News | Magic Basketball - Part 27

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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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May 06

Bob Vander Weide speaks out

Via Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: A week has passed since the Orlando Magic exited the playoffs with a Game 6 first-round loss to the Atlanta Hawks. Haven’t gotten over it? Neither has the Magic’s chief executive officer, Bob Vander Weide. “We didn’t get to our goal, so it’ll take me a while and …

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May 04

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: “Earl Clark is thankful the Phoenix Suns agreed to trade him to the Orlando Magic as part of the six-player, blockbuster deal in mid-December. The move to Orlando might have saved his NBA career. Earlier this year, when the Suns declined to pick up Clark’s $2 million option to …

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May 04

Many needs and few assets

Via Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: An unconventional power forward, [Ryan] Anderson intrigues teams. He has size at 6-feet 10, can shoot the 3 and could be a better post-up player with some weight-room work. What also is appealing is Anderson’s salary over the next three seasons: $1.4 million, $2.2 million, $3.2 million. He …

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May 04

The rise and fall of the Orlando Magic

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Via Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: As the franchise attempts to sort out exactly what went wrong, where 2010-11 turned for the worse, they can point to a mystifying playoff shooting slump or to some superb clutch shots by the Atlanta Hawks’ Jamal Crawford and Joe Johnson or …

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May 03

Dwight Howard finishes second in MVP voting

Via ESPN.com: Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose is the youngest Most Valuable Player award-winner in the history of the NBA. The 22-year-old Rose was officially announced as MVP on Tuesday after leading the Bulls to a 62-20 record and No. 1 seed in the playoffs. Rose finished with 113 first-place votes and 1,182 total points. …

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Apr 28

Thursday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “J-Rich scored just four and eight points in the first two games, and then was suspended for Game 4 and is averaging just 10.8 points per game in the playoffs. Most importantly, they need [Jason] Richardson to prevent Hawks all-star Joe Johnson from getting the shots he wants and …

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