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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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Apr 15

Highlights: Andrew Nicholson’s resurrection

Apr 15

Grades: Chicago Bulls 108, Orlando Magic 95

AP Photo/Jeff Haynes   Chicago Bulls 108 Final Recap | Box Score 95 Orlando Magic Arron Afflalo 5-7 FG | 2-2 FT | 1 REB | 1 AST | 13 PTS | +3 Afflalo’s best offensive sequence came when he made a fadeaway jumper along the right baseline, a 3-pointer off the dribble from the …

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Apr 14

Grades: Brooklyn Nets 97, Orlando Magic 88

Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images   Brooklyn Nets 97 Final Recap | Box Score 88 Orlando Magic Arron Afflalo 2-7 FG | 1-2 3P | 0 REB | 5 AST | 5 PTS | +2 Another game, another single-digit scoring performance from Afflalo, who’s been piling those up in the past two …

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