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Aug 20

How good can Evan Fournier become?

Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images In late June, the Orlando Magic traded a proven player and their leading scorer to the Denver Nuggets for, essentially, two unknowns, which in most cases isn’t a smart move. With the 56th overall pick in the 2014 draft, which was included in the trade, the Magic acquired Devyn …

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Aug 13

Analyzing how Channing Frye fits with the Magic

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images The Orlando Magic are being patient with their rebuild, which is a good sign for Magic fans (even if they are growing restless). It’s going to take time for the Magic to construct a roster that mirrors anything like the one that made them title contenders in the …

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Aug 04

The end of an era

Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images From 2007 to 2012, the Orlando Magic were a powerhouse in the Eastern Conference. Over those five seasons, they won 65.7 percent of their regular season games, represented the Eastern Conference in the NBA Finals once, raised three Southeast Division banners, and posted a playoff record of 31-28 …

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Jul 31

Reviewing the Magic’s free agent signings

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images The Magic have presumably wrapped up their offseason acquisitions. There may be further preseason tinkering, but for the most part, we know who to expect on the roster next season. What’s left, then? To judge. And judge we shall. If we strictly look at the free agency portion …

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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

Video: A Payton-to-Oladipo alley-oop sighting

Jul 10

Grades: Boston Celtics 76, Orlando Magic 67

Photo by Fernando Medina/Orlando Magic   Boston Celtics 76 Final Recap | Box Score 67 Orlando Magic Seth Curry 5-10 FG | 1-2 FT | 0 REB | 0 AST | 15 PTS | -12 Curry scored eight of his team-high 15 points over a two minute period in the second quarter, helping the Magic build …

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Jul 08

Video: Elfrid Payton with an impressive dunk

Jul 07

Grades: Orlando Magic 87, Houston Rockets 69

Photo by Fernando Medina/Orlando Magic   Orlando Magic 87 Final Recap | Box Score 69 Houston Rockets Elfrid Payton 5-5 FG | 2-4 FT | 8 REB | 9 AST | 12 PTS | +12 The negative: He committed a few baffling turnovers in the beginning, one where he practically handed the ball over in …

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Jul 07

Video: Elfrid Payton elevates and detonates

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