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Aug 26

Tracy McGrady retires from the NBA

Photo by Paul Chapman/NBAE/Getty Images Via ESPN.com: Leaving open the door to play overseas, seven-time All-Star Tracy McGrady retired from the NBA on Monday. “It’s been 16 years playing the game I love. I’ve had a great run, but it’s time for it to come to an end,” McGrady said on ESPN’s “First Take.” McGrady …

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Aug 02

Magic waive Al Harrington

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Via Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: In a move designed to save money and free up playing time for their young players, the Orlando Magic waived veteran forward Al Harrington on Friday afternoon. If no team claims Harrington within 48 hours, he will become a free agent. …

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Jul 15

Magic have a new D-League affiliate

Via Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: The Orlando Magic’s NBA Development League affiliate for the upcoming season will be the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, the NBA announced this afternoon. The Magic will share the Mad Ants with the Charlotte Bobcats, Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers, Memphis Grizzlies and the Milwaukee Bucks. That sharing arrangement, along …

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Jul 12

Friday’s Magic Word

Expect Victor Oladipo to keep learning the point guard position in training camp and preseason. It was an up-and-down week for many Orlando Magic players at Summer League. The Magic have elected not to re-sign DeQuan Jones. Al Harrington and Hedo Turkoglu, two players that many expect to be bought out by Orlando, are hoping …

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Jul 11

Thursday’s Magic Word

With Glen Davis needing surgery to replace a screw in his left foot, which he originally fractured on January 30 during a game against the New York Knicks last season, it remains to be seen if he’ll be ready by the time training camp starts for the Orlando Magic on October 1. So who ultimately …

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Jul 10

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Victor Oladipo has turned heads not only with his ability to get to the rim, but with his jump shooting as well. Oladipo has been better than expected in the Orlando Pro Summer League so far. Is unrestricted free agent Josh Selby worth taking a flyer on if you’re general manager Rob Hennigan? Tyler Lashbrook …

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Jul 09

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Maurice Harkless and Andrew Nicholson stood out in Day 2 at the Orlando Pro Summer League. Nicholson gets additional Summer League kudos from Kurt Helin of ProBasketballTalk: “If you watched him at all last season you knew this guy was good. In Summer League what he has shown is a lot of polish and a …

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Jul 08

Monday’s Magic Word

Via the Orlando Magic: “Glen Davis underwent a surgical procedure today to replace the screw in his left foot. Davis originally suffered a left foot fracture of the 5th metatarsal during a game against the New York Knicks on January 30, 2013. He is expected to resume basketball-related activity later this summer.” Josh Robbins of …

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Jun 28

Magic to hire Jeff Turner as color commentator

Via Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: The Orlando Magic have reached an agreement in principle with former Magic player Jeff Turner to serve as the team’s color commentator on its Fox Sports Florida TV broadcasts, the Orlando Sentinel has learned. Turner, 51, is expected to sign a multiyear deal. He will team with longtime …

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May 24

Magic decline to renew Matt Guokas’ contract

Getty Images Via Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: A mainstay of the Orlando Magic’s television broadcasting crew won’t be back for the 2013-14 season. Team officials have decided not to renew the contract of Matt Guokas, the team’s color commentator on local TV broadcasts since the 2004-05 season. Team spokesman Joel Glass wouldn’t give …

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