News | Magic Basketball - Part 47

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Aug 23

Monday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Marcin Gortat had a big game in Poland’s 75-71 victory over Bulgaria on Monday. Gortat scored a game-high 23 points on 9-of-14 shooting. He also collected nine rebounds, blocked three shots and dished out two assists. With the win, Poland improved its record to 4-3 as it attempts to qualify for next …

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Aug 23

Some Inaccurate Criticisms of the Orlando Magic

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Via Bryan Crawford of SLAM ONLINE: The moves that the Orlando Magic made which garnered them a grade of “A” last year is in stark contrast to the moves they made this year which earned them such a low mark. Yes, they’re still a team capable of winning it …

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Aug 20

Friday’s Magic Word

Ben Q. Rock of Orlando Pinstriped Post: “Citing “those who claim to be in the know,” freelance writer Sam Amico says the Orlando Magic and New Orleans Hornets “have expressed an interest in” working out free-agent guard Allen Iverson. In response, ESPN’s Marc Stein debunks the Hornets portion of that rumor, but says there’s “no word” about the …

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Aug 19

Thursday’s Magic Word

Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel: “There is a theory being perpetrated by ESPN’s Skip Bayless that the Van Gundy brothers are simply trying to heap undue pressure on the Heat. If it were any other coach but Stan Van Gundy, I might buy it. StanVan Gundy, at least from my experience, calls them as …

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Aug 19

Additional Commentary on Carmelo Anthony

Via John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com: After seeing what transpired in Miami this summer, of course anything can happen in the NBA. But acquiring superstars isn’t easy and to get one you usually must pay a heavy price. For example, for the [Orlando] Magic to pull off a blockbuster and acquire Anthony it would also mean …

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Aug 18

Wednesday’s Magic Word

John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com: “I think Miami’s moves have absolutely lit a fire under players all around the NBA, and more specifically ones in Orlando. Jameer Nelson, Rashard Lewis, Vince Carter, [J.J.] Redick and others have already pointed out that every summer drill and track session is done with Miami in mind. It’s absolutely on this …

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Aug 18

Carmelo Anthony and the Orlando Magic

Photo by Marc Piscotty/Getty Images Via Royce Young of CBSSports.com: You’re supposed to believe the Orlando Magic haven’t made any inquiries into Carmelo Anthony’s availability. At least that’s what general manager Otis Smith is telling you. But we all know better. A tier one superstar is potentially on the block and Smith’s team is in …

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Aug 17

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “If the speculation that Chris Paul wanted to join the Orlando Magic made Magic fans salivate, just wait until the Carmelo Anthony-to-the-Magic rumors gain momentum. Actually, the process already has begun. […] Anthony obviously would be a huge upgrade for Orlando offensively at small forward. And he’d be a more reliable go-to guy …

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Aug 17

Adonal Foyle Retires From the NBA After 13 Seasons

Fernando Medina/NBAE/Getty Images Via Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: Adonal Foyle has decided to end his NBA playing career after 13 years. The 35-year-old center chose to retire after a right-knee injury often prevented him from practicing with the Magic during the 2009-10 season. “It just never really quite got back to where I …

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Aug 16

Monday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “The Orlando Magic announced Monday that they have signed second-round draft pick Stanley Robinson. Team officials would not disclose terms of the contract, but the small forward said he signed a non-guaranteed deal. […] Robinson’s contract is believed to be worth $473,604 for the 2010-11 season, but for him …

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