News | Magic Basketball - Part 49

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Aug 10

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Orlando Magic players and coaches had better get their rest now, because NBA schedule makers gave the team a daunting dose of back-to-back games during the 2010-11 regular season. The Magic will play 20 pairs of back-to-backs, including 12 pairs in which Orlando will host the first game and then hit …

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Aug 09

Monday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Marcin Gortat should be in good playing shape when he reports to Orlando Magic training camp in late September. The 6-foot-11 center is spending this month playing for Poland’s national team as it attempts to qualify for the 2011 EuroBasket tournament. Poland lost to Bulgaria 74-70 on Sunday in Sofia, which is Bulgaria’s capital city. Gortat …

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Aug 09

Let the Projections Begin

Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images Via Royce Webb and Matt Wong of ESPN.com: We kick off our third annual Summer Forecast series with the conference that has created so much commotion in the past few weeks. Since the Los Angeles Lakers completed their second straight championship run, the NBA has been all about the East, …

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Aug 09

For the Orlando Magic, It’s a Wait-and-See Approach

Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images Via Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel: The [Orlando] Magic have absolutely no shot at competing with LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat. And neither does anybody else (except maybe the Lakers). That’s not me talking;  that’s Jeff Van Gundy, brother of Magic coach Stan Van Gundy. …

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Aug 06

Friday’s Magic Word

Josh Cohen of OrlandoMagic.com: “While most NBA players spend time on vacation with family and friends, participate in worldwide basketball camps and charity events and prepare for training camp by expending energy in the weight room, some are in still in serious competition on the hardwood. Marcin Gortat, for example, is one of them. Aside from his …

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Aug 06

Shaquille O’Neal Joins Another Conference Rival

Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images Via Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel: Shaquille O’Neal’s career should have had the perfect fairytale ending. He should be finishing his NBA career where he started it all those years ago — right here in Orlando, trying to help the Magic win that elusive championship. He could have gone …

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Aug 05

Thursday’s Magic Word

George Diaz of the Orlando Sentinel: “There were about 50 foster kids in the auditorium Wednesday afternoon. David Vaughn’s story did not resonate with all of them, but hopefully a handful of faces in the crowd heard every word, and found strength in his journey sprinkled with desperation and determination. Vaughn told them about his highs as …

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Aug 04

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Dwight Howard has been long fed up with the LeBron Lovefest — even before it got super-sized. The reason Dwight says he doesn’t want to answer the questions about James and the Miami Heat is not just because he’s tired of the King. It’s because if Dwight truly said what he …

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Aug 03

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Jason Williams will return to the Orlando Magic. The 34-year-old free-agent point guard has signed a contract with the team, Magic officials announced Tuesday afternoon. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but it is believed that Williams agreed to a one-year deal. Magic President of Basketball Operations Otis Smith did not return …

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Aug 03

An Update on Dwight Howard and Hakeem Olajuwon

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Via George Diaz of the Orlando Sentinel: Hakeem Olajuwon called Dwight Howard a scaredy cat. His exact term was “afraid,” but still, calling out a big man like that is usually “fightin’ werds.” Howard didn’t flinch. He listened, took things to heart. Fabulous. I don’t know if Howard’s mentoring …

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