ORLANDO MAGIC 2014-15 Offseason Additions: F Channing Frye, G Ben Gordon, G Luke Ridnour, G Evan Fournier, G Willie Green 2014 Draft Picks: F Aaron Gordon, G Elfrid Payton, G-F Devyn Marble Draft Picks Coming: 2015 second round (LA Lakers, protected 31-40); 2015 second round (Chicago); 2016 second round (Chicago); 2017 first round (LA Lakers, 1-5) Draft Picks Going: 2015 second round (to Philadelphia) Trade Exceptions: None Over/Under: Under the cap Amnesty Provision: Used on Gilbert Arenas (2011)PLAYER 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19Channing Frye $8,580,000 $8,190,000 $7,810,000 $7,420,000Glen Davis $6,600,000Victor Oladipo $4,980,000 $5,190,000 $6,550,000 $8,570,000Ben Gordon $4,500,000 $4,500,000Aaron Gordon $3,990,000 $4,170,000 $4,350,000 $5,500,000 $7,260,000Al Harrington $3,800,000Nikola Vucevic $2,750,000$13,250,000 $13,250,000 $13,250,000 $13,250,000Luke Ridnour $2,750,000 $2,750,000Elfrid Payton $2,400,000 $2,510,000 $2,610,000 $3,330,000 $4,540,000Tobias Harris $2,380,000 $3,580,000Jameer Nelson $2,000,000Maurice Harkless $1,890,000 $2,890,000 $4,050,000Anthony Randolph $1,830,000Andrew Nicholson $1,550,000 $2,380,000 $3,390,000Evan Fournier $1,480,000 $2,290,000 $3,280,000Willie Green $1,450,000Kyle O’Quinn $920,000 Devyn
Friday night, while sports fans got a break from the FIFA World Cup and a brief respite from an abundance of basketball news — NBA draft picks, subsequent draft trades and looming free agency chatter, NBA players had an opportunity to entertain on social media, simply being themselves. Orlando Magic forward Tobias Harris had a fun and engaging conversation with his fans and followers, asking them a series of “would you rather” questions.
When it comes to trades, the 2014 NBA draft hasn’t been quite as nuts as last year. Nevertheless, there have been a handful of deals. Here’s a breakdown: Philadelphia 76ers trade Elfrid Payton to Orlando Magic for Dario Saric, 2015 second-round pick and 2017 first-round pick. Philadelphia didn’t need another point guard with Michael Carter-Williams entrenched at the position, and the Sixers are all about assets. Injured Joel Embiid went third and now Dario Saric will be in Turkey for the next two seasons.
12:12 a.m. Eastern -Billy King could not talk about the 59th and 60th picks on record but those deals should be finalized by the end of the night. Xavier Thames and Cory Jefferson, who were selected by other teams, will be Nets. 11:53 p.m. Eastern -Thanasis Antetokounmpo, the newest Knicks player. He hopes to bring energy and effort to the team, he told reporters. 11:44 p.m. Eastern -The Knicks just took Thanasis Antetokounpo, the older brother of Milwaukee’s Giannis. He played for Delaware in the
This may come as a surprise, but the Atlanta Hawks are actually closer to becoming championship contenders than you might think. This summer, Atlanta has a realistic opportunity to present LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony with the most attractive free agent pitch of any team in the league, if Danny Ferry maneuvers contracts aggressively and appropriately. It’s certainly an ambitious idea, but it’s far from ridiculous. First and most obviously, the Hawks are situated in the Eastern Conference. This gives them a succinct
Thursday afternoon the NBA unveiled the 2013-14 NBA All-Rookie Team, celebrating this past season’s top young athletes. One name you will not see on the the team is the Cleveland Cavaliers’ No.1 overall draft pick Anthony Bennett, who only played in 52 games, averaging 4.2 points and three rebounds in just 12.8 minutes per game. He is just the fifth top overall draft pick to miss the All-Rookie team in 26 years. There were quite a few young rookies deserving of the
With much of the national discourse centering on Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, the reality of the matter is that a lifetime ban and a $2.5 million fine is the limit to what NBA commissioner Adam Silver is capable of doing. The rest falls on the shoulders of 29 team owners, as they—according to the NBA’s Constitution and By-Laws—must vote with a 3/4′s majority to force the sale of the team. Players, media pundits and people all across the nation
NEW YORK – The Spurs’ 17-game winning streak brought an added bonus Monday. Tim Duncan was named Player of the Week — this coming despite Kevin Durant averaging 32.5 points on .597 shooting. It was the 22nd time Duncan has won the award. The Orlando Magic’s Nikola Vucevic and the San Antonio Spurs’ Duncan were named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, March 24, through Sunday, March 30. Vucevic led the Magic to a 2-1 week, which