The Orlando Magic Are Spending To Win | Magic Basketball - Part 15

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Aug 02

The Orlando Magic Are Spending to Win

Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images Via Ben Q. Rock of Orlando Pinstriped Post: Mark Deeks, who runs the indispensable ShamSports.com, has updated that site with nearly complete salary information on every NBA team, including the Orlando Magic; the only Magic contract figure on which he’s unsure is J.J. Redick‘s. That’s the link you should consult …

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Jul 28

Wednesday’s Magic Word

George Diaz of the Orlando Sentinel: “There will be some reactionary backlash to the expensive pile of contract extensions and promotions that keep the Orlando Magic leadership team in play for a few more seasons. The ghost of Fran Vázquez will rise up from Spain. John Weisbrod will show up wearing a hockey mask. Little Penny will …

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Jul 28

Orlando Magic Announce Leadership Promotions

Via the Orlando Magic: Orlando Magic Chief Executive Officer/Vice Chair Bob Vander Weide has announced that Alex Martins has been promoted to Team President and Otis Smith has been promoted to President of Basketball Operations. In addition, Head Coach Stan Van Gundy has agreed to a multi-year contract extension. All contracts run through the 2012-13 …

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Jul 28

A Hypothetical Trade Offer for Chris Paul, Part II

Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images Since trade scenarios involving Chris Paul have reached a fever pitch recently, Ryan Schwan of Hornets247 felt it would be a fun exercise to open up the virtual bidding for the New Orleans Hornets’ all-world point guard and see which TrueHoop Network writer could come up with the winning bid. …

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Jul 27

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Ben Q. Rock of Orlando Pinstriped Post: “The Orlando Magic have drawn attention for their three-point-oriented offense under head coach Stan Van Gundy since he took over in 2007, and for good reason. The Magic love the three-ball and have made it a staple of their offense, setting an NBA record for three-pointers made in a …

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Jul 27

Otis Smith and Stan Van Gundy Receive Contract Extensions

Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images Via Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: The Orlando Magic will put their title hopes into the hands of coach Stan Van Gundy and General Manager Otis Smith for a while longer. The Sentinel has learned that the Magic will announce Wednesday that Van Gundy and Smith have had their …

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Jul 27

A Hypothetical Trade Offer for Chris Paul, Part I

Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images A few days ago, Ryan Schwan of Hornets247 conjured up a neat idea of “virtually” trading Chris Paul for fun. The premise was simple — any TrueHoop Network writer could participate and submit an offer to Schwan, then he would gather the offers, rank them, and trade Paul to the …

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Jul 27

The Never-Ending Tale with Chris Paul

Via Ken Berger of CBSSports.com: According to multiple people within the NBA who are familiar with the Hornets’ predicament, Paul’s new cadre of power brokers at Creative Artists Agency, led by Rose, are continuing to push Paul’s exit strategy from New Orleans — something members of the organization are well aware of and expected. The …

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Jul 26

Monday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “The [Orlando] Magic still will be looking for a point guard — just not Paul. Smith said the team will sign a third guard soon to back up starter Jameer Nelson and Chris Duhon. “We’re still throwing some names around,” he said. The Magic currently have 12 players under contract. [Otis] …

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Jul 26

Penny Hardaway Seeks Closure With the Orlando Magic

Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images Via Shannon J. Owens of the Orlando Sentinel: In Hardaway’s eyes, his reputation in Orlando never fully recovered from the dark cloud of Hill’s firing. He was accused of leading the team’s mutiny against Hill. “He was the captain at the time. But there was 16 guys in …

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