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Jun 27

3-on-3: Reactions and fallout from the Afflalo trade

Photos by D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images According to Yahoo! Sports, the Magic have traded Arron Afflalo to the Nuggets in exchange for Evan Fournier and the 56th pick in the draft (Devyn Marble). Our writers weigh in on the aftermath of the trade. 1. Good deal for the Magic? Scott Rafferty: It’s hard …

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May 21

3-on-3: Who should be the No. 12 pick?

Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images Who’s the best player available for the Orlando Magic in the 2014 draft? Our experts weigh in on overall game, upside, and who the Magic should ultimately choose with the No. 12 pick. 1. Who’s the twelfth-best player in the 2014 draft? Jacob Frankel: It’s impossible to know in this …

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May 21

3-on-3: Who should be the No. 4 pick?

Photo by fiba.com/2013 FIBA U19 World Championship Who’s the best player available for the Orlando Magic in the 2014 draft? Our experts weigh in on overall game, upside, and who the Magic should ultimately choose with the No. 4 pick. 1. Who’s the fourth-best player in the 2014 draft? Jacob Frankel: Dante Exum. Embiid, Wiggins, …

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Apr 21

5-on-5: Orlando Magic team awards

Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images With the season over for the Orlando Magic, it’s time to hand out team awards. We asked our panel to hand in their picks for the 2013-14 season. 1. Who’s the 2013-14 most valuable player? Ryan Drawdy: Arron Afflalo. He may not factor into the future plans …

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Feb 21

3-on-3: Examining the Magic-Glen Davis divorce

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images According to Yahoo! Sports, the Magic and Glen Davis reached a buyout agreement that would allow Davis to join a contender. Our writers weigh in on the aftermath of the buyout deal. 1. Good deal for the Magic? Jacob Frankel: Yes. The primary motivation for this deal is …

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Feb 11

3-on-3: Evaluating the Magic’s future

Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images The Orlando Magic made headlines after coming back from 17-point deficits to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder and Indiana Pacers in back-to-back games — teams with the two best records in the NBA. Is Orlando starting to figure things out? Our 3-on-3 team weighs in on this and more topics …

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Dec 31

3-on-3: Looking back at 2013

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images It has been a wild year in 2013. Which teams and players can stake claim to the title of Biggest Surprise? Which are just glad to see the calendar flip to 2014? Our panel of experts discusses the best of 2013 for the Orlando Magic. 1. Which player …

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Dec 05

3-on-3: Surprises and disappointments

Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images What’s caught our eyes through the Magic’s first month of the season? Our panel weighs in with their most pleasant surprises and disappointments thus far. 1. Which player has been the biggest surprise? Jacob Frankel: Andrew Nicholson. He himself hasn’t been a surprise, but his scant playing …

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Oct 03

3-on-3: Will Victor Oladipo win Rookie of the Year?

Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images Since being drafted by the Orlando Magic, Victor Oladipo has made plenty of headlines. He wore Google Glass on NBA draft day. He experimented at point guard in Summer League. He went toe-to-toe with Kevin Durant in the Goodman League. And he upset Cavs fans by telling Magic …

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May 24

3-on-3: Who should be the No. 2 pick?

Getty Images Who’s the best player available for the Orlando Magic in the 2013 draft? Our experts weigh in on overall game, upside, and who the Magic should ultimately choose with the No. 2 pick. 1. Who’s the second-best player in the 2013 draft? Jacob Frankel: Otto Porter. He may not be flashy, but he’s …

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