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Dec 20

Otis Smith’s bad offseason

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images Via Evan Dunlap of Orlando Pinstriped Post: If one views the Bass-for-Davis trade as a lateral move for Orlando–and that’s a charitable assessment–and believes Richardson can rebound from an unimpressive 55-game stint with the Magic, then perhaps the team is better off than it was when its season ended in …

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Dec 19

Monday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “The Magic entered Sunday’s exhibition tired. After practices and scrimmages on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, the team held a one-hour, 50-minute shootaround Sunday morning at AmericanAirlines Arena. It would be tempting to blame Orlando’s atrocious second-half performance versus Miami on all of that work. But won’t the Magic face …

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Dec 16

Dell Demps has advice for Otis Smith

Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images Via Sports Radio Interviews: “It’s funny I talked to the general manager, Otis Smith, and he’s a great guy. I think Otis Smith will come out of this smelling like a rose. It’s tough. These are franchise changing decisions and if you don’t have a situation where you feel like …

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Dec 15

Thursday’s Magic Word

John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com: “To those who witnessed the Orlando Magic’s scrimmage on Thursday, Dwight Howard was his usual dominant self. Only this time instead of using his considerable muscle, he instead flexed some finesse. Time and again, Howard showed off the growth in his game by anticipating double teams by stepping back and draining …

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Dec 15

Magic re-sign Earl Clark

Via Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports: Earl Clark has agreed to a two-year deal with the Orlando Magic, league source tells Y! Sports. UPDATE: Good signing. It’s been reported that Earl Clark desperately wanted to re-sign with the Orlando Magic, spurring a more lucrative offer from the Denver Nuggets to make it happen. Onto the …

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Dec 14

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “For now, it appears that the Orlando Magic front office has decided there’s no reason to rush into trading Dwight Howard, because the same offers — and perhaps better ones — likely still will be available right up until the March 15 NBA trade deadline. And perhaps Howard’s thinking …

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Dec 14

Dwight Howard sends a stern warning to the Magic

AP Photo/John Raoux Via Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports: Howard has warned the Magic if they don’t move him by the March 15 trade deadline, they’ll lose him for nothing in free agency. Howard told the Magic again on Tuesday that he wanted a trade, a league source said. “Dwight’s not a happy camper,” one …

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Dec 14

Dwight Howard trade talks heating up

AP Photo/John Raoux Via Marc Stein and Chad Ford of ESPN.com: The New Jersey Nets have entered into serious talks with the Orlando Magic on a multi-team trade scenario that would bring Dwight Howard to the Nets, according to sources close to the process. Sources told ESPN.com that the most active proposal discussed by the …

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Dec 13

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Shannon J. Owens of the Orlando Sentinel: “Howard wants rings and like any true superstar he should pursue that. But what he shouldn’t do is turn this into an ugly break-up. Right or wrong, his public finger-pointing and accusations of incompetent management by Magic GM Otis Smith on Saturday made him appear less than the …

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Dec 12

Monday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Dwight Howard, as he has the power to do, instantly turned what promised to be an awkward, dismal media day Monday for the Magic into an upbeat session with three words: I might stay. WHAT!!!!!!!??????? Frustrated by the team’s direction, Howard not only has asked the Magic for a …

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