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Nov 18

Four Orlando Magic Players Highlight 2011 NBA All-Star Ballot

Photo by Fernando Medina Via the Orlando Magic: The Orlando Magic’s Dwight Howard, Vince Carter, Rashard Lewis and Jameer Nelson were named to the 2011 NBA All-Star Ballot that was unveiled today during a special tip-off event in Los Angeles, the Official Host City of NBA All-Star 2011. NBA All-Star Balloting presented by T-Mobile will …

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Nov 10

Are You Kidding Me? Fastbreaks?

Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images Via Peter D. Newmann of ESPN NBA Statistics and Information Research: One thing that the [Orlando] Magic won’t be doing very much of is running the fastbreak. Orlando averages the fewest fastbreak points per game in the NBA. Fastbreak PPG Pace Orlando Magic 8.2 93.2 (18th) Milwaukee Bucks 8.6 91.4 …

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Oct 27

The Orlando Magic Return to the Familiar Underdog Role

Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images Via John Hollinger of ESPN Insider: Virtually every set of predictions lists one of three teams as champion: the Lakers, Heat or Celtics. I’m wondering if this consensus is missing the boat on reality, and I’m not just saying that because the Heat and Lakers looked somewhere south of dominant …

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Jul 27

The Never-Ending Tale with Chris Paul

Via Ken Berger of CBSSports.com: According to multiple people within the NBA who are familiar with the Hornets’ predicament, Paul’s new cadre of power brokers at Creative Artists Agency, led by Rose, are continuing to push Paul’s exit strategy from New Orleans — something members of the organization are well aware of and expected. The …

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Jul 22

The Rumors Won’t Go Away About Chris Paul

Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images Via Ken Berger of CBSSports.com: When Paul was quoted a few weeks ago as saying he’d be open to a trade if the Hornets aren’t committed to building a championship team, it was only a small hint as to the size of the chasm that exists between the franchise and …

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Jul 03

Some Brief Thoughts on Chris Paul

Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images Via Sam Amick of NBA FanHouse: He’s not a free agent, and he’s certainly far from free. But Chris Paul is possibly this: the summer’s next storyline. It often goes that way when a rising star is stuck with a team on the decline, and the signs are …

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Jul 02

Free Agent Notebook, Day 2: Matt Barnes, Carlos Boozer, 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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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 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 11

2009-2010 Player Evaluation: Dwight Howard

Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images Synergy-fueled player evaluations, with the help of other metrics, are always fun. Today, the centers. 2009-2010 regular season Dwight Howard Games Played 82 Minutes Played 34.7 adj. +/- +24.97 net +/- +10.2 statistical +/- +7.21 PER 24.0 WARP 19.2 Win Shares/48 .223

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