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Monthly Archive: January 2013

Jan 15

The clock is ticking on J.J. Redick

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images At one point, it was pretty difficult, almost impossible, to imagine the Magic running out of the tunnel without Dwight Howard. Now, just months after his departure, things have normalized, at least in a sense, in Orlando. While the few veterans left on the roster continue to chip …

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Jan 14

Recap: Washington Wizards 120, Orlando Magic 91

Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images BOX SCORE Heading into tonight’s game, the Washington Wizards ranked dead last in the league in Offensive Rating — averaging 95.7 points per 100 possessions. To put that number in perspective, when the Charlotte Bobcats finished with the worst winning percentage in NBA history last season, they averaged 95.2 points …

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Jan 14

Preview: Orlando Magic at Washington Wizards

Essentials Teams: Orlando Magic at Washington Wizards Date: January 14, 2013 Time: 7:00 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: Verizon Center Records Magic: 13-23 Wizards: 6-28 Probable starters Magic: Jameer Nelson Arron Afflalo DeQuan Jones Andrew Nicholson Nikola Vucevic Wizards: A.J. Price Bradley Beal Martell Webster Emeka Okafor Nene Hilario Advanced stats Magic: Pace: 91.5 …

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Jan 14

Monday’s Magic Word

In the wake of Glen Davis’ absence, Nikola Vucevic has emerged as a double-double machine for the Orlando Magic. Joe Kaiser of ESPN Insider has more: “Since Davis’ injury, though, he’s pretty much become a dream for any fantasy basketball owner, rattling off eight double-doubles over the last 11 games (including six in a row) …

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Jan 14

J.J. Redick shuts down Lob City

Since the start of the season, J.J. Redick has been the subject of trade rumors and it’s easy to see why. At 28 years old, Redick is an elder statesman on a rebuilding team. Only Jameer Nelson (30) and Hedo Turkoglu (33) are older. With the Orlando Magic in the middle of a rebuilding phase, …

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Jan 13

Recap: Orlando Magic 104, Los Angeles Clippers 101

Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein /NBAE via Getty Images BOX SCORE Despite facing off against the Los Angeles Clippers — tied with the Oklahoma City Thunder for the best record in the NBA (28-8) — on the road, the Orlando Magic finally won a close game and snapped their season-high 10-game losing streak with a …

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Jan 12

Preview: Orlando Magic at Los Angeles Clippers

Essentials Teams: Orlando Magic at Los Angeles Clippers Date: January 12, 2013 Time: 3:30 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: Staples Center Records Magic: 12-22 Clippers: 28-8 Probable starters Magic: Jameer Nelson Arron Afflalo DeQuan Jones Andrew Nicholson Nikola Vucevic Clippers: Chris Paul Willie Green Caron Butler Blake Griffin DeAndre Jordan Advanced stats Magic: Pace: …

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Jan 11

3-on-3 roundtable: #ORLrank debate

Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images There’s little debate the top 10 players are among the very best in Magic franchise history. But how exactly do you order them? If #ORLrank must split hairs at this point, so be it. Rage on, debate, rage on. Which players deserve their spots in the top 10? Who should …

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Jan 11

Andrew Nicholson, the Magic’s identity, and tanking

Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images If you’re a Magic fan and don’t find yourself a little fatigued by the incessant jerking between excitement, pessimism, disappointment, approval, and ambivalence toward this team, then maybe you’re not paying attention. I’m going to talk about Andrew Nicholson, but first some context. At the outset of the season, fans …

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Jan 10

Thursday’s Magic Word

Kelly Dwyer of Ball Don’t Lie: “The Orlando Magic continue to acquit themselves well. They play hard and truly attempt to compete athletically with opponents night in and night out, but this team just doesn’t have the spring to make it work.” Video of a pair of dunks from DeQuan Jones and Josh McRoberts in …

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