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May 09

Magic fans appreciated throughout Central Florida

Photo by Fernando Medina/Orlando Magic Via the Orlando Magic: Friday, May 6, was no ordinary day for Magic fans. Whether fans were driving their children to school, heading to work or grabbing some breakfast, Magic fans across the city of Orlando couldn’t get far from their house without receiving a big THANK YOU for all …

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May 09

Orlando’s Dwight Howard headlines 2010-11 NBA All-Defensive First Team

Via the Orlando Magic: Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard, winner of the last three Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year Awards, headlines the NBA All-Defensive First Team, the NBA announced today. Howard totaled 56 points overall, including 27 First Team votes. Howard earned the 2010-11 Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award, becoming …

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May 09

Dwight Howard, fourth quarters, and the truth

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images There once was a man made of brick-and-mortar, but his role diminished in the 4th quarter. He will be remembered as an all-time great, but you’d never guess it from his usage rate. Today, I stumbled upon a poem I wrote a while ago (yesterday), and it compelled me …

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May 06

Bob Vander Weide speaks out

Via Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: A week has passed since the Orlando Magic exited the playoffs with a Game 6 first-round loss to the Atlanta Hawks. Haven’t gotten over it? Neither has the Magic’s chief executive officer, Bob Vander Weide. “We didn’t get to our goal, so it’ll take me a while and …

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May 05

Appreciating Dwight Howard’s greatness

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images It’s hard out here for Orlando Magic fans. The Magic lost in the first round of the 2011 NBA Playoffs to the Atlanta Hawks. There’s so much uncertainty surrounding Dwight Howard‘s future. And general manager Otis Smith‘s continued quest to to find the right combination of players to surround …

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May 04

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: “Earl Clark is thankful the Phoenix Suns agreed to trade him to the Orlando Magic as part of the six-player, blockbuster deal in mid-December. The move to Orlando might have saved his NBA career. Earlier this year, when the Suns declined to pick up Clark’s $2 million option to …

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May 04

Many needs and few assets

Via Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: An unconventional power forward, [Ryan] Anderson intrigues teams. He has size at 6-feet 10, can shoot the 3 and could be a better post-up player with some weight-room work. What also is appealing is Anderson’s salary over the next three seasons: $1.4 million, $2.2 million, $3.2 million. He …

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May 04

The rise and fall of the Orlando Magic

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Via Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: As the franchise attempts to sort out exactly what went wrong, where 2010-11 turned for the worse, they can point to a mystifying playoff shooting slump or to some superb clutch shots by the Atlanta Hawks’ Jamal Crawford and Joe Johnson or …

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May 03

Dwight Howard finishes second in MVP voting

Via ESPN.com: Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose is the youngest Most Valuable Player award-winner in the history of the NBA. The 22-year-old Rose was officially announced as MVP on Tuesday after leading the Bulls to a 62-20 record and No. 1 seed in the playoffs. Rose finished with 113 first-place votes and 1,182 total points. …

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May 03

Recapping Game 6 for the Orlando Magic with Synergy

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Before the playoffs started, I previewed Orlando’s first round matchup using data from Synergy Sports Technology. Last week, we looked at the Game 5 in Orlando. Today, let’s examine the results from the contest in Atlanta. Game 6 PPP = Points Per Possession Orlando offense The spot-up game continued …

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