Otis Smith | Magic Basketball - Part 19

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Jul 01

Free Agent Notebook, Day 1: J.J. Redick, Amar’e Stoudemire, and More

To better make sense of the madness that is free agency, especially considering their historical ramifications within the framework of the NBA, I’m going to aggregate any facts and rumors that pertain to the Orlando Magic into a notebook-type post. The posts will be constructed daily at 12:00 PM EDT and updated throughout the day. …

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Jun 30

Dwight Howard is Eyeing Either Chris Paul or Carlos Boozer

Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images Via Ken Berger of CBSSports.com: While those elite free agents prepare for an unmitigated frenzy set to begin at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, a certain gentle giant who’s a couple years away from any such courtship is quietly beginning to formulate a plan that he’d like management to execute. …

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Jun 30

Addressing the Gilbert Arenas Conundrum

Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images Gilbert Arenas. At the peak of his powers, Arenas was — regarded by many — as a quirky and eccentric player that had many memorable moments on and off court. Unfortunately for Arenas, he made some bad decisions this season when he brought unloaded firearms into the …

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Jun 29

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Vince Carter simply cannot escape the trade rumors that surround him these days. […] Carter’s name already has been mentioned in rumors this summer. One Internet report said the [Orlando] Magic discussed a deal that would have sent Carter and point guard Jameer Nelson to the New Orleans Hornets in exchange …

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Jun 28

Monday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Compared to LeBron’s trumpeted grand plan, Shaquille O’Neal slipped away from the Orlando Magic in 1996 as if he merely had been transferred by the home office to another job in Los Angeles. Trust me, kids, Shaq’s move to the Lakers was a huge deal in Orlando — just not as noisy from …

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Jun 27

2009-2010 Draft Evaluation: Stanley Robinson

Tony Spinelli/ESPN.com Synergy-fueled player evaluations, with the help of other metrics, are always fun. Today, Stanley Robinson. 2009-2010 regular season Stanley Robinson Games Played 34 Minutes Played 34.2 PPG 14.5 RPG 7.6 BPG 1.2 FG% .525 3P% .342 PER 20.48 projected PER N/A

Jun 24

Thursday’s Magic Word

John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com: “One of the downsides of being an elite NBA team is a poor position for the NBA Draft, but Orlando Magic GM Otis Smith is still confident that the team can improve itself from near the bottom of the first round Thursday night. The Magic select 29th overall or next-to-last in the …

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Jun 24

Magic Basketball Mailbag, 6/24/10

Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images Here’s another installment of the Magic Basketball Mailbag. _______ Do you think the Magic will try to move Gortat? Maybe. The answer to the question is speculative, at best, but it should provide some insight on Marcin Gortat‘s future with the Orlando Magic. Will Gortat be traded? It seems like …

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Jun 23

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “The [Orlando] Magic‘s roster indeed needs some filling out, especially at point guard. Jameer Nelson‘s backups, Jason Williams and Anthony Johnson, are aging free agents. Williams hasn’t ruled out returning even as the third point guard/mentor, but the Magic need to get younger and, ahem, taller. [Otis] Smith isn’t committed to …

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Jun 22

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Sam Amick of NBA FanHouse: “It’s no surprise the Orlando Magic are looking to upgrade their roster. Center Dwight Howard is the type of dynamic, unique talent that sparks championship visions, yet the group that won the Eastern Conference championship in 2009 watched the NBA Finals from home this time around after being beaten by Boston in six games …

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