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Jan 27

Hedo Turkoglu and comfort

Via Fran Blinebury of NBA.com: After [Hedo] Turkoglu was the second-best player on the Magic team that lost in the 2009 NBA Finals to the Lakers, there was every reason to saddle up the old gang and let them take another shot again last season. But there were $53 million worth of reasons why it …

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Jan 26

Recap: Orlando Magic 111, Indiana Pacers 96

BOX SCORE The Orlando Magic were able to defeat the Indiana Pacers by the score of 111-96, getting back in the win column after losing to the Detroit Pistons on Monday. The Magic were led by a balanced attack, as six players scored in double-figures. Dwight Howard led the way for Orlando with 19 points, …

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Jan 26

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Reserve point guard Jason Williams did not join the Orlando Magic on their two-game road trip to face the Indiana Pacers tonight and the Chicago Bulls on Friday night, leaving his status with the team up in the air. When asked about Williams’ status after the Magic’s shootaround today …

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Jan 26

Orlando Magic waive Jason Williams

Via the Orlando Magic: The Orlando Magic have waived guard Jason Williams, President of Basketball Operations Otis Smith announced today. The Magic’s roster stands at 13. Williams (#44, 6’1”, 190, 11/18/75) played in 16 games this season for Orlando, averaging 2.1 ppg., 1.5 apg. and 1.4 rpg. in 10.7 minpg. Originally selected in the first …

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Jan 26

Evaluating Dwight Howard’s MVP credentials

Photo by Elsa/Getty Images While the mainstream media continues to salivate over the prospects of Derrick Rose or Amar’e Stoudemire winning the Most Valuable Player award, there’s a player that deserves to get a lot more attention than he’s currently getting. Dwight Howard. Yeah, Rose’s acrobatic forays to the rim are aesthetically pleasing to watch …

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Jan 25

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “It would be tempting to attribute the Orlando Magic‘s 103-96 loss to the Detroit Pistons on Monday night to midseason doldrums. Even the best NBA teams suffer two or three embarrassing losses at home. It happens. But perhaps the loss revealed larger problems that must be addressed before the postseason …

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Jan 25

Newfound efficiency for the Orlando Magic

Photo by Fernando Medina Despite head coach Stan Van Gundy‘s justifiable grumbling about the Orlando Magic‘s defense, or lack thereof, there are many things that are impressive about the team since general manager Otis Smith made two blockbuster trades that — momentarily — shook the landscape of the NBA. Like Hedo Turkgolu‘s rebirth with the …

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Jan 24

Recap: Detroit Pistons 103, Orlando Magic 96

BOX SCORE The Detroit Pistons were able to defeat the Orlando Magic by the score of 103-96 in a game that featured a somewhat-vintage performance from a former superstar that resided in the City Beautiful for four seasons. The Pistons were led by a balanced attack, as five players scored in double-figures. Tracy McGrady played …

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Jan 24

Orlando’s Dwight Howard named NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week

Via the Orlando Magic: The Orlando Magic’s Dwight Howard was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, Jan. 17, through Sunday, Jan. 23. It marks the third time this season and the 14th time of his career that Howard has earned the league’s top weekly honor. Howard led Orlando to …

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Jan 24

Mini-Playbook: The fastbreak three-pointer

Photo by Fernando Medina Fast break points. Any team in the NBA, during games, would like to score in transition as many times as possible. But not all teams in the league are created equal, and some of them are better at scoring on fast breaks than others. And it can’t be underestimated the power …

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