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Nov 10

Monday’s Magic Word

John Schuhmann of NBA.com: “Not only did the Magic get two wins last week, but rookies Elfrid Payton (5-plus assists in all but one game) and Aaron Gordon (17 points in Friday’s win over the Wolves) have looked rather competent at times. Evan Fournier (15.5 points on 49 percent shooting) has looked like a Most …

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Aug 06

The measuring stick of NBA starting point guards

Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images Despite my disdain for the first-person POV that dominates NBA writing these days, it’s the only way for me to talk about Jameer Nelson with any sort of individuation. “I” must recount specific memories or encounters “I” had. These would be lost under a third-person objective, or the editorial “we” …

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Aug 05

Jameer Nelson, the Magic’s unsung hero

Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images In January of 2012, I flew to Orlando to cover a couple Magic games. This was my first chance to get inside an NBA locker room and momentarily morph from an analytical blogger to a journalist. It was jarring, to say the least, but a couple of memories will stick …

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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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Jan 03

Orlando waives Hedo Turkoglu

Photo by Cameron Browne/NBAE via Getty Images Via Orlando Magic press release: The Orlando Magic have waived forward Hedo Turkoglu, general manager Rob Hennigan announced today. Turkoglu has appeared in 897 regular season games during his NBA career with Sacramento, San Antonio, Orlando, Toronto and Phoenix, averaging 11.9 ppg., 4.2 rpg. and 3.1 apg. in …

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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 24

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Zach Harper of CBSSports.com recaps the Orlando Magic’s loss on Monday: Orlando Magic only played six people in the second half as they nearly erased a 24-point halftime deficit. Arron Afflalo had 16 points in the second half alone and they held New York to just 36.8 percent from the field in the final 24 …

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Oct 25

Examining the Magic’s cap situation

Source: ShamSports.com With all kinds of new harsh taxes and roster building limitations based on how a team spends its money, salary cap management is becoming ever more important. This isn’t an issue for the Orlando Magic yet, as they’re largely stocked with young guys still on cheap deals that are preset. But there are …

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Oct 09

The tragedy of Hedo Turkoglu

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Back in 2009, I had a more-than-casual interest in LeBron’s Cavaliers. My buddy and I watched almost every game of the playoffs that year in a small bar here in Chattanooga, and we both felt that we were watching something special. The Cavs had annihilated Detroit and Atlanta, …

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Jul 12

Friday’s Magic Word

Expect Victor Oladipo to keep learning the point guard position in training camp and preseason. It was an up-and-down week for many Orlando Magic players at Summer League. The Magic have elected not to re-sign DeQuan Jones. Al Harrington and Hedo Turkoglu, two players that many expect to be bought out by Orlando, are hoping …

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