News | Magic Basketball - Part 41

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Oct 20

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: “Many Orlando Magic observers, including some of us here at the Orlando Sentinel, were a bit skeptical when Stan Van Gundy said both Ryan Anderson and Brandon Bass would play every night. While both players earned playing time this preseason, it just didn’t seem logical or plausible for Van Gundy to …

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Oct 20

Checking Up on Adonal Foyle’s New Role With the Orlando Magic

Via Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: Adonal Foyle recently endured the toughest day of his working career. More difficult than a playoff defeat. More painful than knee surgery. More demanding than facing Shaquille O’Neal or David Robinson in their primes. On Sept. 28, Foyle watched the Orlando Magic practice for the first time since …

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Oct 19

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Head coach Stan Van Gundy: “I haven’t talked to Pat in a long time, certainly not since any of that. I didn’t take it as big of a deal as what everybody else did. He was upset about some of the things said about some of the players that he now has. I honestly did …

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Oct 19

The 1995 Houston Rockets: A Template For a Championship

Elaine Thompson/AP Photo The blogosphere is a fascinating place. It really is. When people read something so profound, so enlightening, they want to share this newfound treasure they’ve found to the rest of the world. Or at least try. This is one of those cases. At FreeDarko, some of the best writers in the NBA universe …

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Oct 18

Monday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Stan Van Gundy has conducted countless practices during his coaching career, but he rarely has held a team workout quite like the one that unfolded Sunday afternoon inside Amway Center. An announced crowd of 8,516 people streamed into the new building and watch the Orlando Magic run a 5-on-4 transition drill and …

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Oct 18

Patrick Ewing Doesn’t Mind Hakeem Olajuwon’s Help

Via Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “We were fierce competitors,” [Patrick] Ewing said Saturday. “When Hakeem and I faced up, we wanted to kill each other.” Ewing was only half-laughing. Their careers have been intertwined, from college to the NBA. There is more respect between them than reverence, however. Dwight Howard, innocently enough, has …

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Oct 15

Friday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: Magic forward Malik Allen said he hadn’t thought about what happened to him in Orlando three years ago. And that, folks, is a good thing. A great thing, actually. It means Malik’s ticker is ticking like it should. Allen was with the Chicago Bulls in 2007 when he suddenly …

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Oct 15

Classy Move by Stan Van Gundy; Apologizes to Fans

Via Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: Stan Van Gundy, how could you? How could you not pencil in a single [Orlando] Magic starter Thursday night? Now I realize it was a preseason game and players need nights off. But all of them? No Dwight [Howard], Vince [Carter], Jameer [Nelson], Rashard [Lewis] or [Quentin Richardson] …

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Oct 14

Thursday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “An arena isn’t the only magnificent structure recently completed on the [Orlando] Magic‘s campus. As difficult a project as it was, from start to finish, the shiny new place comes in second to what has been built inside its walls. Under construction for years, Otis Smith made the declaration on Wednesday. […] …

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Oct 13

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Jason Williams expects to reach a milestone Wednesday. He believes he’ll run for the first time since he underwent a knee operation on Sept. 30. This day couldn’t have arrived soon enough for Williams. He participated in just one day of training camp before he decided to have arthroscopic surgery to …

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