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Jan 22

Five reasons to be happy in Magic kingdom

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images The Magic ended a 10-game losing streak against the Celtics this past weekend, a streak which dated back to 2013. That’s a long stretch to go winless, and Magic fans are predictably perturbed. But this most recent losing streak shouldn’t make the fanbase catatonic with woe, since there’s …

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Jan 03

Orlando waives Hedo Turkoglu

Photo by Cameron Browne/NBAE via Getty Images Via Orlando Magic press release: The Orlando Magic have waived forward Hedo Turkoglu, general manager Rob Hennigan announced today. Turkoglu has appeared in 897 regular season games during his NBA career with Sacramento, San Antonio, Orlando, Toronto and Phoenix, averaging 11.9 ppg., 4.2 rpg. and 3.1 apg. in …

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Dec 30

Staying ahead of the statistical revolution

Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images Though a rising tide ostensibly lifts all boats, the trend toward analytically-minded NBA head coaches has left Orlando Magic coach Jacque Vaughn adrift in the wake of public opinion. And it’s too bad, too, as Vaughn and the Magic were a year ahead of the curve. This past …

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Nov 25

Grades: Phoenix Suns 104, Orlando Magic 96

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Nov 24

Preview: Phoenix Suns at Orlando Magic

Essentials Teams: Phoenix Suns at Orlando Magic Date: November 24, 2013 Time: 6:00 p.m. Television: NBA TV Arena: Amway Center Records Suns: 6-6 Magic: 4-8 Probable starters Suns: Goran Dragic Gerald Green P.J. Tucker Channing Frye Miles Plumlee Magic: Jameer Nelson Victor Oladipo Arron Afflalo Maurice Harkless Nikola Vuvevic Advanced stats Suns: Pace: 95.5 (12th …

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Nov 19

A blueprint to tank harder

Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images At 4-6 on the year, the Orlando Magic have again started hot after most preseason prognosticators lumped them in with the Celtics, the Suns, the Jazz, the Sixers and other like-minded franchises attempting to turn things around through the 2014 NBA Draft. The term “tank” has an odious stank to …

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Oct 09

The tragedy of Hedo Turkoglu

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Back in 2009, I had a more-than-casual interest in LeBron’s Cavaliers. My buddy and I watched almost every game of the playoffs that year in a small bar here in Chattanooga, and we both felt that we were watching something special. The Cavs had annihilated Detroit and Atlanta, …

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Apr 18

The road ahead for the Magic

AP Photo/John Raoux The 30-year-old whippersnapper general manager of the Orlando Magic, Rob Hennigan, was brought in to lead the Orlando Magic brain trust in their attempt to remake the roster through draft picks, not with the usual flashy free agent signings. It’s a track similar to the one navigated by his mentors — Sam …

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Apr 10

Let Hedo Turkoglu go

Photo by Cameron Browne/NBAE via Getty Images He’s old and slow, but that’s not the only reason Hedo Turkoglu should go. The Orlando Magic are a franchise on the mend after the “put Dwight Howard in the middle and spread the floor with 3-point shooting” experiment ended in recriminations, and finally with Howard getting dealt …

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Jul 06

2010-2011 Player Evaluation: Dwight Howard

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images 2010-2011 regular season Dwight Howard Games Played 78 Minutes Played 37.6 adj. +/- +14.09 net +/- +9.8 statistical +/- +7.24 PER 26.0 WARP 20.5 Win Shares/48 .236

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