News | Magic Basketball - Part 22

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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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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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