| Nov 2, 2014
| 3:34 PM
Now that the Oct. 31 deadline for contract extensions has passed, the Orlando Magic's salary-cap situation for the summer of 2015 is in clearer focus.
If the Magic wind up with, say, the third overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft and if the cap for the...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 2:02 PM
Shabazz Napier returned Wednesday to where this NBA journey all started. Sort of.
The lingering picture of the guard out of UConn is the Charlotte Hornets cap he wore -- briefly -- on draft night. But Wednesday night at Time Warner Cable Arena he...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 2:56 PM
One advantage to having a seat virtually reserved on the NBA draft-lottery dais is it affords the Magic the chance to experiment freely. Take the case of Victor Oladipo, a familiar subject in the club's laboratory.
All last season the Magic tinkered...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 3:50 PM
Elfrid Payton carries around a Disney princess backpack with seemingly as much ease as he carries the burden of being an NBA rookie.
Payton's mostly pink-colored backpack featuring the likes of Snow White and Cinderella is part of a good-natured...
| Oct 26, 2014
A heightened urgency hovers over the Orlando Magic these days.
Practices have been more frequent this October compared to the previous two Octobers, and players say coach Jacque Vaughn has demanded more attention to detail. A bit more competition exists...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 9:04 PM
Aaron Gordon doesn't consider himself a consolation prize, even if Magic fans and the rest of the basketball world might.
It's not fair to Aaron, of course, that he's considered as the fourth horse in a three-horse race.
The Magic wound up with Gordon...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 10:35 AM
Watch this: Flea rips ESPN over Kobe Bryant story, gets support from Phil Jackson. … NBA draft lottery reform fell short of passing at the Board of Governors meeting. … British chancellor George Osborne pledged government support for a...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 6:41 PM
NEW YORK -- A proposal to change the current lottery system for the NBA Draft in order to discourage teams from deliberately losing games was rejected Wednesday at the league's Board of Governors meeting.
The revised plan was agreed to by 17 of the 30...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 7:17 AM
When the Miami Heat acquired UConn point guard Shabazz Napier from the Charlotte Hornets in the June NBA draft, there was little doubt the former Husky would be on the roster on opening night. A big question: how much he would play?
After a slow start...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 7:48 PM
Two years after Maryland men's basketball fans were filled with hope for a team led by a projected lottery pick in the NBA draft and a recruiting class considered one of the most promising in the country, a different sense filled Xfinity Center on...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 8:19 PM
ALLENTOWN, Pa. — On June 26, Elfrid Payton became a Philadelphia 76er.
That night, the Sixers used the 10th pick of the 2014 NBA Draft to select Payton out of Louisiana-Lafayette. When Payton heard his name called, he walked up to the stage at...