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Mar 28

Monday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “It wouldn’t be shocking at all if the New York Knicks — the Magic’s opponent tonight — make a play for Dwight Howard next season, perhaps offering either Amar’e Stoudemire or Carmelo Anthony at trade deadline for the all-star center. Howard can become a free agent after next season, …

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Mar 23

Linking the NCAA Tournament and NBA together, Part III

Photo by Flickr/mcdonaldsallamericangames In Part I, we discussed the idea of teams drafting winners. Part II looked at the teams who drafted winners, and how the players performed in the NBA. Part III will explore two different one-and-done scenarios, and the NCAA Tournament history of players on top NBA teams. We will also see the …

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Mar 23

Sneak Preview: Orlando Magic at New York Knicks

George Diaz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Nothing against [Gilbert] Arenas personally, but he is damaged goods. He’s been trying to play on creaky damaged knees for three years, and there obviously appears to be no miracle cure short of Santeria to make Gilbert all better. But enough shots at Arenas. I am here to defend Nelson. The …

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Mar 22

Linking the NCAA Tournament and the NBA together, Part II

Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images Part I of this mini-series looked at the draft position of players who have recently appeared in the NCAA National Finals. Today, we will look at the teams who pursued these players, and how these players performed in the NBA. Tomorrow, Part III will explore two different one-and-done scenarios, and the …

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Mar 18

Friday’s Magic Word

Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: “In the absence of J.J. Redick — who’s missed four games and counting with a lower abdomen injury — the Orlando Magic have adjusted their lineup by giving Redick’s minutes to Gilbert Arenas and leaving the backup point guard minutes to Chris Duhon. Stan Van Gundy explained his decision …

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Mar 16

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “[Dwight] Howard was in a good mood, joining Jameer Nelson in heckling Brandon Bass about his pants size even after Monday night’s loss in L.A., which seemingly should have hurt a little more. Howard summoned rookie Daniel Orton to carry his jacket, headphones and tote bag to the bus …

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Mar 16

The importance of the three-point shot

Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images Remember back in 2009 when the Magic knocked off the seemingly unbeatable Cavs in the Conference Finals by shooting 41 percent from deep for the entire series? Sometimes I wonder if this year’s squad is the same type of team as that NBA Finals team. That is, I …

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Mar 14

Monday’s Magic Word

Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: “Marcin Gortat spent years with the Orlando Magic backing up superstar center Dwight Howard, a relationship that benefited the both of them. Gortat learned and improved while playing with the NBA’s best center every day in practice, and Howard was fortunate to have a hungry and competitive backup, someone …

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Mar 14

Rest, scheduling, and efficiency in the Eastern Conference

Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images People all over the country have weighed in on Orlando’s struggles. Some have cited poor effort, poor defense or Dwight Howard’s foul trouble. Has anyone mentioned Matt Winick and his computer? Matt Winick, one of David Stern’s minions, is the NBA’s official schedule maker. This year, his scheduling of Orlando …

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Mar 11

Friday’s Magic Word

Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: “Among Stan Van Gundy’s memorable Monday of this week — when he infamously called out David Stern on the topic of officials’ treatment of Dwight Howard — he also gave a nice little jab to the Miami Heat. It was a day after the Heat’s crying incident, and Van …

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