News | Magic Basketball - Part 55

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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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Jun 24

Thursday’s Magic Word

John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com: “One of the downsides of being an elite NBA team is a poor position for the NBA Draft, but Orlando Magic GM Otis Smith is still confident that the team can improve itself from near the bottom of the first round Thursday night. The Magic select 29th overall or next-to-last in the …

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Jun 23

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “The [Orlando] Magic‘s roster indeed needs some filling out, especially at point guard. Jameer Nelson‘s backups, Jason Williams and Anthony Johnson, are aging free agents. Williams hasn’t ruled out returning even as the third point guard/mentor, but the Magic need to get younger and, ahem, taller. [Otis] Smith isn’t committed to …

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