News | Magic Basketball - Part 60

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Apr 29

Otis Smith Offers His Take on Vince Carter and Marcin Gortat

We know the story by now. After the Orlando Magic made it to the 2009 NBA Finals and lost to the Los Angeles Lakers in five games, general manager Otis Smith made the choice to reconstruct the roster during the off-season. Arguably, the two biggest decisions made by Smith was replacing Hedo Turkoglu and bringing …

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Apr 29

Thursday’s Magic Word

John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com: “[Orlando] Magic coach Stan Van Gundy, who put his team through an arduous, two-hour workout on Thursday with three 12-minute quarters of game-like action, said his team will practice on Friday as if they will play Milwaukee, “because that’s the only team we can face on Sunday.” And if the start …

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Apr 28

Wednesday’s Magic Word

John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com: “From either his spot along the baseline near the Orlando Magic’s bench or in his family suite high above the crowd, Rich DeVos likes what he sees when he peers out across the arena that bear his company’s name. He certainly enjoys the product out on Amway Arena’s parquet floor what with …

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Apr 27

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel: “You have to wonder if Skip Bayless was persuaded into calling the Orlando Magic’s playoff performance “bologna” on ESPN’s First Take just for the sake of debate Tuesday morning. [...] ”I still don’t trust a team that’s built largely on Dwight Howard and Vince Carter. And I know he came on at …

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Apr 26

Monday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard refused to comment on reports that he is leaving his agent, Aaron Goodwin, but he didn’t deny them, either. “I’ll talk about it after the playoffs,” Howard said after Monday’s shootaround. “My main job is Bobcats right now.” Reached by the Sentinel on Monday, Goodwin said …

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Apr 25

Dwight Howard Leaves Goodwin Sports

Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images Via Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports: In what could be considered a risky upheaval for such a crucial time of the season, Dwight Howard has left his long-time agent, Aaron Goodwin, multiple sources told Yahoo! Sports. Howard’s next move is unclear, although sources say he planned to lean more toward …

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Apr 25

Sunday’s Magic Word

John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com: “Much of Charlotte’s gameplan in this series was to trap the 6-foot [Jameer] Nelson and force him into making mistakes. But Nelson has shredded those double teams and he’s repeatedly torched the Bobcats off the pick-and-roll. His seven-for-seven, 19-point first quarter was one for the ages in [Orlando] Magic history. He made …

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Apr 23

Friday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Stern warned coaches and players about publicly questioning his game officials only hours after fining Magic coach Stan Van Gundy and small forward Matt Barnes $35,000 apiece for comments they made in Howard’s defense after Game 2 against the Charlotte Bobcats Wednesday night. And Stern said a $35,000 fine will seem like pocket change …

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Apr 22

Thursday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy is letting his opinions fly and — another $35,000 later — he’s learning freedom of speech isn’t free. Not in the NBA. We’ll get to another topic — what Van Gundy thinks about Michael Jordan, his Charlotte Bobcats and Jordan’s place in basketball …

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Apr 21

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Tania Ganguli of the Orlando Sentinel: “Vince Carter said he watched film of Game 1 to review his shot selection. He said he liked almost all of the looks he got and will take the same shots if he gets them again. There were a couple times when he said he forced a fadeaway, but …

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