News | Magic Basketball - Part 44

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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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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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