News | Magic Basketball - Part 4

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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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Jan 04

Orlando waives Solomon Jones

Via Orlando Magic press release: The Orlando Magic have waived forward-center Solomon Jones, general manager Rob Hennigan announced tonight. Orlando’s roster now stands at 13 players. Jones has appeared in 11 games this season with Orlando, averaging 1.3 ppg. and 1.5 rpg. in 7.7 mpg. He was signed by the Magic as a free agent …

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Jan 03

Friday’s Magic Word

David Thorpe of ESPN Insider highlights what Victor Oladipo needs to improve on: There’s little doubt that, in the NBA, the more athletic a player is the better chance he has to be elite. Oladipo, who is already doing some amazingly athletic things nightly, is absolutely in line to be a top athlete in this …

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Dec 30

Monday’s Magic Word

The Orlando Magic are on a rare two-game winning streak. Arron Afflalo keeps putting up All-Star caliber numbers. Afflalo has scored 20-plus points in six straight games. During that span, he’s averaging 24.0 points per game with a .693 True Shooting percentage. Tyler Lashbrook of Orlando Pinstriped Post: “What Hennigan is looking for–from Jacque Vaughn …

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Dec 24

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Zach Harper of CBSSports.com recaps the Orlando Magic’s loss on Monday: Orlando Magic only played six people in the second half as they nearly erased a 24-point halftime deficit. Arron Afflalo had 16 points in the second half alone and they held New York to just 36.8 percent from the field in the final 24 …

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Dec 20

Friday’s Mini-Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reveals how much Victor Oladipo has struggled finishing at the rim so far this season: “Oladipo has had his shot blocked 38 times this season — with 31 of those blocks occurring within 5 feet of the basket — according to the NBA’s official statistics database. Through Thursday, only …

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Dec 17

Tuesday’s Mini-Magic Word

Matt Moore of CBSSports.com on the Orlando Magic’s win over the Chicago Bulls on Monday: “They just had more weapons than Chicago, which says a lot about where the Bulls are at. But having Nikola Vucevic back for them makes such a huge difference. They’re just a much better team with what he brings down …

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Dec 12

Thursday’s Magic Word

Tom Haberstroh of ESPN Insider thinks Arron Afflalo is deserving of an All-Star nod: “‘Spellcheck’ could be warming this seat for incumbent starter Dwyane Wade, but the Orlando 2-guard’s production has been absolutely stellar so far this season. Put it this way: Wade and Afflalo have nearly identical PERs but Afflalo has sustained that level …

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