Dwight Howard | Magic Basketball - Part 4

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Jan 27

In praise of Arron Afflalo

Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images Before the season, it seemed like a foregone conclusion that Arron Afflalo’s long-term impact on the Magic would be through the assets he’d net in a trade. He was one of the players constantly brought up in the “perfect role player for a good team” conversation. He …

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Dec 31

3-on-3: Looking back at 2013

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images It has been a wild year in 2013. Which teams and players can stake claim to the title of Biggest Surprise? Which are just glad to see the calendar flip to 2014? Our panel of experts discusses the best of 2013 for the Orlando Magic. 1. Which player …

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Dec 30

Monday’s Magic Word

The Orlando Magic are on a rare two-game winning streak. Arron Afflalo keeps putting up All-Star caliber numbers. Afflalo has scored 20-plus points in six straight games. During that span, he’s averaging 24.0 points per game with a .693 True Shooting percentage. Tyler Lashbrook of Orlando Pinstriped Post: “What Hennigan is looking for–from Jacque Vaughn …

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Dec 26

The pros and cons of trading Arron Afflalo

Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images The Orlando Magic — similar to the Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors, Charlotte Bobcats and a host of other Eastern Conference teams — are wedged between a tank job and the very real possibility they make the playoffs in a flat-lining East. This is both good and bad — …

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Dec 20

Arron Afflalo, the All-Star

Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images Arron Afflalo is an All-Star. Admittedly, a large percentage of his All-Star credentials is due to the watered-down nature of the Eastern Conference this year. It’s a well-worn, beaten down, deceased horse of a topic at this point. It’s also inextricably linked to the candidacy of anyone not …

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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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