EPISODE 10: BREAKING DOWN THE ORLANDO MAGIC

On Episode 10 of Penny For Your Thoughts we are joined by Dan Savage, the Assistant Director of Digital Content for the Orlando Magic helping us break down the 2020/21 Orlando Magic. https://open.spotify.com/show/1LUayj9hfmnNkI79QQdzyS Dan joins Geraint, Mikey and Paul for Episode 10 to discuss the late, great Jimmy Hewitt one of the founding figures of the Orlando Magic and how instrumental he and Pat Williams were in bringing a professional sports franchise to City Beautiful. Next, we take a look at the offseason including our preseason opponents the Atlanta Hawks and Charlotte Hornets and the moves they've made to try…

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COLE ANTHONY HAS BEEN DRAFTED

Cole Anthony has been drafted with the number 15 overall pick by the Orlando Magic at last night in the 2020 NBA draft. WHO IS COLE ANTHONY? For those of us in the UK who rarely see college basketball this is a valid question. Many of our Stateside followers will already know the answer to this question. I'll be honest to answer tis I've had to do some reading but what follows is what I've learnt. Cole Anthony is a 6ft 3 point guard who draws comparison with Colin Sexton of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Anthony was once thought to be…

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ORLANDO SIGNS CHUMA OKEKE

The news has just broken that Orlando signs Chuma Okeke on a $3.12M rookie scale contract. Welcome Chuma Okeke to the Orlando Magic! Below is the official statement from the Orlando Magic PR as it appears on Twitter. ORLANDO MAGIC PR STATEMENT ON SIGNING CHUMA OKEKE WHAT CAN WE EXPECT FROM HIS ROOKIE SEASON? It is clear that during the time in college Okeke provided a solid all round game to his team. This can be seen from the statement above, where his game averages are strong on both ends of the court. That being said there will be rust,…

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EVAN FOURNIER OPTS IN
Evan Fournier

EVAN FOURNIER OPTS IN

Evan Fournier opts in to his player option as was widely expected by anyone who follows the NBA and the Orlando Magic. In the first move of what will be a busy week for the team Fournier chose to pick up his $17M player option. NO SURPRISES AS EVAN FOURNIER OPTS IN This is an expected move by Evan, rather than test the market by becoming an unrestricted free agent. In his 5th season in Orlando Evan Fournier had a career year for the Magic, averaging 18.5 points per game on 46.7 percent shooting, going 39.9% from the 3. Those…

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THE NEW CITY EDITION JERSEY

The new City Edition jersey has landed for the Orlando Magic and it is clean! The new City Edition is a classic white jersey featuring pinstripes and stars which have been a staple of Magic jersey history. The jersey has a large orange ORL with a dark grey (almost black) star boldly emblazoned across the front. Below this logo sits the player number. The number is orange with a black outline which ties into the trim on the neck and sleeve ribbing. Both the Disney and Nike logo's are also in the grey/black. All around the jersey features orange pinstripes.…

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PLAYOFF MAGIC IN 2020

Playoff Magic in 2020 ended on August 29th at the hands of the Milwaukee Bucks. In the intervening period a lot has happened in the NBA, culminating in the Lakers being crowned as NBA champions. As Magic fans we are in a holding pattern waiting for the draft, free agency and then onto the new season. Therefore we thought at Orlando Magic UK we'd take a look back having had some time to reflect on what was and what wasn't "Playoff Magic". THE SERIES The Orlando Magic entered the playoffs in what was a disappointing 8th seed position. That standing…

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ORLANDO MAGIC VS MILWAUKEE BUCKS – PLAYOFF GAME 5

The Milwaukee Bucks, are holding a 3-1 lead in the series and leaves our Orlando Magic fighting to stay in the 2020 NBA Playoffs tonight. It’s game day Magic fans, possibly for the final time this season! The game has a great UK tip time of 8:30pm. The match will be broadcast live and on demand via the NBA League Pass. Yet again unfortunately Sky Sports has not selected the game for broadcast here in the UK. LOOKING BACK: GAMES 1 THROUGH 4 The series has seen an undermanned 8th seed Orlando Magic battling a fully fit number 1 seed…

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MILWAUKEE BUCKS VS ORLANDO MAGIC – PLAYOFF GAME 4

The Milwaukee Bucks, holding a 2-1 lead in the best of 7 series take on the Orlando Magic again tonight in game 4 of the 2020 NBA Playoffs first round. It’s game day Magic fans! Again this is a for home fixture Orlando so expect to see Magic graphics across the court and our fans on the video wall. The game has a fantastic UK tip time of 6:30pm. Get yourself settled to watch like you were in the Amway, wear your colours and hopefully Orlando give us something to cheer along with this time! The match will be broadcast…

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MILWAUKEE BUCKS VS ORLANDO MAGIC – PLAYOFF GAME 3

The Milwaukee Bucks take on the Orlando Magic tonight in game 3 of the 2020 NBA Playoffs first round. In a best of 7 games series the score is tied 1-1. It’s game day Magic fans! Technically a home fixture so expect to see Magic graphics across the court and our fans on the video wall. The game has a fantastic UK tip time of 6pm. Get yourself settled to watch like you were in the Amway, wear your colours and cheer along whilst enjoying beer, pizza, nachos and popcorn. The match will be broadcast live and on demand via…

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ORLANDO MAGIC VS THE MILWAUKEE BUCKS – PLAYOFF GAME 2

The Milwaukee Bucks take on the Orlando Magic tonight in game 2 of the 2020 NBA Playoffs first round. The Magic hold a 1-0 lead in the a best of 7 games series, a result that shocked the NBA world. It’s game day Magic fans! This game has a UK tip time of 11pm. As always the matchup will be broadcast live and on demand via the NBA League Pass. Unfortunately this game has not been selected for broadcast here in the UK by Sky Sports. If you are planning on watching live expect to be up until around 1:30am…

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