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Monthly Archive: July 2012

Jul 12

2012 Orlando Pro Summer League roundup: Day 4

AP Photo/John Raoux Alton Clark of NBA Playbook is covering the 2012 Orlando Pro Summer League on behalf of Magic Basketball. This is Alton’s roundup of Day 4. Magic 77, Sixers 75 (2 OT) BOX SCORE With Maalik Wayns joining the Golden State Warriors to play in the 2012 Las Vegas Summer League, Kevin Anderson …

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Jul 12

2012 Orlando Pro Summer League roundup: Day 3

Photo via Fernando Medina/Orlando Magic Alton Clark of NBA Playbook is covering the 2012 Orlando Pro Summer League on behalf of Magic Basketball. This is Alton’s roundup of Day 3. Jazz 79, Magic 75 BOX SCORE While resting the majority of his starters in the second half, Magic Summer League coach Mark Price gave his …

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Jul 11

Magic acquire Gustavo Ayon from New Orleans

Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images Via Orlando Magic press release: The Orlando Magic have acquired forward-center Gustavo Ayon from New Orleans in exchange for forward Ryan Anderson in a sign-and-trade deal, General Manager Rob Hennigan announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deal are not disclosed. Ayon (6’10”, 245, 4/1/85) played in …

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Jul 11

3-on-3 roundtable: Examining the Ryan Anderson sign-and-trade to New Orleans

Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images On Sunday, Orlando Magic restricted free agent power forward Ryan Anderson verbally agreed to sign a four-year, $36 million offer sheet with the New Orleans Hornets. As a restricted free agent, the Magic had first right of refusal to match the offer and keep Anderson. However, Orlando felt …

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Jul 10

2012 Orlando Pro Summer League roundup: Day 2

Photo via Fernando Medina/Orlando Magic Alton Clark of NBA Playbook is covering the 2012 Orlando Pro Summer League on behalf of Magic Basketball. This is Alton’s roundup of Day 2. Pistons 79, Magic 74 BOX SCORE On the second day of Summer League in Orlando, the Magic suffered their first defeat of the week at …

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Jul 10

“Dream Team” review: The Toni Kukoc game

Photo via US Presswire LeBron James just dominated the NBA playoffs, won his first NBA title, and had the Finals MVP award for dessert. Dwyane Wade battled through injuries to average more than 20 points per game and earn his second NBA championship. But what if the top item on the to-do list for the …

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Jul 10

2012 Orlando Pro Summer League roundup: Day 1

Photo by Fernando Medina/Orlando Magic Alton Clark of NBA Playbook is covering the 2012 Orlando Pro Summer League on behalf of Magic Basketball. This is Alton’s roundup of Day 1. Magic 92, Nets 88 BOX SCORE Andrew Nicholson was the top story from the Magic’s first Summer League game, debuting with 24 points and 12 …

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Jul 09

Figuring out a post-Dwight Howard roster

Marc Serota/Getty Images Somewhere between the Van Gundy firing and the word “blackmail,” it became abundantly clear that Dwight Howard probably isn’t coming back to Orlando next season. This has gone on for too long, with too many superlatives thrown about in the process, and with Dwight’s loyal downright bizarre opt-in episode in March, the …

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Jul 09

Hornets acquire Ryan Anderson in sign-and-trade

Marc Serota/Getty Images Via Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports: Ryan Anderson has reached agreement with the New Orleans Hornets on a four-year, $36 million contract in a sign-and-trade deal that will send backup center Gustavo Ayon to the Orlando Magic, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. As a restricted free agent, Anderson intended to sign an …

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Jul 06

The case for trading Dwight Howard to the Lakers

Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images The Orlando Magic are going to trade Dwight Howard sometime between now and the start of training camp in September. That much is clear. Where Otis Smith’s regime made a habit of making franchise-altering decisions based on what they thought would please their mercurial superstar, new general …

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