News | Magic Basketball - Part 43

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Oct 04

Watch Out for Mickael Pietrus This Season

Via John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com: When Mickael Pietrus got word this summer that Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy was flying to Paris to chat with him, the good-natured, but sometimes quirky Magic swingman got somewhat worried. After all, it was Pietrus who vowed that he would be “sleeping with one eye open,” this summer …

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Oct 01

The Wait is Over; the Amway Center is Open for Business

Photo by Fernando Medina Via the Orlando Magic: For years, the city of Orlando has generally been branded as the place where Mickey Mouse roams, Shamu performs and kids play. Although that certainly has not changed, there is a new item on the docket for everyone to enjoy and admire. Amway Center, which officially opened …

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Oct 01

Friday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “While the celebration of the new place was going on up the street, the old place was eerily quiet. It was sunny and green and clean outside, but dark and desolate and dusty inside. And nearly abandoned. Except for a skeletal crew of workers, there was no sign of …

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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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