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Sep 08

Dwight Howard is a Man of the People

Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images Via Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel: Her bucket list included just one item. Kay Kellogg didn’t want to climb the Eiffel Tower. Or run a marathon. Or jump out of an airplane. She just wanted to have a nice conversation with her hero. “Dwight Howard is just such a …

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Sep 07

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Ben Q. Rock of Orlando Pinstriped Post: “I assure you I have a perfectly legitimate reason for not listing this performance as the best of [Dwight] Howard‘s career. But before we get to that game, let’s first appreciate all Howard did on this particular night. Really. 45 and 19 is a heckuva line, even before …

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Sep 07

Are the Orlando Magic Being Overlooked?

Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images Via Sekou Smith of the NBA’s Hang Time Blog: Magic fans have been pounding the HT inbox this summer arguing that their team is being left out of the conversation of title contenders this season. And they’re probably right. Most of the insiders we’ve spoken with this summer don’t hold …

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Sep 07

Revisiting the Topic of the Orlando Magic’s Biggest Rival

Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images Nearly a week ago, Ben Q. Rock of Orlando Pinstriped Post ventured into the topic of rivals for the Orlando Magic. It’s a fascinating subject that has gained steam since the Miami Heat acquired LeBron James and Chris Bosh in free agency, pairing them with Dwyane Wade to form like …

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Sep 03

Friday’s Magic Word

Ben Q. Rock of Orlando Pinstriped Post: “Let us not get it twisted: Miami’s goal this summer was to play catch-up with the [Orlando] Magic, Boston Celtics, L.A. Lakers, and the rest of the league’s elite. Orlando’s core players were already in place. In Dwyane Wade, Miami had but one. That’s a huge distinction. Remember, the Magic …

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Sep 02

The Future Appears Bright for Chris Duhon

Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images Via Marc Normandin of Basketball Prospectus: Chris Duhon was a replacement-level player last season with the New York Knicks, but there is reason to believe he can improve on that. He will be the backup point guard behind Jameer Nelson in Orlando, and is projected to see improvements to both …

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Sep 02

Grading the Orlando Magic’s D-League Usage

Jesse D. Garrabrant/Getty Images I’m a little late on this one. Recently, I was asked by Matt Hubert of D-League Digest — as well as other writers in the TrueHoop Network — to grade the usage of the D-League for the team I cover as part of the collective. In my particular case, I chimed …

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Sep 01

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Ben Q. Rock of Orlando Pinstriped Post: “The [Orlando] Magic/Heat rivalry has proven fairly one-sided in Orlando’s favor since 2007, but the Heat’s appearance has more to do with their future roster than the one that’s struggled against Orlando in the recent past. Indeed, among the 18 players the Heat have under contract, only Joel Anthony, …

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Aug 31

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Ben Q. Rock of Orlando Pinstriped Post: “St. Martin is unrealistic to expect an NBA team convert 90 percent of its free throws, but he’s on the mark when he says that many games can come down to foul shots. The Orlando [Magic] organization knows that much all too well. Nick Anderson‘s four late misses …

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Aug 31

Poland Fails to Earn an Automatic Bid for EuroBasket 2011

FIBA Europe / Castoria / Kulbis Via Josh Cohen of OrlandoMagic.com: Marcin Gortat may not care that he was, by and large, one of the best, most dominant players during EuroBasket qualifying action in August. The Polish Machine averaged 18 points, nearly nine rebounds and more than two blocks per game for his country. But, …

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