News | Magic Basketball - Part 49

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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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Aug 03

Source: Orlando Magic to Sign Jason Williams to a One Year, $1.35 Million Contract

Photo by Elsa/Getty Images Via Tim Povtak of NBA FanHouse: The [Orlando] Magic didn’t have to look very far to find their third point guard for this season. Veteran Jason Williams, who has gone from flashy to steady in an 11-year career, will return for a second season after agreeing to terms on a new contract for …

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Aug 02

Monday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “[Dwight] Howard’s stopover in Central Florida will be brief. He’ll be traveling to Senegal later this week to participate in a Basketball without Borders camp. He also is planning a trip to India to promote the NBA and a trip later this summer to work for a second time …

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Aug 02

Dwight Howard’s Thoughts on the Miami Heat

Via Jeff Schultz of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Dwight Howard was back in his hometown Friday, thrilling a group of kids from the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Atlanta who had no idea the Orlando Magic star and Atlanta native was coming for lunch. But before he took questions, he had one request. “Please, no …

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Aug 02

The Orlando Magic Are Spending to Win

Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images Via Ben Q. Rock of Orlando Pinstriped Post: Mark Deeks, who runs the indispensable ShamSports.com, has updated that site with nearly complete salary information on every NBA team, including the Orlando Magic; the only Magic contract figure on which he’s unsure is J.J. Redick‘s. That’s the link you should consult …

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Jul 30

Ryan Anderson Doin’ Work in the Off-Season

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Via Dan Savage of OrlandoMagic.com: This offseason has been all about blood, sweat and tears for Ryan Anderson. Literally. The [Orlando] Magic forward, who’s about to enter into his third NBA season, recently emerged from the RDV Sportsplex training room with blood dripping down his brow. He’d been intensely …

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Jul 29

Thursday’s Magic Word

Ben Q. Rock of Orlando Pinstriped Post: It’s hard to draw any conclusions about how they’ll play together from such a small sample size. My impression, based on their overall performance last season, is that [Brandon] Bass‘ best skill is scoring. 5.8 points in only 13.0 minutes per game last year, on a career-best 51.1% …

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Jul 29

Rashard Lewis is Expected to See More Minutes at Small Forward

Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images Via George Diaz of the Orlando Sentinel: I had a nice conversation with Magic Bob Vander Weide — now the chief executive officer and vice chairman of the franchise — following Wednesday’s press conference. Glib and insightful as always, Vander Weide addressed the team’s style of play last season. Not …

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