News | Magic Basketball - Part 8

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May 22

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Amin Elhassan of ESPN Insider suggests the Orlando Magic select Trey Burke with the No. 2 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft: “I wrote about how Burke’s skill set fits with Orlando’s needs a month ago and praised his ability to penetrate and create scoring opportunities for his teammates. Despite his small size, he is …

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May 21

Magic get No. 2 pick in 2013 NBA Draft

Via John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com: The Orlando Magic have become so synonymous with having lottery luck that when their number wasn’t called for the top pick in Tuesday night’s NBA Draft Lottery, it was a surprise for almost everyone in attendance at the NBA’s Times Square Studios. The Magic went into the lottery process armed …

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Apr 18

Thursday’s Mini-Magic Word

Tobias Harris is one of the NBA’s top 50 most valuable assets (listed at No. 42) according to Bill Simmons of Grantland: “Harris has been a revelation: 6-foot-8, plays inside and outside, shoots 3s, rebounds.” If the Orlando Magic win the 2013 draft lottery, can they afford to take the risk by selecting Nerlens Noel …

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Apr 17

Wednesday’s Mini-Magic Word

A look back at Jacque Vaughn’s first season as the head coach of the Orlando Magic. Maurice Harkless gets recognition for his solid rookie season. Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “It seems all but certain this will be the final regular-season day of Turkoglu’s Magic tenure. Turkoglu is one of the key players in …

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Apr 16

Tuesday’s Magic Word

The Orlando Magic got shellacked by the Chicago Bulls in last night’s game. John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com: “Vucevic has become one of the NBA’s most dominant and consistent rebounders in just his second NBA season. Harris has evolved into a go-to scorer capable of a couple of 30-point games and nine 20-point games since joining …

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Apr 15

Monday’s Magic Word

David Aldridge of NBA.com selects Nikola Vucevic as his choice for Most Improved Player: “Vucevic gets the nod for doubling his points and rebounds over his rookie season in Philadelphia. Traded south as part of the Dwight Howard-Andrew Bynum-Andre Iguodala four-team deal, Vucevic is second in the league in rebounding (11.9 rpg, behind only Howard) …

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Apr 15

Magic unveil new look for “Silver Season”

Via Orlando Magic press release: In celebration of the Orlando Magic’s silver season, the team has unveiled a commemorative 25th Anniversary logo. This additional look celebrates the past, incorporates the present and previews the future. As the team and the Magic brand continues to grow, the logo meshes the original pinstripe jersey design with the …

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Apr 11

Thursday’s Magic Word

Dan Devine of Ball Don’t Lie: “Magic center Nikola Vucevic finished with 30 points, 20 rebounds, five assists and two blocks, which made him one of four players to post a 30-20 this season (joining Joakim Noah, Zach Randolph and DeMarcus Cousins) and gave him four 20-20 games this year, two more than anyone else …

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Apr 08

Monday’s Magic Word

Will the Orlando Magic finish with the NBA’s worst record? The answer seems to be yes. The Magic are dead-last in Marc Stein’s Power Rankings for this week. Again. In a recent article, Forbes listed Arron Afflalo as one of the most overpaid players in the league. Evan Dunlap of Orlando Pinstriped contends that Afflalo …

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Apr 03

Wednesday’s Mini-Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “As Shaq delivered his jersey-retirement speech Tuesday night at Staples Center, home of the L.A. Lakers, Dwight Howard also was in the building. Dwight was waiting in the Lakers’ lockeroom at halftime, waiting to build (or rescue) his legacy in L.A. as others paid homage to Shaq’s. In other …

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