News | Magic Basketball - Part 54

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Jun 30

Dwight Howard is Eyeing Either Chris Paul or Carlos Boozer

Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images Via Ken Berger of CBSSports.com: While those elite free agents prepare for an unmitigated frenzy set to begin at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, a certain gentle giant who’s a couple years away from any such courtship is quietly beginning to formulate a plan that he’d like management to execute. …

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Jun 29

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Vince Carter simply cannot escape the trade rumors that surround him these days. [...] Carter’s name already has been mentioned in rumors this summer. One Internet report said the [Orlando] Magic discussed a deal that would have sent Carter and point guard Jameer Nelson to the New Orleans Hornets in exchange …

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Jun 29

Figuring Out Matt Barnes’ Future with the Orlando Magic

Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images Via Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: Orlando Magic starting small forward Matt Barnes‘ first preference as a free agent would be to try to win a title without needing to pack for another move. But if he doesn’t re-sign with the Magic, Barnes said Monday that he believes there …

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Jun 28

Monday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Compared to LeBron’s trumpeted grand plan, Shaquille O’Neal slipped away from the Orlando Magic in 1996 as if he merely had been transferred by the home office to another job in Los Angeles. Trust me, kids, Shaq’s move to the Lakers was a huge deal in Orlando — just not as noisy from …

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Jun 28

Dwight Howard Teams Up with Agent Dan Fegan

Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images Via Ken Berger of CBSSports.com: Two months after parting ways with his agent, Dwight Howard has chosen a new one – Dan Fegan, who also landed No. 1 pick John Wall this summer. Howard, 24, is at a crossroads in his career as the [Orlando] Magic try to surround him …

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Jun 27

Sunday’s Magic Word

George Diaz of the Orlando Sentinel: “The Heat and Bulls have morphed into ATMs, with each team dumping salaries and freeing up their rosters to make a run at multiple free agents, all with max contracts. How would you like a Heat lineup with Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and James? Or a Chicago lineup with Derrick Rose, …

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Jun 25

Friday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “One of the biggest stars of college basketball past has some advice for John Wall and other NBA hotshots who were drafted Thursday night: Check your ego at the door, if you can get your big head through it. The league will knock the cool right out of you. J.J. Redick …

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Jun 25

Experts Grade the 2010 NBA Draft for the Orlando Magic

Photo by University of Kentucky Daniel Marks of Dime Magazine: “The [Orlando] Magic took Daniel Orton with No. 29. I think Orton can be a solid 10-15 minute rebounding and defensive specialist off the bench, but isn’t that what Marcin Gortat is for? Unless Gortat is about to be traded, this pick makes no sense …

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Jun 25

Stanley Robinson Selected by the Orlando Magic as the 59th Pick in the 2010 NBA Draft

With the No. 59 pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, the Orlando Magic selected 6’9” small forward Stanley Robinson from the University of Connecticut. Robinson is expected to compete for minutes with Matt Barnes, if he re-signs with the Magic, and Mickael Pietrus.

Jun 24

Daniel Orton Selected by the Orlando Magic With the 29th Pick in the 2010 NBA Draft

Andy Lyons/Getty Images With the No. 29 pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, the Orlando Magic selected 6’10” center Daniel Orton from the University of Kentucky. Assuming the Magic intend on keeping Orton instead of trading him to another team (which seems to be the trend in tonight’s draft), he is expected to compete for …

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