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Nov 16

Aaron Gordon out indefinitely after fracturing foot

Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images Via John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com: Orlando Magic rookie Aaron Gordon, the No. 4 pick in last June’s NBA Draft, fractured a bone in his left foot on Saturday night and will be out indefinitely, GM Rob Hennigan announced on Sunday. Gordon, a valuable reserve this season for the Magic because …

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Nov 10

Monday’s Magic Word

John Schuhmann of NBA.com: “Not only did the Magic get two wins last week, but rookies Elfrid Payton (5-plus assists in all but one game) and Aaron Gordon (17 points in Friday’s win over the Wolves) have looked rather competent at times. Evan Fournier (15.5 points on 49 percent shooting) has looked like a Most …

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Nov 06

Thursday’s Magic Word

Michael Lee of the Washington Post: “The Magic remains the only winner from that infamous Dwight Howard trade in 2012, especially since center Nikola Vucevic is tied for the league in double doubles – with Howard.” What is something good that Elfrid Payton has been doing on the court? David Thorpe of ESPN Insider shares …

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Nov 03

Monday’s Magic Word

Marc Stein of ESPN.com on the Magic’s first week of the season: “Vooch! Who wants to read about Victor Oladipo’s injury or Elfrid Payton’s tough baptism when Nikola Vucevic is racking up 15 points, 23 boards and 4 blocks as just the fourth player in recorded history to hit those levels in a season opener? …

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Oct 21

Nikola Vucevic gets 4-year, $53M extension

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Via Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: The Orlando Magic and the representatives for center Nik Vucevic are finalizing a contract extension that will add four years to his current deal and will run through the 2018-19 NBA season, industry sources told the Orlando Sentinel. The deal will …

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Oct 21

Tuesday’s Mini-Magic Word

Andrew Nicholson, after spending too much time on the perimeter last season, is getting back to being the low post savant he was in his rookie year. Magic players are eager for the regular season to begin. Bill Simmons of Grantland on the Magic: “I like these dudes. I like watching Harris, Oladipo and Nicholson. …

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Oct 14

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel suggests that the Magic should start Elfrid Payton on opening night, but wonders if it’ll actually happen: “Vaughn and the Magic know he’s got the goods. They just don’t want to announce Payton’s arrival with horns blaring. They have no desire to build him (or any other player) into …

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Oct 09

Thursday’s Magic Word

Even though he won’t be able to play in Friday’s preseason game against the Pacers in Indianapolis, Victor Oladipo — a former Indiana Hoosier — is looking forward to the road trip. Coach Jacque Vaughn will likely deploy a different starting lineup versus Indiana. A touching story by John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com on Devyn Marble’s …

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Oct 08

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Coach Jacque Vaughn on Elfrid Payton’s performance in the Magic’s preseason opener against the Miami Heat on Tuesday: “I thought he had great composure on the floor, and I love watching him play,” Magic coach Jacque Vaughn said. “He has just a great feel for who to get the ball to, when to get into …

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Oct 06

Monday’s Magic Word

With Victor Oladipo suffering a sprained MCL, the door has opened for Elfrid Payton to get plenty of playing time in the Magic’s preseason opener against the Miami Heat on Tuesday. Aaron Gordon has spent most of his time at small forward during training camp. Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Guard Willie Green, whom …

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