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Jul 23

Matt Barnes and Kobe Bryant are Familiar With Each Other

Jul 22

Source: Los Angeles Lakers to Sign Matt Barnes to Two Year, $3.6 Million Contract

Photo by Harry How/Getty Images Via Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports: Free-agent forward Matt Barnes has signed a two-year, $3.6 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. The Lakers announced Thursday night Barnes had officially signed the contract. League sources said the deal will pay him $1.7 million next season …

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Jul 22

Thursday’s Magic Word

Adly Santiago of OrlandoMagic.com: “During the offseason many basketball players go on vacation to rest from a grueling regular season. Others spend time working with their charities, while a select few are able to juggle that responsibility along with conducting basketball camps. One of those players is Vince Carter, an eight-time All-Star, Olympic Gold Medalist …

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Jul 21

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Ben Q. Rock of Orlando Pinstriped Post: Finding am empirical way to evaluate NBA team chemistry may seem an impossible task, but Numeranda may be onto something with its latest post (via Basketball Reference, whose own post on the subject brought this one to my attention) using Adjusted Plus-Minus statistics to evaluate the “chemistry” of a given five-man …

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Jul 21

Matt Barnes is Still Looking for a New Home

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Via Marc Stein of ESPN.com: Five teams remain in the running to sign free-agent swingman Matt Barnes, according to sources with knowledge of Barnes’ thinking. Toronto is still one of those teams, sources told ESPN.com, despite the collapse of a sign-and-trade deal with Orlando that Barnes thought would be completed by …

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Jul 20

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “For the moment at least, Matt Barnes remains a free agent. As we’ve noted before, the Orlando Magic and the Toronto Raptors cannot execute a sign-and-trade deal that would pay Barnes a first-year salary anywhere close to $4.5 million. On their own, the Raptors don’t have the cap room and no …

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Jul 19

Matt Barnes’ New Contract Agreement Hits a Snag

Photo by Elsa/Getty Images UPDATE via Marc Stein of ESPN.com: Under the impression that he would be receiving a two-year contract in the $10 million range, [Matt] Barnes thanked [Orlando] Magic fans via his Twitter feed and said that he’ll be “playing for the Toronto Raptors” next season. [...] Yet no such deal could be …

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Jul 19

Monday’s Magic Word

J.J. Redick: “I’d be lying to say that I don’t want to start at some point. I’m sure every NBA player feels that way. I value my role on this team, and obviously the [Orlando] Magic value my role on this team. I take a lot of pride in contributing. We won 59 games last …

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Jul 19

Say Hello to Advanced Statistical Plus/Minus

Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images The APBRmetrics community is always trying to find better and more effective ways to quantify a player’s value as accurately as possible. Every linear metric has its flaws, whether it’s PER, adjusted plus/minus, or whatever else, but using them all in conjunction with each other is an excellent way of …

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Jul 19

Will It Be Quentin Richardson or Mickael Pietrus at Small Forward?

AP Photo/J Pat Carter After general manager Otis Smith matched the Chicago Bulls’ offer sheet and re-signed J.J. Redick on Friday, the roster for the Orlando Magic is eerily similar to the one that lost to the Boston Celtics in the 2010 NBA Eastern Conference Finals. New additions like Chris Duhon and Quentin Richardson look …

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