News | Magic Basketball - Part 42

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Sep 30

Thursday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Actually, the Heat ought to be on the [Orlando] Magic‘s mind 24/7, sun up, sun down. They should embrace them. [Quentin] Richardson is not alone, as Magic players are already tired and/or agitated when asked about South Florida’s can’t-miss dream team. Agitated a month before the real season begins? …

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Sep 29

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Turning 34 in January, [Vince Carter] needs to squeeze out one very good season. And the Magic desperately need him to, as well. That’s where they are in this madcap chase of the new Heat and the old Celtics. They still need Vince Carter, on given nights, to counter, say, …

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Sep 28

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “When the practice ended, [Stan] Van Gundy gathered his players at midcourt and gave them the option of holding the day’s second practice later than the scheduled 4 p.m. start time. It’s interesting to me that Van Gundy solicited their feedback, but the players had no objections to going at …

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Sep 27

Monday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Stan Van Gundy won’t waste any time trying to set the tone for the Orlando Magic’s upcoming season. He’ll start today. Van Gundy will stress accountability to his players when they gather this afternoon for a team meeting at Amway Center prior to the club’s media day. When asked …

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Sep 25

More Chatter About Rashard Lewis at Small Forward

Via Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: There’s no question that, barring injury, Rashard Lewis will be in the Orlando Magic’s starting lineup when the regular season begins on Oct. 28. But at what position will the 6-foot-10 sharpshooter play? That’s up for grabs. Coach Stan Van Gundy told the Orlando Sentinel today that perhaps his top task over the next month …

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Sep 24

Friday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “[Daniel] Orton has been hampered by a knee injury in recent months — so much so that he hasn’t been able to do much on-court work since the AirTran Airways Pro Summer League ended on July 9. The knee problem, which could be related to a knee injury Orton …

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Sep 23

Thursday’s Magic Word

Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel: “Let’s face it, the Nuggets, if they trade Anthony, are essentially starting over and would almost certainly want to go younger. So here’s the deal: The Nuggets trade Anthony, aging point guard Chauncey Billups and a couple of throw-ins to the Magic for Jameer Nelson, Marcin Gortat, Vince Carter’s …

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Sep 23

Dwight Howard Looks to Avenge Last Season

Via Ken Berger of CBSSports.com: It all started out innocently enough, with Dwight Howard doing what he does best. Not dunking or blocking shots or searching far and wide for his killer instinct. Instead, Howard was holding court at the NBA Store Wednesday, bringing the house down with his smile and his personality. But after …

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Sep 22

The Orlando Magic are Officially Back in Black

Photo by Dime Magazine After ceasing to exist following the 1997-1998 NBA season, the black alternate jerseys make their triumphant return for the Orlando Magic and they are beautiful. Just beautiful.

Sep 22

Wednesday’s Magic Word

John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com: “The Orlando Magic likely won’t win any national praise for the changes that they made to their roster this offseason what with division rival Miami Heat adding all-stars LeBron James and Chris Bosh. But Magic coach Stan Van Gundy feels that those changes will make the Magic significantly better this season …

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