Latest R.J. Hampton News

Coach Mosley's plan for Magic: Ring the bell, then win games

Oct. 12, 2021 15:57 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jamahl Mosley waited a long time for this chance. He’s not about to let very low expectations douse his enthusiasm. The new coach of the Orlando Magic understands that this season, his first as an NBA head coach, is part of a massive rebuild that...

Nuggets take Virginia Commonwealth guard Hyland in draft

Jul. 30, 2021 01:40 AM EDT

Nah’Shon “Bones” Hyland didn’t get a chance to show what he could do in the NCAA Tournament. If he had, he believes he would have climbed the NBA draft board. Scouts didn’t get to see Hyland play during March Madness because Virginia Commonwealth had to forfeit...

Magic select Jalen Suggs at No. 5, Franz Wagner at No. 8

Jul. 29, 2021 22:06 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — When the Orlando Magic’s hopes of moving up in the NBA draft never materialized, they instead used their picks to select former Gonzaga star Jalen Suggs fifth and German forward Franz Wagner eighth. Owners of two top-eight picks for the first time...