News | Magic Basketball - Part 56

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Jun 01

The Future of J.J. Redick and Company is Up in the Air

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Via Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: Smith told the Sentinel that he “anticipates” Vince Carter remaining with the team, wants to re-sign J.J. Redick and doesn’t expect to package little-used, but expensive players (such as Marcin Gortat and Brandon Bass) in a sign-and-trade deal for a star free …

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May 31

Monday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Matt Barnes will test the free-agent market this summer. Barnes said minutes ago that he will not exercise his player option for the 2010-11 season, but he added that he hopes to return to the Orlando Magic. ‘As for me and my contract situation, I’m going to opt out,’ Barnes told reporters …

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May 28

Friday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: ” ‘Ridiculous.’ That’s the word Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy used to describe a Boston Herald column in which Ron Borges labeled Dwight Howard as ‘a cheap-shot artist’ and advocated that the Boston Celtics attempt to impose ‘frontier justice’ on Howard in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals tonight.” George Diaz of …

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May 27

Thursday’s Magic Word

Ben Q. Rock of Orlando Pinstriped Post: “So [Vince Carter is] taking a beating, and the media are exploiting the usual talking points about him: he’s soft, he’s not clutch, he’s timid, he doesn’t have a “killer instinct.” And, well, yeah, there’s truth to some of that, insofar as he’s having a pretty terrible series, shooting …

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May 26

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Orlando Magic power forward Rashard Lewis expects to receive intravenous fluids tonight before Game 5 of the Eastern Conference playoffs against the Boston Celtics as he continues battle a nasty stomach virus that’s plagued him all series. Lewis said after the Magic completed their shootaround today that he’s ‘not 100 …

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May 25

Tuesday’s Magic Word

John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com: “In six years of time together, they have morphed from pups to the Orlando Magic’s unquestioned leaders – Dwight Howard being the heart of the franchise and Jameer Nelson representing its soul. Best friends off the court and co-captains on it, Howard and Nelson ensured that the Magic still have a heartbeat …

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May 24

Monday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Once again, Boston Celtics center Kendrick Perkins says his team is “locked-in” and focused heading into a playoff game against the Orlando Magic. [...] Perkins made similar comments in the hours before Game 3, and we all know how that contest turned out. The first quarter ended with Boston ahead 27-12, and Orlando …

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May 23

Sunday’s Magic Word

Tania Ganguli of the Orlando Sentinel: “In 1989 after sweeping through the first three rounds of the NBA playoffs, the Los Angeles Lakers met the Detroit Pistons in the NBA Finals. But with Los Angeles’ Byron Scott and Magic Johnson out with hamstring injuries, the Bad Boy Pistons won the championship in a four-game sweep. That win avenged …

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May 21

Friday’s Magic Word

Tania Ganguli of the Orlando Sentinel: “The Orlando Magic are well aware of how important this weekend. Center Marcin Gortat called it the most important weekend of the season. After practice on Friday, Magic coach Stan Van Gundy acknowledged that the season would be judged based on how the team performed in the playoffs. He said …

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May 20

Thursday’s Magic Word

Tania Ganguli of the Orlando Sentinel: “It was [Matt] Barnes who revealed last week that his assignment for Game 1 was Ray Allen instead of Pierce, whom he guarded during the regular season. Pierce is averaging 25 points, seven rebounds and five assists per game in the Eastern Conference Finals. Today both Barnes and Magic coach …

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