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Nov 14

Wednesday’s Magic Word

  • John Denton of “A doctor’s check-up that Hedo Turkoglu hoped would lead him one step closer to returning for the Orlando Magic turned sour on Wednesday and the veteran small forward could be out of action another month. When doctors determined that one of the screws in Turkoglu’s surgically repaired left hand had loosened, his hand, fingers and arm were put back into a cast and his timetable for returning for the Magic was adjusted.”
  • More on Turkoglu’s setback from Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Turkoglu, who is normally upbeat and cheerful, said he isn’t in any physical pain, but he seemed discouraged when he spoke with reporters after his teammates finished practice Wednesday afternoon.”
  • Is market size in the NBA overrated?
  • Arron Afflalo took over the official Twitter account of the Orlando Magic on Social Media Night after Tuesday’s game against the New York Knicks.
  • Maurice Harkless’ three blocks on Carmelo Anthony in 30 seconds.
  • The Orlando Magic scratched and clawed against the Knicks on Tuesday, but ultimately lost the game.
  • Beckley Mason of HoopSpeak cites J.J. Redick as one of the NBA’s best pests: “Most pests make their mark on defense, but Redick is the rare offensive-minded pest. He’s won the Orlando’s “Iron Magic” fitness test for the past several years, and he puts that boundless energy to work on the court by running through and around an endless number of curls and hand offs in the Magic’s motion-heavy offense. If his defender loses track of him, or just gets slightly out of position for a moment, Redick flashes to the rim. You know how physically and mentally exhausting it is to guard someone who runs around a lot and can shoot when you’re playing pick-up? That, to the nth degree, is Redick … except he also went to Duke.”
  • The Magic drop in the latest power rankings from Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports.
  • “Glen Davis leads the world’s slowest fast break.”
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I love that article by Cohen.  It's weird how people forget how bad the Knicks, Nets, Clippers and Celtics have been in the last decade.  Market size is definitely a factor and we're seeing a resurgence for some of those teams but they are just as fragile as anybody else.