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Dec 13

Thursday’s Mini-Magic Word

  • Is it possible the Orlando Magic could sneak into the playoffs as the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference?
  • Why do the Magic continue to get off to slow starts in games? Evan Dunlap of Orlando Pinstriped Post has the answer: “The current starting five of Jameer Nelson at the point, Arron Afflalo and Maurice Harkless on the wings, and Glen Davis and Nikola Vučević up front has logged 113 minutes together, according to, and has been outscored by 48 points.”
  • Rob Mahoney and Ben Golliver of The Point Forward look back at the four-team deal that sent Dwight Howard to the Los Angeles Lakers during the offseason. Both Mahoney and Golliver agree that the Magic could have gotten a better haul for Howard: “If the Thunder acquired a Raptors first-round pick that’s only top-three protected in a deal for James Harden, the Magic surely could have done better than protected picks that could wind up falling in the 20s.”
  • Brett Pollakoff of ProBasketballTalk on Orlando’s loss last night: “Let’s just say that this one won’t exactly be sent to Springfield, Massachusetts for archiving.”
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