December, 2011 | Magic Basketball - Part 8

Monthly Archive: December 2011

Dec 02

Embracing uncertainty

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images There’s not a good way to introduce this season for the Magic, because you already know all the things that one might say. The elephant in the room has been trumpeting his trunk for three seasons now, and the second we heard that a new CBA was forthcoming, Orlando …

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Dec 02

Chris Paul and a Hail Mary pass

Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images Via Marc Stein of ESPN.com: A growing number of [NBA executives] starting to believe that Magic will indeed give strong consideration to doing Dwight deal before season starts. Rather than getting knee-deep in opt-out, opt-in, sign-and-trade, or extend-and-trade scenarios, let’s get right to the point. That’s what NBA …

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Dec 01

Thursday’s Magic Word

Head coach Stan Van Gundy on Dwight Howard’s future: “It certainly can be a distraction to guys, and it’s something that we will have to deal with. I’ll maybe address it more at media day. But I know this: It’s not something that I plan on talking about more than once. That’s going to be …

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Dec 01

Dwight Howard and the Nets

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Via Marc Stein of ESPN.com: The New Jersey Nets are prepared to offer a trade package featuring Brook Lopez and two future first-round picks to acquire Dwight Howard before the Orlando Magic center becomes a free agent in July 2012, according to sources close to the situation. Sources …

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Dec 01

Dwight Howard and the Clippers

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Via D.J. Foster of ClipperBlog: Get ready to give up one thing almost definitely: Chris Kaman and his 12.7 million dollar expiring contract. New Orleans or Orlando will want the cap room, and Kaman is the only current contract big enough to make the salaries match. DeAndre [Jordan] …

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Dec 01

The enigma that is Jameer Nelson

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images When I think of Jameer Nelson, I think of inconsistency. I think of a player that’s the very definition of that word. Nelson has spent seven seasons in the NBA carving out a niche as a maddeningly inconsistent player that teases you with pure brilliance. Sometimes that brilliance lasts …

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