Orlando Magic: Off Season News

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Magic Sign Mario Hezonja

On July 10th, the team announced the signing of Mario Hezonja.  Per team policy, the specifics of the deal were not released. Hezonja was taken 5th overall by the Magic in the draft last month.  The 6′-8″ Hezonja, (Super Mario) has played the last two season in the Spanish ACB league with FC Barcelona. Last season he appeared in 31 games and averaged 4.7 points per game while averaging just under 15 minutes per game. A native Croatian, Super Mario is expected to represent his country this year in the European Championship.

Aaron Gordon Has Surgery

Last week Aaron Gordon had surgery to repair his fractured jaw.  The injury was sustained while he was wrestling around with his older brother Drew on a recent family visit. His return to basketball related activities will all depend on his rehabilitation from the surgery.  Gordon is the second youngest player in the NBA at 19, and he is looking to make a strong return in his sophomore campaign. After missing 31 games last year due to a broken bone in his foot, Gordon made the most of his off-season workouts this winter. Averaging just under 22 points per game in the Summer League earlier this month, it would seem Aaron Gordon has something to prove and we are ready to see it!

Magic In London

This season the Orlando Magic will travel to London to take on the Toronto Raptors at the O2 Arena. This regular season match up will be the first in Magic history in London.  The last time the Magic Men made the trip to London was for a couple of preseason games during the 1993 season. For season ticket holders, this game will count as a home game. A refund should be coming your way since there will only be 40 ticketed home games this season instead of the normal 41.  The match up is scheduled for January 14, 2016. More details will be available on the Orlando Magic website once the full schedule is released.

More to come… Stay tuned!

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