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NBA Draft Lottery probabilities are at stake in Orlando Magic's season finale

The Magic could finish in a tie with the Utah Jazz for the NBA's third-worst recordThe Orlando Magic’s final place in the league standings — and their odds for the crucial 2014 NBA Draft Lottery on May 20 — will be at stake tonight.

Nik Vucevic won't play when the Magic host the Wizards

Center Nik Vucevic will miss his fourth consecutive game when the Orlando Magic host the Washington Wizards tonight.

Magic center Nik Vucevic will not play against the Brooklyn Nets

Center Nik Vucevic will sit out his third consecutive game when the Orlando Magic host the Brooklyn Nets tonight at Amway Center.

Magic's Jameer Nelson is slated to play against the Bobcats

The Orlando Magic expect to have Jameer Nelson in the starting lineup when they host the Charlotte Bobcats tonight, Magic coach Jacque Vaughn said.

Magic's Jameer Nelson won't play against the Blazers

Nelson will miss his fourth consecutive gameVeteran point guard Jameer Nelson will miss his fourth consecutive game when the Orlando Magic host the Portland Trail Blazers tonight at Amway Center, coach Jacque Vaughn said after the Magic completed their shootaround this morning.

Orlando Magic will sign Dewayne Dedmon for the rest of the season

The Orlando Magic will sign rookie center Dewayne Dedmon for the remainder of this season after his second 10-day contract expired at 11:59 Sunday night.

Victor Oladipo participates in the Magic's shootaround in Milwaukee

Oladipo's availability for tonight's game will be decided closer to tipoffMILWAUKEE — Victor Oladipo participated in the Orlando Magic’s shootaround this morning at Bradley Center, but coach Jacque Vaughn and Oladipo said a decision on Oladipo’s availability for tonight’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks will be made closer to tipoff.

Jacque Vaughn has internalized at least one aspect of Gregg Popovich's coaching philosophy

SAN ANTONIO — In a recent question-and-answer session with reporters, Gregg Popovich addressed one aspect of his coaching philosophy: how he gets players to take ownership of their own performance.

The Magic will hold out Victor Oladipo from playing against the Spurs

SAN ANTONIO — Rookie Victor Oladipo will miss his second consecutive game and will be held out when the Orlando Magic face the San Antonio Spurs tonight.

Jameer Nelson misses the Magic's shootaround because of an illness

Nelson's availability for tonight's game against Dwight Howard's Houston Rockets is in doubtJameer Nelson, still feeling sick, according to Orlando Magic officials, did not participate in the team's shootaround this morning, leaving his status for tonight’s home game against Dwight Howard’s Houston Rockets in doubt.

Sore back could impact Dwight Howard's availability against the Magic

Dwight Howard’s availability for the Houston Rockets’ game against the Miami Heat will be determined close to the 8 p.m. tipoff time because Howard has a sore lower back , the Houston Chronicle reported earlier today.

Magic will re-sign Dewayne Dedmon and Adonis Thomas to second 10-day contracts

The Orlando Magic will re-sign center Dewayne Dedmon and swingman Adonis Thomas to second 10-day contracts, the Orlando Sentinel has learned.

Al Harrington says Victor Oladipo will be a "star" in the NBA

WASHINGTON — Former Orlando Magic power forward Al Harrington was effusive today in his praise for Magic rookie guard Victor Oladipo.

Magic's 10-day signees Dewayne Dedmon and Adonis Thomas face steep learning curve

WASHINGTON — Dewayne Dedmon and Adonis Thomas are experiencing the NBA equivalent of a whirlwind right now.

Jacque Vaughn says Jason Collins was one of the best teammates he ever had

TORONTO — Jacque Vaughn is a fan of Jason Collins .

Andrew Nicholson enjoys jersey retirement and Canada's gold medal in hockey | Video

Time's running out for Orlando Magic players to make a positive impression

Maurice Harkless will start in place of injured swingman Arron AfflaloTORONTO — With 25 games remaining this season, time’s running out for Orlando Magic players to make a positive impression on coaches and front-office executives within the organization and throughout the NBA.

Schmitz's Take: Oladipo is star in the making

The Magic were missing more than Glen “Big Baby” Davis. Arron Afflalo, their best backcourt player, and Nik Vucevic, their best frontcourt player, were also not in the game during the second overtime against the New York Knicks Friday night.

The Orlando Magic did not make a trade before the NBA trade deadline

The 2013-14 NBA trade deadline expired Thursday afternoon without the Orlando Magic making a deal.

As NBA trade deadline approaches, the Magic prepare to face the Bucks

MILWAUKEE — With the NBA trade deadline almost 48 hours away, Orlando Magic players and coaches are hoping to bring some of the momentum they built at Amway Center before the All-Star break onto the road.

Victor Oladipo: "I dreamed about waking up and being here one day"

NEW ORLEANS — Victor Oladipo woke up at 7 Friday morning with a realization.

Schmitz's Take: Five things the Magic should do after the All-Star break

5 Things The Magic Need To Do After All-Star Break:

The Orlando Magic want to enter the All-Star break on a positive note

The Magic have won their last three gamesIf the Orlando Magic beat the Memphis Grizzlies tonight, it would extend the Magic’s winning streak to four games and give the franchise its second four-game winning streak since it traded away Dwight Howard in Aug. 2012.

Schmitz's Take: Magic thriller evokes good ol' days

It was a scene that probably hasn’t played out here since Dwight Howard had his fingerprints on a playoff win.

The Orlando Magic face one of the NBA's toughest tests: trying to slow down Kevin Durant

Durant scored 28 points when the Thunder beat the Magic on Dec. 15The toughest task in the NBA these days is trying to slow down Kevin Durant.

Schmitz's Take: Will Magic win too much? Don't laugh

The Magic have a chance to win more games than last season, which sounds like a good thing.

Magic's Jameer Nelson is almost certain to play against the Pistons

Nelson missed the Magic's last 2 games because of a sore left kneeJameer Nelson participated fully in the Orlando Magic’s shootaround this morning and is almost certain to play when the Magic host the Detroit Pistons tonight at Amway Center.

Frank Vogel sees parallels between the Indiana Pacers and Seattle Seahawks

The Seahawks and Pacers have dominant defensesINDIANAPOLIS — The head coach of the Indiana Pacers sees some parallels between his team and the new Super Bowl champions, the Seattle Seahawks.

Pacers pose big challenges as Victor Oladipo and the Magic return to Indiana

Oladipo played three seasons for the Indiana HoosiersINDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Hoosiers fans show up wherever the Orlando Magic have played this season. From Miami to Portland, Ore., Hoosiers fans want to see Magic rookie and former Hoosiers standout Victor Oladipo.

Schmitz's Take: Afflalo must leave for winner to enjoy spoils

Magic swingman Arron Afflalo, irked he was snubbed by East coaches casting All-Star votes for reserves, declared that “next time around, I intend for there to be no debate about where I belong at my position and in the league, for that matter. I’ll definitely put the necessary work in to make sure that happens.”


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