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Oct 14

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel suggests that the Magic should start Elfrid Payton on opening night, but wonders if it’ll actually happen: “Vaughn and the Magic know he’s got the goods. They just don’t want to announce Payton’s arrival with horns blaring. They have no desire to build him (or any other player) into …

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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 09

Thursday’s Magic Word

Even though he won’t be able to play in Friday’s preseason game against the Pacers in Indianapolis, Victor Oladipo — a former Indiana Hoosier — is looking forward to the road trip. Coach Jacque Vaughn will likely deploy a different starting lineup versus Indiana. A touching story by John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com on Devyn Marble’s …

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Oct 08

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Coach Jacque Vaughn on Elfrid Payton’s performance in the Magic’s preseason opener against the Miami Heat on Tuesday: “I thought he had great composure on the floor, and I love watching him play,” Magic coach Jacque Vaughn said. “He has just a great feel for who to get the ball to, when to get into …

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Oct 08

Player Profile: Willie Green

Photo by Andrew Fielding-USA TODAY Sports Frankel’s 2014-15 per 36 projections PPG RPG APG TS% PER ASPM 12.2 3.7 2.7 .468 7.2 -3.5 The 33-year-old shooting guard was picked up by the Magic after getting waived by the Clippers, and will be paid the veteran’s minimum ($1.4 million) this season. Green is entering his 12th …

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Oct 08

Grades: Orlando Magic 108, Miami Heat 101 (OT)

Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images   Orlando Magic 108 Final Recap | Box Score 101 Miami Heat Nikola Vucevic 7-12 FG | 2-2 FT | 6 REB | 0 AST | 16 PTS | -1 Some things change. Some things stay the same. Despite facing a new-look Heat with no LeBron James, Vucevic …

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Oct 07

Preview: Orlando Magic at Miami Heat

Essentials Teams: Orlando Magic at Miami Heat Date: October 7, 2014 Time: 7:30 p.m. Television: Sun Sports Arena: AmericanAirlines Arena Records Magic: 23-59 Heat: 54-28 Probable starters Magic: Luke Ridnour Evan Fournier Aaron Gordon Tobias Harris Nikola Vucevic Heat: Norris Cole Dwyane Wade Luol Deng Shawne Williams Chris Bosh Advanced stats Magic: Pace: 93.6 (15th …

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Oct 07

Player Profile: Ben Gordon

Photo by Joshua C. Cruey/Orlando Sentinel Frankel’s 2014-15 per 36 projections PPG RPG APG TS% PER ASPM 12.1 3.7 2.7 .421 6.2 -4.8 It wasn’t long ago that Ben Gordon was one of the NBA’s elite sixth men. But now, at age 31, he’s looking for one more chance to keep his professional basketball career …

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Oct 06

Monday’s Magic Word

With Victor Oladipo suffering a sprained MCL, the door has opened for Elfrid Payton to get plenty of playing time in the Magic’s preseason opener against the Miami Heat on Tuesday. Aaron Gordon has spent most of his time at small forward during training camp. Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Guard Willie Green, whom …

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