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Mar 19

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports: “Despite the Magic’s horrible season with Dwight Howard gone, the franchise was wise not to trade for Andrew Bynum. They found a gem when they acquired center Nikola Vucevic from Philadelphia. Poor Sixers.” Zach Lowe of Grantland: “The Magic are bad, but they are surprisingly watchable for an NBA …

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Mar 18

Monday’s Magic Word

John Schuhmann of NBA.com: “Maurice Harkless is yet another young Magic player who has opened some eyes. The rookie has scored in double-figures in 15 of his last 17 games, shooting 51 percent from the field and 41 percent from 3-point range in that stretch. The Magic’s young core of Harkless, Tobias Harris, Andrew Nicholson …

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Mar 15

Friday’s Magic Word

The Orlando Magic’s defense is in for a challenge against the Oklahoma City Thunder — owners of the league’s most efficient offense. John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com: “The Magic (18-47) will face the ultimate road challenge tonight when the play the Oklahoma City Thunder (48-17) at noisy Chesapeake Energy Arena. The Thunder have been especially good …

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Mar 12

Tuesday’s Magic Word

If you haven’t noticed already, Tobias Harris now wears Dwight Howard’s old number for the Orlando Magic. I participated in a 5-on-5 today at ESPN.com to talk about Dwight Howard coming back to Orlando to face off against the Magic at Amway Center for the first time since being traded to the Los Angeles Lakers …

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Mar 11

Monday’s Magic Word

John Schuhmann of NBA.com: “The Magic clearly should have scheduled more games against the Sixers, who have given them two of their four victories since mid-January. The Amway Center faithful surely hope that No. 5 comes on Tuesday, when that trade-demanding, coach-killing and candy-loving Dwight Howard comes to town for the first (and last?) time …

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Mar 06

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers compares the Andrew Bynum situation in Philadelphia to the Grant Hill saga when he coached the Orlando Magic (2000-2004): “I had Grant Hill for three years and we made the playoffs every year with that group, but it was hard. [The 76ers] are doing that same thing we did. …

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Mar 05

Tuesday’s Magic Word

J.J. Redick, now a member of the Milwaukee Bucks after being traded at the deadline, reflects on his tenure with the Orlando Magic: “My wife Chelsea and I built a life in Orlando. Listen, there was no anger [over the trade], but there was a little bit of disappointment. Part of me wishes I could’ve …

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Mar 04

Monday’s Magic Word

John Schuhmann of NBA.com: “Last week, we kind of downplayed Tobias Harris’ solid Orlando debut. And then he went and shot 27-for-36 (5-for-9 from 3-point range) in his next three games, averaging 22.0 points and 7.7 rebounds.” Al Harrington, fully recovered from a staph infection in his right knee, has emerged as the backup center …

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Feb 25

Monday’s Magic Word

John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com: “After just a short time in Orlando, Udrih – a native of Slovenia – said he can see how Vaughn and several disciples from the Spurs are building something quite special in Orlando. While the Magic (15-41) are in full-blown rebuilding mode now, Udrih said the foundation and culture being established …

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Feb 22

Reactions to the Magic trading away J.J. Redick

AP Photo/Willie J. Allen Jr. Kevin Pelton of ESPN Insider: “From the Magic’s perspective this decision was much more straightforward. Orlando knew Redick would likely leave as an unrestricted free agent and wanted to get value for him before then. The Magic reportedly had multiple offers of late first-round picks and decided instead to go …

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