News | Magic Basketball - Part 53

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Jul 12

Monday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “The Orlando Magic replaced one well-traveled 30-year-old small forward with another on Monday, signing Quentin Richardson and likely parting ways with Matt Barnes. […] It is believed that Richardson signed a multiyear deal — likely three years — for between $7.5 million to $8 million. He received what remained of the Magic’s …

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Jul 12

Source: Orlando Magic to Sign Quentin Richardson to a Multi-Year Contract

Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images Via John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com: Unable to reach a contract agreement with gritty small forward Matt Barnes, the Orlando Magic instead agreed to a deal with veteran wing Quentin Richardson on Monday. Just four days after inking Chris Duhon to a four-year, $15 million pact to shore …

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Jul 12

A Rivalry Ready to Explode

Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images Via Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: One of the league’s most popular players, [Dwight] Howard has been the driving force behind the [Orlando] Magic‘s comeback as a franchise and their 68-consecutive sell-out streak (including playoffs). He’s helped them to an NBA Finals appearance two years ago and to back-to-back …

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Jul 10

Saturday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Orlando Magic General Manager Otis Smith told the Orlando Sentinel on Saturday that he “anticipates” to match the offer sheet that Magic shooting guard J.J. Redick received from the Chicago Bulls. According to various reports, the Bulls signed Redick to a three-year, $19 million offer sheet. The Chicago Tribune called it a “front-loaded” offer. As a …

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Jul 10

Source: Chicago Bulls to Sign J.J. Redick to a Three Year, $19 Million Contract

Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images Via Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports: Orlando Magic restricted free-agent guard J.J. Redick is close to signing a three-year offer sheet worth about $19 million with the Chicago Bulls, a league executive told Yahoo! Sports. Redick could sign the agreement as soon as the weekend. A source familiar with the …

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Jul 09

Friday’s Magic Word

Tania Ganguli of the Orlando Sentinel: ”One of the Matt Barnes’ hallmarks is he’s frank about many things. He likes to bring that to Twitter, too,where he has been letting his followers know that he’d like to come back to the [Orlando] Magic, but has no offer yet. Magic GM Otis Smith is not amused. I asked …

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Jul 08

Thursday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “The [Orlando] Magic on Thursday brought aboard Chris Duhon, a veritable minnow on the free-agent market, while the largest, meanest shark circled all around them. And that meant only one thing. They’re going to need a bigger budget. The Magic’s grand plan looked pretty good until it turned out that a prime-time …

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Jul 08

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Tania Ganguli of the Orlando Sentinel: “Stan Van Gundy likes that the Orlando Magic have the right to match any offer sheet restricted free agent SG J.J. Redick could sign with another team. Because Redick has played four consecutive seasons with the Magic, he’s considered a “Bird” free agent, meaning the Magic can pay him up to a …

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Jul 06

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “The Orlando Magic’s agreement with free-agent point guard Chris Duhon could make it far more difficult for the team to re-sign popular small forward Matt Barnes. Magic General Manager Otis Smith said that he plans to use part of the team’s midlevel exception to acquire Duhon rather than package the …

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Jul 06

Source: Orlando Magic to Sign Chris Duhon to a Four Year, $15 Million Contract

Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images Via Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: Otis Smith’s persistent interest and the Orlando Magic’s chance to win now helped lead Chris Duhon to reach an agreement with the defending Southeast Division champions, Duhon’s agent, Kevin Bradbury, told the Orlando Sentinel minutes ago. […] The agreement — first reported by ESPN.com’s Chad Ford — …

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