News | Magic Basketball - Part 25

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Dec 09

Dwight Howard’s agent in contact with Lakers, Nets, and Mavs

Via Ric Bucher of ESPN.com: Dan Fegan, the agent for Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard, dismissed reports his client had illegal contact with the New Jersey Nets, saying Howard had received permission to explore potential trades. Magic general manager Otis Smith confirmed to ESPN The Magazine on Friday night that he granted permission to Fegan …

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Dec 09

Reactions to the Brandon Bass-Glen Davis swap

Steve Babineau/NBAE/Getty Images Kelly Dwyer of Ball Don’t Lie: “Bass does struggle defensively, he’s the king of the turned head, and he’s a bit of a center/forward tweener despite his obvious power forward size. With that in place, though, Davis considerably struggled defensively and barely had small forward size while often working as Boston’s backup …

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Dec 09

Friday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “The Orlando Magic may file a formal complaint with the NBA that the New Jersey Nets — in their quest to entice Dwight Howard — violated the league’s tampering rules. ESPN, citing unnamed sources, is reporting that Howard met with Nets Owner Mikhail Prokhorov and Nets General Manager Billy …

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Dec 09

Magic waive Gilbert Arenas

Via OrlandoMagic.com: The Orlando Magic have waived guard Gilbert Arenas and designated him as the team’s amnesty player, President of Basketball Operations/General Manager Otis Smith announced today. UPDATE: This is what I wrote in Gilbert Arenas’ player evaluation in June: The Arenas that the Magic got, for the most part, was an inefficient shooting, turnover-prone, …

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Dec 09

Magic trade Brandon Bass for Glen Davis

Via Marc J Spears of Yahoo! Sports: Celtics trading F Glen Davis in sign and trade to Magic for F Brandon Bass, source tells [Yahoo! Sports]. UPDATE: At Bob Vander Weide’s press conference on Wednesday, in which he formally stepped down as CEO of the Orlando Magic, general manager Otis Smith was peppered with questions …

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Dec 09

Is Dwight Howard headed to New Jersey?

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Via Chris Broussard of ESPN.com: Dwight Howard will ask the Orlando Magic to trade him to the New Jersey Nets, and a deal could go down as soon as Friday, sources close to the situation said. Howard’s representatives have already told the Nets that they are his preferred destination. …

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Dec 08

Thursday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “It appears that the NBA lockout has taken a toll on the Orlando Magic. The team has laid off 20 full-time staff members and determined that up to 12 other open positions will be eliminated, three league sources told the Orlando Sentinel. The moves impact most of the organization’s …

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Dec 08

The nitty gritty on Dwight Howard’s future

Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images Via Bill Ingram of HOOPSWORLD: The new CBA allows veteran players to extend their deal to a maximum of four years, meaning at no time can your extension push you past four guaranteed years. Dwight has two more years on his contract with the Magic, with an option coming this …

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Dec 07

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Howard knows that the Magic, as assembled, are not legitimate contenders. They don’t have the assets to appease Paul’s or Deron Williams’ team, either. The Magic are trying to romance Dwight with a promise, and a lot more money. Vander Weide told me that Howard can make $30 million …

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Dec 06

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “On a day Orlando Magic officials pledged publicly they’ll do everything they can to keep Dwight Howard, the team announced that the second-highest person in the team hierarchy — a person who has been in contact with Howard recently — is leaving his post. Team officials announced that Bob …

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