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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 14

Magic Basketball Mailbag, 7/14/10

Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images Here’s another installment of the Magic Basketball Mailbag. _______ If the Orlando Magic can’t obtain a top star, why not build one up and invest time into Marcin Gortat or Ryan Anderson to be our power forward in the starting line up? They both have size. Against the elite teams …

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Jul 09

In a Blink of an Eye, a Rivalry Between the Orlando Magic and the Miami Heat Has Reached New Heights

Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images Welcome to Miami Thrice. There are a number of nicknames that are being used to illustrate the union of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh. Some complimentary, some not. Yet there are a number of adjectives that can also describe the newly-formed trio. ‘Unpredecented’ is, perhaps, the most appropriate …

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Jul 08

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Tania Ganguli of the Orlando Sentinel: “Stan Van Gundy likes that the Orlando Magic have the right to match any offer sheet restricted free agent SG J.J. Redick could sign with another team. Because Redick has played four consecutive seasons with the Magic, he’s considered a “Bird” free agent, meaning the Magic can pay him up to a …

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Jul 02

Magic Basketball Mailbag, 7/2/10

Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images Here’s another installment of the Magic Basketball Mailbag. _______ Do you see any positives in acquiring Carlos Boozer, besides satisfying Dwight Howard? A great question and a timely one, given that Carlos Boozer has been linked to rumors associated with the Orlando Magic the past few days. Let’s talk about …

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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 18

Interview with Dante & Galante, Part II

Here’s Part II of my interview (click here for Part I) with Dante Marchitelli and George Galante, the duo aptly known as “Dante & Galante.” In this segment, Dante and George reveal their future as announcers of the Orlando Pro Summer League. _______ Doing the Dante & Galante show for two years, what has that …

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Jun 10

2009-2010 Player Evaluation: Rashard Lewis

Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images Synergy-fueled player evaluations, with the help of other metrics, are always fun. Today, the power forwards. 2009-2010 regular season Rashard Lewis Games Played 72 Minutes Played 32.9 adj. +/- -6.31 net +/- -0.8 statistical +/- +1.74 PER 14.0 WARP 2.5 Win Shares/48 .132

May 21

Media Log: 2010 NBA Draft Combine Media Availability Day 2

In today’s media session (click here to read the log from Day 1), I was able to speak with Evan Turner amongst the media, as well as speak with Paul George, Patrick Patterson one-on-one, and Larry Sanders. _______ Evan Turner Could you talk about the rich basketball culture in Chicago, given that you’ve grown up …

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Apr 16

MBN Roundtable Discussion: Previewing the 2010 NBA Playoffs for the Orlando Magic

Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images And the grand finale. I gathered writers, the best of the best in the blogosphere, to participate in a roundtable discussion and answer some of the most pertinent questions concerning the Orlando Magic as the 2010 NBA Playoffs are set to begin. So, without further ado, here are the participants: …

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