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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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Mar 13

Thursday’s Mini-Magic Word

Arron Afflalo wants to win and become an elite player, but is understanding that the Magic are rebuilding and better days are coming. John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com: “On an Orlando Magic team filled with so much youth and inexperience, practically every scenario of every game can qualify as a teachable moment for head coach Jacque …

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Mar 11

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Harkless has tantalized Magic officials from the moment the team acquired him in Aug. 2012 in the four-team trade that revolved around Dwight Howard. At almost 6-feet-10, Harkless possesses a rare blend of height, long arms and explosiveness that one day could make him a matchup nightmare on both …

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Mar 06

Thursday’s Mini-Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “From Nov. 26 through Jan. 14, O’Quinn didn’t play at all in nine separate Magic games. And when he did play in other games, he usually played sparingly. But everything changed when starting center Nik Vucevic suffered a concussion in early January. Vucevic’s absence gave O’Quinn a chance to …

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