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Apr 07

Monday’s Magic Word

  • Victor Oladipo inadvertently helped Kemba Walker get a triple-double during the Magic’s loss to the Charlotte Bobcats on Thursday.
  • Several members of the Magic franchise talk about their baseball ties.
  • Is Arron Afflalo snapping out of his funk offensively?
  • John Denton of conducts a Q&A with Jameer Nelson.
  • Matt Dollinger of Sports Illustrated: “One night after shooting only 5-of-20 in 30 minutes in a loss to Charlotte, Kyle O’Quinn bounced back with 14 points (on 6-of-7 shooting), 13 rebounds and four blocks in a victory over Minnesota. The second-year power forward has played more in the second half of the season, with averages of 8.3 points and 7.1 rebounds in 22.1 minutes since the All-Star break.”
  • Kurt Helin of ProBasketballTalk: “The team is not for sale, the DeVos family wants you to know. That’s swell. But this is still a massive rebuilding project in its early stages, this is a team that needs a little lottery luck this year.”
  • It’s worth repeating. Despite rumors to the contrary, the DeVos family — owners of the Magic — have no plans of selling the team.
  • Chad Ford of ESPN Insider reveals Orlando’s draft board: “The Magic want a point guard and will likely have three good options — Exum, Marcus Smart and Tyler Ennis. However, none of them are in serious consideration for the No. 1 pick. But Exum is close, and I’m told he is No. 2 on Orlando’s board; Wiggins is first and Parker is third. The Magic remain quite high on Smart as well and have him at No. 4.”