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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 21

Rebuilding Magic kingdom, brick by brick

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images After a long season that saw them lose 59 games, the Orlando Magic had a 46.9 percent chance of nabbing a top-three pick heading into the lottery on Tuesday night. But, as it turned out, luck wasn’t on their side. Not only did they miss out on taking home …

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Apr 25

From Denver and New York with love

Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images Two years ago, acquiring a 2014 first round pick from the Denver Nuggets probably caused Magic fans to shrug and think, “Neat,” if they even noticed it at all in the chaos of Dwight Howard’s exit. The Magic were promised a first round selection in the 2014 …

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Apr 13

All eyes on Rob Hennigan

Photo by Fernando Medina/Getty Images If there is a rock star for the Magic, it’s not Jacque Vaughn, Jameer Nelson, or even Victor Oladipo. It’s GM Rob Hennigan. The Mark Cuban’s and Jim Irsay’s of the world have taught us that a higher-up can often get more coverage than the actual players on the team. …

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Mar 13

Thursday’s Mini-Magic Word

Arron Afflalo wants to win and become an elite player, but is understanding that the Magic are rebuilding and better days are coming. John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com: “On an Orlando Magic team filled with so much youth and inexperience, practically every scenario of every game can qualify as a teachable moment for head coach Jacque …

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Mar 13

Grades: Denver Nuggets 120, Orlando Magic 112

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images   Denver Nuggets 120 Final Recap | Box Score 112 Orlando Magic Arron Afflalo 10-18 FG | 2-5 3P | 1 REB | 2 AST | 24 PTS | -4 There were a few times in the third quarter when the Magic ran 1-2 pick-and-rolls for Nelson and …

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Mar 12

Preview: Denver Nuggets at Orlando Magic

Essentials Teams: Denver Nuggets at Orlando Magic Date: March 12, 2014 Time: 7:00 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: Amway Center Records Nuggets: 26-35 Magic: 19-46 Probable starters Nuggets: Ty Lawson Randy Foye Wilson Chandler Kenneth Faried Timofey Mozgov Magic: Jameer Nelson Arron Afflalo Maurice Harkless Kyle O’Quinn Nikola Vucevic Advanced stats Nuggets: Pace: 97.5 …

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Mar 05

Dwight Howard’s impact still being felt in Orlando

Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images Tonight, Dwight Howard returns to the house he built, Amway Center, for a second time as an opposing player. In his first go-around as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers, Howard put up a dominant 39-point, 16-rebound, three-block performance against the Orlando Magic while being showered by boos all …

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Feb 10

Monday’s Magic Word

As the trade deadline nears, Arron Afflalo’s name keeps popping up as a player the Orlando Magic could possibly trade but only if “they get a significant talent in return.” John Schuhmann of NBA.com: “All of a sudden, the Magic have won three straight games and are one of four teams (Denver, Portland and Toronto …

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Jan 22

Five reasons to be happy in Magic kingdom

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images The Magic ended a 10-game losing streak against the Celtics this past weekend, a streak which dated back to 2013. That’s a long stretch to go winless, and Magic fans are predictably perturbed. But this most recent losing streak shouldn’t make the fanbase catatonic with woe, since there’s …

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