| Aug 9, 2013
| 2:35 PM
Magic rookie guard Victor Oladipo needs more motivation like a caterpillar needs another leg.
He already plays at warp speed when he's on the floor — and actually has no explanation why.
"I got this inner energy," Oladipo said by phone Friday...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 5:40 PM
The Cleveland Cavaliers stopped in for a visit Friday night with the Magic. It's like being visited by a ghost of Christmas past, only LeBron James is playing the part, still rattling chains.
And just as in Dickens' classic, "A Christmas Carol," the...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 1:53 PM
The Orlando Magic’s 2013 offseason has been notable so far because of its relative inactivity.
As some teams made major trades or significant free-agent signings, the Magic have stood pat. Their key move was their decision to use the second...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 12:02 PM
The plan was to get ahead of the frenzy, especially what would be playing out on nights like this coming Wednesday, when the Heat make their first visit of the season to Cleveland.
Surely this would be a repeat of 2009-10, when as much of the...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 5:48 PM
The Magic are putting rookie Victor Oladipo through a point-guard crash course (with his avalanche of turnovers, "crash" is probably a poor choice of words).
They need to at least get a feel for Oladipo's future at the point, especially if Marcus...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 7:57 PM
The NBA has to stop acting like the NCAA.
The league fined the Houston Rockets $150,000 for – get this – talking and tweeting.
The Rockets were, in effect, punished for excessive celebation after Dwight Howard had agreed to sign as a free...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 5:47 PM
Jeff Turner was calling from Dallas.
"I'm here on the lookout for Dwight," he said, chuckling.
Turner was in Big D for his daughter's volleyball tourney, not reporting on a Dwight Howard free-agency sighting. But that's the kind of light-hearted humor...
| Mar 25, 2013
My dream of a West Regional foursome of Wichita State, La Salle, Harvard and Iowa State came only half true.
Los Angeles fell two underdogs short from hitting for the Cinderella cycle.
The disappointment abated when, in Philadelphia, the hallucination...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 4:20 PM
Rob Hennigan, a year on the job as the Magic's general manager, has yet to hit the beach.
"Look at me," Hennigan joked Wednesday, pointing to his ivory forearms. He does look like an extra on "Twilight". His sleeves were rolled up, as usual....
| Jun 28, 2013
| 3:20 PM
The NBA War Room is now closed, but the battleground remains contentious.
There is random chaos and confusion in the streets of Cleveland, a city still Googling away, trying to get specifics on somebody named Anthony Bennett, the No. 1 pick in the NBA...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 6:23 PM
Magic General Manager Rob Hennigan has not taken a risk to acquire players with injury histories, such as Andrew Bynum and Jared Sullinger, but don't automatically cross off the name of Nerlens Noel.
Noel is recovering from surgery for a torn ACL in his...