News | Magic Basketball - Part 51

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Jul 22

Thursday’s Magic Word

Adly Santiago of OrlandoMagic.com: “During the offseason many basketball players go on vacation to rest from a grueling regular season. Others spend time working with their charities, while a select few are able to juggle that responsibility along with conducting basketball camps. One of those players is Vince Carter, an eight-time All-Star, Olympic Gold Medalist …

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Jul 22

The Rumors Won’t Go Away About Chris Paul

Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images Via Ken Berger of CBSSports.com: When Paul was quoted a few weeks ago as saying he’d be open to a trade if the Hornets aren’t committed to building a championship team, it was only a small hint as to the size of the chasm that exists between the franchise and …

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Jul 21

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Ben Q. Rock of Orlando Pinstriped Post: Finding am empirical way to evaluate NBA team chemistry may seem an impossible task, but Numeranda may be onto something with its latest post (via Basketball Reference, whose own post on the subject brought this one to my attention) using Adjusted Plus-Minus statistics to evaluate the “chemistry” of a given five-man …

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Jul 21

Matt Barnes is Still Looking for a New Home

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Via Marc Stein of ESPN.com: Five teams remain in the running to sign free-agent swingman Matt Barnes, according to sources with knowledge of Barnes’ thinking. Toronto is still one of those teams, sources told ESPN.com, despite the collapse of a sign-and-trade deal with Orlando that Barnes thought would be completed by …

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Jul 20

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “For the moment at least, Matt Barnes remains a free agent. As we’ve noted before, the Orlando Magic and the Toronto Raptors cannot execute a sign-and-trade deal that would pay Barnes a first-year salary anywhere close to $4.5 million. On their own, the Raptors don’t have the cap room and no …

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Jul 20

Brandon Bass Says Play Me or Trade Me

Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images Via Tim Povtak of NBA FanHouse: Brandon Bass isn’t issuing any play-me-or-trade-me demand to the Orlando Magic. He is too nice, too soft spoken to make a pronouncement like that. It’s just not his way. This is just a gentle reminder. “I think they’ll do the right thing, whatever is …

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Jul 19

Matt Barnes’ New Contract Agreement Hits a Snag

Photo by Elsa/Getty Images UPDATE via Marc Stein of ESPN.com: Under the impression that he would be receiving a two-year contract in the $10 million range, [Matt] Barnes thanked [Orlando] Magic fans via his Twitter feed and said that he’ll be “playing for the Toronto Raptors” next season. [...] Yet no such deal could be …

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Jul 19

Monday’s Magic Word

J.J. Redick: “I’d be lying to say that I don’t want to start at some point. I’m sure every NBA player feels that way. I value my role on this team, and obviously the [Orlando] Magic value my role on this team. I take a lot of pride in contributing. We won 59 games last …

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Jul 18

Sunday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “So, what will the Orlando Magic do now that they’ve retained J.J. Redick? They’ll add a third point guard to back up starter Jameer Nelson and Chris Duhon. The Magic roster now consists of 12 players. The league-mandated minimum is 13, and the Magic want a third point guard. Magic General Manager Otis Smith indicated that Jason Williams …

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Jul 16

Friday’s Magic Word

Tania Ganguli of the Orlando Sentinel: “That window of opportunity for winning a championship hasn’t closed yet, as far as the Orlando Magic are concerned and it’s part of the reason they chose to keep J.J. Redick, matching an offer that is likely to cost them more than $30 million in salary and luxury taxes …

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