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Aug 03

An Update on Dwight Howard and Hakeem Olajuwon

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Via George Diaz of the Orlando Sentinel: Hakeem Olajuwon called Dwight Howard a scaredy cat. His exact term was “afraid,” but still, calling out a big man like that is usually “fightin’ werds.” Howard didn’t flinch. He listened, took things to heart. Fabulous. I don’t know if Howard’s mentoring …

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Jul 01

Free Agent Notebook, Day 1: J.J. Redick, Amar’e Stoudemire, and More

To better make sense of the madness that is free agency, especially considering their historical ramifications within the framework of the NBA, I’m going to aggregate any facts and rumors that pertain to the Orlando Magic into a notebook-type post. The posts will be constructed daily at 12:00 PM EDT and updated throughout the day. …

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Jun 29

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Vince Carter simply cannot escape the trade rumors that surround him these days. [...] Carter’s name already has been mentioned in rumors this summer. One Internet report said the [Orlando] Magic discussed a deal that would have sent Carter and point guard Jameer Nelson to the New Orleans Hornets in exchange …

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Jun 17

Interview with Dante & Galante, Part I

Photo by Fernando Medina/Orlando Magic To the locals that reside in the City Beautiful or even in the blogosphere, Dante and Galante are names that carry significance. They are the infamous broadcast duo that have been the voices of the Orlando Pro Summer League the past two years, calling games, making jokes, and reading e-mails …

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Jun 15

Tuesday’s Magic Word

George Diaz of the Orlando Sentinel: “There’s a good reason for the split. Turk wasn’t The One. He had a lot of nice qualities, like being able to hit long-range shots, get to the basket, and run point if need be. He also needed a long-term contract to stay. The Magic wisely decided not to …

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Jun 14

Monday’s Magic Word

John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com: “The [Orlando] Magic’s consensus All-NBA center spent five days in Houston last week working out with legendary Hall of Fame center Hakeem Olajuwon. The two worked for three hours a day, drilling on a variety of post moves, face-up jump shots and baby hooks off pump fakes. The idea was to …

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Jun 13

Sunday’s Magic Word

Dan Savage of OrlandoMagic.com: “While [Marcin] Gortat may be the most intimidating member of his teammates in the ring – his sheer size makes him resemble Rocky IV’s Ivan Drago whenever he swings away at a sparring partner – he’s not the only [Orlando] Magic player involved in stepping between the ropes. Rogowski routinely brings …

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Jun 11

2009-2010 Player Evaluation: Dwight Howard

Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images Synergy-fueled player evaluations, with the help of other metrics, are always fun. Today, the centers. 2009-2010 regular season Dwight Howard Games Played 82 Minutes Played 34.7 adj. +/- +24.97 net +/- +10.2 statistical +/- +7.21 PER 24.0 WARP 19.2 Win Shares/48 .223

Jun 03

Thursday’s Magic Word

Ben Q. Rock of Orlando Pinstriped Post: “Overall, [Dwight] Howard ranked in the 85th percentile of offensive players in 2008/09, compared to the 90th percentile this season. There is no way to argue that he got worse. None. I guess the commercials he filmed didn’t actually affect his game then, right? But plenty of people, it seems, …

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Jun 03

Dwight Howard to Work With Hakeem Olajuwon in the Off-Season

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Via Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: Some help might come from former Houston Rockets all-star Hakeem Olajuwon, who spoke with [Dwight] Howard during the Eastern Conference finals. Olajuwon has made himself available to NBA players in recent years; he even spent some time last summer working with Kobe …

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