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The Orlando Magic have set their opening-night roster for the 2012/13 season, and it includes only four players–Glen Davis, Jameer Nelson, J.J. Redick, and Hedo Türkoğlu–from tipoff of the 2011/12 campaign. To get to 15 players, Orlando waived Armon Johnson and Christian Eyenga on Tuesday, and then parted ways with Justin Harper, Chris Johnson, and Quentin Richardson on Saturday.

The Magic finished their preseason with a 2-6 record.
No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. From
4 Arron Afflalo SG 6-05 215 UCLA
19 Gustavo Ayón PF 6-10 250 Mexico
11 Glen Davis PF 6-09 289 LSU
21 Maurice Harkless SF 6-08 210 St. John’s
3 Al Harrington PF 6-09 245 Saint Patrick HS (N.J.)
20 DeQuan Jones SG 6-08 221 Miami (FL)
17 Josh McRoberts PF 6-10 240 Duke
55 E’Twaun Moore PG 6-04 191 Purdue
14 Jameer Nelson PG 6-00 190 St. Joseph’s
44 Andrew Nicholson PF 6-09 250 St. Bonaventure
2 Kyle O’Quinn C 6-10 240 Norfolk St.
7 J.J. Redick SG 6-04 190 Duke
10 Ish Smith PG 6-00 175 Wake Forest
15 Hedo Türkoğlu SF 6-10 220 Turkey
9 Nikola Vučević C 7-00 240 USC

Opening night is Friday, November 2nd, when the Magic host the Denver Nuggets at Amway Center. Tipoff is set for 7 PM on Fox Sports Florida.

The New Orleans Hornets have acquired another piece of their 2012-2013 frontcourt, and the Orlando Magic continue to clean house. In a surprising move, the Hornets will add Magic power forward Ryan Anderson via a sign-and-trade with the Orlando Magic, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein on Twitter.

The move will add Anderson to a forward corps that includes 2012 #1 pick Anthony Davis, but few other notable names. Anderson was expected to stay with the Magic after averaging career-highs in every major statistical category – a jump that netted Anderson the NBA’s “Most Improved Player” award at the end of the season.Anderson shot 44% from the field, including a 39% mark from 3-point range, in addition to 7.7 rebounds per game.

UPDATE (3:23 p.m. ET) – SI’s Sam Amick reports via Twitter that the sign-and-trade deal for Anderson will send forward Gustavo Ayón to Orlando. A native of Mexico, Ayón enjoyed successful stints in the Mexican and Spanish basketball leagues before joining the Hornets last season. Ayón played in 54 games last season, starting 24 of them, averaging six points and four rebounds per game in that time.


D Howard met with new Magic GM R Hennigan Friday Howard told Hennigan he wants 2 b traded to B Nets, sources say.


Thunder assistant GM Rob Hennigan to become Orlando Magic GM. Details coming.

After severing ties with general manager Otis Smith, the Orlando Magic have been engaged in a search for his replacement at a key turning point in the franchise’s future.

The Magic’s search had come down to three candidates including Oklahoma City Thunder assistant GM Rob Hennigan, San Antonio Spurs assistant GM Dennis Lindsey and Jeff Bower, formerly the general manager of the New Orleans Hornets.

Now, it appears the Magic have settled on Hennigan as their guy.

UPDATE: Wednesday, June 20 at 3:10 p.m. ET

David Aldridge is now tweeting that Hennigan has accepted the gig:


Nothing surprising if Dwight is staying Stan had to go and Now…. I’ve never been a Stan fan and come on Stan hasn’t won anything in the past