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Aug 06

The measuring stick of NBA starting point guards

Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images Despite my disdain for the first-person POV that dominates NBA writing these days, it’s the only way for me to talk about Jameer Nelson with any sort of individuation. “I” must recount specific memories or encounters “I” had. These would be lost under a third-person objective, or the editorial “we” …

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Jul 31

Reviewing the Magic’s free agent signings

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images The Magic have presumably wrapped up their offseason acquisitions. There may be further preseason tinkering, but for the most part, we know who to expect on the roster next season. What’s left, then? To judge. And judge we shall. If we strictly look at the free agency portion …

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Jul 25

Magic sign free agent Luke Ridnour

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Via Orlando Magic press release: The Orlando Magic have signed free agent guard Luke Ridnour, general manager Rob Hennigan announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deal are not disclosed. “We’re extremely excited to welcome Luke (Ridnour) and his family to Orlando,” said Hennigan. “Luke is a proven …

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Jul 16

Magic to sign free agent Luke Ridnour

Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images Via Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: In need of a third point guard, the Orlando Magic are in the process of finalizing a free-agent deal with veteran Luke Ridnour, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation. Ridnour, 33, has played for four NBA franchises. He began …

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Jul 11

Magic sign free agent Ben Gordon

Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images Via Orlando Magic press release: The Orlando Magic have signed free agent guard Ben Gordon, general manager Rob Hennigan announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deal are not disclosed. “Ben (Gordon) brings valuable experience to our team,” said Hennigan. “His competitiveness and ability to score and stretch the …

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Jun 11

Investigating Nikola Vucevic’s path to greatness

Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images Over the past two seasons, Nikola Vucevic has shown us he has the ability to be a serviceable — if not great — big man for the Magic in the coming years. He has continued to refine his offensive game since coming into the league, shooting a …

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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 12

Grades: Washington Wizards 96, Orlando Magic 86

AP Photo/Reinhold Matay   Washington Wizards 96 Final Recap | Box Score 86 Orlando Magic Arron Afflalo 6-14 FG | 6-6 FT | 2 REB | 1 AST | 19 PTS | -1 At halftime, it seemed like Afflalo was well on his way to another big scoring night. He had 14 points in the …

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Apr 07

Monday’s Magic Word

Victor Oladipo inadvertently helped Kemba Walker get a triple-double during the Magic’s loss to the Charlotte Bobcats on Thursday. Several members of the Magic franchise talk about their baseball ties. Is Arron Afflalo snapping out of his funk offensively? John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com conducts a Q&A with Jameer Nelson. Matt Dollinger of Sports Illustrated: “One …

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Apr 06

Grades: Orlando Magic 100, Minnesota Timberwolves 92

AP Photo/John Raoux   Orlando Magic 100 Final Recap | Box Score 92 Minnesota Timberwolves Arron Afflalo 8-15 FG | 1-4 3P | 3 REB | 2 AST | 18 PTS | -5 After a poor performance against the Charlotte Bobcats on Thursday, in which Afflalo seemed to disappear at times, the Magic made a …

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