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Aug 04

The Tracy McGrady manifesto

Reuters/John C. Hillery A picture is worth a thousand words. In this case, it’s a photo of failure and unfortunately for Tracy McGrady, it’s perhaps the lasting image of his time with the Orlando Magic. The players sitting next to McGrady, aside from Darrell Armstrong, are none other than Pat Garrity and Shawn Kemp — …

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Aug 03

Magic Re-Sign Free Agent Jason Williams

Via the Orlando Magic: The Orlando Magic have re-signed free agent guard Jason Williams, General Manager Otis Smith announced today.  Per team policy, terms of the deal are not disclosed. “Jason (Williams) played very well for us last season,” said Smith.  “He provides veteran leadership to our backcourt and knows what it takes to win.  We …

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Jun 30

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “The [Orlando] Magic could try to offer [Matt] Barnes some of their mid-level exception and split it with another player. They also could use it on another free agent in their search for another wing, such as former Magic small forward Mike Miller, Josh Howard or Travis Outlaw. Point guard Jason Williams, …

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Jun 22

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Sam Amick of NBA FanHouse: “It’s no surprise the Orlando Magic are looking to upgrade their roster. Center Dwight Howard is the type of dynamic, unique talent that sparks championship visions, yet the group that won the Eastern Conference championship in 2009 watched the NBA Finals from home this time around after being beaten by Boston in six games …

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Jun 17

Interview with Dante & Galante, Part I

Photo by Fernando Medina/Orlando Magic To the locals that reside in the City Beautiful or even in the blogosphere, Dante and Galante are names that carry significance. They are the infamous broadcast duo that have been the voices of the Orlando Pro Summer League the past two years, calling games, making jokes, and reading e-mails …

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Apr 22

Thursday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy is letting his opinions fly and — another $35,000 later — he’s learning freedom of speech isn’t free. Not in the NBA. We’ll get to another topic — what Van Gundy thinks about Michael Jordan, his Charlotte Bobcats and Jordan’s place in basketball …

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Apr 05

Monday’s Magic Word

Tania Ganguli of the Orlando Sentinel: “After a string of very public arguments with, among others, coach Stan Van Gundy over playing time and a random fan in San Antonio, it seemed only a matter of time before Matt Barnes’ temper impacted a game. Van Gundy said he hoped Barnes would take his ejection from Sunday’s …

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Apr 02

Second Look: Orlando Magic 97, Dallas Mavericks 82

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “If you doubted their confidence as a contender, consider this: The Orlando Magic have at least thought about the idea of passing the L.A. Lakers in the standings in order to grab home-court advantage……should they face the defending champs again for the NBA title. That would also mean that the Magic …

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Apr 02

Recap: Orlando Magic 97, Dallas Mavericks 82

Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images BOX SCORE The Orlando Magic, healthy and rested, were able to defeat the Dallas Mavericks by the score of 97-82 in front of a nationally-televised audience. Coming off an overtime win against the Memphis Grizzlies on the road the evening before, it seemed like the Mavericks were a …

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Apr 01

Sneak Preview: Orlando Magic at Dallas Mavericks

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “During last June’s NBA Finals, ESPN analyst Jon Barry noted that [Dwight] Howard often looked ‘mechanical’ on offense and lacked a go-to move. But Barry feels differently now. He thinks that Howard has made ‘tremendous strides.’ ‘It’s reactionary game,’ Barry explained. ‘So you have to make moves according to what your defense …

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