News | Magic Basketball - Part 21

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Jan 18

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “While back-to-backs and back-to-back-to-backs are brutal, the compressed schedule did diminish an often-despised exercise of NBA life: the morning shootaround. Players got something to celebrate from the lockout after all. So many games in so few days have forced teams to reduce workloads, saving the sleepy-eyed (or, ahem, blood-shot …

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Jan 17

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel: “Hey, Magic fans, you might want to show up at the Amway Center tonight just to say a potential goodbye to the Big Fella. Chances are he’s not going to be around much longer. When they announce his name, give him a standing ovation. Show him how much he …

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Jan 13

Friday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “The Orlando Magic already have completed one-sixth of their regular season, and enough games have passed to start drawing some conclusions. As coach Stan Van Gundy surveys his team, he sees plenty of valid reasons for concern. But even the unabashed worrier sees something that he loves about this …

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Jan 12

Thursday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Brendan Malone never wanted his children to follow his career path. But his son Michael wanted to become a basketball coach more than anything else. And because of that, they will reunite when the Orlando Magic face the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night in Oakland, Calif. Brendan Malone, …

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Jan 11

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “The Orlando Magic have finished prepping for the game tonight against the Portland Trail Blazers. The Magic just completed their shootaround and some film work at the Rose Garden. Coach Stan Van Gundy said Quentin Richardson (ankle sprain/foot irritation) will not play tonight. Van Gundy said he has liked …

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Jan 10

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Stan Van Gundy is a self-described worrywart, but he insists he isn’t concerned with what will happen with Dwight Howard’s trade request. Why? Because, for Van Gundy, focusing on it just isn’t productive. ‘People don’t totally believe this, but I really don’t spend one minute concerned about the whole …

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Jan 09

Monday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Dwight Howard says he doesn’t think he’ll be traded before the all-star game in Orlando on Feb. 26, adding the Magic might not even deal him before the March 15 deadline. Howard needs new sources. Owner Rich DeVos and family have given the order: Unless Howard changes his mind, …

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Jan 06

Friday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “It seems that Glen Davis and Stan Van Gundy are closer to being on the same page than they were a couple of days ago. With an abbreviated preseason, Davis certainly needs more time to adjust to his new team. He probably also needs to adjust to the realization …

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Jan 05

Thursday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Derrick Rose’s arrival not only puts Jameer Nelson on high alert, but it signals the start of a show-and-tell stretch for the Magic. Beginning with Friday night’s game against Rose and the Chicago Bulls — the league’s winningest team last season — the Magic face a schedule over the …

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Jan 04

Rashard Lewis still a Magic at heart

Photo by Elsa/Getty Images Via Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: Lewis emphasized that he feels no ill will toward the Magic and that he wishes the best for the franchise that signed him to a huge free-agent contract in July 2007. He remains in touch with former teammates, most notably point guard Jameer Nelson. …

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