News | Magic Basketball - Part 16

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Nov 08

Thursday’s Magic Word

J.J. Redick has turned some heads with his play early in the season. Chris Broussard of ESPN Insider suggests that Redick could even be an early contender for the Sixth Man of the Year award. David Thorpe of ESPN Insider offers a breakdown of rookie Andrew Nicholson: “He has a solid shot from the perimeter. …

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Nov 07

Wednesday’s Magic Word

According to a study conducted by Kevin Pelton of Basketball Prospectus, it’s suggested that around the 25-game mark is when teams in the NBA begin to play to their talent level. Something to keep in mind when determining how good or bad the Orlando Magic will be this season. Kelly Dwyer of Ball Don’t Lie …

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Nov 06

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Jameer Nelson, recovering from a strained groin and hamstring, is out for tonight’s game between the Orlando Magic and Chicago Bulls. E’Twaun Moore (an East Chicago native) will start in his place at point guard — he’s expected to have friends and family members in attendance at United Center. From undrafted rookie to starter (as …

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Nov 05

Monday’s Magic Word

The Orlando Magic, off to a 2-0 start for the first time since the 2009-2010 season, are “are balling for Jacque Vaughn.” During Sunday’s game between the Magic and Phoenix Suns, there was a net malfunction during a TV timeout in which a U.S. soldier attempted a trampoline dunk, missed, and broke the net (which …

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Nov 02

Friday’s Mini-Magic Word

A gameday primer of tonight’s regular season home opener for the Orlando Magic, in which they host the Denver Nuggets at Amway Center. It’s no secret, with the Magic undergoing a rebuilding phase, that veteran players on the roster may be on the move before the trade deadline on April 20. J.J. Redick, a player …

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Jul 09

Hornets acquire Ryan Anderson in sign-and-trade

Marc Serota/Getty Images Via Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports: Ryan Anderson has reached agreement with the New Orleans Hornets on a four-year, $36 million contract in a sign-and-trade deal that will send backup center Gustavo Ayon to the Orlando Magic, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. As a restricted free agent, Anderson intended to sign an …

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Jul 05

Magic to guarantee final year of J.J. Redick’s contract

Via Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports: Orlando plans to pick up $6M option on final year of J.J. Redick’s contract, league sources tell Y! Sports. Magic have until week’s end [to fully guarantee his contract].

Jul 05

Magic, Jameer Nelson agree in principle to new contract

Jul 01

Earl Clark changes mind, opts in

Via Alex Kennedy of HOOPSWORLD: Earl Clark has changed his mind and opted in to the final year of his contact with the Magic, according to sources close to the situation.

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].

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