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Nov 20

Nikola Vucevic: Center of the Magic’s offense

Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images On Monday night, Nikola Vucevic shredded the Pistons’ defense in the Magic’s 107-93 win. He knocked down midrange jump shots, he scored on the block and on putbacks, and most importantly, he was a player the Magic could throw the ball to and expect to get a decent …

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Nov 17

Grades: Orlando Magic 107, Detroit Pistons 93

Photo by Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images   Orlando Magic 107 Final Recap | Box Score 93 Detroit Pistons Nikola Vucevic 10-18 FG | 5-5 FT | 14 REB | 3 AST | 25 PTS | +19 Andre Drummond is widely regarded as one of the top young centers in the NBA, with Dwight Howard-like …

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Oct 07

Player Profile: Ben Gordon

Photo by Joshua C. Cruey/Orlando Sentinel Frankel’s 2014-15 per 36 projections PPG RPG APG TS% PER ASPM 12.1 3.7 2.7 .421 6.2 -4.8 It wasn’t long ago that Ben Gordon was one of the NBA’s elite sixth men. But now, at age 31, he’s looking for one more chance to keep his professional basketball career …

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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 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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Jul 11

Grades: Orlando Magic 96, Detroit Pistons 87

Photo by Fernando Medina/Orlando Magic   Orlando Magic 96 Final Recap | Box Score 87 Detroit Pistons Victor Oladipo 7-17 FG | 7-10 FT | 5 REB | 4 AST | 22 PTS | +12 ‘Dipo bullied his way to the rim and played great defense. Despite forcing a few contested jump shots early on, …

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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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Jul 04

Magic waive Jason Maxiell

Photo by Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images Via Orlando Magic press release: The Orlando Magic have waived forward Jason Maxiell, general manager Rob Hennigan announced today. Maxiell played in 34 games (13 starts) last season with the Magic, averaging 3.2 ppg. and 2.5 rpg. in 14.4 mpg. He scored in double figures three times, including …

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Jul 01

Magic announce Summer League roster

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Via Orlando Magic press release: The Orlando Magic have released their roster for the 2014 Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League. The event takes place at the team’s practice court at the Amway Center from July 5-11, 2014. The 25-game, seven-day event will feature the Orlando Magic, Boston …

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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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