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Magic's next moves designed to keep Serge Ibaka

Only in the NBA are you trying to persuade a player to stay before he has even joined your team and been issued a parking spot. Crazy, right? Yet make no mistake about it: The push to keep Serge Ibaka in Orlando past next season officially begins Friday. That's when the green flag drops on free...
Welcome to Loud City Jun 28, 2016

WTLC Thunder roundtable: let's talk free agency & the offseason

The biggest offseason in franchise history has arrived for Oklahoma City. A few writers from the team have sat down to discuss some of the most pressing issues that lie ahead. The summer of Kevin Durant has arrived, and nervous times await in Oklahoma City whilst he mulls his options. That's not all that's happening though, as the franchise welcomes new faces to town and says goodbye to mainstays like Serge Ibaka as it seeks to take the final step towards an NBA Title. Welcome to Loud City has conducted a roundtable with some of it's writers, getting some insight into the month or so ahead...

Free agency preview: Point Guards

Point guard is pretty light this summer, but there are a few guys who could help the Magic. After sending shockwaves through the NBA with their draft night trade for Serge ibaka, the Orlando Magic turn their attention to free agency. With holes across the roster positionally, and needs that need to be filled, the Magic could potentially be very busy over the next few weeks. After acquiring Ibaka, the Magic will have somewhere in the range of $44.5 million in free agency, should they follow a few procedural moves. The Magic will likely renounce the rights to Brandon Jennings, Andrew...
Daily Thunder Jun 25, 2016

Down to Dunk Ep. 256: Billy Martin of Good Charlotte

On today’s podcast Billy Martin of Good Charlotte joins to discuss the following topics: How Billy became a Thunder fan The Ibaka trade OKC’s playoff run Good Charlotte’s new album Billy’s art And much
Orlando Sentinel Jun 25, 2016

Orlando Magic intend to be 'aggressive' in crowded free-agent market

Orlando Magic officials think they resolved two major roster deficiencies when they made their draft-night trade to acquire Serge Ibaka. They believe Ibaka gives the team the rim protector it has lacked and also a power forward who can stretch the floor on offense. But those same officials also...

Grading the Magic's 2016 NBA Draft

Some teams build through the draft, and some through trades. After years of trying the old fashioned way, the Orlando Magic took at shot at trading the pick. The Orlando Magic’s acquisition of Serge Ibaka on Thursday was a long-anticipated first step into reshaping the Magic’s future. After years in the NBAs backwaters, GM Rob Hennigan finally showed a bit of his hand. The first domino in Orlando’s path to future success, or sustained failure, has fallen. In addition, the Magic added the unpolished, but well-rounded big man Stephen Zimmerman out of UNLV. With so much size already on...

Magic receive mixed reactions for draft night moves

The grades were up and down, with some left puzzled by the Magic's moves. Following seemingly every major event in the NBA, pundits put out their list of grades to say how they felt as though teams did. From big names, to small names, people share their opinions on how each and every team did, whether we like it or not. For the Orlando Magic, their reactions to their moves on during the 2016 NBA draft have been mixed. Some believe the moves will pay off in the short- and long-term's, while others believe the Magic gave up way too much in acquiring Serge Ibaka from the Oklahoma City...

Serge Ibaka thanks fans of Oklahoma City on Instagram

Serge Ibaka felt his role was getting squeezed in Oklahoma City with the emergence of Steven Adams and Enes Kanter. Hes got a bigger role now in Orlando. He was traded on draft night, and now Frank Vogel has Ibaka, Aaron Gordon, and Nikola Vucevic to move around the chess board (the question there []

Flyers trade down, roll the dice on Russian center Rubtsov

He was the fifth-ranked European skater by Central Scouting, but was part of the Russian squad that was pulled out of the world under-18 championships in April.

Derrick Rose says all the right things when introduced as newest Knick

If you know the history of Derrick Rose, you know the fact he nailed a press conference is no small thing.

Trade: Detroit unloads Datsyuk’s contract on Coyotes, who move up to take Chychrun

Could this pave the way for the Red Wings to make Steve Stamkos an offer in free agency?

Jay Gruden hires Jon Gruden’s son

The Nepotism Football League continues to live up to its name. In Washington, the latest keep-it-in-the-family hire comes from coach Jay Gruden hiring his brother Jons son, Deuce Gruden, to serve as a strength-coach intern, according to Dan Sternberg of the Washington Post. Coaches hiring children and other family members has become a way of

Celtics GM Danny Ainge isn’t worried about fan reaction to Celtics draft

Celtics general manager Danny Ainges biggest regret from draft night is that he didnt go out and face the boos from the Boston fans personally.

Manziel’s father: “He’s a druggie and needs help”

Paul Manziel, father of ex-Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel, told ESPNs Josina Anderson Friday that his son is a druggie and that jail would be the best place for him. Anderson contacted Paul Manziel after Johnny Manziels attorney, Bob Hinton, accidentally texted the Associated Press that he intends to seek a plea deal for the pending
Golden State Of Mind Jun 24, 2016

Will the Serge Ibaka trade convince Kevin Durant to stay, or push him out of OKC?

Interesting tidbits from the land of ESPN... ESPN's Royce Young wrote an article last night, and in it, he shares a lot of insider information that may come as a shock to the Golden State faithful. During the draft, the Oklahoma City Thunder agreed to a blockbuster deal, trading Serge Ibaka to the Orlando Magic for Victor Oladipo, Ersan Illyasova, and the draft rights to the 12th pick, Domantas Sabonis. Opinions on the Thunder's return for Serge Ibaka ranged from laudable to laughable. But Young's article sheds a great deal of light on the subject for outsiders like Dubs Nation, who can...

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