- Part 4

Monthly Archive: August 2010

Aug 17

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “If the speculation that Chris Paul wanted to join the Orlando Magic made Magic fans salivate, just wait until the Carmelo Anthony-to-the-Magic rumors gain momentum. Actually, the process already has begun. [...] Anthony obviously would be a huge upgrade for Orlando offensively at small forward. And he’d be a more reliable go-to guy …

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Aug 17

Longtime Basketball Player and Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame Inductee Adonal Foyle Announces Retirement from NBA

Via the Orlando Magic: Adonal Foyle, an NBA basketball player with a total of 13 seasons under his belt, announced his retirement from basketball this week. From humble island beginnings, Adonal’s basketball talent was discovered by two Colgate University professors who brought him to the United States and laid the foundation for Foyle’s NBA basketball …

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Aug 17

Playbook: The Orlando Magic’s 4-Out/1-In Offensive Scheme

Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images The 4-out/1-in offensive scheme. For three years and counting, head coach Stan Van Gundy has used an alignment (which features Dwight Howard in the post surrounded by four shooters on the perimeter) on offense that has vaulted the Orlando Magic to the elite in the NBA. The system works, as best …

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Aug 17

Adonal Foyle Retires From the NBA After 13 Seasons

Fernando Medina/NBAE/Getty Images Via Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: Adonal Foyle has decided to end his NBA playing career after 13 years. The 35-year-old center chose to retire after a right-knee injury often prevented him from practicing with the Magic during the 2009-10 season. “It just never really quite got back to where I …

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Aug 16

Monday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “The Orlando Magic announced Monday that they have signed second-round draft pick Stanley Robinson. Team officials would not disclose terms of the contract, but the small forward said he signed a non-guaranteed deal. [...] Robinson’s contract is believed to be worth $473,604 for the 2010-11 season, but for him …

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Aug 16

23 Made Three-Pointers In a Game is a Lot, And Still a Record

Aug 16

Magic Sign Stanley Robinson

Via the Orlando Magic: The Orlando Magic have signed forward Stanley Robinson, President of Basketball Operations Otis Smith announced today. Robinson was originally selected by Orlando during the second round (59th overall) of the 2010 NBA Draft. Per team policy, terms of the deal are not disclosed. Robinson played on the Magic’s summer league team …

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Aug 16

For J.J. Redick, It’s All About Efficiency

Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images One of the major storylines in a rather uneventful off-season (aside from the Chris Paul rumors) for the Orlando Magic was when general manager Otis Smith elected to match the Chicago Bulls’ offer sheet and re-sign J.J. Redick to a three year, $20 million contract. Not too long ago, Redick …

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Aug 13

Friday’s Magic Word

Justin Verrier of ESPN.com: “Defense wins championships. But MVPs? Not often. Such is the plight of [Dwight] Howard, who has won consecutive defensive player of the year trophies and compiled more blocks than a Lego warehouse the past two seasons but has been shut out from a top-three spot in the official MVP voting. The big culprit: …

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Aug 13

AmwayCenter.com Re-Launches

Via the Orlando Magic: AmwayCenter.com, the official one-stop shop for information regarding the new Amway Center, has been officially re-launched, the Orlando Magic announced today. The new website includes everything Central Florida residents and beyond need to know about the new facility, which is scheduled to open in October and will compete to host major …

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