News | Magic Basketball - Part 8

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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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Apr 01

Monday’s Magic Word

John Schuhmann of NBA.com: “Tobias Harris set his career high in points twice last week, dropping 29 on the Bobcats and 30 on the Wizards, a game Orlando actually won! He has averaged 16.3 points and 8.0 boards in his 19 games with the Magic, who got Nikola Vucevic back from a five-game absence on …

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Mar 29

Friday’s Magic Word

Matt Dollinger of Sports Illustrated: “Although the Bucks have benefited from the addition of J.J. Redick, the deadline deal that landed him in Milwaukee may one day be known as the “Tobias Harris trade.” After averaging less than five points and 12 minutes per game in Milwaukee, the second-year forward has averaged 15.8 points, 7.7 …

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Mar 23

Arron Afflalo done for the year

AP Photo/Willie J. Allen Jr. Via John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com: Arron Afflalo’s first season with the Orlando Magic, one in which he blossomed into the team’s leading scorer and its most outspoken mentor for several of the younger players, is over. Afflalo strained his right hamstring in the second quarter of the Magic’s 97-89 loss …

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Mar 19

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports: “Despite the Magic’s horrible season with Dwight Howard gone, the franchise was wise not to trade for Andrew Bynum. They found a gem when they acquired center Nikola Vucevic from Philadelphia. Poor Sixers.” Zach Lowe of Grantland: “The Magic are bad, but they are surprisingly watchable for an NBA …

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Mar 18

Monday’s Magic Word

John Schuhmann of NBA.com: “Maurice Harkless is yet another young Magic player who has opened some eyes. The rookie has scored in double-figures in 15 of his last 17 games, shooting 51 percent from the field and 41 percent from 3-point range in that stretch. The Magic’s young core of Harkless, Tobias Harris, Andrew Nicholson …

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Mar 15

Friday’s Magic Word

The Orlando Magic’s defense is in for a challenge against the Oklahoma City Thunder — owners of the league’s most efficient offense. John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com: “The Magic (18-47) will face the ultimate road challenge tonight when the play the Oklahoma City Thunder (48-17) at noisy Chesapeake Energy Arena. The Thunder have been especially good …

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Mar 12

Tuesday’s Magic Word

If you haven’t noticed already, Tobias Harris now wears Dwight Howard’s old number for the Orlando Magic. I participated in a 5-on-5 today at ESPN.com to talk about Dwight Howard coming back to Orlando to face off against the Magic at Amway Center for the first time since being traded to the Los Angeles Lakers …

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