News | Magic Basketball - Part 34

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Dec 24

Friday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “The Orlando Magic‘s recent blockbuster trades shocked many NBA observers, but in hindsight, those bold moves should not have surprised anyone. Last May’s Eastern Conference finals loss to the Boston Celtics exposed fundamental flaws with the Magic’s personnel on offense — defects that haunted the Magic intermittently during the first month and a half of …

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Dec 23

Thursday’s Magic Word

Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: “The Orlando Magic are averaging 7.9 fastbreak points per game, which is, by far, worst in the NBA. That statistic is mostly with Rashard Lewis and Vince Carter on the wings. With Gilbert Arenas, Hedo Turkoglu and Jason Richardson, the Magic have a trio of wing players who can push …

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Dec 22

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Remember all those lofty goals the [Orlando] Magic always had high on their wish list to start a season? Best regular-season record, playoff seeding, home-court advantage. Well, the mission statement has changed dramatically. It’s not that the Magic won’t want to win every game, but there’s truly a bigger picture to …

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Dec 22

Navigating through murderer’s row

Photo by Fernando Medina Two games since the Orlando Magic acquired Gilbert Arenas, Jason Richardson, and Hedo Turkoglu. Two losses. Losing to the Atlanta Hawks and Dallas Mavericks is nothing the Magic should be ashamed of, considering head coach Stan Van Gundy is trying to integrate three players on the fly in the middle of …

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Dec 21

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: “While ESPN analyst Jeff Van Gundy, the brother of [Orlando] Magic coach Stan Van Gundy, admits he’s still a bit undecided on the Orlando Magic’s recent overhaul, he’s confident about one thing: this new Magic team ain’t winning it all. ‘I still don’t think they’re a candidate to reach …

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Dec 20

Reaction roundup

Looking around the web for reaction to the Orlando Magic’s blockbuster trades. Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Actually, the beginning of the end for the [Orlando] Magic as we knew them, came on July 8. That was the night LeBron announced his Decision. That was the night [Otis] Smith knew his team clearly wasn’t good enough …

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Dec 18

Orlando Magic acquire Gilbert Arenas

Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images Via the Orlando Magic: The Orlando Magic have acquired three-time NBA All-Star guard Gilbert Arenas from the Washington Wizards in exchange for Rashard Lewis, President of Basketball Operations/General Manager Otis Smith announced today. “Gilbert (Arenas) is a proven All-Star in this league and we’re excited to add him to our team,” said …

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Dec 18

Orlando Magic acquire Hedo Turkoglu and Jason Richardson

Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images Via the Orlando Magic: The Orlando Magic have acquired Jason Richardson, Hedo Turkoglu and Earl Clark from the Phoenix Suns in exchange for Vince Carter, Marcin Gortat, Mickael Pietrus, a 2011 first round draft selection and cash considerations, President of Basketball Operations/General Manager Otis Smith announced today. “We’re very excited to welcome these …

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Dec 18

Chatter surrounding Gilbert Arenas grows louder

Via Ken Berger of CBSSports.com: The [Orlando] Magic and Wizards are discussing a blockbuster trade that would send Gilbert Arenas to Orlando, a person with knowledge of the talks confirmed to CBSSports.com Friday. The person characterized the talks as “serious,” with definite interest on both sides to make the deal happen. CBSSports.com reported in October …

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Dec 14

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “The next time the [Orlando] Magic see the Denver Nuggets, Carmelo Anthony will be wearing a New York Knicks uniform — or so the story goes. Could he be wearing a Magic jersey? Or another team’s gear? [...] Anthony faces the Magic tonight and likely won’t be with the Nuggets for the …

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