News | Magic Basketball - Part 43

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Sep 21

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel: “Seriously? Shaq wants us to believe he is rooting for the Magic and the City of Orlando to win a championship? That’s funny because two years ago when the [Orlando] Magic were playing the Lakers in the finals, Shaq tweeted that he was rooting for Kobe and the Lakers. …

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Sep 21

Dwight Howard is Hard at Work

Photo by Fernando Medina Warning. Some of these pictures are intense. In all seriousness though, the anticipation surrounding the start of a new NBA season is growing by the day. And for Dwight Howard, it will ultimately be up to him to lead the Orlando Magic to the promised land. As the pictures vividly show, …

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Sep 20

Monday’s Magic Word

Shaquille O’Neal: “I know what I have to say and what I have to do to get the game popping. So if people don’t think I like [Dwight Howard], then come watch the game and it will be a sold out game and my marketing techniques works like it’s always been working, then I know …

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Sep 17

Friday’s Magic Word

John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com: “I have it on good authority that Vince [Carter] has been one of the regulars at the Magic’s headquarters this offseason, working out daily with teammates and strength and conditioning coaches. Vince took it particularly hard last spring when the [Orlando] Magic were beaten by Boston because he didn’t play well …

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Sep 16

Thursday’s Magic Word

Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: “The Orlando Magic announced the signing of power forward Malik Allen on Thursday, rounding out the Magic’s current roster at 15 players. Terms of Allen’s deal aren’t disclosed, but the contract certainly won’t be guaranteed past training camp. Allen is most likely just a training camp body. Allen, a 6-foot-10 …

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Sep 16

Stanley Robinson Has an Uphill Battle in Front of Him

Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images Via Ben Q. Rock of Orlando Pinstriped Post: Stanley Robinson, whom the Orlando Magic selected with the 59th pick in this year’s NBA Draft, didn’t exactly distinguish himself in his four years at Connecticut, doesn’t have much of a jump shot, and is, to quote one team source, “deficient” in any …

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Sep 14

Tuesday’s Magic Word

General manager Otis Smith: “I think our team is better overall. I don’t think it was a matter of dismantling our roster and then putting it back together. I think it was a matter of keeping our team together, keeping some continuity and making some tweaks and adjustments, which we did by bringing in Chris …

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Sep 14

More On the Verbal Spat Between Pat Riley and Stan Van Gundy

Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images Via George Diaz of the Orlando Sentinel: Geez, I go off to Richmond to cover a NASCAR race for a few days and look what happens: We’re all going to need protective fire suits to cover the NBA this season. The Orlando Magic and the Miami Heat are going old-school …

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Sep 13

Monday’s Magic Word

Ben Q. Rock of Orlando Pinstriped Post: “[J.J.] Redick didn’t waste much time announcing himself as a legitimate contributor last season. Making an emergency start in place of Vince Carter, who missed the game due to a sprained right ankle suffered two nights earlier, Redick played a team-high 45 minutes. And, uh, produced a line …

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Sep 13

The Amway Center’s Potential

Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel Via Mark Schlueb of the Orlando Sentinel: When the Orlando Arena opened in 1989, few people had heard of the newfangled Internet, and mobile phones were the size of bricks. When its replacement opens Oct. 1, the technology inside the new Amway Center will have changed as much as it has in …

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