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Oct 22

The ramifications of Nikola Vucevic’s extension

Photo by David Manning-USA TODAY Sports According to the Orlando Sentinel’s Josh Robbins, the Orlando Magic and Nikola Vucevic have agreed to a four-year, $53 million extension. The timing of the extension doesn’t come as a huge surprise. The Magic had until October 31 to reach an agreement with Vucevic. If not, he would’ve been …

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Oct 21

Tuesday’s Mini-Magic Word

Andrew Nicholson, after spending too much time on the perimeter last season, is getting back to being the low post savant he was in his rookie year. Magic players are eager for the regular season to begin. Bill Simmons of Grantland on the Magic: “I like these dudes. I like watching Harris, Oladipo and Nicholson. …

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Oct 17

The cloudy futures of Vucevic and Harris

Photo by Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports The NBA’s new 9-year, $24 billion TV deal, set to kick in for the 2016-17 season, is going to change the landscape of the league in the coming years. The current deal, signed in 2007, raked in $930 million annually for the NBA from ESPN and Turner Sports. With the …

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Oct 15

Grades: Orlando Magic 106, Flamengo 88

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images   Orlando Magic 106 Final Recap | Box Score 88 Flamengo Nikola Vucevic 8-12 FG | 4-5 FT | 3 BLK | 11 REB | 20 PTS | +10 Vucevic notched his first double-double of the preseason and had an easy time doing it against an overmatched Flamengo …

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Oct 15

Preview: Flamengo at Orlando Magic

Essentials Teams: Flamengo at Orlando Magic Date: October 15, 2014 Time: 7:00 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: Amway Center Records Flamengo: N/A Magic: 23-59 Probable starters Flamengo: Nicolas Laprovittola Marcelinho Machado Marcus Vinicius Walter Herrmann Jerome Meyinsse Magic: Elfrid Payton Willie Green Tobias Harris Andrew Nicholson Nikola Vucevic Advanced stats Flamengo: Pace: N/A Offensive …

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Oct 14

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel suggests that the Magic should start Elfrid Payton on opening night, but wonders if it’ll actually happen: “Vaughn and the Magic know he’s got the goods. They just don’t want to announce Payton’s arrival with horns blaring. They have no desire to build him (or any other player) into …

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Oct 13

Player Profile: Channing Frye

Photo by Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Frankel’s 2014-15 per 36 projections PPG RPG APG TS% PER ASPM 13.6 6.5 1.5 .552 12.9 +1.2 Two years ago, Channing Frye received news that put his basketball career — and possibly his life — at jeopardy when it was discovered he had an enlarged heart. But after sitting …

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Oct 09

Thursday’s Magic Word

Even though he won’t be able to play in Friday’s preseason game against the Pacers in Indianapolis, Victor Oladipo — a former Indiana Hoosier — is looking forward to the road trip. Coach Jacque Vaughn will likely deploy a different starting lineup versus Indiana. A touching story by John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com on Devyn Marble’s …

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Oct 09

Player Profile: Aaron Gordon

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Frankel’s 2014-15 per 36 projections PPG RPG APG TS% PER ASPM N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Aaron Gordon was the first big surprise of the 2014 NBA Draft. The Magic took Gordon instead of Dante Exum, who practically everyone expected to be picked, and in doing so …

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Oct 08

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Coach Jacque Vaughn on Elfrid Payton’s performance in the Magic’s preseason opener against the Miami Heat on Tuesday: “I thought he had great composure on the floor, and I love watching him play,” Magic coach Jacque Vaughn said. “He has just a great feel for who to get the ball to, when to get into …

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