid Payton-Aaron Gordon Combination Be for Orlando Magic?

With Elfrid Payton and Aaron Gordon, it's all about potential. What an annoying term—potential—given the uncertainty attached to it. But for what it's worth, Payton and Gordon each have plenty of it. And if it hits four or five years...Show More Summary

Breaking Down Orlando Magic's Small Forward Position for 2014-15 Season

The Orlando Magic have question marks all over heading into the 2014-15 season, and the small forward position is no exception. The departure of Arron Afflalo is bound to have an impact. Can the additions of Evan Fournier and Aaron Gordon...Show More Summary

How Long Before Orlando Magic Catch Eastern Conference by Surprise?

It’s around this time each summer when NBA prognosticators posit a handful of teams worth keeping half an eye on—not contenders, not guaranteed bottom-dwellers, but the purgatory-bound upstarts with the potential to shake things up a...Show More Summary

Magic 2014-15 Schedule: Top Games, Championship Odds and Record Predictions

Orlando Magic fans are in for another miserable regular season, but it's all for the greater good. Rebuilding can be painful, but in today's NBA, you either have to be absolutely awful and build through the draft or sign a superstar or two. Show More Summary

Predicting the Roles and Impact of Each Orlando Magic Newcomer This Season

The Orlando Magic had their share of additions during this offseason. They acquired a total of nine players, three of them via the draft. Here is a ranking of all new athletes, including Aaron Gordon, Elfrid Payton and Channing Frye,...Show More Summary

Early Win-Loss Predictions for the Orlando Magic Next Season

The Orlando Magic made quite a few changes to their roster during this offseason. Will it be enough to become a.500-plus team this season after winning only a total of 43 games over the course of the last two campaigns? What are theShow More Summary

Adonal Foyle: An Aging NBA Player's Best Move Is Knowing When and How to Retire

In the summer of 2009, I was under contract for one more year with the Orlando Magic at age 33. We had just finished a remarkable season that saw us go all the way to the NBA Finals, and I was excited about what the future held. During...Show More Summary

Is Elfrid Payton the Point Guard of the Future for Orlando Magic?

It happened so fast. One day, Elfrid Payton was an intriguing yet unconvincing third-year prospect making noise in the Sun Belt Conference. The next, he's the No. 10 overall pick in the draft, a projected starter for the Orlando Magic...Show More Summary

Orlando Magic's Aaron Gordon Puts on a Dunking Show

The Orlando Magic took a chance on Aaron Gordon with the fourth overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft, and they have to be pleased with how his skills are translating to the NBA thus far—at least, when it comes to throwing it down. TheShow More Summary

Magic's Aaron Gordon Puts on a Dunking Show

If the Orlando Magic took Aaron Gordon with the fourth overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft because of his dunking skills, they made a good choice. Gordon put together a video, which he called "light work," that showed off his athleticism. Show More Summary

Magic Rookie Aaron Gordon Crosses Up Young Camper, Provides Great Reaction

She definitely wasn't ready. When Orlando Magic rookie Aaron Gordon showed off his handles while messing around with a few young campers, he ended up breaking some ankles. Gordon's reaction just puts this clip over the top. [Vine, h/t Reddit ] Read more NBA news on

Early Predictions for Orlando Magic's Starting Lineup Next Season

The Orlando Magic made their fair share of unexpected offseason moves, including the signings of Ben Gordon and Channing Frye. How do they plan to use the veterans, and what does their addition mean for the young prospects? Will Elfrid...Show More Summary

Will Jameer Nelson Complete Dallas Mavericks' Offseason Makeover?

In his 10 seasons with the Orlando Magic, Jameer Nelson was never considered more than a secondary or tertiary option—a pleasant afterthought to the likes of Dwight Howard, Rashard Lewis, Hedo Turkoglu and, more recently, next-generation...Show More Summary

Are Dante Exum and Trey Burke in Each Other's Way as Utah Jazz Point Guards?

Dante Exum wasn't even supposed to be available to the Utah Jazz. Almost every mock draft on the I nternet had the Orlando Magic reaching for the next Penny Hardaway at No. 4. When they surprisingly took Aaron Gordon, Jazz fans rejoiced. Nobody expected Exum to fall to No. Show More Summary

Realistic Expectations for Elfrid Payton's Rookie Season with Orlando Magic

Elfrid Payton has a promising future with the Orlando Magic. The No. 10 pick of the 2014 NBA draft boasts a lot of potential and is their only true point guard, now that Jameer Nelson is gone. The question remains: What can fans realistically...Show More Summary

Report Card Grades for Denver Nuggets' 2014 Offseason so Far

Even though the Denver Nuggets haven't made any free-agency signings, there's nothing wrong with that. Their depth is impressive as it is. After Denver acquired Arron Afflalo in a trade with the Orlando Magic, followed by Nate Robinson...Show More Summary

Stan Van Gundy Wasting No Time with Complete Detroit Pistons Makeover

Former Orlando Magic head coach Stan Van Gundy took over a Detroit Pistons team that finished the 2013-14 season in shambles. Last summer’s offseason spending spree was followed by a disappointing 29-53 campaign, which prompted Joe Dumars...Show More Summary

Best Bargain-Bin NBA 2014 Free-Agency Options for Orlando Magic

The Orlando Magic, unlike just about every other team this offseason, filled out their roster fairly quickly. By drafting Aaron Gordon and Elfrid Payton, the Magic added some more young talent that should improve the team tremendously defensively. Show More Summary

Who Should We Blame for LA Lakers' Underwhelming Offseason So Far?

The Los Angeles Lakers haven’t done much to upgrade the team this offseason, and we can only point the finger in one direction to determine the source of L.A.’s slow free-agency dance. While a club like the Orlando Magic added a quality talent like Channing Frye, the Lakers have literally done nothing in terms of player acquisition. Show More Summary

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