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Dec 06

Monday’s Magic Word

Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: “When the Atlanta Hawks visited Amway Center on Nov. 8, the Orlando Magic were focused on stopping volume-scoring guard Joe Johnson. Despite new coach Larry Drew’s intent to install the motion offense, Atlanta’s offense was more efficient by isolating Johnson and working the offense through him, so that’s what they …

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Dec 02

Thursday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “As much as [Otis] Smith likes Arenas — and their relationship is akin to that of a father and son — I don’t think Arenas fits for the [Orlando] Magic. Forget all the controversy that surrounds Arenas. Smith knows Arenas well and wouldn’t consider that a roadblock. Instead, Arenas has a recent injury …

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Dec 02

The ongoing saga involving Gilbert Arenas

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images Via Evan Dunlap of Orlando Pinstriped Post: The Orlando Magic have engaged the Washington Wizards in an ongoing trade dialog centered around Wizards shooting guard Gilbert Arenas, Orlando Pinstriped Post has learned. What Orlando would send Washington in return for the three-time All-Star is less clear, but the proposed deal …

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Dec 01

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: “Suddenly, Rashard Lewis’ stats are meaning out to his career average. Lewis made 7-of-10 field goals for a game-high 20 points in the Orlando Magic’s 90-79 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night, and his horrid start to the season appears to be what he’s said all along …

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Nov 29

Monday’s Magic Word

Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: “There’s little question Dwight Howard is the best center in the league and one of the league’s most dominant players along with LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, Kevin Durant and Chris Paul. But there’s one discernible difference between Howard and those other guys, if you ask Stan Van …

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Nov 25

Giving Back to the Central Florida Community on Thanksgiving

Via John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com: Jameer Nelson vividly remembers a time as a child when his family often had trouble making ends meet and holiday meals weren’t quite so hearty while growing up in a rough part of Chester, Pa. So when Nelson got word that Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy was funding a …

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Nov 24

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Stan Van Gundy is one of the most candid coaches in professional sports, but as Wednesday night’s highly anticipated game between the Orlando Magic and the Miami Heat approached, he did not deviate from a time-honored cliché. Although he acknowledged the game would reveal areas where his team needs to improve, Van …

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Nov 23

J.J. Redick TV Special Debuts Friday

Via Fox Sports Florida: “Inside the Magic: J.J. Redick” premieres this Friday, 11/26, at 10:00pm on FOX Sports Florida immediately following the Cavaliers @ Magic game. Hosted by Jessica Blaylock. Produced by Lynne Mixson. SHORT VIDEO PREVIEW One of the Orlando Magic’s key moves in the off-season was the decision to match the Chicago Bulls’ …

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Nov 23

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel: “Kay Kellogg loved Dwight Howard. Loved him to death. And, sadly, her death came on Sunday night. Kellogg  passed away at her home at age 62 after a battle with Multiple Myeloma, an aggressive cancer that searches out and destroys the blood plasma in the bone marrow. Her disease was inoperable and incurable. You might …

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Nov 23

Kay Kellogg, Friend of Dwight Howard, Passed Away on Sunday

Stephen M. Dowell of Orlando Sentinel Via Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: Kay Kellogg, a Magic fan and a friend of [Dwight] Howard‘s, died of cancer Sunday at the age of 62. Howard spent time with Kellogg this past summer after the team learned that Kellogg’s dying wish was to meet the [Orlando] Magic center. …

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