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Aug 14

Magic release 2014-15 preseason schedule

Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images Via Orlando Magic press release: The Orlando Magic will open the 2014 preseason with two games on the road – at Miami on Tuesday, October 7 and at Indiana on Friday, October 10. Orlando then hosts its first preseason game at Amway Center on Wednesday, October 15 vs. Brazilian-team Flamengo. …

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Aug 08

Dallas: The next chapter

Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images With Jameer Nelson having finalized a two-year, $6 million deal with the Mavericks last month, he joins just his second different team of his 10-season tenure in the NBA. As has been covered comprehensively during “Jameer Week” here at Magic Basketball, Nelson has been a model for consistency (sans his …

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Aug 07

2009: The year of Jameer Nelson

Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images Looking back at Jameer Nelson’s 10-year tenure in Orlando, the 2008-09 season will forever remain his finest year in a Magic uniform. For 42 magical games, Nelson was a pick-and-roll assassin that shot the ball with deadly efficiency. Nelson’s brief transformation in becoming a basketball savant actually began in the …

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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 14

Magic acquire two second round picks

Via Orlando Magic press release: The Orlando Magic have acquired two future second round draft picks (2015, 2016), cash considerations and the contract of forward Anthony Randolph from the Chicago Bulls in exchange for the draft rights to forward Milovan Rakovic, general manager Rob Hennigan announced today. In addition, Orlando intends to waive Randolph. The …

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Jan 13

Grades: Dallas Mavericks 107, Orlando Magic 88

Photo by Danny Bollinger/NBAE via Getty Images   Dallas Mavericks

Jan 13

Preview: Orlando Magic at Dallas Mavericks

Essentials Teams: Orlando Magic at Dallas Mavericks Date: January 13, 2014 Time: 8:30 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: American Airlines Center Records Magic: 10-27 Mavericks: 22-16 Probable starters Magic: Jameer Nelson Victor Oladipo Maurice Harkless Tobias Harris Glen Davis Mavericks: Jose Calderon Monta Ellis Jae Crowder Dirk Nowitzki Samuel Dalembert Advanced stats Magic: Pace: …

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Dec 22

Grades: Sacramento Kings 105, Orlando Magic 100

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images   Sacramento Kings

Nov 19

Tuesday’s Magic Word

It’s early, but there’s plenty of evidence to show that Maurice Harkless is getting better as a shooter. Glen Davis and Tobias Harris have returned from their respective injuries, and are working to get themselves back onto the court. Kelly Dwyer of Ball Don’t Lie chimes in on Jameer Nelson’s fourth quarter benching in the …

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Nov 18

Monday’s Magic Word

Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports: “Despite lots of interest in guard Arron Afflalo last summer, the Magic refused to trade him. Smart move. Afflalo is averaging a team-high 21.7 points.” Will the point guard experiment work out for Victor Oladipo? Arron Afflalo could be playing his way out of Orlando. In Saturday’s loss to …

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