| Oct 20, 2013
| 6:19 PM
If the Magic aren't retiring Dwight Howard's old No. 12, they certainly should be displaying it on the floor more.
If they've allowed Tobias Harris to wear the number, it needs to be seen from the opening tip and beyond.
As it stands now, Harris isn't...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 8:00 PM
At this stage of his career, Jason Maxiell doesn't need a spot start to boost his confidence. He's about to begin his ninth NBA season, and he knows his role with the rebuilding Orlando Magic. Team officials expect him to provide energy off the bench...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 1:38 PM
If you watch an Orlando Magic game, even a preseason exhibition, you'll see Kyle O'Quinn dive on the floor for loose basketballs, sacrifice his body by taking charges and, when he's on the bench, cheer passionately for teammates.
That's his nature,...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 9:34 PM
DALLAS — Monday night for the Orlando Magic began with a look at the franchise's future. By sending out Victor Oladipo, Maurice Harkless, Tobias Harris, Kyle O'Quinn and Nik Vucevic for the opening tipoff, the Magic's starting five against the...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 4:05 PM
With the Magic, less is more — more or less.
It's practically their slogan.
Fewer wins equals a greater chance to grab a big star in the draft (hello, Andrew Wiggins).
Cutting back on practice and shootaround sessions means fresher, focused...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 6:38 PM
JACKSONVILLE — The Orlando Magic want their own minor-league affiliate within the state of Florida, and Wednesday night's preseason exhibition against the New Orleans Pelicans offered the city of Jacksonville an informal audition for a potential NBA...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 3:22 PM
Andrew Nicholson followed the same routine all offseason. He'd arrive early at Amway Center, lift weights for 90 minutes and then refine his game on the practice court.
Nicholson saved the last portion of his on-court workouts for 3-point shooting. He...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 8:21 PM
JACKSONVILLE — Butterflies swirled inside Victor Oladipo's stomach as tipoff approached Wednesday night.
He was about to make his NBA preseason debut, and as he stretched at center court before the national anthem, he saw Julius Erving, Rick...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 12:03 PM
As Orlando Magic scouts and front-office executives prepared for the 2013 NBA Draft, they asked countless questions about the top prospects. Team officials contacted high-school coaches, college coaches, strength-and-conditioning specialists —...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 1:15 PM
You'll have to excuse Solomon Jones III if he's feeling a little more giddy than an NBA veteran should.
Jones, 29, has 270 games under his belt since 2006, having played in L.A. and New York. He has been to China and back.
Playing for the Magic in...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 2:41 PM
Some statistics can be twisted.
The Orlando Magic ranked 25th in the NBA in defensive efficiency last season, allowing opponents to score 106.7 points per 100 possessions. Those numbers — perhaps more than any others — explain...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 2:00 PM
It didn't take long for Jason Maxiell to make an impression – or maybe a dent -- on the Magic.
He already might have left a bruise or two.
Coach Jacque Vaughn stopped the Magic's first practice on Tuesday during a drill. He wanted to show his...