Category Archives: NBA

Magic: Oladipo to have facial fracture surgery (Yahoo Sports)

ORLANDO, FL - SEPTEMBER 29: Victor Oladipo #5 of the Orlando Magic poses for a portrait at Orlando Magic Media Day on September 29, 2014 at Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images)

Magic guard Victor Oladipo will miss Orlando’s season opener and is out indefinitely with his second injury this month. The team announced Friday that Oladipo suffered a facial fracture in practice Thursday and will undergo surgery Saturday. The injury occurred when Oladipo took an inadvertent elbow during a practice drill. Oladipo was taken second overall by the Magic in 2013 and made the NBA All-Rookie first team last season.

Rockets’ late free throw downs Magic 90-89 (Yahoo Sports)

ORLANDO, FL - OCTOBER 22: Jeff Adrien #4 of the Houston Rockets attempts a free throw against the Orlando Magic on October 22, 2014 at Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images)

Jeff Adrien hit a free throw with 35 seconds to play as Houston rallied to beat Orlando 90-89 on Wednesday night. Troy Daniels and Isaiah Canaan led the Rockets with 14 points each. Houston (5-2) trailed by 13 entering the fourth quarter and didn’t get its first lead of the second half until just over two minutes left in the game. The Magic (3-3) tied it at 89 with less than a minute to play, but Adrien made a free throw to put Houston up by a point.

Rockets’ late free throw downs Magic 90-89 (Yahoo Sports)

ORLANDO, FL - OCTOBER 22: Jeff Adrien #4 of the Houston Rockets attempts a free throw against the Orlando Magic on October 22, 2014 at Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images)

Jeff Adrien hit a free throw with 35 seconds to play as Houston rallied to beat Orlando 90-89 on Wednesday night. Troy Daniels and Isaiah Canaan led the Rockets with 14 points each. Houston (5-2) trailed by 13 entering the fourth quarter and didn’t get its first lead of the second half until just over two minutes left in the game. The Magic (3-3) tied it at 89 with less than a minute to play, but Adrien made a free throw to put Houston up by a point.

NBA owners fail to pass lottery reform (Yahoo Sports)

NEW YORK - MAY 20: General Manager David Griffin and Jeff Cohen, Chairman of the Cleveland Cavaliers celebrates winning the 2014 NBA Draft Lottery on May 20, 2014 at the ABC News' 'Good Morning America' Times Square Studio in New York City. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

One of the biggest issues on the agenda when the NBA’s owners arrived in New York for the board of governors meetings was thwarting the tanking strategy employed most brazenly by the Philadelphia 76ers. ”I think, in essence, the owners were concerned about unintended consequences,” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said.

New-Look NBA: A Player’s Perspective, Paul Pierce

The Associated Press will periodically look at the changing landscape of the NBA during the upcoming season from three perspectives: A player’s viewpoint, from the bench, and from the front office. An interview with veteran forward Paul Pierce of the Washington Wizards tips off the series:



New-Look NBA: A Player’s Perspective, Paul Pierce

The Associated Press will periodically look at the changing landscape of the NBA during the upcoming season from three perspectives: A player’s viewpoint, from the bench, and from the front office. An interview with veteran forward Paul Pierce of the Washington Wizards tips off the series:



New-Look NBA: A Player’s Perspective, Paul Pierce

The Associated Press will periodically look at the changing landscape of the NBA during the upcoming season from three perspectives: A player’s viewpoint, from the bench, and from the front office. An interview with veteran forward Paul Pierce of the Washington Wizards tips off the series: