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Evan Fournier    G/F  Magic



Evan Fournier hasn't decided if he will play for France at Eurobasket this summer. "Soon I will meet coach Collet and then we’ll see," Fournier said in an interview with L'Equipe. "I will soon see a wrist specialist. And my summer will depend on what he will tell me. My experience with France is not over. I did not put a cross on it. I am not retiring internationally." The big takeaway here is that he's seeing a wrist specialist, so we'll look for an update on that front in the coming days. For what it's worth, Fournier has missed some time in each of the last two seasons with a sore right wrist.


Apr 16 - 11:51 AM

Evan Fournier    G/F  Magic



Evan Fournier said there could be a lot of changes in Orlando this offseason. `When you lose, that’s really when things shake up and teams make a lot of changes," Fournier said. "So, yeah, everyone is fully aware [that changes could come]. I’m not the type of guy who is concerned by that sort of thing." Fournier is under contract for at least three more seasons with a player option in 2020-21, so it's tough to see the Magic moving on from him at this point. Fournier didn't live up the expectations of his new deal this season, averaging 17.2 points on 43.9 percent shooting with 3.1 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.9 triples.

Apr 13 - 11:28 AM

Frank Vogel    C  Magic



The Magic have fired GM Rob Hennigan according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. The Magic aren't wasting any time here. Hennigan has made some puzzling trades and questionable signings for the Magic, and the writing has been on the wall for some time. Hennigan traded away Tobias Harris for Ersan Ilyasova and Brandon Jennings in 2015-16, he moved Victor Oladipo and their 2016 first-round pick (Domantas Sabonis) for Serge Ibaka in June of 2016, and then he accepted defeat by acquiring Terrence Ross from the Raptors in exchange for Ibaka during this year's deadline -- the Magic feared that Ibaka would walk for nothing as a free agent this summer. Matt Lloyd will take over as the interim GM and could be a candidate to keep the job.

Elfrid Payton    G  Magic



Elfrid Payton scored 21 points in Wednesday's 113-109 win over the Pistons, adding 13 assists, five rebounds and one triple in 31 minutes. He finished 10-of-18 from the field and really had a strong finish to the season, returning top-50 value in standard leagues since the All-Star break with averages of 13.5 points, 8.4 assists, 7.0 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 0.6 blocks and 2.5 turnover. He also showed a lot of improvement as a shooter and really excelled in Orlando's small-ball lineup. However, the Magic have a 29.1 percent chance of landing a pick in the top three of a draft that is loaded with quality PGs, so Payton could have some fresh competition next season.

Apr 13 - 12:29 AM

Aaron Gordon    F  Magic



Gordon scored 32 points (11-20 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 7-7 FT) and added 12 rebounds, two blocks and one steal in 35 minutes during Wednesday's 113-109 win over the Pistons.


Apr 12 - 11:44 PM

C.J. Watson    G  Magic



C.J. Watson is inactive for Wednesday. We'll see some younger Magic players today.

Apr 12 - 7:18 PM

Patricio Garino    G  Magic



Frank Vogel indicated that he'll give meaningful minutes to Patricio Garino, Marcus Georges-Hunt and Stephen Zimmerman for Wednesday's regular-season finale vs. Detroit. Vogel hinted after shootaround that he would not stick with his usual rotation on Wednesday night in order to get a better look at some of the younger guys on the roster, so meaningful minutes for the aforementioned players will likely come at the expense of Evan Fournier, Terrence Ross and Nikola Vucevic.

Josh Robbins on Twitter

Apr 12 - 6:35 PM

Frank Vogel    C  Magic



Frank Vogel said he'll start with his regular lineup for Wednesday's regular-season finale against the Pistons, and then, "play it by ear after that." It sounds like Vogel would like to get an extended look at some of the younger guys on the roster tonight, so Mario Hezonja could see his minutes in the 30s again, and new additions Marcus Georges-Hunt and Patricio Garino could see some extended minutes in the rotation. If these guys do indeed earn significant minutes in the rotation tonight, Terrence Ross might only see his minutes in the 20s.

Josh Robbins on Twitter

Apr 12 - 11:29 AM

Nikola Vucevic    C  Magic



Vucevic scored 18 points (8-15 FG, 2-2 3Pt) and added 11 rebounds, two steals, two blocks and one assist in 27 minutes during Wednesday's 113-109 win over the Pistons.


Apr 12 - 12:12 AM

Nikola Vucevic    C  Magic



Nikola Vucevic plans to improve 3-point shooting over the summer. Vucevic attempted only 26 triples over his first five NBA seasons but launched 73 treys in 2016-17. He plans to spend the offseason improving his stroke, as he is shooting only 28.8 percent from downtown. "It's definitely something I want to add to my game. I think it’s going to help myself a lot as well as the team," said Vucevic. His coach, Frank Vogel, agrees. "If he carries the threat to the 3-point line, it improves everybody else on the floor," Vogel said. This is something to keep in mind on draft day next October.

Orlando Sentinel

Apr 11 - 9:51 AM

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Pos Name
Jacque Vaughn    
Kadeem Batts    
C Nnanna Egwu    
C James Borrego    
C Nikola Vucevic    
C Dewayne Dedmon    
C Fran Vazquez    
F Patricio Garino    
F Maurice Harkless    
F Tobias Harris    
F Justin Harper    
F Andrew Nicholson    
F Pat Garrity    
F Alex Poythress    
F Hakim Warrick    
F Janis Timma    
F Moe Harkless    
F Aaron Gordon    
F Romero Osby    
F/C Kyle O'Quinn    
F/C Channing Frye    
F/C Anthony Randolph    
F/C Solomon Jones    
G Yuki Togashi    
G Ramon Galloway    
G Devyn Marble    
G Peyton Siva    
G Evan Fournier    
G Doron Lamb    
G Ben Gordon    
G Elfrid Payton    
G Luke Ridnour    
G E'Twaun Moore    
G Victor Oladipo    
G Willie Green    
G Jordan Sibert    
G Tyler Harvey    
G Von Wafer    
G/F Christian Eyenga