News | Magic Basketball - Part 11

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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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Feb 21

Milwaukee Bucks acquire J.J. Redick

Via Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports: With the prospect of losing guard J.J. Redick to free agency this summer the Orlando Magic traded him to the Milwaukee Bucks, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. The Bucks sent the Magic Doron Lamb, Tobias Harris and Beno Udrih for Redick. Gustavo Ayon and Ish Smith were sent to …

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Feb 21

Charlotte Bobcats acquire Josh McRoberts

Via Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer: The Charlotte Bobcats did a deal at the trade deadline, but it won’t exactly change the course of the franchise. The Bobcats moved one little-used power forward, Hakim Warrick, for another little-used power forward – Orlando’s Josh McRoberts. This makes the Bobcats a bit younger: McRoberts, who played …

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Feb 20

Wednesday’s Magic Word

The Milwaukee Bucks are interested in J.J. Redick, but according to one report, the Orlando Magic are not interested in acquiring Luc Richard Mbah a Moute and the remainder of his two-year, $8.97 million contract. Redick is also seeking a new contract close to $10 million per year. UPDATE: Lance Allan of NBC Milwaukee reports …

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Feb 19

Tuesday’s Magic Word

J.J. Redick isn’t worried about the possibility of him being traded. Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports: “Sharp-shooting J.J. Redick, who is making $6 million in the final year of his contract, is a hot commodity as the trade deadline approaches.” The Orlando Magic are looking for at least a first round pick for Redick. …

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