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Apr 29

Otis Smith Offers His Take on Vince Carter and Marcin Gortat

We know the story by now. After the Orlando Magic made it to the 2009 NBA Finals and lost to the Los Angeles Lakers in five games, general manager Otis Smith made the choice to reconstruct the roster during the off-season. Arguably, the two biggest decisions made by Smith was replacing Hedo Turkoglu and bringing …

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Apr 27

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel: “You have to wonder if Skip Bayless was persuaded into calling the Orlando Magic’s playoff performance “bologna” on ESPN’s First Take just for the sake of debate Tuesday morning. [...] ”I still don’t trust a team that’s built largely on Dwight Howard and Vince Carter. And I know he came on at …

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Apr 26

Monday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard refused to comment on reports that he is leaving his agent, Aaron Goodwin, but he didn’t deny them, either. “I’ll talk about it after the playoffs,” Howard said after Monday’s shootaround. “My main job is Bobcats right now.” Reached by the Sentinel on Monday, Goodwin said …

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Apr 16

MBN Roundtable Discussion: Previewing the 2010 NBA Playoffs for the Orlando Magic

Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images And the grand finale. I gathered writers, the best of the best in the blogosphere, to participate in a roundtable discussion and answer some of the most pertinent questions concerning the Orlando Magic as the 2010 NBA Playoffs are set to begin. So, without further ado, here are the participants: …

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Apr 15

Thursday’s Magic Word

Tania Ganguli of the Orlando Sentinel: “Vince Carter smiled, playfully. Matt Barnes started chuckling. Rashard Lewis called it a “once every blue moon” occurrence. It’s not often Magic coach Stan Van Gundy says nice things about the team he coaches. You know, the one with the second-best record in the NBA, that’s only lost five games …

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Apr 14

How Did the Orlando Magic Get to This Point?

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images For Billy Donovan and Stan Van Gundy, it’s a tale of two stories for two head coaches that are in two different positions right now. While the Florida Gators are currently undergoing a rebuilding phase after winning back-to-back NCAA men’s basketball national championships in 2006 and 2007, the …

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Mar 31

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Adonal Foyle gives the Magic State of the Union address: “I’m here to report that with respect to the Orlando Magic team, the state of our union is strong. The team has been performing at an absolutely wonderful pace – obviously demonstrated by our victories. And the emergence of Vince [Carter] as the force we …

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Mar 31

Interview with Keith Boyarsky and Alex Rucker of the Toronto Raptors, Part II

Here’s Part II of my interview (click here to read Part I) with Keith Boyarsky and Alex Rucker, statistical consultants for the Toronto Raptors. In this segment, I go one-on-one with Alex about Hedo Turkoglu. _______ As Hedo Turkoglu gets older, do you anticipate that his role will change with the Toronto Raptors? Do you …

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Mar 30

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Tania Ganguli of the Orlando Sentinel: Vince Carter sat out Tuesday’s Orlando Magic practice with a sprained right big toe. He remains listed as day-to-day and Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy said he doesn’t know whether Carter will be available to play on Thursday against the Dallas Mavericks. [...] Carter is aiming to be back …

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Mar 30

Interview with Keith Boyarsky and Alex Rucker of the Toronto Raptors, Part I

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Hedo Turkoglu has been dominating the headlines the past few days around the blogosphere and not for the right reasons. Whether it’s been his inability to produce at a satisfactory rate vis-à-vis his hefty contract, his indifference to show up and do his best on the job, and …

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