News | Magic Basketball - Part 21

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Jan 25

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Orlando Magic General Manager Otis Smith indicated Tuesday that it is unlikely the team will extend the contract of power forward Ryan Anderson before Wednesday night’s 11:59 EST deadline to do so for members of the 2008 draft class. Anderson is on course to become a restricted free agent …

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Jan 24

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “In their first 15 games this season, the Orlando Magic never folded, even in losses. There’s a first time for everything. The Magic unraveled Monday night, and the result was the worst single-game offensive performance in team history. They set franchise single-game lows for points scored and field-goal percentage …

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Jan 23

Monday’s Magic Word

John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com: “Before Sunday, it had been months, maybe even years since Glen “Big Baby’’ Davis took his gaudy 2008 NBA championship ring out of the safe. Heck, he even thought he had lost the oversized bauble at one time when he mistakenly left it in a safe that he had given away. …

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Jan 20

Friday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Jameer Nelson is struggling largely because of the constant talk that Dwight Howard would love to play with Deron Williams or Chris Paul. That’s the opinion of Orlando Magic General Manager Otis Smith. [...] Nelson has started this season poorly, averaging just 8.3 points per game on 39 percent …

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Jan 19

Thursday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Stan Van Gundy plopped down into his chair for his postgame press conference and groaned. This loss hurt. If just one or two little things had gone differently, the Orlando Magic could have beaten the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night. Instead, the Magic lost 85-83 in overtime. Van …

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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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