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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 02

Player Profile: Elfrid Payton

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Frankel’s 2014-15 per 36 projections PPG RPG APG TS% PER ASPM N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A After not taking one of the expected choices — Dante Exum or Marcus Smart — with the No. 4 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, it became clear the Magic were …

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Jul 22

Harris, Oladipo chosen to USA Men’s Select Team

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Via Orlando Magic press release: Orlando Magic players Tobias Harris and Victor Oladipo were selected as two of the 13 players for the 2014 USA Men’s Select Team that will train July 28-31 with the 2014 USA Basketball Men’s National Team during its training camp in Las Vegas, …

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Jul 10

Grades: Boston Celtics 76, Orlando Magic 67

Photo by Fernando Medina/Orlando Magic   Boston Celtics 76 Final Recap | Box Score 67 Orlando Magic Seth Curry 5-10 FG | 1-2 FT | 0 REB | 0 AST | 15 PTS | -12 Curry scored eight of his team-high 15 points over a two minute period in the second quarter, helping the Magic build …

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Jun 27

Magic prioritize athleticism and defense in draft

Photo by Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports It has been a whirlwind 24 hours for the Orlando Magic. In the hours leading up to the draft, the team’s leading scorer for the past two seasons, Arron Afflalo, was traded to the Denver Nuggets for Evan Fournier and the 56th pick (Devyn Marble). Then, in the draft, …

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Jun 25

Five scenarios for the Magic’s draft selections

Photo by Sam Forencich/Getty Images And here we are — our time has come. Le moment est venu, as the French say. (I think; that’s what Google says, anyway.) It’s draft time. For Magic fans, this is the one: future top five picks cannot be considered as “part of the plan.” The plan must germinate …

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May 21

Rebuilding Magic kingdom, brick by brick

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images After a long season that saw them lose 59 games, the Orlando Magic had a 46.9 percent chance of nabbing a top-three pick heading into the lottery on Tuesday night. But, as it turned out, luck wasn’t on their side. Not only did they miss out on taking home …

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May 21

3-on-3: Who should be the No. 12 pick?

Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images Who’s the best player available for the Orlando Magic in the 2014 draft? Our experts weigh in on overall game, upside, and who the Magic should ultimately choose with the No. 12 pick. 1. Who’s the twelfth-best player in the 2014 draft? Jacob Frankel: It’s impossible to know in this …

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Apr 07

Monday’s Magic Word

Victor Oladipo inadvertently helped Kemba Walker get a triple-double during the Magic’s loss to the Charlotte Bobcats on Thursday. Several members of the Magic franchise talk about their baseball ties. Is Arron Afflalo snapping out of his funk offensively? John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com conducts a Q&A with Jameer Nelson. Matt Dollinger of Sports Illustrated: “One …

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Mar 17

Monday’s Magic Word

Marc Stein of ESPN.com: “Among the reasons why I refuse to get all worked up about Philly’s horrific second half and whether that should affect Michael Carter-Williams’ rookie of the year campaign: Victor Oladipo’s Magic have racked up exactly one win since the All-Star break against teams other than Philly. One.” Chad Ford of ESPN …

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