Los Angeles Lakers | Magic Basketball - Part 18

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May 05

Second Look: Orlando Magic 114, Atlanta Hawks 71

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Who knew that the Orlando Magic would end up taking another day off? They certainly couldn’t have expected it to be this easy or their play to be this crisp once they blew off the cobwebs. But with their game in mothballs for seven days, the Magic showed none of the …

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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 29

Thursday’s Magic Word

John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com: “[Orlando] Magic coach Stan Van Gundy, who put his team through an arduous, two-hour workout on Thursday with three 12-minute quarters of game-like action, said his team will practice on Friday as if they will play Milwaukee, “because that’s the only team we can face on Sunday.” And if the start …

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Apr 28

Dwight Howard Maintains Top 5 Ranking on Most Popular NBA Jerseys List

Via the Orlando Magic: The Orlando Magic’s Dwight Howard has maintained his position in the top 5 on the NBA’s Most Popular Jerseys List, the NBA announced today. Howard appeared on the list in the top 5 for the first time when the rankings were released in January 2010. The list is based on sales …

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Apr 28

The Issue of Rest vs. Rust for the Orlando Magic

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Rest vs. rust … ah, yes. It’s a common theme that spans across all sports, particularly in the playoffs, and the question that is usually posed is whether or not getting rest is a blessing or a burden? For the Orlando Magic, it would seem to be the …

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Apr 22

Thursday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy is letting his opinions fly and — another $35,000 later — he’s learning freedom of speech isn’t free. Not in the NBA. We’ll get to another topic — what Van Gundy thinks about Michael Jordan, his Charlotte Bobcats and Jordan’s place in basketball …

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Apr 20

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “The NBA named Dwight Howard its 2009-10 Defensive Player of the Year this afternoon, making the Orlando Magic center just the seventh player in league history to win the award in consecutive years. [...] Magic General Manager Otis Smith said it’s “just short of amazing” that a Magic player …

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Apr 16

Friday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Magic SF Matt Barnes said Thursday that his camp spoke with the franchise about extending his contract or awarding him with a new deal. “Yeah, we talked to them,” Barnes said told the Sentinel. “We’re going to wait until the season’s over.” Barnes’ agent is Aaron Goodwin, who also represents Magic …

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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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