Orlando Magic | Magic Basketball - Part 33

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Oct 10

Magic to honor Tracy McGrady on November 1

AP Photo/Scott Audette Via Orlando Magic press release: As a part of the Orlando Magic’s 25th anniversary season-long celebration the team will honor former Magic All-Star Tracy McGrady at the Magic’s November 1 home opening night matchup vs. the New Orleans Pelicans, tip-off set for 7 p.m. In addition to being honored at center court, …

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Oct 10

Player Profile: Maurice Harkless

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images Frankel’s 2013-14 projections PPG RPG APG TS% PER 8.5 4.2 0.8 49.7 13.2 Maurice Harkless is potential incarnate. At 6-foot-9 with near-elite athletic ability, broad shoulders and hands that brush his knees, his is the physical model from which all modern day forwards should be constructed. But as anyone who …

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Oct 09

The tragedy of Hedo Turkoglu

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Back in 2009, I had a more-than-casual interest in LeBron’s Cavaliers. My buddy and I watched almost every game of the playoffs that year in a small bar here in Chattanooga, and we both felt that we were watching something special. The Cavs had annihilated Detroit and Atlanta, …

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Oct 09

Player Profile: Tobias Harris

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images Frankel’s 2013-14 projections PPG RPG APG TS% PER 17.9 7.5 1.9 55.4 18.8 After being buried on the bench for the first half of last season, Tobias Harris broke out in a big way after being inserted into the starting lineup for the Orlando Magic. His per 36 numbers with …

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Oct 08

Player Profile: Doron Lamb

Photos by D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images Frankel’s 2013-14 projections PPG RPG APG TS% PER 1.0 3.3 2.4 42.5 5.1 Magic fans are constantly going to have to have perspective this season, that Orlando’s goal is to lose. Bad players playing lots of minutes is a good thing. With that in mind, Doron Lamb …

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Oct 07

Monday’s Magic Word

Rob Mahoney of The Point Forward sees Jameer Nelson as a prime trade target this season: “Orlando’s roster teardown is well underway, but Nelson remains as a vestige of the Howard era. The 31-year-old point guard would do much more good for a more competitive team, and with just a quarter of his salary guaranteed …

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Oct 04

Friday’s Magic Word

ProBasketballTalk unveils its season preview of the Orlando Magic. Dan Devine of Ball Don’t Lie on Maxiell possibly wearing goggles this season: “We don’t yet know if Grant approves of this move, but we can be certain that it will get a lot more people to remember one of the better power forwards of his …

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Oct 04

Player Profile: Arron Afflalo

Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images Frankel’s 2013-14 projections PPG RPG APG TS% PER 16.1 3.2 3.4 52.4 13.5 Arron Afflalo’s first season with the Orlando Magic, after arriving from the Denver Nuggets in the Dwight Howard trade, revealed his limitations as a player on both sides of the ball. Unlike in Denver, where …

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Oct 03

Thursday’s Mini-Magic Word

Get to know Kris Joseph, who was one of four players invited to Magic training camp. Evan Dunlap of Orlando Pinstriped Post: “Free-agent signee Jason Maxiell will become the second player in Magic history to wear no. 54, following Horace Grant. And if Maxiell gets his way, he’ll also don Grant’s familiar and iconic goggles, …

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Oct 03

3-on-3: Will Victor Oladipo win Rookie of the Year?

Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images Since being drafted by the Orlando Magic, Victor Oladipo has made plenty of headlines. He wore Google Glass on NBA draft day. He experimented at point guard in Summer League. He went toe-to-toe with Kevin Durant in the Goodman League. And he upset Cavs fans by telling Magic …

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