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Oct 15

Preview: Flamengo at Orlando Magic

Essentials Teams: Flamengo at Orlando Magic Date: October 15, 2014 Time: 7:00 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: Amway Center Records Flamengo: N/A Magic: 23-59 Probable starters Flamengo: Nicolas Laprovittola Marcelinho Machado Marcus Vinicius Walter Herrmann Jerome Meyinsse Magic: Elfrid Payton Willie Green Tobias Harris Andrew Nicholson Nikola Vucevic Advanced stats Flamengo: Pace: N/A Offensive …

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Oct 15

Player Profile: Andrew Nicholson

Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images Frankel’s 2014-15 per 36 projections PPG RPG APG TS% PER ASPM 13.7 7.9 0.9 .499 11.0 -2.6 Andrew Nicholson’s sophomore campaign with the Orlando Magic got off to a roaring start. In the team’s season opener against the Indiana Pacers, the 24-year-old forward scored 18 points on 8-for-10 shooting …

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Oct 08

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Coach Jacque Vaughn on Elfrid Payton’s performance in the Magic’s preseason opener against the Miami Heat on Tuesday: “I thought he had great composure on the floor, and I love watching him play,” Magic coach Jacque Vaughn said. “He has just a great feel for who to get the ball to, when to get into …

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Aug 13

Analyzing how Channing Frye fits with the Magic

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images The Orlando Magic are being patient with their rebuild, which is a good sign for Magic fans (even if they are growing restless). It’s going to take time for the Magic to construct a roster that mirrors anything like the one that made them title contenders in the …

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Aug 04

The end of an era

Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images From 2007 to 2012, the Orlando Magic were a powerhouse in the Eastern Conference. Over those five seasons, they won 65.7 percent of their regular season games, represented the Eastern Conference in the NBA Finals once, raised three Southeast Division banners, and posted a playoff record of 31-28 …

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Jun 04

Determining Arron Afflalo’s future

Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images There weren’t many bright spots for the Orlando Magic in the 2013-14 season, but one of them was certainly the emergence of Arron Afflalo. Afflalo joined the team in the notorious Dwight Howard, 12-player trade, and as the primary option on a lottery-destined roster in 2012-13, he struggled out of the …

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May 23

In defense of Jacque Vaughn

Photo by Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports When the Orlando Magic extended the contract of coach Jacque Vaughn (and GM Rob Hennigan) through the 2015-16 season, the general consensus among Magic fans was that Vaughn was not deserving of his extension. Their reasoning was simple: he has not proven to be a good head coach. Even …

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Apr 24

Magic fully investing in D-League

Photo by Erie BayHawks According to a report from Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today, the Orlando Magic will be acquiring the Erie Bayhawks of the D-League and entering an exclusive partnership with them. The Orlando Magic plan to enter a single-affiliation hybrid relationship with the NBA Development League’s Erie BayHawks, people familiar with news told …

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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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Apr 16

Grades: Indiana Pacers 101, Orlando Magic 86

AP Photo/John Raoux   Indiana Pacers 101 Final Recap | Box Score 86 Orlando Magic Maurice Harkless 5-9 FG | 4-7 FT | 5 REB | 2 AST | 14 PTS | -20 Last season, Harkless shot 27.4 percent from 3-point range. This season? He upped his percentage to 38.3 percent when it was all …

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