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Jul 02

Magic to sign free agent Ben Gordon

Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images Via Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports: Free-agent guard Ben Gordon has reached agreement on a two-year, $9 million contract with the Orlando Magic, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The second year of the deal is a team option that needs to be guaranteed by Orlando before July 1, 2015, a …

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Jun 29

E’Twaun Moore to become unrestricted free agent

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Via Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: Guard E’Twaun Moore will become an unrestricted free agent when the NBA’s free-agency period begins Tuesday. If the Orlando Magic had submitted a qualifying offer for Moore, and if Moore turned down the offer, Moore would’ve become a restricted free agent. …

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Jun 26

Magic trade Arron Afflalo to Nuggets

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Via Orlando Magic press release: The Orlando Magic have acquired guard/forward Evan Fournier (forn-yay) and the draft rights to guard Roy Devyn Marble (56th overall pick) in exchange for guard Arron Afflalo, general manager Rob Hennigan announced tonight. “We’re excited to welcome Evan (Fournier) and his family to …

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May 20

Magic get No. 4, No. 12 picks in 2014 NBA Draft

Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images Via John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com: The Orlando Magic have become so synonymous with having tremendous luck at the NBA Draft Lottery through the years that when their name wasn’t announced Tuesday night as winners of the top pick it came as somewhat of a surprise to those at …

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Apr 15

Tuesday’s Magic Word

John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com: “As he’s prepared for games late in the season, Vaughn has often popped in video of the Magic playing a similar opponent early in the season to see the level of improvement. He is satisfied that several of the players have made significant strides – even if it hasn’t necessarily translated …

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Apr 07

Monday’s Magic Word

Victor Oladipo inadvertently helped Kemba Walker get a triple-double during the Magic’s loss to the Charlotte Bobcats on Thursday. Several members of the Magic franchise talk about their baseball ties. Is Arron Afflalo snapping out of his funk offensively? John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com conducts a Q&A with Jameer Nelson. Matt Dollinger of Sports Illustrated: “One …

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Apr 03

Thursday’s Magic Word

How often are the Magic searched on Google compared to the other 29 teams in the NBA? Not that much. During Orlando’s blowout loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday, Tobias Harris only played 21 minutes. Was that intentional? Evan Dunlap of Orlando Pinstriped Post entertains the idea: “Given the Magic’s rebuilding situation, fans will …

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Mar 31

Monday’s Magic Word

John Schuhmann of NBA.com: “Nikola Vucevic averaged 22.7 points and 14.3 rebounds as the Magic beat two playoff teams (Portland and Charlotte) and almost knocked off another (Toronto) last week. With Vucevic a key piece, the consensus is that the Magic “won” the Dwight Howard trade, but they still have the league’s worst record (41-115, …

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Mar 24

Monday’s Magic Word

Matt Dollinger of Sports Illustrated: “With Jameer Nelson sidelined, Victor Oladipo has started at point guard in the Magic’s last three games. The rookie has gone in and out of the starting five all season, but had one of his best games in Sunday’s loss to the Lakers: 21 points (6-of-11 shooting), 10 assists and …

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Mar 17

Monday’s Magic Word

Marc Stein of ESPN.com: “Among the reasons why I refuse to get all worked up about Philly’s horrific second half and whether that should affect Michael Carter-Williams’ rookie of the year campaign: Victor Oladipo’s Magic have racked up exactly one win since the All-Star break against teams other than Philly. One.” Chad Ford of ESPN …

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