News | Magic Basketball - Part 34

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Jan 26

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Reserve point guard Jason Williams did not join the Orlando Magic on their two-game road trip to face the Indiana Pacers tonight and the Chicago Bulls on Friday night, leaving his status with the team up in the air. When asked about Williams’ status after the Magic’s shootaround today …

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Jan 25

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “It would be tempting to attribute the Orlando Magic‘s 103-96 loss to the Detroit Pistons on Monday night to midseason doldrums. Even the best NBA teams suffer two or three embarrassing losses at home. It happens. But perhaps the loss revealed larger problems that must be addressed before the postseason …

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Jan 20

Thursday’s Magic Word

Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: “Orlando Magic guard Gilbert Arenas has been struggling lately, and part of that’s because of coach Stan Van Gundy, says, uh, Van Gundy. ‘The biggest thing that he’s struggling with right now is me,’ Van Gundy said. ‘I don’t think that’s necessarily an easy adjustment for anybody, but for a point …

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Jan 18

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Dwight Howard has been the team’s most valuable player. He’s also staked a claim to league MVP honors. The 25-year-old center brought a more serious demeanor to practice this season and — as much as he dislikes talking about it — a more diversified, more patient offensive repertoire. He’s averaging …

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Jan 17

Monday’s Magic Word

Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: “After 14 games, Hedo Turkoglu’s return to the Orlando Magic is widely considered a smashing success. He’s playing smartly and efficiently, thriving in the system that helped him enjoy the best years of his career from 2007-09. Amazingly, though, Turkoglu is playing at a near-all-star level while barely even getting the …

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Jan 13

Thursday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Stan Van Gundy and Dwight Howard saw warning signs as the Orlando Magic won game after game after game these last few weeks. The team would take a quarter off here or a half there and escape with victories, but the coach and the superstar center predicted that the …

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Jan 12

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: “When the Orlando Magic traded for Gilbert Arenas, many wondered how long it would be until Arenas took the starting point guard position away from Jameer Nelson. Turns out, Nelson’s play is putting that debate to rest. Nelson is quietly putting together the best all-around season of his career, meshing …

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Jan 10

Monday’s Magic Word

Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: “The good news? The Orlando Magic have now won nine consecutive games, one win away from the first double-digit winning streak in franchise history. The better news? This team can get a whole lot better. Magic coach Stan Van Gundy, always a difficult man to please, spoke highly of the …

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Jan 07

Friday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Yao versus Dwight [Howard]. Has a nice ring to it, right? But Friday night’s game between the Houston Rockets and the Orlando Magic at Amway Center will not feature a matchup of two the game’s most dominant centers. Injury-plagued Rockets center Yao Ming played just five games this season before the team …

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Jan 06

Thursday’s Magic Word

Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: “Orlando Magic forward Brandon Bass doesn’t like to evaluate his career or think about how far he’s come as a player, trying to avoid satisfaction or contentment with his career. He wants to keep working, keep learning, keep improving. But even he had to grin when asked about how …

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