News | Magic Basketball - Part 8

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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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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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