News | Magic Basketball - Part 54

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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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Jul 05

Monday’s Magic Word

Tania Ganguli of the Orlando Sentinel: “[Daniel] Orton admitted to coming into camp a little bit out of shape and has been working hard to get in shape. “I didn’t want to tell [Patrick Ewing] but my legs are dead I had no explosiveness right now,” Orton said. “I’m not trying to use that as an …

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Jul 03

Free Agent Notebook, Day 3: Matt Barnes, C.J. Watson, and More

To better make sense of the madness that is free agency, especially considering their historical ramifications within the framework of the NBA, I’m going to aggregate any facts and rumors that pertain to the Orlando Magic into a notebook-type post. The posts will be constructed daily at 12:00 PM EDT and updated throughout the day. …

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Jul 03

Some Brief Thoughts on Chris Paul

Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images Via Sam Amick of NBA FanHouse: He’s not a free agent, and he’s certainly far from free. But Chris Paul is possibly this: the summer’s next storyline. It often goes that way when a rising star is stuck with a team on the decline, and the signs are …

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