The NBA is in talks with The Walt Disney Company on a single-site scenario for a resumption of play in Central Florida in late July. It's the clearest sign yet that the league believes the season can continue amid the coronavirus pandemic.
After a few days of waiting for COVID-19 test results to come back, Orlando Magic players were given the green light to return to their training facility for voluntary, individual workouts.
The Orlando Magic are targeting Tuesday, May 12 to reopen their training facility for individual workouts for players, according to a team spokesman.
The Orlando Magic's Jonathan Isaac is joining Orlando Commissioner Regina Hill and J.U.M.P. Ministries Global Church in partnering with the non-profit Project Life to provide breakfast and lunch to youth who would normally be fed at school.
About 1,800 part-time employees will be assisted and receive paychecks for missed games through what would have been the end of the regular season, they said.
While the Orlando Magic flew on the same charter plane as the Utah Jazz, nobody from the team or traveling party is showing any COVID-19 symptoms.
Terrence Ross scored 24 points, including fueling a rally with 18 in the fourth quarter, as the Orlando Magic defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 120-115 on Tuesday night.
Nikola Vucevic added 16 points with 16 rebounds for Orlando, which won its second consecutive game after dropping the previous three.
UPDATE: Joel Glass, chief communications officer for the Orlando Magic, released this statement:
Duncan Robinson scored 27 points, all of them coming from beyond the arc, and the Miami Heat hit a franchise-record 22 3-pointers in their 116-113 win over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.
Hassan Whiteside had 16 points and 13 rebounds and Trevor Ariza scored 11 as the Portland Trail Blazers ended a 3-game losing streak by outscoring Orlando 38-19 in the final period. The Blazers would go on to win 130-107.
Trey Lyles had 20 points and the Spurs overcame a shaky fourth quarter to beat Orlando 114-113 on Saturday night, snapping the Magic’s three-game winning streak.
Terrence Ross scored 19 of his season-high 33 points in the fourth quarter and Aaron Gordon finished with 17 points, 11 rebounds, and 12 assists, leading the Orlando Magic to a 136-125 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night.
Evan Fournier scored 28 points, Aaron Gordon added 25 and the Magic pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 130-120 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night.
Aaron Gordon had 27 points, 10 rebounds and a big blocked shot in the final seconds, helping the Orlando Magic rally for a 115-113 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Monday night.
Luka Doncic nearly had a triple-double, finishing with 33 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists, and the Dallas Mavericks cruised past the Orlando Magic 122-106 on Friday night.
Aaron Gordon scored 25 points and Markelle Fultz added 21 as the Orlando Magic rallied to beat the Detroit Pistons 116-112 in overtime on Wednesday night.
Aaron Gordon scored 26 points, Nikola Vucevic had 24 points, nine rebounds and nine assists, and the Magic surged past the Atlanta Hawks 135-126.
It’s the 13th time the Bucks have led from wire to wire this season.
The Orlando Magic will build a new training facility northwest of the Amway Center. The team plans to build it on land they’re hoping to buy from the City of Orlando for $5.1 million, together with an adjacent parcel of vacant land that they already own.