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Jan 22

Tuesday’s Mini-Magic Word

  • Tom Haberstroh of ESPN Insider revisits the Dwight Howard blockbuster trade and provides an updated view on the Orlando Magic’s haul: “Largely overlooked in the trade, Vucevic, 22, has been a revelation at center for the Magic, and is averaging 11.7 points and 11.1 rebounds this season. Here’s the list of active players who have averaged 11-and-11 by age 22: Howard, Blake Griffin, Kevin Love, Carlos Boozer, Elton Brand and Tim Duncan. [...] We just don’t see that level of production at this age. Whether the Magic knew exactly what they were getting in Vucevic, this is the kind of shrewd move that can turn a franchise around.”
  • The Magic face off against the Detroit Pistons in tonight’s game.
  • Limiting Greg Monroe is one of the keys to the game for Orlando against the Pistons.
  • With the Magic reaching the midway point of the regular season, John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com looks back at what’s transpired so far: “The Magic notched two of their biggest wins of the season in Los Angeles, beating the Lakers and Howard in early December and toppling the Clippers in early January to end a 10-game losing streak.”
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