News | Magic Basketball - Part 32

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Feb 24

Thursday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “All 13 players on the Magic roster attended the team meeting. Point guard Jameer Nelson, who was not the subject of any trade rumors, was asked if it would be a relief if no one was traded before the deadline arrived. ‘It probably would be a relief for a …

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Feb 21

Monday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Funny, I don’t recall Stern coming to Carmelo’s defense. In fact, deep inside, part of him has to love this ‘Melo-to-Knicks and ‘Melo-to-Nets media scrum. Keeps the NBA in the news, you know. Didn’t Stern and his fellow owners create a landscape inwhich ‘Melo is using to his advantage? Doesn’t he …

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Feb 18

Friday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “The season is winding down, meaning every game is big when you are chasing the leaders and jockeying for playoff positions. With 25 games left, the [Orlando] Magic are hunters instead of the hunted this season. Circle March 3 and 4 on your calendar. It’s likely a tell-tale back-to-back. …

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Feb 17

Thursday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Here’s Dwight Howard’s chance to win MVP. His best chance. Why? Because he can lead a Magic comeback in the stretch run — and don’t we love comeback stories? I mean, there’s really not an overwhelming MVP favorite to date. Let’s review: LeBron James, obviously. But then sometimes you …

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Feb 11

Friday’s Magic Word

Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: “The relationship between a coach and an NBA superstar is not a simple one. The coach, by definition, is supposed to be the authority, the loudest voice in the organization and a leader to the team. But in many NBA cities, where a larger-than-life superstar plays basketball, the team’s …

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Feb 10

Thursday’s Magic Word

Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: “#FreeEarlClark. That’s the hashtag that’s taken over Twitter, blog comments, message boards and live chats since the Orlando Magic’s game against the Cavaliers on Dec. 28, when [Earl] Clark scored 12 points and showed Magic fans there might be some potential in the mostly forgotten piece of Orlando’s blockbuster trade with Phoenix. There’s always …

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Feb 07

Monday’s Magic Word

John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com: “Delighted to be off losing teams and vaulted into the chase for a championship, Hedo Turkoglu and Gilbert Arenas initially played well in the afterglow of the Orlando Magic’s blockbuster trades back on Dec. 18. But in the weeks since, that glow has faded, the NBA’s dog days have hit and the …

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Feb 02

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “NBA disciplinary officials have reviewed the technical foul Dwight Howard received Monday night against the Memphis Grizzlies and have determined that the technical will stand as called, a league spokesman told the Orlando Sentinel. Howard’s latest technical leaves him with 13 this season, three shy of a one-game league suspension. Howard received the …

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Feb 02

Brandon Bass’ injury complicates matters

Via Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: An awkward landing has made the Orlando Magic‘s month of February more difficult than they initially anticipated. Team officials don’t know exactly how many games starting power forward Brandon Bass will miss because of a left-ankle injury. But it’s clear that the limited depth at the power forward and …

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Feb 01

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: “Back in September, before the Orlando Magic had even began training camp, I wrote a blog post wondering what the Magic would do if the Miami Heat rolled out a backcourt featuring LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Mike Miller. Defensively, Wade is smart and agile enough to defend opposing point …

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