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Orlando Magic Sign Jared Berggren After 2013 NBA Draft
June 28th, 2013 at 7:51 PM
As reported last night, the Orlando Magic selected Victor Oladipo during the first round of the NBA draft on Thursday. As the night concluded and University of Wisconsin forward, Jared Berggren, went undrafted, his NBA dreams were not lost as he signed with the Magic today.  At the University of Wisconsin, Jared Berggren set career...

Add Cody Zeller to the Orlando Magic’s Draft Rumors
June 26th, 2013 at 1:02 PM
***PHOTO1*** As we have already heard numerous talks of the Orlando Magic's possible draft selections and trade deals, the Orlando Sentential has reported yet another draft prospect, Cody Zeller, to be considered. A sophomore forward from Indiana University, Zeller visited Orlando for a workout on Monday as the Magic prepare for the...

Orlando Magic Trade Update: Andrew Nicholson and Caron Butler Added to the Deal
June 25th, 2013 at 2:13 PM
In recent trading rumors between the Orlando Magic and Los Angeles Clippers, a new addition to the package deal has surfaced. According to trade rumors, the Magic have been planning to trade Aaron Affalo for Eric Bledsoe; however, the deal is believed to now include Magic power forward, Andrew Nicholson and possibly...

It’s Time to Thank Hedo Turkoglu for His Time with the Orlando Magic
May 17th, 2013 at 12:00 PM
While I have never been the biggest Hedo Turkoglu fan, the Orlando Magic forward was an integral part of the team's run to the NBA Finals in 2009. Thus, I think it's time to give him the proper respect as it appears he's on his way out of Orlando after...

Orlando Magic Forward Hedo Turkoglu Could Find Himself on Open Market
April 20th, 2013 at 7:30 AM
It is quite obvious that Nikola Vucevic, Andrew Nicholson, Tobias Harris and several others will be sticking around as the Orlando Magic continue their rebuilding process over the upcoming seasons. One question mark that does remain is whether veteran forward Hedo Turkoglu will be around to see any more of...

Orlando Magic Forward Kyle O’Quinn Presented with Aleve-Publix ‘Hustle Player of the Year’ Award
April 17th, 2013 at 12:42 PM
Orlando Magic rookie forward Kyle O'Quinn hasn't exactly lit it up this season, but his high-energy style of play has apparently gained the attention of Magic fans, who voted him the Aleve-Publix 'Hustle Player of the Year' in polls conducted on OrlandoMagic.com. In 56 games this season, O'Quinn has averaged 4.1...

Hedo Turkoglu Suspended 20 Games for Positive Steroid Test
February 13th, 2013 at 5:21 PM
It has already been a bad season for Orlando Magic forward Hedo Turkoglu, who has played in just 11 of 51 games thanks to several injuries and illnesses, but things got even worse on Wednesday when the NBA announced that the 13-year pro had been suspended the next 20 games without...

Andrew Nicholson to Take Andre Drummond’s Place in BBVA Rising Stars Challenge
February 10th, 2013 at 11:01 PM
After first-year Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic, who is in his second year in the NBA, was named to the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge about a week and a half ago, Magic fans were rejoicing that they would finally get to see one of their bright young stars gain some...

Orlando Magic Guard Jameer Nelson and Retired Great Dennis Scott Will Compete in Shooting Stars Competition
February 18th, 2012 at 1:09 PM
***PHOTO1***The Orlando Magic will be very noticeable in next weekend's NBA All-Star Weekend. First (obviously) the event will be held in Orlando in the friendly confines of the Amway Center, which of course is the home of the Orlando Magic. Next, Dwight Howard was named as a starter for the...

Ryan Anderson Will Compete in NBA All-Star Weekend’s Three Point Shootout
February 12th, 2012 at 12:14 PM
***PHOTO1***Ryan Anderson and the Orlando Magic rallied for a victory over the Milwaukee Bucks last night 99-94. This was not the only good news that has happened to Anderson this weekend. Although Anderson must be upset that he did not earn a spot on the NBA All-Star roster, he will...

Orlando Magic Camp Open Practice Quick Hits
December 17th, 2011 at 12:59 PM
The Orlando Magic just completed their open practice to the public at the Amway Center. Unfortunately, I was unable to attend and missed a lot of the game online, but I caught the end of it and wanted to give a recap of the action that I was able to follow on Twitter. John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com reported that nearly 9,000 fans attended the event,...

Orlando Magic Resign Power Forward Earl Clark, Potential Trade of a Power Forward Looming?
December 15th, 2011 at 6:57 PM
Before today the Orlando Magic roster appeared set at the power forward position. They just traded for Glen "Big Baby" Davis by dealing last year's starter Brandon Bass to the Boston Celtics. They also have Ryan Anderson, who was projected to battle Big Baby for the starting spot. The team...

Orlando Magic Sign Rookies Justin Harper and DeAndre Liggins
December 9th, 2011 at 6:10 PM
The Orlando Magic signed rookies Justin Harper and DeAndre Liggins.  The announcement was made just hours before the start of training camp. It has always been policy to not disclose the terms of contract information, but is believed that Harper has signed a fully guaranteed deal for around $1.3 million....

Magic 101 Trade Idea: Orlando Magic Trade Dwight Howard for Lebron James
December 7th, 2011 at 7:19 PM
Orlando Magic Superstar Center Dwight Howard has been mentioned in a lot of NBA Rumor Mills to be on the move to a lot of different teams. Nearly every NBA expert feels he will ultimately end up with the Los Angeles Lakers for some sort of Andrew Bynum pu pu platter. He has been mentioned to be sent to the...

Dwight Howard to Obama, Thanks but No Thanks?
November 22nd, 2011 at 4:23 PM
Orlando Magic big man Dwight Howard has had his name removed from President Obama's charity basketball game. First reported here by fellow Magic101 writer, Jason Crownover, that Howard, Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant, and others, including former Magic player Vince Carter will play in Barack's charity hoops game, but...

Hedo Turkoglu Pondering European Contract Offers
November 17th, 2011 at 6:13 PM
***PHOTO1***Orlando Magic Second Round Draft Pick Justin Harper was first member of the Orlando Magic organization to sign overseas (Strasbourg, France) during the extended NBA Lockout. Orlando Magic free agent Earl Clark initially signed with the Chinese Basketball Association, but ultimately backed out due to family issues. The Orlando Magic's resident...

Dwight Howard, LeBron James and Tim Tebow Teammates on the Denver Broncos?
November 8th, 2011 at 4:46 PM
There has been serious discussion about Dwight Howard and LeBron James joining the Denver Broncos to play alongside Timmy Tebow. By "serious", I mean on Twitter, and by "discussion", I mean a handful of tweets. All three of these guys love posting on Twitter and interacting with their fans. James...

Dwight Howard Tops Rankings of Most Athletic Big Man Over Blake Griffin
October 31st, 2011 at 6:14 PM
Instead of writing another boring NBA Lockout update, I stumbled across this interesting article rating the most athletic big men in the NBA. In the NBA, athleticism has always been prevalent from the guard position. Most power forwards and centers have been known as bruisers and just guys that are in...

Dwight Howard, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Others Begin World Tour
October 26th, 2011 at 3:45 PM
***PHOTO1*** Are you ready for some basketball?? It might not be of the NBA-kind, but 18 NBA players have signed on to do a World Tour beginning this weekend in Puerto Rico. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo, "the tour will begin in Puerto Rico and is scheduled to continue...

ESPN Puts Orlando Magic’s Dwight Howard as the Number 2 Overall Player in the NBA, Really?
October 18th, 2011 at 7:40 PM
That sounds nice and all, but number 2? ESPN ranked LeBron James number 1 and Dwayne Wade number 3. It's nice to know that the state of Florida has the top three players in the NBA, but with that being said I don't think LeBron means more to the Heat than...