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Jacque Vaughn

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  • Rookie Elfrid Payton steps into the spotlight with Victor Oladipo injured

    Rookie Elfrid Payton steps into the spotlight with Victor Oladipo injured
    MIAMI — If there was ever doubt that rookie point guard Elfrid Payton would play meaningful minutes at the beginning of this preseason, that uncertainty vanished the moment a doctor studied an MRI scan of Victor Oladipo's right knee. Oladipo was...
  • Magic notebook: Aaron Gordon says he's ready for the preseason opener

    Magic notebook: Aaron Gordon says he's ready for the preseason opener
    MIAMI — Don't expect Orlando Magic rookie forward Aaron Gordon to feel star-struck when he makes his NBA preseason debut Tuesday night against the Miami Heat. Not even if he finds himself guarding Heat stars Dwyane Wade or Chris Bosh. "I'm not...
  • Evan Fournier views his trade to the Magic as 'a great opportunity'

    Evan Fournier views his trade to the Magic as 'a great opportunity'
    On June 26, the day of the 2014 NBA Draft, Evan Fournier's phone rang around 9 in the morning. Fournier knew he had to answer. It was his agent with stunning news: The Denver Nuggets were about to trade Fournier and a draft pick to the Orlando Magic...
  • Magic center Nik Vucevic enters a key season

    Magic center Nik Vucevic enters a key season
    Only five NBA players averaged at least 10 rebounds per game in each of the last two seasons. They are: Kevin Love, Dwight Howard, Joakim Noah, Zach Randolph and Nik Vucevic. You can bet Orlando Magic executives have been reminded of that recently...
  • Magic rookie Devyn Marble impresses Jacque Vaughn

    Magic rookie Devyn Marble impresses Jacque Vaughn
    In some ways, Devyn Marble is the Orlando Magic's forgotten rookie. That's to be expected, though perhaps not fair. Forward Aaron Gordon was the fourth overall pick in June's draft, while point guard Elfrid Payton was the 10th pick. Marble, on the...
  • Maurice Harkless is eager to prove he and the Magic are all grown up

    Maurice Harkless is eager to prove he and the Magic are all grown up
    Maurice Harkless is a baby-faced, easygoing guy. He's quick to smile and quick to laugh. But since he entered the NBA, a recurring comment about the Orlando Magic has ticked him off. He recoils whenever somebody suggests that the Magic should be...
  • Can Ben Gordon get his magic touch back in Orlando?

    Can Ben Gordon get his magic touch back in Orlando?
    The NBA once hired world-renown illusionist David Blaine to promote its playoffs. The commercial began with Ben Gordon effortlessly hitting a jump-shot. "Ben Gordon can make a shot from anywhere on the court. Is it magic or is it magnets?" Blaine says,...
  • Jacque Vaughn praises rookies Elfrid Payton and Aaron Gordon

    Jacque Vaughn praises rookies Elfrid Payton and Aaron Gordon
    Elfrid Payton, the Orlando Magic's rookie point guard, wondered whether he'd be able to beat defenders off the dribble in the pros with the same success he enjoyed in college at Louisiana-Lafayette. He's fared well so far. Magic coach Jacque Vaughn...
  • Magic notebook: Tobias Harris has changed his diet

    Magic notebook: Tobias Harris has changed his diet
    Tobias Harris significantly altered his eating habits during the summer in an effort to raise his energy level on the defensive end of the floor. Harris cut breads, pastas and sweets out of his diet and ate more fruits and vegetables. "It helped me...
  • Magic's Kyle O'Quinn is looking for 'another breakout season'

    Magic's Kyle O'Quinn is looking for 'another breakout season'
    Perhaps no Orlando Magic player improved more last season than big man Kyle O'Quinn. After he struggled to earn consistent minutes from late November through early January, he regained a place in the Magic's rotation and finished the season with 19...
  • Magic's Victor Oladipo prepares for larger leadership role

    Magic's Victor Oladipo prepares for larger leadership role
    Victor Oladipo can't believe how much his life has changed the last few years. As a high-school senior, none of the major recruiting rankings listed him among the top 100 college prospects. As a college freshman and sophomore at Indiana University,...