News | Magic Basketball - Part 40

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Oct 27

The Orlando Magic Return to the Familiar Underdog Role

Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images Via John Hollinger of ESPN Insider: Virtually every set of predictions lists one of three teams as champion: the Lakers, Heat or Celtics. I’m wondering if this consensus is missing the boat on reality, and I’m not just saying that because the Heat and Lakers looked somewhere south of dominant …

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Oct 27

The Orlando Magic’s Journey Begins Tomorrow

Via Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: City officials and Orlando Magic employees have spent weeks making sure that Amway Center will be ready for its first NBA regular-season game this Thursday. But even after countless dry runs and four preseason exhibitions, no one can definitively answer a fundamental question: Just how loud will the …

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Oct 26

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Point guard Jason Williams practiced fully with the Orlando Magic on Tuesday and could be activated for the team’s season opener on Thursday. [...] Williams underwent arthroscopic surgery on Sept. 30 to clear debris out of his left knee. He’s expected to back-up starter Jameer Nelson and free-agent signee Chris Duhon …

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Oct 26

Where Do the Orlando Magic Stand As of Today?

Via John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com: Will Anthony and Paul be traded and swing the balance of power in the NBA? How bad does Anthony want out of Denver? The franchise has been trying to get him to sign a $66 million extension for months and he’s turned his nose up at it. But I give ‘Melo …

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Oct 25

Monday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade all pooling their talents is unseemly or just unfair … unless they do it in your town, of course. [...] Remember the summer of 2000, when the [Orlando] Magic boldly toyed with signing their own Big Three — Tim Duncan, Grant Hill …

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Oct 25

Magic Basketball Featured at Hardwood Paroxysm

Last week, Matt Moore of Hardwood Paroxysm approached me to see if I was interested in writing a prologue of the Orlando Magic’s season for his site. Needless to say, the decision was a no-brainer. Here’s a snippet of what I wrote: It’s championship or bust for the Orlando Magic. Like last year. But this …

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Oct 25

A New and Important Update on Fran Vazquez

Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images Via Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: The [Orlando] Magic say [Fran] Vazquez — who stood them up after they drafted him in the first round in 2005 — is coming around to joining them for the 2011-12 season. He has another year left on his contract with FC Barcelona. …

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Oct 22

Friday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “This was an NBA walk-through that actually was a walk-through. The Orlando Magic did not do any running during their shootaround this morning at the St. Pete Times Forum because the court was too slippery. [...] The Magic are scheduled to face the Miami Heat here at 7:30 p.m. [Stan] Van Gundy …

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Oct 22

Magic Basketball Featured at the Basketball-Reference Blog

Photo by Fernando Medina This year, I was asked by Neil Paine of Basketball-Reference to provide a very quick preview of the Orlando Magic for the BBR Blog. It should be unveiled in the next few days or so. Here’s a snippet of what I wrote: Coming off a disappointing series against the Boston Celtics …

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Oct 21

Thursday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “You don’t have to watch hours of game tape or pore over pages of statistics to produce a scouting report on Jameer Nelson. The book on the diminutive Orlando Magic co-captain is simple: He’s a scoring point guard who looks for his own shot as often as he looks …

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