Dwight Howard | Magic Basketball - Part 4

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Dec 08

Preview: Orlando Magic at Houston Rockets

Essentials Teams: Orlando Magic at Houston Rockets Date: December 8, 2013 Time: 7:00 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: Toyota Center Records Magic: 6-13 Rockets: 14-7 Probable starters Magic: Jameer Nelson Victor Oladipo Arron Afflalo Andrew Nicholson Glen Davis Rockets: Patrick Beverley James Harden Chandler Parsons Terrence Jones Dwight Howard Advanced stats Magic: Pace: 95.2 …

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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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Nov 07

Thursday’s Magic Word

Nights like Nikola Vucevic’s 30-20 game reinforce the fact that the Dwight Howard trade worked out just fine for the Orlando Magic. Vucevic earned an A for his performance against the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday. DeAndre Jordan got thoroughly outplayed by Vucevic. Head coach Doc Rivers talks about Glen Davis’ tenure with the Boston …

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Nov 05

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Victor Oladipo can dunk and sing. He’s a master of all trades. Miles Wray of The Classical: “After the Howard/Bynum trade scorched the earth for more than one NBA team, it is now obvious that Orlando—initially mocked for not acquiring any “big names” in the deal—definitively won the trade, acquiring their present nucleus of quiet, …

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Nov 01

Appreciating T-Mac

Photo by Fernando Medina-NBAE via Getty Images There really isn’t a fresh angle to take when writing about the impact that Tracy McGrady had in Orlando that hasn’t already been covered. He’s being honored tonight at Amway Center, and the Magic faithful will likely roar like a pack of lions for one of the most …

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Oct 30

Don’t forget about Andrew Nicholson

Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images While contenders and up-and-comers dominate headlines and highlights, the NBA proletariat can fascinate nonetheless. In sussing through that lower echelon, distinctions become readily apparent. Some teams are rebuilding, some are tanking, and some are just plain bad. The Orlando Magic might be the league’s only team to which …

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Oct 24

Meet Victor Oladipo, the post player

Photos by D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images Victor Oladipo’s best asset might be his versatility. Few guards in the league boast his combination of strength, length, athleticism, intensity and burgeoning overall offensive skill-set. In Oladipo, the Orlando Magic drafted a player certainly capable of defending multiple positions. And this summer, the Magic made clear …

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Oct 23

How can the Magic improve on offense?

AP Photo/Eric Gay When I covered high school sports and had to interview a coach of a young team that just got blown out of the water, there was one phrase that I heard more than any other. “The guys are learning. They are getting better.” As obnoxious and coach-speaky as it may seem, there’s …

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Oct 22

Is it smart to end morning shootarounds?

Photos by D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images It’s been more than 40 years since Bill Sharman invented the morning shootaround. Ever since proposing that his 1971 Lakers show up on game days to shoot baskets in a lazy practice the morning of games, it’s become a staple of game day routines around the league. …

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Oct 17

Player Profile: Nikola Vucevic

Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images Frankel’s 2013-14 projections PPG RPG APG TS% PER 15.0 11.8 2.0 56.1 20.2 By now you know the story of Nikola Vucevic, which has become an urban legend of sorts. He was acquired by the Orlando Magic, by way of Philadelphia, in the Dwight Howard blockbuster trade during …

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