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Sep 13

The Amway Center’s Potential

Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel Via Mark Schlueb of the Orlando Sentinel: When the Orlando Arena opened in 1989, few people had heard of the newfangled Internet, and mobile phones were the size of bricks. When its replacement opens Oct. 1, the technology inside the new Amway Center will have changed as much as it has in …

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Jul 27

Otis Smith and Stan Van Gundy Receive Contract Extensions

Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images Via Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: The Orlando Magic will put their title hopes into the hands of coach Stan Van Gundy and General Manager Otis Smith for a while longer. The Sentinel has learned that the Magic will announce Wednesday that Van Gundy and Smith have had their …

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Jul 27

A Hypothetical Trade Offer for Chris Paul, Part I

Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images A few days ago, Ryan Schwan of Hornets247 conjured up a neat idea of “virtually” trading Chris Paul for fun. The premise was simple — any TrueHoop Network writer could participate and submit an offer to Schwan, then he would gather the offers, rank them, and trade Paul to the …

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Jul 26

Penny Hardaway Seeks Closure With the Orlando Magic

Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images Via Shannon J. Owens of the Orlando Sentinel: In Hardaway’s eyes, his reputation in Orlando never fully recovered from the dark cloud of Hill’s firing. He was accused of leading the team’s mutiny against Hill. “He was the captain at the time. But there was 16 guys in …

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Jul 14

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “As J.J. Redick waits to learn whether he’ll play for the Orlando Magic or the Chicago Bulls next season, he might be surprised to find out that the final determination about his future could be made in Grand Rapids, Mich. If General Manager Otis Smith decides he wants to match the Bulls’ three-year, $19 …

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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 12

Monday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “The Orlando Magic replaced one well-traveled 30-year-old small forward with another on Monday, signing Quentin Richardson and likely parting ways with Matt Barnes. […] It is believed that Richardson signed a multiyear deal — likely three years — for between $7.5 million to $8 million. He received what remained of the Magic’s …

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May 27

Second Look: Orlando Magic 113, Boston Celtics 92

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Ever since laying a giant egg and having their hearts questioned after a Game 6 debacle, the [Orlando] Magic have played like a team that reached the NBA Finals last season and won 59 games this season. Like in Game 4, the Magic relied on cornerstones [Dwight] Howard and point …

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May 23

Sunday’s Magic Word

Tania Ganguli of the Orlando Sentinel: “In 1989 after sweeping through the first three rounds of the NBA playoffs, the Los Angeles Lakers met the Detroit Pistons in the NBA Finals. But with Los Angeles’ Byron Scott and Magic Johnson out with hamstring injuries, the Bad Boy Pistons won the championship in a four-game sweep. That win avenged …

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Apr 28

Wednesday’s Magic Word

John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com: “From either his spot along the baseline near the Orlando Magic’s bench or in his family suite high above the crowd, Rich DeVos likes what he sees when he peers out across the arena that bear his company’s name. He certainly enjoys the product out on Amway Arena’s parquet floor what with …

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