News | Magic Basketball - Part 10

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Jul 26

Penny Hardaway Seeks Closure With the Orlando Magic

Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images Via Shannon J. Owens of the Orlando Sentinel: In Hardaway’s eyes, his reputation in Orlando never fully recovered from the dark cloud of Hill’s firing. He was accused of leading the team’s mutiny against Hill. “He was the captain at the time. But there was 16 guys in …

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Jul 23

Chris Paul Prefers to Play for the Orlando Magic

Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images Via Chris Broussard of ESPN.com: The Orlando Magic have replaced the New York Knicks as the top team on Chris Paul’s list of preferred destinations, according to league sources. Paul believes the Magic, with Dwight Howard, would be a better fit for him. Also, Paul realizes the Magic have more …

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Jul 19

Matt Barnes’ New Contract Agreement Hits a Snag

Photo by Elsa/Getty Images UPDATE via Marc Stein of ESPN.com: Under the impression that he would be receiving a two-year contract in the $10 million range, [Matt] Barnes thanked [Orlando] Magic fans via his Twitter feed and said that he’ll be “playing for the Toronto Raptors” next season. […] Yet no such deal could be …

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Jul 15

Thursday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “If I were a betting man, I’d wager that the [Orlando] Magic will match the Chicago Bulls’ offer sheet and keep shooting guard J.J. Redick. The club has until Friday to match the Chicago Bulls’ three-year, $19-million offer sheet for the restricted free agent. Things could change in the next 24 or …

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Jul 12

Source: Orlando Magic to Sign Quentin Richardson to a Multi-Year Contract

Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images Via John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com: Unable to reach a contract agreement with gritty small forward Matt Barnes, the Orlando Magic instead agreed to a deal with veteran wing Quentin Richardson on Monday. Just four days after inking Chris Duhon to a four-year, $15 million pact to shore …

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Jul 10

Source: Chicago Bulls to Sign J.J. Redick to a Three Year, $19 Million Contract

Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images Via Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports: Orlando Magic restricted free-agent guard J.J. Redick is close to signing a three-year offer sheet worth about $19 million with the Chicago Bulls, a league executive told Yahoo! Sports. Redick could sign the agreement as soon as the weekend. A source familiar with the …

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Jul 08

Thursday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “The [Orlando] Magic on Thursday brought aboard Chris Duhon, a veritable minnow on the free-agent market, while the largest, meanest shark circled all around them. And that meant only one thing. They’re going to need a bigger budget. The Magic’s grand plan looked pretty good until it turned out that a prime-time …

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Jul 06

Source: Orlando Magic to Sign Chris Duhon to a Four Year, $15 Million Contract

Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images Via Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: Otis Smith’s persistent interest and the Orlando Magic’s chance to win now helped lead Chris Duhon to reach an agreement with the defending Southeast Division champions, Duhon’s agent, Kevin Bradbury, told the Orlando Sentinel minutes ago. […] The agreement — first reported by ESPN.com’s Chad Ford — …

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Jun 30

Dwight Howard is Eyeing Either Chris Paul or Carlos Boozer

Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images Via Ken Berger of CBSSports.com: While those elite free agents prepare for an unmitigated frenzy set to begin at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, a certain gentle giant who’s a couple years away from any such courtship is quietly beginning to formulate a plan that he’d like management to execute. …

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Jun 27

Sunday’s Magic Word

George Diaz of the Orlando Sentinel: “The Heat and Bulls have morphed into ATMs, with each team dumping salaries and freeing up their rosters to make a run at multiple free agents, all with max contracts. How would you like a Heat lineup with Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and James? Or a Chicago lineup with Derrick Rose, …

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