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Jun 29

Jameer Nelson opts out

Via Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: Hearing that Jameer Nelson has informed Magic he is opting out [of the final year in his contract and become an unrestricted free agent].

Jun 28

Earl Clark opts out

Via Alex Kennedy of HOOPSWORLD: Earl Clark has opted out of the final year of his contract with the Orlando Magic, sources confirm. He’ll be an unrestricted free agent.

Jun 25

Scott Perry named Magic assistant general manager

Via Chris Broussard of ESPN.com: New Orlando Magic general manager Rob Hennigan made his first hire Monday, bringing Scott Perry to Orlando from the Detroit Pistons, according to league sources. Perry, who will be the Magic’s assistant general manager, had worked with the Pistons for the past four years under Joe Dumars as the club’s …

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May 09

Wednesday’s Magic Word

The Orlando Magic have a lot of decisions to make in the near future: namely the futures of general manager Otis Smith, head coach Stan Van Gundy, Dwight Howard, Ryan Anderson, J.J. Redick, and Jameer Nelson. Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel lists the top 10 issues that the Magic will be facing as they …

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May 08

Tuesday’s Magic Word

As Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinels tells it, “Eight teams in NBA history have recovered from 3-1 deficits.” Will the Orlando Magic become the ninth team? What can the Magic do to beat the Indiana Pacers on the road in Game 5 to extend their first round playoff series at least one more game? …

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May 02

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Will the Amway Center be loud tonight? Danny Granger openly admits the Indiana Pacers had a bit of a letdown when it became known that Dwight Howard underwent season-ending surgery to repair a herniated disk in his lower back and would miss the playoffs. Granger says it reflected in the Pacers’ Game 1 loss. Shot …

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Apr 26

Thursday’s Magic Word

Lost in all the chatter surrounding Dwight Howard and his future, Jameer Nelson has a player option for $7.8 million next season. He’ll need to figure out soon if he’s going to opt in (like Dwight) or opt out. The Orlando Magic were hoping to start Game 1 of their first round playoff series against …

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Apr 25

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Hedo Turkoglu, sidelined for the past few weeks with a facial fracture, is expected to play on Thursday against the Memphis Grizzlies. There’s a chance Turkoglu could come back and play against the Charlotte Bobcats in tonight’s game. The Orlando Magic, playing the Bobcats (the worst team in the NBA this season and perhaps ever), …

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Apr 20

Friday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel has the backstory on Dwight Howard’s back troubles: “Howard missed games on April 1 and April 3 because of his back problems, but then he played two more games, including on April 7, aggravating his back in the process. Five days later, he practiced with the team and once …

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Apr 19

Thursday’s Magic Word

With Dwight Howard out, the Orlando Magic have struggled to defend as a team in his absence. Last night’s game against the Boston Celtics was the latest example for the Magic. Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel has more: “Boston shot 54.3 percent overall, the sixth time in Orlando’s eight games without Howard that Magic …

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