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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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May 28

Maurice Harkless: 3-and-D player in the making?

Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images When the wild, unwelcome dust from the Dwight Howard tornado-trades eventually settled in the summer of 2012, a cast of no-names found themselves standing in Orlando. No one knew exactly who among them would stand time’s test and fill out the Magic’s future constitution. Some are already memories …

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May 23

In defense of Jacque Vaughn

Photo by Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports When the Orlando Magic extended the contract of coach Jacque Vaughn (and GM Rob Hennigan) through the 2015-16 season, the general consensus among Magic fans was that Vaughn was not deserving of his extension. Their reasoning was simple: he has not proven to be a good head coach. Even …

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May 22

Tobias Harris: starter or sixth man?

Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images Two seasons ago, Tobias Harris joined the Orlando Magic, by way of Milwaukee, in the now famed J.J. Redick trade at the February deadline. Before swapping his green and red jersey for Dwight’s old uniform (which flustered the big man), Harris had spent the better part of his first two …

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Apr 21

5-on-5: Orlando Magic team awards

Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images With the season over for the Orlando Magic, it’s time to hand out team awards. We asked our panel to hand in their picks for the 2013-14 season. 1. Who’s the 2013-14 most valuable player? Ryan Drawdy: Arron Afflalo. He may not factor into the future plans …

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Apr 16

Grades: Indiana Pacers 101, Orlando Magic 86

AP Photo/John Raoux   Indiana Pacers 101 Final Recap | Box Score 86 Orlando Magic Maurice Harkless 5-9 FG | 4-7 FT | 5 REB | 2 AST | 14 PTS | -20 Last season, Harkless shot 27.4 percent from 3-point range. This season? He upped his percentage to 38.3 percent when it was all …

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Apr 16

Preview: Indiana Pacers at Orlando Magic

Essentials Teams: Indiana Pacers at Orlando Magic Date: April 15, 2014 Time: 7:00 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: Amway Center Records Pacers: 55-26 Magic: 23-58 Probable starters Pacers: George Hill Evan Turner Rasual Butler Luis Scola Roy Hibbert Magic: Victor Oladipo Arron Afflalo Maurice Harkless Kyle O’Quinn Dewayne Dedmon Advanced stats Pacers: Pace: 92.5 …

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Apr 14

Preview: Orlando Magic at Chicago Bulls

Essentials Teams: Orlando Magic at Chicago Bulls Date: April 13, 2014 Time: 8:00 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: United Center Records Magic: 23-57 Bulls: 47-33 Probable starters Magic: Victor Oladipo Arron Afflalo Maurice Harkless Kyle O’Quinn Dewayne Dedmon Bulls: Kirk Hinrich Jimmy Butler Mike Dunleavy Carlos Boozer Joakim Noah Advanced stats Magic: Pace: 93.7 …

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Apr 13

Preview: Orlando Magic at Brooklyn Nets

Essentials Teams: Orlando Magic at Brooklyn Nets Date: April 13, 2014 Time: 6:00 p.m. Television: NBA TV Arena: Barclays Center Records Magic: 23-56 Nets: 43-36 Probable starters Magic: Victor Oladipo Arron Afflalo Maurice Harkless Kyle O’Quinn Dewayne Dedmon Nets: Deron Williams Joe Johnson Andrei Kirilenko Paul Pierce Kevin Garnett Advanced stats Magic: Pace: 93.8 (15th …

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Apr 13

All eyes on Rob Hennigan

Photo by Fernando Medina/Getty Images If there is a rock star for the Magic, it’s not Jacque Vaughn, Jameer Nelson, or even Victor Oladipo. It’s GM Rob Hennigan. The Mark Cuban’s and Jim Irsay’s of the world have taught us that a higher-up can often get more coverage than the actual players on the team. …

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