News | Magic Basketball - Part 50

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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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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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