Nathaniel Marrero

Nathaniel Marrero

Nov 19, 2023; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Orlando Magic forward Paolo Banchero (5)  celebrates his made slam dunk with guard Jalen Suggs (4) in the first half against the Indiana Pacers at Gainbridge Fieldhouse.
Free Agency

Magic GM Anthony Parker Calls Orlando A 'Free Agency Destination'

With one of the best young cores in the NBA and the third-most cap space, the Orlando Magic general manager Anthony Parker believes his team can be in the conversation for big free agents this offseason.

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Mar 29, 2024; Orlando, Florida, USA; LA Clippers forward Paul George (13) shoots the ball over Orlando Magic center Wendell Carter Jr. (34) during the first quarter at KIA Center.
Free Agency

NBA Insider Would Be 'Surprised' If Magic Sign Clippers Forward Paul George

The Orlando Magic's connection to Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul George has been a common one, but NBA insider Brian Windhorst would be surprised if a deal comes to fruition in free agency.

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Mar 24, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Jerry West (left) shakes hands with Los Angeles Lakers former center Shaquille O'Neal during a ceremony to unveil a statue of O'Neal at Staples Center.
News

How NBA Legend and Hall of Famer Jerry West Signed Shaq Away from Magic

One of the game's most illustrious figures, Jerry West, died at the age of 86 on Wednesday. Along with his iconic playing career, he was one of the game's greatest execs and one of his biggest moves was signing Shaq away from the Orlando Magic.

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Feb 8, 2024; Orlando, Florida, USA; Orlando Magic forward Paolo Banchero (5) shoots over San Antonio Spurs forward Zach Collins (23) during the second quarter at Kia Center.
News

Magic 2024-25 Preseason Schedule: Pelicans, Spurs, 76ers

The Orlando Magic announced their four-game preseason schedule on Wednesday.

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Nov 2, 2023; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Orlando Magic forward Paolo Banchero (5) reacts with forward Franz Wagner (22) after making a shot against the Utah Jazz in the fourth quarter at the Delta Center.
Free Agency

Magic's Free-Agency Approach Could Decide Their Ceiling For Years to Come

The Orlando Magic are one of the teams to watch this offseason, but the lengths they're willing to go to in free agency to improve their team could be the difference in them going from a playoff team to a contender for next season and beyond.

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Mar 24, 2024; Memphis, TN, USA; Baylor Bears center Yves Missi (21) controls the ball against Clemson Tigers forward RJ Godfrey (10) in the second half in the second round of the 2024 NCAA Tournament at FedExForum.
Draft Coverage

NBA Draft Profile: At No. 18, Magic May Have Pick of Two Baylor Stars

The Orlando Magic are positioned to bet on a player with a high upside if they believe in his ceiling and ability to develop. Could Baylor center Yves Missi be worth the swing for Orlando with the No. 18 overall pick?

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Purdue Boilermakers center Zach Edey (15) attempts a shot during the Men's NCAA national championship game against the Connecticut Huskies at State Farm Stadium in Glendale on April 8, 2024.
Draft Coverage

NBA Draft Profile: When Magic Pick at 18, Purdue's Edey Could Be Giant Option

Few college players have had the kind of career Purdue Boilermakers center Zach Edey had. Could he carry that success into the NBA for the Orlando Magic?

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Mar 27, 2024; Orlando, Florida, USA;  Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) shoots the ball past Orlando Magic guard Cole Anthony (50) in the fourth quarter at the Kia Center. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports
Free Agency

NBA Free-Agency Buzz Connects Magic with 2 Longtime All-Stars

ORLANDO — If the Orlando Magic choose to spend some cap space in free agency, two names to look out for are Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul George and Golden

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Mar 29, 2024; Dallas, TX, USA; Duke Blue Devils center Kyle Filipowski (30) reacts after a basket during the second half in the semifinals of the South Regional of the 2024 NCAA Tournament against the Houston Cougars at American Airlines Center.
Draft Coverage

NBA Draft Profile: Duke's Filipkowski Could Be an Option at No. 18 for Magic

The Orlando Magic have found success with Duke players after drafting Paolo Banchero in 2022 and trading for Wendell Carter Jr. in 2021. Could Duke center Kyle Filipowski be next to join them?

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Marquette guard Tyler Kolek (11) turns the corner on North Carolina State guard Jayden Taylor (1) during the first half of their game in the semifinals of the South Regional of the 2024 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Friday at American Airlines Arena in Dallas.

NBA Mock Draft: Marquette Guard Kolek Called a 'Dream Fit' for Magic

Could the Orlando Magic address their need for a playmaker in the backcourt with Marquette point guard Tyler Kolek?

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Mar 14, 2024; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Indiana Hoosiers center Kel'el Ware (1) shoots as Penn State Nittany Lions forward Qudus Wahab (22) defends during the first half at Target Center.
Draft Coverage

Magic Draft Profile: Indiana Center Kel'el Ware Addresses Multiple Needs for Orlando

With Goga Bitadze set to hit free agency, the Orlando Magic have a potential need at center. Could they land one who can boost their interior presence and space the floor in Indiana's Kel'el Ware?

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Mar 31, 2024; Dallas, TX, USA; Duke Blue Devils center Kyle Filipowski (30) controls the ball against North Carolina State Wolfpack forward Mohamed Diarra (23) in the second half in the finals of the South Regional of the 2024 NCAA Tournament at American Airline Center.
Draft Coverage

Duke Center Kyle Filipowski Among Pre-Draft Workouts for Magic

Could the Orlando Magic go back to the well and take another Duke player with their first-round pick?

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