| Oct 14, 2012
Second-year forward Justin Harper is competing for a roster spot, but he has played sparingly so far this month.
He logged just five minutes of playing time in the preseason opener last Sunday and didn’t play at all against the Philadelphia 76ers...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 5:59 PM
In his 12 seasons as an NBA player, Jacque Vaughn never entered a preseason without a guaranteed contract. So he had a financial safety net. He would have received the remaining money on his deals even if a team waived him before the start of a regular...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 8:23 PM
It’s out of DeQuan Jones’ hands now.
Orlando Magic officials will decide perhaps as early as Saturday whether he will make their roster to begin the season.
“I just wanted to pretty much show them that I belong,” Jones, a 6-foot-...
| Oct 27, 2012
| 2:46 PM
The Orlando Magic made three moves Saturday that enabled them to keep their most athletic player. By waiving wing Quentin Richardson, combo forward Justin Harper and wing Chris Johnson, the team created a space for undrafted rookie DeQuan Jones, an...
| Nov 10, 2012
| 2:36 PM
An updated look at NBA free agents. Who has signed, who is still available, who has become available:
Best of who is left: Kenyon Martin, Josh Howard, Derek Fisher, Chris Andersen, Mickael Pietrus, Mehmet Okur (retired), Maurice Evans, Ryan Gomes,...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 2:25 PM
CHICAGO — Stan Van Gundy knows his Orlando Magic will have a tough task when they face the Chicago Bulls tonight at United Center.
The Bulls rank fifth in the NBA in field-goal percentage defense, limiting their opponents to 42.3 percent shooting....
| Mar 23, 2012
| 10:04 AM
The Orlando Magic’s top mission tonight against the Cleveland Cavaliers: slowing down rookie point guard Kyrie Irving.
Irving has averaged 23.2 points, 5.4 rebounds and 7.6 assists in his last five games, and he's also shot 40.0 percent from 3-...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 8:34 PM
NEW YORK — It doesn't add up.
The Orlando Magic own the fifth-best record in the NBA, and yet on too many nights this season, they have played terribly.
They played without any passion Wednesday night and they paid an all-too-familiar price. The...
| Feb 16, 2013
The paragraph, taken from a 1992 Tribune story, is humorous with hindsight.
Simeon, the 1980s power that produced a Class AA championship and two Illinois Mr. Basketball winners, had just lost back-to-back December games to Mount Carmel and Young, a...
| Mar 3, 2013
| 7:02 PM
Point guard Jameer Nelson missed his sixth consecutive game on Sunday, sitting out when the Orlando Magic lost 108-82 to the Memphis Grizzlies at Amway Center.
Nelson has a bruised patellar tendon in his left knee.
"He's day-to-day," Magic coach...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 7:20 PM
A frenzy of activity will grip the NBA when its free-agency period starts at 12:01 a.m. Monday, as general managers throughout the league start to recruit available players.
The Orlando Magic, on the other hand, are expected to sit on the sidelines....