News | Magic Basketball - Part 31

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Mar 18

Friday’s Magic Word

Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: “In the absence of J.J. Redick — who’s missed four games and counting with a lower abdomen injury — the Orlando Magic have adjusted their lineup by giving Redick’s minutes to Gilbert Arenas and leaving the backup point guard minutes to Chris Duhon. Stan Van Gundy explained his decision …

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Mar 17

Thursday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins the Orlando Sentinel: “The Orlando Magic waited several weeks for Hedo Turkoglu to regain an attacking mentality on offense. He found it on the Magic’s recently completed five-game road trip. Turkoglu averaged 16.2 points on 51.8 percent shooting — a significant improvement for a player who had been reluctant to look for his …

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Mar 16

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “[Dwight] Howard was in a good mood, joining Jameer Nelson in heckling Brandon Bass about his pants size even after Monday night’s loss in L.A., which seemingly should have hurt a little more. Howard summoned rookie Daniel Orton to carry his jacket, headphones and tote bag to the bus …

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Mar 15

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: “NBA players voted the Orlando Magic’s Stan Van Gundy as the most annoying coach in the league — and it’s not even close. Of 138 NBA players polled by Sports Illustrated, 65 percent said Van Gundy is the most annoying coach during games. Phil Jackson of the Los Angeles …

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Mar 14

Monday’s Magic Word

Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: “Marcin Gortat spent years with the Orlando Magic backing up superstar center Dwight Howard, a relationship that benefited the both of them. Gortat learned and improved while playing with the NBA’s best center every day in practice, and Howard was fortunate to have a hungry and competitive backup, someone …

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Mar 11

Friday’s Magic Word

Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: “Among Stan Van Gundy’s memorable Monday of this week — when he infamously called out David Stern on the topic of officials’ treatment of Dwight Howard — he also gave a nice little jab to the Miami Heat. It was a day after the Heat’s crying incident, and Van …

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Mar 11

Dwight Howard is a not so gentle giant

Photo by Fernando Medina Via Evan Dunlap of Orlando Pinstriped Post: At 6-foot-11 and 270 pounds, with incredible leaping ability, the Orlando Magic‘s Dwight Howard is arguably the NBA’s foremost physical specimen. As he plays on the interior, he’s often in position to mix it up with other players, be they friend or foe. Anytime …

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Mar 11

Keeping an eye on the competition

Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images As seen on ABC’s Sunday Dime. With the Miami Heat coming away with a much-needed victory against the Los Angeles Lakers to snap a five-game losing streak, it’s becoming clear that they’re locked in to the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference — at minimum. There’s 17 games left …

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Mar 10

Thursday’s Magic Word

Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: “For the first time since Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy said NBA commissioner David Stern doesn’t allow free speech and compared him to oppressive world leaders, the commissioner addressed those comments on Thursday on The Herd with Colin Cowherd on ESPN Radio. Stern said the comments made him …

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Mar 09

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: “The Orlando Magic know they got a steal when they acquired Ryan Anderson from the New Jersey Nets in the Vince Carter trade back in 2009. Incorrectly labeled a throw-in as part of that deal, Anderson has blossomed into a reliable player for the Magic and the most relevant …

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