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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 26

Magic exercise contract options on four players

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Via Orlando Magic press release: The Orlando Magic have exercised their fourth-year team option on the contracts of Evan Fournier, Maurice Harkless and Andrew Nicholson, while also exercising their third-year team option on the contract of Victor Oladipo, general manager Rob Hennigan announced today. Per team policy, terms …

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Oct 22

Grades: Houston Rockets 90, Orlando Magic 89

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images   Houston Rockets 90 Final Recap | Box Score 89 Orlando Magic Nikola Vucevic 6-7 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 BLK | 6 REB | 12 PTS | 0 The newly-minted $53 million man had himself a near-flawless game against the Rockets. It helped that Houston didn’t …

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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 20

Player Profile: Dewayne Dedmon

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Frankel’s 2014-15 per 36 projections PPG RPG APG TS% PER ASPM 9.3 11.8 0.6 .494 10.9 -2.2 The 7-foot Dewayne Dedmon, who went undrafted in the 2013 NBA Draft, spent his rookie year bouncing between three teams, eventually landing with the Magic at the end of the 2013-14 …

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Oct 14

Player Profile: Tobias Harris

Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images Frankel’s 2014-15 per 36 projections PPG RPG APG TS% PER ASPM 18.1 8.1 1.8 .551 17.5 -1.4 After breaking out in the Magic’s last 27 games following the now-infamous J.J. Redick deal, which sent Tobias Harris from Milwaukee to Orlando at the trade deadline in 2012-13, expectations were …

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Oct 10

Player Profile: Maurice Harkless

Photo by Elsa/Getty Images Frankel’s 2014-15 per 36 projections PPG RPG APG TS% PER ASPM 11.3 4.8 1.5 .536 12.1 -0.4 One of the major story lines heading into the 2013-14 season centered on Harkless spending the offseason reconstructing his jump shot. The thinking was that if Harkless could develop a consistent shot, specifically from …

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Oct 02

Thursday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Asked to provide a list of things he worked on, Harkless responded with a long list. He said he focused on his shooting, ball-handling, agility and his finishing around the rim. He also said he emphasized being more consistent on the court.” During the summer, Tobias Harris altered his …

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Aug 13

Analyzing how Channing Frye fits with the Magic

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images The Orlando Magic are being patient with their rebuild, which is a good sign for Magic fans (even if they are growing restless). It’s going to take time for the Magic to construct a roster that mirrors anything like the one that made them title contenders in the …

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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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