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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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Feb 29

3-on-3 roundtable: Dwight Howard’s future with the Magic and legacy in Orlando

Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images From now until March 15 (the date of the NBA trade deadline), all eyes will be on the Orlando Magic as the Dwight Howard saga shifts into its final lap. One of three things will happen: 1.) Dwight will be traded, 2.) the Magic will hold onto Dwight and keep …

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Jan 31

3-on-3 roundtable: A franchise in utter disarray

AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack There’s a lot of things going wrong for the Orlando Magic right now. After starting the regular season with a record of 11-4, the Magic have lost five of their last six games with no end in sight. Orlando was in a similar funk last season, when they lost eight of …

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Jan 20

3-on-3 roundtable: Getting to know the Lakers

Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images In the summer of 1996, Shaquille O’Neal joined the Los Angeles Lakers as a free agent, leaving the Orlando Magic high and dry in the process. It’s been close to 16 years since that incident occurred so as the saying goes, time heals all wounds, right? Well, given that there’s …

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Jan 16

3-on-3 roundtable: Diagnosing the Magic’s early start

Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images With one-sixth of the regular season in the books, the Orlando Magic are 8-3, Dwight Howard hasn’t been traded yet, Ryan Anderson may be emerging as a star, and J.J. Redick is off to the best start of his career. There’s a lot of positives to point out …

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Dec 23

5-on-5 roundtable: Previewing the Magic’s season

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images On Christmas Day, the Orlando Magic kick off their 2011-2012 season on the road against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Thunder are seen by many as the favorites to win the Western Conference, while the Magic are trying to figure out how to best handle that Dwight Howard situation you …

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