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Feb 11

Tuesday’s Mini-Magic Word

Will Arron Afflalo, Jameer Nelson, or Glen Davis — the three veterans on the roster for the Orlando Magic — be traded at the deadline on February 20? Tyler Lashbrook of Orlando Pinstriped provides three takeaways from the Magic’s wins over the Oklahoma City Thunder and Indiana Pacers. Zach Lowe of Grantland is a big …

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Feb 10

Monday’s Magic Word

As the trade deadline nears, Arron Afflalo’s name keeps popping up as a player the Orlando Magic could possibly trade but only if “they get a significant talent in return.” John Schuhmann of NBA.com: “All of a sudden, the Magic have won three straight games and are one of four teams (Denver, Portland and Toronto …

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Feb 06

Thursday’s Mini-Magic Word

Armed with consistent playing time, Kyle O’Quinn has been making an impact — especially on defense — coming off the bench for the Orlando Magic. Maurice Harkless is looking forward to trying to defend Kevin Durant when the Magic face off against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday. Victor Oladipo’s 20-point performance stood out in …

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Jan 30

Arron Afflalo not selected to East All-Star team

Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images Via Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: The Orlando Magic worried this would happen. Arron Afflalo, their best and most consistent player this season, was snubbed tonight when the reserves were announced for the 2014 NBA All-Star Game on Feb. 16 at New Orleans Arena. The Eastern …

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Jan 27

Monday’s Magic Word

John Schuhmann of NBA.com: “To add more pain to the Bucks’ train wreck of a season, Tobias Harris is starting to put up big numbers again. He had 28 points and 20 rebounds in Friday’s win over the Lakers and has averaged 17.7 points (on 50 percent shooting) and 9.7 boards over his last 10 …

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Jan 23

Thursday’s Magic Word

Kurt Helin of ProBasketballTalk tabs Arron Afflalo as an All-Star reserve in the Eastern Conference. So does Tom Haberstroh of ESPN Insider. He had this to say about Afflalo: “With Irving voted into the starting lineup, everyone gets moved down a peg on my list. And that puts Afflalo in my wild-card slot. Afflalo was …

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Jan 20

Monday’s Magic Word

ESPN ran a mock draft lottery with the Orlando Magic selecting Marcus Smart with the No. 4 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. However, the experts are divided over whether or not Smart is best suited to play alongside Victor Oladipo. The Magic snapped a 10-game losing streak with their win over the Boston Celtics …

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Jan 14

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Zach Lowe of Grantland: “It has been a bit of a rough go for Oladipo after a promising start. He’s shooting just 41 percent, and an icy 29 percent from deep; he’s lost his starting spot twice; and his turnover rate is scary. But the dude plays hard, he gets to the line, and the …

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Jan 09

Thursday’s Magic Word

The Orlando Magic put up a fight against the Portland Trail Blazers for three quarters before succumbing to them in the fourth quarter. Is Andrew Bynum an option for the Magic? The short answer is no, but the reasoning is worth a read. Nikola Vucevic has been sent home to Central Florida to recover from …

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Jan 07

Tuesday’s Magic Word

The Orlando Magic lost to the Los Angeles Clippers by the score of 101-81, but it was a worse blowout than that. Evan Dunlap of Orlando Pinstriped Post on the Magic’s loss to the Clippers: “L.A. jumped out to a 20-3 lead after just over six minutes and never looked back as Orlando missed 11 …

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