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Monthly Archive: August 2012

Aug 24

Dwight Week

In light of Dwight Howard being traded to the Los Angeles Lakers on August 9, thus ending the most successful era in Magic franchise history, Magic Basketball will dedicate a week (beginning on Monday) to look back and reflect on Dwight’s tenure with the Orlando Magic. Topics will range from his on-court fit with the …

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Aug 15

Magic re-sign Ish Smith

Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images Via Orlando Magic press release: The Orlando Magic have re-signed free agent guard Ish Smith, General Manager Rob Hennigan announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deal are not disclosed. Smith (#10, 6’0”, 175, 7/5/88) played in 26 combined games last season with both Golden State …

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Aug 10

Dwight Howard traded to Lakers

Photo by Harry How/Getty Images Via Orlando Magic press release: The Orlando Magic have acquired six players and five future draft picks in a four-team, 12-player trade, general manager Rob Hennigan announced today. Orlando acquired guard Aaron Afflalo and forward Al Harrington from Denver, forward Maurice Harkless and center Nikola Vucevic from Philadelphia, as well …

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Aug 09

Magic sign Kyle O’Quinn

Photo by Fernando Medina/Orlando Magic Via Orlando Magic press release: The Orlando Magic have signed rookie forward Kyle O’Quinn, General Manager Rob Hennigan announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deal are not disclosed. O’Quinn was selected in the second round (49th overall) of the 2012 NBA Draft. He averaged 8.8 ppg. and 6.2 …

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Aug 08

Jacque Vaughn represents low-risk and high-reward

Photo by Fernando Medina/Orlando Magic I must admit that I do not know a lot about Jacque Vaughn, Stan Van Gundy’s recently appointed successor as head coach of the Magic. This works both in his favor and against him when evaluating the decision. On the one hand, he has no real track record of success, …

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Aug 02

Ryan Anderson: A sad farewell

Photo by NBA Photos/NBAE via Getty Images Since its inception, the Most Improved Player award has gone to an Orlando Magic player five times in 27 years. If you include Gilbert Arenas, who earned the award in 2003 while he was in Golden State, 22 percent of the Most Improved Player award winners since 1985 …

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Aug 01

Orlando Magic’s 2012-13 preseason schedule released

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Via Orlando Magic press release: The Orlando Magic will open the 2012 preseason in Mexico City, Mexico on Sunday, October 7 against New Orleans. Orlando then hosts its first preseason game on Thursday, October 11 vs. Philadelphia. Tip-off is 7 p.m. The Magic will play a total of …

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Aug 01

3-on-3 roundtable: Getting to know Jacque Vaughn

Photo by Fernando Medina/Orlando Magic On Saturday, the Orlando Magic announced the hiring of Jacque Vaughn as their new head coach, thus officially closing the door on the Stan Van Gundy era after five years. Prior to his hiring, Vaughn served as the assistant coach under head coach Gregg Popovich with the San Antonio Spurs …

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