News | Magic Basketball - Part 22

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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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Jan 03

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Only a year and a half has passed since the Orlando Magic made a crucial decision about J.J. Redick. The team chose to retain Redick by matching the three-year, $19 million offer sheet Redick had signed from the Chicago Bulls as a restricted free agent. It’s tough to believe, …

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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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