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Oct 28

Great expectations for Orlando’s rookies

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images The Magic franchise is starting to form what will be its core group for the foreseeable future. A few veterans, such as Luke Ridnour and Willie Green, will be interchanged for others like them in the next few years. But other than the occasional tinkering, there isn’t room …

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Oct 22

Preview: Houston Rockets at Orlando Magic

Essentials Teams: Houston Rockets at Orlando Magic Date: October 22, 2014 Time: 7:00 p.m. Television: Comcast SportsNet Houston Arena: Amway Center Records Rockets: 54-28 Magic: 23-59 Probable starters Rockets: Patrick Beverley James Harden Kostas Papanikolaou Terrence Jones Tarik Black Magic: Luke Ridnour Maurice Harkless Tobias Harris Kyle O’Quinn Nikola Vucevic Advanced stats Rockets: Pace: 96.3 …

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Oct 15

Grades: Orlando Magic 106, Flamengo 88

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images   Orlando Magic 106 Final Recap | Box Score 88 Flamengo Nikola Vucevic 8-12 FG | 4-5 FT | 3 BLK | 11 REB | 20 PTS | +10 Vucevic notched his first double-double of the preseason and had an easy time doing it against an overmatched Flamengo …

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Oct 14

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel suggests that the Magic should start Elfrid Payton on opening night, but wonders if it’ll actually happen: “Vaughn and the Magic know he’s got the goods. They just don’t want to announce Payton’s arrival with horns blaring. They have no desire to build him (or any other player) into …

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Oct 08

Player Profile: Willie Green

Photo by Andrew Fielding-USA TODAY Sports Frankel’s 2014-15 per 36 projections PPG RPG APG TS% PER ASPM 12.2 3.7 2.7 .468 7.2 -3.5 The 33-year-old shooting guard was picked up by the Magic after getting waived by the Clippers, and will be paid the veteran’s minimum ($1.4 million) this season. Green is entering his 12th …

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Oct 07

Preview: Orlando Magic at Miami Heat

Essentials Teams: Orlando Magic at Miami Heat Date: October 7, 2014 Time: 7:30 p.m. Television: Sun Sports Arena: AmericanAirlines Arena Records Magic: 23-59 Heat: 54-28 Probable starters Magic: Luke Ridnour Evan Fournier Aaron Gordon Tobias Harris Nikola Vucevic Heat: Norris Cole Dwyane Wade Luol Deng Shawne Williams Chris Bosh Advanced stats Magic: Pace: 93.6 (15th …

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Oct 03

Player Profile: Victor Oladipo

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Frankel’s 2014-15 per 36 projections PPG RPG APG TS% PER ASPM 17.4 5.1 4.9 .535 15.2 +0.0 Coming out of the worst draft class in recent memory, Victor Oladipo’s rookie campaign was relatively impressive. Expectations weren’t very high for a once-shooting guard being slotted into the point guard …

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Oct 01

Player Profile: Luke Ridnour

Photo by Stephen M. Dowell via Getty Images Frankel’s 2014-15 per 36 projections PPG RPG APG TS% PER ASPM 9.2 3.6 5.1 44.0 8.2 -3.9 Luke Ridnour played just 36 games in Milwaukee during the 2013-14 season (starting 12 of them) before being shipped off to Charlotte in a deal at the trade deadline involving …

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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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