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Feb 04

Elfrid Payton named East Rookie of the Month

Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images Via Orlando Magic press release: Orlando Magic guard Elfrid Payton was named the Kia NBA Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for games played in January, the NBA has announced today. Payton is just the sixth Magic player to be awarded the honor. Dennis Scott won the award …

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May 05

Oladipo finishes second in Rookie of the Year voting

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Via NBA press release: Michael Carter-Williams of the Philadelphia 76ers is the recipient of the Eddie Gottlieb Trophy as the 2013-14 Kia NBA Rookie of the Year, the NBA announced today. Carter-Williams, who became only the third rookie since 1950-51 to lead all rookies in scoring, rebounding and …

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Jan 03

Victor Oladipo named East Rookie of the Month

Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images Via Orlando Magic press release: Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo was named the Kia NBA Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for games played in December, the NBA has announced today. Oladipo is just the fifth Magic player to be awarded the honor and the first since …

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Jan 02

Magic to wear Hardwood Classics jerseys

Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/Getty Images Via Orlando Magic press release: In celebration of the Magic’s 25th anniversary season and to honor the rich history of Orlando Magic basketball, the team will don the original jersey, the signature black, pinstriped jersey with throwback team logos worn through the 1989-94 seasons starting with the January 4 …

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Apr 03

Wednesday’s Mini-Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “As Shaq delivered his jersey-retirement speech Tuesday night at Staples Center, home of the L.A. Lakers, Dwight Howard also was in the building. Dwight was waiting in the Lakers’ lockeroom at halftime, waiting to build (or rescue) his legacy in L.A. as others paid homage to Shaq’s. In other …

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May 10

Dwight Howard’s future under the microscope

Via Ken Berger of CBSSports.com: Of the teams [Dwight] Howard is likely to consider when exercising his early-termination option after next season — sources say the Lakers, Knicks and Nets are the strong favorites — L.A. is the one with the most attractive trade assets. The massive contracts attached to the Lakers’ most desirable players …

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Mar 02

Orlando’s Dwight Howard named NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Month

Photo by Fernando Medina Via the Orlando Magic: The Orlando Magic’s Dwight Howard was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Month presented by Kia Motors for games played during February. It marks the sixth time of his career and the second time this season that Howard has earned the league’s top monthly honor (November …

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Jan 06

Dwight Howard leads the East after third returns of 2011 NBA All-Star balloting

Via the Orlando Magic: Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic leads the Eastern Conference in voting after the third returns of 2011 NBA All-Star Balloting presented by T-Mobile were announced today. Howard ranks second overall in voting for the entire NBA behind only Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers. Bryant is the overall leader …

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Nov 22

Sneak Preview: Orlando Magic at San Antonio Spurs

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Leave it to Stan Van Gundy to compare one of his starting forwards to one of baseball’s best sluggers. A couple of years ago, Van Gundy — a lifelong baseball fan — responded to the calls of doom and gloom when the Detroit Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera started a season …

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Jul 01

The Familiar Tale of Shaquille O’Neal in 1996

Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images Via Chris Tomasson of NBA FanHouse: Just ask Pat Williams, Orlando’s senior vice president, what a disaster it was to lose Shaq in 1996. “It took me 10 years to halfway get over it,” said Williams, who has been with the [Orlando] Magic since before the team’s inaugural season of 1989-90. …

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