Tagged Nikola Vucevic

NBA Players, Teams Stepping Up During Coronavirus Pandemic 

COVID-19 unexpectedly forced the NBA season to a screeching halt. Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive, and the league and other sports leagues immediately shut down to protect players, coaches, employees and their fans’ health. The coronavirus’ specter continues its spread nationally and abroad, stressing hospitals, economies and communities to the brink. Without basketball,…

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Markelle Fultz Will Determine Orlando Magic’s 2019-20 Ceiling

Fresh off their most successful season since the Dwight Howard era—albeit a 42-40 record, 7th-place finish and five-game first-round ouster—the Orlando Magic are largely running back the same group. They re-signed All-Star center Nikola Vucevic and Terrence Ross and signed forward Al-Farouq Aminu in free agency, but they otherwise valued continuity after their first playoff…

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PODCAST: 2019-20 NBA Southeast Division Season Preview

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba), Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) and special guest Jeff Siegel (@jgsiegel) of Peachtree Hoops and Early Bird Rights preview the Southeast Division ahead of the 2019-20 NBA season. Could the Atlanta Hawks make the playoffs this year? Are the Orlando Magic the favorites in the division? How…

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The Orlando Magic’s Frontcourt Logjam Only Grows

While a number of playoff teams underwent seismic changes this offseason, the Orlando Magic largely opted for continuity instead. Fresh off a career-best season, center Nikola Vucevic re-signed on a four-year, $100 million deal that descends in value each season. The Magic also re-signed backup center Khem Birch to a two-year, $6 million deal and…

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PODCAST: NBA Free Agency Preview, Part 2

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) catch up on the latest NBA free-agency rumors and predict where the top non-max free agents might land. How realistic is a Houston Rockets sign-and-trade for Jimmy Butler? Would the Boston Celtics be better off divvying up their cap space rather…

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