Forward Andrew Nicholson struggled in 2014-15, his third in NBA, and as a result his stats and playing time were down across the board. Nicholson played more on the outside last season, which didn't work, so he is now playing closer to the basket to start the preseason under new head coach Scott Skiles.
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Jeremy Lin had 17 points, Jeremy Lamb added 16 and the Charlotte Hornets held on to beat the Orlando Magic 106-100 on Saturday night in their exhibition opener.
Gordon makes big move in #NBARANK
Despite an injury-plagued rookie season that saw him average 5.2 points and 3.6 rebounds per game, Magic F Aaron Gordon jumped up 90 spots in this year's rankings. See No. 121-130
Check out our player scouting reports and 2015-16 projections for the Magic.
The Orlando Magic signed forward Channing Frye as a free agent in July of 2014 to provide outside shooting, but the big man struggled with his shot as he made just 39 percent of his attempts.
The Orlando Magic want second-year guard Elfrid Payton to become an outside shooting threat after he struggled at that last season.
Magic's Frye rates latest rankings
Our rankings of NBA players has reached Nos. 161-180. The only Orlando representative amid this latest collection is veteran power forward Channing Frye. See where he landed. #NBArank: Day Five
Evan Fournier in next round of rankings
As our rankings of NBA players roll on to Nos. 200-181, see where the Magic’s Frenchman landed in the rankings. #NBArank: Day Four
Forward Aaron Gordon played well during the 2015 Orlando Summer League, which he was hoping to extend to summer workouts, but that plan was derailed after he suffered a fracture to his jaw while rough-housing with his brother.
Two from Orlando in next round of rankings
As our rankings of NBA players roll on to Nos. 201-250, see which members of the Magic made the list. #NBArank: Day Three
Can the Magic take a step forward?
The play of Tobias Harris and Victor Oladipo will determine the immediate success for Orlando. Where does Marc Stein rank the Magic to start this season? Power Rankings: Preseason
two magic players make today's rankings
As our rankings of NBA players roll on to Nos. 251 - 300, see which members of the Orlando roster made the next group. #NBArank: Day Two
Two Magic players in Bottom 100
In our annual rankings of all the NBA players, two Orlando players made the bottom quarter. See which Magic are slotted among the worst in the league. #NBArank: The bottom 100
The Orlando Magic have been rebuilding for several years and now is the time for the team to finally become a playoff contender.
The San Antonio Spurs have added former Orlando Magic coach Jacque Vaughn to their front office as a pro scout, the team announced Tuesday.
Where do the Magic go from here?
It's tough to evaluate Orlando since they have talent but lack a true star. Moreover, it's unlikely the team can land a big-name player in free agency. It's now the fourth-straight year the Magic have come in at No. 20 or worse in the Future Power Rankings. See the rankings (Insider)
Orlando opens training camp on Saturday and the 2015-16 season is starting off in good way as all of the players are available for the sessions.
Aaron Gordon looks to 'rebound'
Insider Amin Elhassan notes Gordon's rookie season with the Orlando Magic was hampered early by a serious injury and by a coaching change after he returned. Five sophs looking to bounce back
In a quest for the Holy Grail of preventing injuries, the NBA is looking toward technological breakthroughs to guide the way.
Another France-Spain classic?
Evan Fournier and France will face Spain in the EuroBasket 2015 semifinals on Thursday with a berth in next year's Rio Olympics on the line. The teams' current rivalry dates back six years. Mark Woods reports
The Orlando Magic's Victor Oladipo, the second overall draftee two summers ago, could be challenged to become one of the NBA's top defensive players.
Fournier will be looked for as a 3-point shooter off the bench.
Magic to sign Greg Stiemsma?
The 6-foot-11 center appears headed to his fifth NBA team in as many seasons after playing only 66 total minutes in 17 games last year for Toronto. Here's the report from the Orlando Sentinel
Heading into his second NBA season, the Magic are hoping Gordon can play well enough to earn himself a spot with the starting group.
Magic answer tough logo challenge
Grantland's Zach Lowe presents his annual rankings of NBA team logos. He applauds the Magic for concocting a design for an inanimate concept without getting corny. Ranking NBA logos
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