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Aug 16

For J.J. Redick, It’s All About Efficiency

Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images One of the major storylines in a rather uneventful off-season (aside from the Chris Paul rumors) for the Orlando Magic was when general manager Otis Smith elected to match the Chicago Bulls’ offer sheet and re-sign J.J. Redick to a three year, $20 million contract. Not too long ago, Redick …

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Aug 13

Friday’s Magic Word

Justin Verrier of ESPN.com: “Defense wins championships. But MVPs? Not often. Such is the plight of [Dwight] Howard, who has won consecutive defensive player of the year trophies and compiled more blocks than a Lego warehouse the past two seasons but has been shut out from a top-three spot in the official MVP voting. The big culprit: …

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Jul 29

Interview with David Steele, Part I

Photo by the Orlando Magic 21 years. The Orlando Magic have been in existence for 21 years and in each of those years, David Steele has handled the play-by-play duties and called the action on the floor — first on radio for nine years, then on television for 12 years and counting. As such, Steele’s …

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Jul 22

Magic Basketball Mailbag, 7/22/10

Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images Here’s another installment of the Magic Basketball Mailbag. _______ Between Gortat, Carter and Bass, who is most likely to get traded this summer and/or by the February deadline? With the latest Chris Paul rumors hitting the mill, maybe all of them get dealt this summer. It remains to be seen …

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Jul 19

Will It Be Quentin Richardson or Mickael Pietrus at Small Forward?

AP Photo/J Pat Carter After general manager Otis Smith matched the Chicago Bulls’ offer sheet and re-signed J.J. Redick on Friday, the roster for the Orlando Magic is eerily similar to the one that lost to the Boston Celtics in the 2010 NBA Eastern Conference Finals. New additions like Chris Duhon and Quentin Richardson look …

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Jul 13

Tuesday’s Magic Word

George Diaz of the Orlando Sentinel: “All of these are ancillary moves in the big-picture scheme of Dwight Howard, Jameer Nelson, [Rashard] Lewis and [Vince] Carter. They are the nucleus of the Magic roster that has to wrestle with the James Gang in South Florida. You can’t rip [Otis] Smith because James bolted for Miami. Smith put together …

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Jul 13

2009-2010 Free Agent Evaluation: Quentin Richardson

Photo by Elsa/Getty Images Synergy-fueled player evaluations, with the help of other metrics, are always fun. Today, Quentin Richardson. 2009-2010 regular season Quentin Richardson Games Played 76 Minutes Played 27.4 adj. +/- +3.30 net +/- +6.0 statistical +/- +1.82 PER 12.9 WARP 1.4 Win Shares/48 .133

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

Thursday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “The [Orlando] Magic on Thursday brought aboard Chris Duhon, a veritable minnow on the free-agent market, while the largest, meanest shark circled all around them. And that meant only one thing. They’re going to need a bigger budget. The Magic’s grand plan looked pretty good until it turned out that a prime-time …

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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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