Otis Smith | Magic Basketball - Part 11

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Nov 23

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel: “Kay Kellogg loved Dwight Howard. Loved him to death. And, sadly, her death came on Sunday night. Kellogg  passed away at her home at age 62 after a battle with Multiple Myeloma, an aggressive cancer that searches out and destroys the blood plasma in the bone marrow. Her disease was inoperable and incurable. You might …

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Nov 15

Recap: Orlando Magic 89, Memphis Grizzlies 72

BOX SCORE In a strange game that involved a lot of turnovers (37 of them in total), the Orlando Magic were able to defeat the Memphis Grizzlies by the score of 89-72. For the Magic, it was — easily — their best performance defensively of the regular season. Orlando was led by Dwight Howard, who …

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Nov 12

Friday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Looking to give his players some stability night-in and night-out, Stan Van Gundy has settled on one starting lineup for the foreseeable future. Van Gundy said following his team’s shootaround today that he’ll start Jameer Nelson at point guard, Vince Carter at shooting guard, Quentin Richardson at small forward, Rashard …

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Nov 05

Revisiting the Issue of Playing Time

Via Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: Coach Stan Van Gundy and General Manager Otis Smith met Thursday before the Magic’s practice. […] Their meeting came in the wake of small forward Mickael Pietrus‘ shouting match with Van Gundy near the bench on Wednesday night. Frustrated with his dwindling role, Pietrus was pulled out of …

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Nov 02

The Clock is Ticking for the Orlando Magic

Via George Diaz of the Orlando Sentinel: The Orlando Magic are going to win a bunch of games this season. My guesstimate is that the bar starts at 50 and shoots up from there. Expect lots of good times in the fabulously-plush Amway Center. But the celebratory spirit may come crashing down in the playoff …

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Oct 29

A Rivalry to Be, or Not to Be: That Is the Question

Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images There is no rivalry between the Orlando Magic and the Miami Heat. There is no rich history between the two franchises. Celtics vs. Lakers it is not. History? Boston and L.A. have decades of it. Geography? They are the East vs. West. Bad blood? Five words: Kevin McHale clotheslines Kurt …

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Oct 29

Interview with Kevin Arnovitz and Tom Haberstroh of The Heat Index

Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images After nearly four months, the wait is over. We know the story by now. LeBron James and Chris Bosh joined forces with Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat to create the SuperFriends. Afterwards, general manager Otis Smith and head coach Stan Van Gundy had a few words to say about …

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Oct 27

The Orlando Magic’s Journey Begins Tomorrow

Via Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: City officials and Orlando Magic employees have spent weeks making sure that Amway Center will be ready for its first NBA regular-season game this Thursday. But even after countless dry runs and four preseason exhibitions, no one can definitively answer a fundamental question: Just how loud will the …

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Oct 26

Where Do the Orlando Magic Stand As of Today?

Via John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com: Will Anthony and Paul be traded and swing the balance of power in the NBA? How bad does Anthony want out of Denver? The franchise has been trying to get him to sign a $66 million extension for months and he’s turned his nose up at it. But I give ‘Melo …

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Oct 25

A New and Important Update on Fran Vazquez

Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images Via Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: The [Orlando] Magic say [Fran] Vazquez — who stood them up after they drafted him in the first round in 2005 — is coming around to joining them for the 2011-12 season. He has another year left on his contract with FC Barcelona. …

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