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Jul 08

Thursday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “The [Orlando] Magic on Thursday brought aboard Chris Duhon, a veritable minnow on the free-agent market, while the largest, meanest shark circled all around them. And that meant only one thing. They’re going to need a bigger budget. The Magic’s grand plan looked pretty good until it turned out that a prime-time …

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Jul 02

What About Brandon Bass?

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Via George Diaz of the Orlando Sentinel: What happens if the [Orlando] Magic trade Marcin Gortat, presumably to get an upgrade at power forward and move Rashard Lewis to small forward? Who the heck is going to be the Magic backup center? It’s not going to be Daniel …

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Jul 02

Free Agent Notebook, Day 2: Matt Barnes, Carlos Boozer, 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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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 29

Figuring Out Matt Barnes’ Future with the Orlando Magic

Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images Via Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: Orlando Magic starting small forward Matt Barnes‘ first preference as a free agent would be to try to win a title without needing to pack for another move. But if he doesn’t re-sign with the Magic, Barnes said Monday that he believes there …

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Jun 28

A Look at the Orlando Magic’s Roster and Assets as of Today

Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images The 2010 NBA Draft has come and gone, which means it’s time to focus entirely on free agency. The Orlando Magic won’t be among the primary teams vying for the services of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, and others, barring a sign-and-trade that falls from the heavens. But it’s …

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Jun 25

Friday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “One of the biggest stars of college basketball past has some advice for John Wall and other NBA hotshots who were drafted Thursday night: Check your ego at the door, if you can get your big head through it. The league will knock the cool right out of you. J.J. Redick …

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Jun 25

Experts Grade the 2010 NBA Draft for the Orlando Magic

Photo by University of Kentucky Daniel Marks of Dime Magazine: “The [Orlando] Magic took Daniel Orton with No. 29. I think Orton can be a solid 10-15 minute rebounding and defensive specialist off the bench, but isn’t that what Marcin Gortat is for? Unless Gortat is about to be traded, this pick makes no sense …

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Jun 24

Daniel Orton Selected by the Orlando Magic With the 29th Pick in the 2010 NBA Draft

Andy Lyons/Getty Images With the No. 29 pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, the Orlando Magic selected 6’10” center Daniel Orton from the University of Kentucky. Assuming the Magic intend on keeping Orton instead of trading him to another team (which seems to be the trend in tonight’s draft), he is expected to compete for …

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