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Cooper Flagg takes advantage of his opportunity to play against U.S. Olympic team

Jul. 09, 2024 14:21 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 3-pointer over Anthony Davis, swish. A baseline turnaround over Jrue Holiday, easy. An acrobatic putback after crashing the boards and getting fouled by Bam Adebayo, no problem. Those are three of the best defenders in the NBA. Cooper Flagg is 17...

Franz Wagner, Magic agree to 5-year extension, largest contract in club history, AP source says

Jul. 05, 2024 15:57 PM EDT

Franz Wagner has agreed to the largest contract in Orlando Magic history, a five-year extension that will be worth at least $224 million, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press on Friday. The contract value could reach $270 million if he becomes...

Jonathan Isaac agrees to $84 million deal with Magic, AP source says

Jul. 02, 2024 19:43 PM EDT

Jonathan Isaac has agreed to an $84 million deal that will keep him with Orlando for five more seasons, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said Tuesday. Isaac agreed to a renegotiation of the last year of his current deal along with an extension, said the person, who spoke...

George heading to 76ers, Caldwell-Pope to Magic, CP3 to Spurs, AP sources say

Jul. 01, 2024 08:15 AM EDT

Paul George is going back to the Eastern Conference, and surely has made Joel Embiid very happy in the process. George will sign a four-year, $212 million contract with the Philadelphia 76ers, a person with knowledge of the move told The Associated Press early Monday. The person...

Flagg and Pritchard among those selected for USA Basketball select team to help with Olympic prep

Jun. 28, 2024 12:07 PM EDT

Cooper Flagg’s summer will include some time playing against the U.S. Olympic team. The Duke signee — expected to be one of the top picks in the 2025 NBA draft and the consensus national high school player of the year this past season — was the lone collegian among the 15...

Atlanta and Washington give the Southeast Division a 1-2 punch at the top of the NBA draft

Jun. 27, 2024 19:05 PM EDT

The Southeast Division controlled the top two selections in the NBA draft, with Atlanta and Washington picking 1-2. Those were rare spots for those two franchises. The Hawks won the lottery after having only a 3% chance of landing the top pick. They had picked No. 1...

Teaching basketball to kids in the US is becoming a bit muddled, and the NBA is seeking solutions

Jun. 25, 2024 19:34 PM EDT

Victor Wembanyama's on-court warmup session before games when he played in France would last for about an hour. It consisted of plenty of stretching, lots of passing and dribbling drills, then a little bit of shooting. The basics. The skills. Nothing else. “It's what...

Cavaliers' Jarrett Allen out for Game 2 against Celtics with bruised ribs

May. 09, 2024 19:01 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers will be without center Jarrett Allen for Game 2 against the Boston Celtics on Thursday as he continues to deal with bruised ribs. Allen is missing his fifth consecutive game. He hasn't played since Game 4 of the Cavaliers' first-round series...

Cavaliers pull together to overcome Orlando, but challenge stiffens with top-seeded Celtics up next

May. 06, 2024 06:06 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — It took Donovan Mitchell's magnificence, a historic comeback and plenty of grit for the Cavaliers to escape the first round. It will take even more to go any further. Cleveland avoided a second straight first-round playoff knockout — and a...

Magic crumble in second half, lose Game 7 despite Paolo Bachero's 38 points and stellar series

May. 05, 2024 20:58 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Paolo Banchero's first taste of the NBA playoffs ended bitterly. The Orlando Magic couldn't finish what they started. After opening an 18-point lead in the first half, the Magic caved under pressure as the Cleveland Cavaliers rallied for a 106-94 win...