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Oct 22

Tuesday’s Mini-Magic Word

According to NBA GMs, Victor Oladipo is the runaway favorite to win the Rookie of the Year award. Kurt Helin of ProBasketballTalk with a prediction: “When this season ends Glen Davis is going to be playing for someone other than Orlando. There are no sure things in the NBA, I could be wrong, but if …

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Oct 21

Monday’s Magic Word

Matt Dollinger of Sports Illustrated: “A Magic sell-off is likely at some point, with veterans Jameer Nelson (two years, $16.6 million left on his deal, with $2 million guaranteed in final season), Arron Afflalo (three years, $22.5M) and Glen Davis (two years, $13M) taking up too much cap room and playing time to stick around. …

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Oct 15

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Dwight Howard lets it be known, in advance of Wednesday’s preseason game between the Orlando Magic and Houston Rockets, that he’s disappointed that the Magic have allowed Tobias Harris to wear No. 12. In that same link, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel has the backstory behind Harris’ number choice: “Howard likely didn’t know, and …

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Oct 10

Thursday’s Magic Word

Sean Fennessey of Grantland is excited about Victor Oladipo: “He is a treasure to watch; he appears to be driving himself insane on every possession, consumed by the need to be ubiquitous. He is Ed Reed and Benedict Cumberbatch and a frothing roadrunner all rolled into one.” What’s the best-case scenario for the Orlando Magic …

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Oct 08

Tuesday’s Mini-Magic Word

Maurice Harkless has worked on improving his jump shot. Josh Cohen of OrlandoMagic.com has more on Harkless’ development: “Harkless spent countless hours this past summer improving his strength. It’s not a coincidence that he added 10 pounds of muscle in the offseason. We’ve seen other players around the league with similar talents like Paul George …

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Oct 07

Monday’s Magic Word

Rob Mahoney of The Point Forward sees Jameer Nelson as a prime trade target this season: “Orlando’s roster teardown is well underway, but Nelson remains as a vestige of the Howard era. The 31-year-old point guard would do much more good for a more competitive team, and with just a quarter of his salary guaranteed …

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Oct 04

Friday’s Magic Word

ProBasketballTalk unveils its season preview of the Orlando Magic. Dan Devine of Ball Don’t Lie on Maxiell possibly wearing goggles this season: “We don’t yet know if Grant approves of this move, but we can be certain that it will get a lot more people to remember one of the better power forwards of his …

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Oct 03

Thursday’s Mini-Magic Word

Get to know Kris Joseph, who was one of four players invited to Magic training camp. Evan Dunlap of Orlando Pinstriped Post: “Free-agent signee Jason Maxiell will become the second player in Magic history to wear no. 54, following Horace Grant. And if Maxiell gets his way, he’ll also don Grant’s familiar and iconic goggles, …

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Oct 02

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Jameer Nelson knows there’s a strong possibility he may get traded this season — along with Arron Afflalo and Glen Davis. Nate Drexler touches on the possibility of the latter two players being dealt. Glen Davis has openly admitted that his surgically repaired left foot will never be the same. General manager Rob Hennigan, head …

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Oct 01

Tuesday’s Magic Word

The Orlando Magic began training camp today. One of the major storylines to come out from the first day is Tobias Harris logging minutes primarily at small forward. Bradford Doolittle and Amin Elhassan of ESPN Insider think Jameer Nelson is better off as a third guard for another team. Doolittle believes Nelson is best served …

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