News | Magic Basketball - Part 21

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Jan 02

Monday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Extremely talented, but extremely troubled center DeMarcus Cousins has told the Sacramento Kings that he wants to be traded. The team has washed their hands of him and will be looking for a suitor. All the Kings’ horses and all the Kings’ men can’t seem to put this situation …

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Dec 30

Friday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “You’ve heard a player say he is coming back as a new man. Sometimes it’s all talk. Chris Duhon is walking the walk. He looks like a different player. More evidence of that was revealed Thursday night, when Duhon was the best point guard on the floor, no matter …

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Dec 29

Thursday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Stan Van Gundy will start Jameer Nelson, Jason Richardson, Hedo Turkoglu, Ryan Anderson and Dwight Howard when the Orlando Magic host the New Jersey Nets at 7 tonight at Amway Center. So no surprises there. Van Gundy wants the Magic to be prepared for the Nets’ pace. So far, …

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Dec 29

For the Magic, love is stronger than logic

AP Photo/John Raoux I’ve been watching the Orlando Magic since 1993. I’ve seen the Magic get close to winning a championship in two different seasons. First in 1995 with Shaquille O’Neal and Penny Hardaway, then in 2009 with Dwight Howard. To witness my hometown team — the only sports team I have an emotional investment …

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Dec 28

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Get ready for your close-up, Orlando Magic fans. The Dwight Howard saga will say almost as much about you as it does about Howard and the Magic. Will you cheer him? Will you boo him? Will you respond with a collective yawn? Whatever you do will define Orlando’s image …

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Dec 28

Hedo Turkoglu’s own worst enemy

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Via Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: Turkoglu demonstrated that he still can be one of the Magic’s most dangerous players during Monday night’s 104-95 win over the Houston Rockets. The performance evoked memories of the ’09 Playoff Edition Turkoglu. He scored a team-high 23 points on 10-of-14 …

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Dec 27

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “What should Magic fans have in common with Jack Nicholson? They should be keeping a close eye on the L.A. Lakers. The Lakers remain winless after two games, stunningly losing to the Chicago Bulls and the Sacramento Kings to start the season. The Lakers used to toy with teams …

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Dec 23

Friday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “There’s another who-dun-it that Coach Stan Van Gundy is trying to solve: Who will be the starting power forward this season — Anderson or Glen “Big Baby” Davis? Davis started the first preseason game against the Miami Heat and Anderson got the call for the rematch. The Magic open …

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Dec 22

Thursday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Any potential trade between the Orlando Magic and the New Jersey Nets down the road involving Dwight Howard just hit a snag. Brook Lopez, who is New Jersey’s best asset outside of Deron Williams, has a stress fracture of the fifth metatarsal of his right foot, Nets officials announced …

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Dec 22

Brook Lopez’s injury complicates matters

Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images Via Matt Moore of CBSSports.com: The New Jersey Nets announced Thursday that center Brook Lopez has a broken foot and will undergo surgery. His listed recovery time is 4-6 weeks, but the injury is also similar to the one that sidelined Mavs’ guard Roddy Beaubois for months …

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