2017–18 Orlando Magic season

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2017–18 Orlando Magic season
Head coachFrank Vogel
General managerJohn Hammond
Owner(s)RDV Sports, Inc.
ArenaAmway Center
Results
Record25–57 (.305)
PlaceDivision: 4th (Southeast)
Conference: 14th (Eastern)
Playoff finishDid not qualify

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionFox Sports Florida, Sun Sports
RadioWDBO
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The 2017–18 Orlando Magic season was the 29th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA). On May 23, 2017, the Magic announced that John Hammond would be the new general manager, thus officially ending his tenure with the Milwaukee Bucks.[1] Finishing with a 25–57 record, the Magic extended their postseason drought to six consecutive years, the longest active streak in the Eastern Conference. On April 12, 2018, Frank Vogel was fired by the Magic after the conclusion of the 2017–18 season.[2]

Draft picks[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 6 Jonathan Isaac SF / PF  United States Florida State
2 33 Wesley Iwundu SF  United States Kansas State

Roster[edit]

2017–18 Orlando Magic roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
G 4 Afflalo, Arron 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1985–10–15 UCLA
F 0 Artis, Jamel (TW) 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 213 lb (97 kg) 1993–01–12 Pittsburgh
G 14 Augustin, D. J. 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 183 lb (83 kg) 1987–11–10 Texas
F 24 Birch, Khem 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1992–09–28 UNLV
C 11 Biyombo, Bismack 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 255 lb (116 kg) 1992–08–28 DR Congo
G/F 10 Fournier, Evan 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1992–10–29 INSEP (FRA)
F 00 Gordon, Aaron 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1995–09–16 Arizona
G/F 8 Hezonja, Mario 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 218 lb (99 kg) 1995–02–25 Croatia
F 1 Isaac, Jonathan 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1997–10–03 Florida State
G 25 Iwundu, Wes 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1994–12–20 Kansas State
G 7 Mack, Shelvin 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 203 lb (92 kg) 1990–04–22 Butler
G 15 Purvis, Rodney 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1994–02–14 Connecticut
G/F 31 Ross, Terrence 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 206 lb (93 kg) 1991–02–05 Washington
G 17 Simmons, Jonathon 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1989–09–14 Houston
F/C 5 Speights, Marreese 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 255 lb (116 kg) 1987–08–04 Florida
C 9 Vučević, Nikola 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 260 lb (118 kg) 1990–10–24 Southern California
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • (GL) On assignment to G League affiliate
  • (TW) Two-way affiliate player
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Last transaction: 2018–04–12

Standings[edit]

Division[edit]

Southeast Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
yMiami Heat 44 38 .537 0.0 26–15 18–23 11–5 82
xWashington Wizards 43 39 .524 1.0 23–18 20–21 8–8 82
Charlotte Hornets 36 46 .439 8.0 21–20 15–26 11–5 82
Orlando Magic 25 57 .305 19.0 17–24 8–33 5–11 82
Atlanta Hawks 24 58 .293 20.0 16–25 8–33 5–11 82


Conference[edit]

Eastern Conference
# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 cToronto Raptors * 59 23 .720 82
2 xBoston Celtics 55 27 .671 4.0 82
3 xPhiladelphia 76ers 52 30 .634 7.0 82
4 yCleveland Cavaliers * 50 32 .610 9.0 82
5 xIndiana Pacers 48 34 .585 11.0 82
6 yMiami Heat * 44 38 .537 15.0 82
7 xMilwaukee Bucks 44 38 .537 15.0 82
8 xWashington Wizards 43 39 .524 16.0 82
9 Detroit Pistons 39 43 .476 20.0 82
10 Charlotte Hornets 36 46 .439 23.0 82
11 New York Knicks 29 53 .354 30.0 82
12 Brooklyn Nets 28 54 .341 31.0 82
13 Chicago Bulls 27 55 .329 32.0 82
14 Orlando Magic 25 57 .305 34.0 82
15 Atlanta Hawks 24 58 .293 35.0 82

Game log[edit]

Preseason[edit]

2017 pre-season game log
Total: 3–3 (Home: 2–1; Road: 1–2)
2017–18 season schedule

Regular season[edit]

2017–18 game log
Total: 25–57 (Home: 17–24; Road: 8–33)
2017–18 season schedule

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

May 25, 2017
To Orlando Magic

United States Jeff Weltman (President of Basketball Operations)

To Toronto Raptors
Least favorable of Orlando's two 2018 second round picks[a]
  • a As part of the conditions in the 2013 four-way trade that saw Dwight Howard dealt to the Los Angeles Lakers, Orlando retains the 2018 second round pick of Los Angeles.[3] Toronto will receive one of Orlando's two picks.[4]

Free agency[edit]

Re-signed[edit]

Player Signed
Damjan Rudež[5] Training camp deal

Additions[edit]

Player Signed Former team
Shelvin Mack[6] 2-year contract worth $12 million Utah Jazz
Jonathon Simmons[7] 3-year contract worth $20 million San Antonio Spurs
Arron Afflalo[8] 1-year contract worth $2.3 million Sacramento Kings
Marreese Speights[9] 1-year contract worth $2.1 million Los Angeles Clippers
Khem Birch[10] 2-year contract terms undisclosed Greece Olympiacos Piraeus
Adreian Payne Two-way contract Minnesota Timberwolves
Troy Caupain[11] Cincinnati Bearcats
Kalin Lucas[11] Erie BayHawks (G League)
Jamel Artis Two-way contract Pittsburgh Panthers / New York Knicks

Subtractions[edit]

Player Reason left New team
Jeff Green[12] 1-year contract worth $2.3 million Cleveland Cavaliers
Jodie Meeks[13] 2-year contract worth $7 million Washington Wizards
Stephen Zimmerman[14][15] Waived Los Angeles Lakers
C. J. Watson[16] Waived Turkey Muratbey Uşak Sportif
Marcus Georges-Hunt[17] Waived Minnesota Timberwolves
Patricio Garino[18] Waived Spain Saski Baskonia
Damjan Rudež Waived Spain Valencia Basket
Adreian Payne Waived / Involved with sexual assault case Greece Panathinaikos Athens Superfoods B.C.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Denton, John (May 23, 2017). "Magic Name John Hammond General Manager". NBA.com. Retrieved May 24, 2017.
  2. ^ Denton, John (April 12, 2018). "Orlando Magic Dismiss Frank Vogel as Head Coach". NBA.com. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  3. ^ Winfield, Kristian (May 16, 2017). "The Lakers saved 2 1st-round picks by moving into the top 3 of the 2017 NBA Draft lottery". sbnation.com. SB Nation. Retrieved October 28, 2017.
  4. ^ Robbins, Josh (May 25, 2017). "Magic owe Raptors 2nd-round pick as compensation for hiring Jeff Weltman". orlandosentinel.com. Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved October 28, 2017.
  5. ^ "Magic Re-Sign Damjan Rudez". NBA.com. September 7, 2017. Retrieved September 8, 2017.
  6. ^ "Orlando Magic Sign Shelvin Mack". NBA.com. July 9, 2017. Retrieved July 9, 2017.
  7. ^ "Magic sign free agent Jonathon Simmons". NBA.com. July 15, 2017. Retrieved July 15, 2017.
  8. ^ "Magic Sign Arron Afflalo". NBA.com. July 27, 2017. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
  9. ^ "Magic Sign Marreese Speights". NBA.com. July 27, 2017. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
  10. ^ "Magic Sign Khem Birch". NBA.com. July 27, 2017. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
  11. ^ a b "Magic Sign Troy Caupain and Kalin Lucas". NBA.com. August 31, 2017. Retrieved August 31, 2017.
  12. ^ "Cavaliers Sign Jeff Green". NBA.com. July 11, 2017. Retrieved July 11, 2017.
  13. ^ "Wizards add veteran scoring threat in Meeks". NBA.com. July 12, 2017. Retrieved July 12, 2017.
  14. ^ "Magic Waive Stephen Zimmerman". NBA.com. July 4, 2017. Retrieved July 4, 2017.
  15. ^ "Lakers Sign Stephen Zimmerman". NBA.com. August 9, 2017. Retrieved August 9, 2017.
  16. ^ "Orlando Magic Waive C.J. Watson". NBA.com. July 10, 2017. Retrieved July 10, 2017.
  17. ^ "Magic Waive Marcus Georges-Hunt". NBA.com. July 31, 2017. Retrieved July 31, 2017.
  18. ^ "Magic Waive Patricio Garino". NBA.com. August 1, 2017. Retrieved August 1, 2017.