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Dec 17

Channing Frye adjusting to life in Orlando

Photo by Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports ORLANDO, Fla. — When the Magic signed Channing Frye in the offseason to a 4-year, $32 million contract, many people were puzzled by the move — why would a rebuilding team splurge on a 31-year old veteran in free agency? For the Magic, the Frye signing was meant to …

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Dec 09

3-on-3: Best Magic player of the season so far

AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin With a month and a half of the season in the books, let’s take a look at the hot topics so far. 1. Best Magic player of the first month and a half of the season. Joe Atmonavage: Nikola Vucevic. It’s clearly been Vucci Mane. The fourth-year big man is averaging …

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Dec 01

Grades: Orlando Magic 93, Phoenix Suns 90

AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin   Orlando Magic 93 Final Recap | Box Score 90 Phoenix Suns Nikola Vucevic 7-15 FG | 4-6 FT | 1 BLK | 8 REB | 18 PTS | -1 It was Vucevic’s right hook with 42.2 seconds left, which gave the Magic an 85-80 lead, that was a lightning rod …

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Nov 21

Channing Frye’s importance to Orlando

Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images The Orlando Magic raised eyebrows when they signed Channing Frye to a four-year, $32 million contract during the offseason. The general consensus was that it made very little sense for the Magic, a young team that’s in the middle of an extensive rebuilding process, to splurge in free …

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Oct 13

Player Profile: Channing Frye

Photo by Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Frankel’s 2014-15 per 36 projections PPG RPG APG TS% PER ASPM 13.6 6.5 1.5 .552 12.9 +1.2 Two years ago, Channing Frye received news that put his basketball career — and possibly his life — at jeopardy when it was discovered he had an enlarged heart. But after sitting …

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Aug 13

Analyzing how Channing Frye fits with the Magic

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images The Orlando Magic are being patient with their rebuild, which is a good sign for Magic fans (even if they are growing restless). It’s going to take time for the Magic to construct a roster that mirrors anything like the one that made them title contenders in the …

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Aug 07

2009: The year of Jameer Nelson

Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images Looking back at Jameer Nelson’s 10-year tenure in Orlando, the 2008-09 season will forever remain his finest year in a Magic uniform. For 42 magical games, Nelson was a pick-and-roll assassin that shot the ball with deadly efficiency. Nelson’s brief transformation in becoming a basketball savant actually began in the …

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Jul 31

Reviewing the Magic’s free agent signings

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images The Magic have presumably wrapped up their offseason acquisitions. There may be further preseason tinkering, but for the most part, we know who to expect on the roster next season. What’s left, then? To judge. And judge we shall. If we strictly look at the free agency portion …

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Jul 22

Harris, Oladipo chosen to USA Men’s Select Team

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Via Orlando Magic press release: Orlando Magic players Tobias Harris and Victor Oladipo were selected as two of the 13 players for the 2014 USA Men’s Select Team that will train July 28-31 with the 2014 USA Basketball Men’s National Team during its training camp in Las Vegas, …

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Jul 14

Magic sign free agent Channing Frye

Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images Via Orlando Magic press release: The Orlando Magic have signed free agent forward Channing Frye, general manager Rob Hennigan announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deal are not disclosed. “We’re extremely excited to welcome Channing (Frye) and his family to Orlando,” said Hennigan. “Channing’s character, competitiveness, veteran experience, …

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