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Feb 01

3-on-3 roundtable: Reaction to Glen Davis’ fractured left foot

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Against the New York Knicks on Wednesday, Glen Davis suffered a left foot injury after stepping on Iman Shumpert’s foot early in the first quarter. It was revealed later that night that Davis fractured his left foot. But it wasn’t until the next day when the Orlando Magic …

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Jan 11

3-on-3 roundtable: #ORLrank debate

Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images There’s little debate the top 10 players are among the very best in Magic franchise history. But how exactly do you order them? If #ORLrank must split hairs at this point, so be it. Rage on, debate, rage on. Which players deserve their spots in the top 10? Who should …

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Dec 13

3-on-3 roundtable: A look at the Magic’s surprising start

Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images The Orlando Magic have clearly been one of the surprise teams in the NBA this season. With Stan Van Gundy, Dwight Howard, and Ryan Anderson out of the picture, the Magic were projected to be one of the worst squads in the league. Instead, Orlando has been borderline average, thanks …

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Aug 01

3-on-3 roundtable: Getting to know Jacque Vaughn

Photo by Fernando Medina/Orlando Magic On Saturday, the Orlando Magic announced the hiring of Jacque Vaughn as their new head coach, thus officially closing the door on the Stan Van Gundy era after five years. Prior to his hiring, Vaughn served as the assistant coach under head coach Gregg Popovich with the San Antonio Spurs …

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Jul 11

3-on-3 roundtable: Examining the Ryan Anderson sign-and-trade to New Orleans

Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images On Sunday, Orlando Magic restricted free agent power forward Ryan Anderson verbally agreed to sign a four-year, $36 million offer sheet with the New Orleans Hornets. As a restricted free agent, the Magic had first right of refusal to match the offer and keep Anderson. However, Orlando felt …

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Jul 04

3-on-3 roundtable: Getting to know Andrew Nicholson and Kyle O’Quinn

Via Fernando Medina/Orlando Magic Amidst all the hoopla surrounding Dwight Howard’s future with the Orlando Magic, newly hired general manager Rob Hennigan began the process of shaping the franchise in his own image by drafting Andrew Nicholson and Kyle O’Quinn in last week’s NBA Draft. Nicholson was selected with the No. 19 pick in the …

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May 24

3-on-3 roundtable: Life after Stan Van Gundy

Fernando Medina/NBAE/Getty Images On Monday, Stan Van Gundy was “relieved of his duties as head coach” according to an Orlando Magic press release. In other words, he was fired. For those who follow the Magic closely, this piece of news should have come as no surprise. On April 5, during Orlando’s shootaround before their game …

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Apr 27

5-on-5 roundtable: Previewing Magic-Pacers

Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images “We all we got.” Glen Davis came up with the slogan in response to the Orlando Magic’s whirlwind regular season that has been decimated by injuries, punctuated with Dwight Howard needing season-ending back surgery to repair a herniated disk. With Dwight done for the year, Hedo Turkoglu still …

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Apr 06

3-on-3 roundtable: A Dwightmare on Church Street

Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse with regards to the ongoing saga between the Orlando Magic and Dwight Howard, it does. After “The Indecision,” it seemed like the Magic were scot-free. With Dwight waiving the early termination option in his contract at the trade deadline, it seemed …

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Mar 16

3-on-3 roundtable: The ramifications of “The Indecision”

AP Photo/John Raoux With Dwight Howard opting in to the final year of his contract, the Orlando Magic got what they were looking for. Time. With a little more time, it’s up to the Magic to do what they promised to do for Dwight — build an elite team and championship contender around him. Orlando …

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