News | Magic Basketball - Part 26

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Dec 01

Thursday’s Magic Word

Head coach Stan Van Gundy on Dwight Howard’s future: “It certainly can be a distraction to guys, and it’s something that we will have to deal with. I’ll maybe address it more at media day. But I know this: It’s not something that I plan on talking about more than once. That’s going to be …

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Dec 01

Dwight Howard and the Nets

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Via Marc Stein of ESPN.com: The New Jersey Nets are prepared to offer a trade package featuring Brook Lopez and two future first-round picks to acquire Dwight Howard before the Orlando Magic center becomes a free agent in July 2012, according to sources close to the situation. Sources …

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Dec 01

Dwight Howard and the Clippers

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Via D.J. Foster of ClipperBlog: Get ready to give up one thing almost definitely: Chris Kaman and his 12.7 million dollar expiring contract. New Orleans or Orlando will want the cap room, and Kaman is the only current contract big enough to make the salaries match. DeAndre [Jordan] …

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Jul 13

Dwight Howard featured in ESPN The Magazine

Via Neil Janowitz of ESPN The Magazine: The Dwight Howard Twitter Experiment was conceived by ESPN The Magazine to evaluate the manner in which the Subject, Orlando Magic superstar Dwight Howard (henceforth “Howard”), exploits Twitter and the benefits he derives therefrom. Over a four-hour period in Orlando on June 4, we observed Howard as he …

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Jun 14

Championship or bust for Dwight Howard

Via Scott Howard-Cooper of NBA.com: Dwight Howard reaffirmed his desire to stay with the [Orlando] Magic, but told NBA.com on Monday that he will definitely become a free agent rather than sign an extension in the next year and also left open the possibility he would reconsider his future in Orlando if the team does …

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May 19

Examining the Orlando Magic’s offense

Via Evan Dunlap of Orlando Pinstriped Post: Given the dearth of long twos and isolation play, as well as the plentitude of threes and free-throw attempts, it’s almost as though stat geeks found room enough in their parents’ basement to design this offense. Lots of high-efficiency shots, few low-efficiency ones. That much isn’t up for …

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May 18

The return of Rashard Lewis?

Via Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: Rashard Lewis’ monster contract – and, in turn, his skills – received a lot of scrutiny from Orlando Magic fans this year before the team traded him to the Washington Wizards in December. But what would you think about Lewis playing for the Magic without the $118 million …

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May 16

More on the failures of the Orlando Magic

Via Evan Dunlap of Orlando Pinstriped Post: It’s unfair to pin responsibility for the team’s offensive shortcomings on any one player, but I do think [Jason] Richardson has to go under the microscope a bit here. He averaged 19.3 points in just 31.8 minutes per game with the Phoenix Suns prior to the deals, shooting …

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May 13

The ever-important amnesty clause

Via Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: The Orlando Magic are in somewhat of a financial bind, but the new collective bargaining agreement could provide some relief. As the NBA and the players’ union continue to negotiate terms of the new CBA, a couple of recent proposals could give the Magic salary relief and provide …

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May 10

Dwight Howard’s future under the microscope

Via Ken Berger of CBSSports.com: Of the teams [Dwight] Howard is likely to consider when exercising his early-termination option after next season — sources say the Lakers, Knicks and Nets are the strong favorites — L.A. is the one with the most attractive trade assets. The massive contracts attached to the Lakers’ most desirable players …

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