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Over the next few weeks Orlando Magic Daily will be taking a look at the things that went right and wrong this season as Orlando ended its season with its first Lottery season in six years.
Except for a few shining examples, the Magic's drafting history is not so stellar.
We remember, Shaquille O'Neal, Dwight Howard and Mike Miller. Nick Anderson and Dennis Scott were great picks in the early years. Between them though you have an organization that has constantly swung and missed on young players.
During the Tracy McGrady years, the Magic were unable to stock up on cheap, young talent to try and stem the tide when Grant Hill was hurt. Often the players Orlando drafted in this era were not able to contribute.
It is not easy to find great draft picks in the middle of the draft, but John Gabriel certainly could have and should have done better than the combination of Keyon Dooling (traded to the Clippers on draft night), Courtney Alexander, Steven Hunter, Jeryl ...
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Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard met with a shoulder specialist yesterday to have his torn labrum examined. Following the visit, the Lakers have announced that Howard will not require surgery to repair the labrum tear in his right shoulder.Howard was examined by Dr. James Tibone of the Kerlan Jobe Orthopedic Group. Prior to the announcement, the big man told reporters that...
If there is one thing we know for sure regarding Dwight Howard and his impending free agency, it’s that he is highly unlikely to make a quick decision. Howard seems to enjoy flip-flopping and dragging these things out as much as possible, which is why his future with the Los Angeles Lakers still remains very unclear.
On Tuesday, Howard would not commit to whether or not he is leaning...
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The Los Angeles Lakers have already been eliminated from the post-season at the hands of the San Antonio Spurs but we all know that with this team the news goes beyond just on the court activities. Forward Metta World Peace decided to share his thoughts regarding Dwight Howard’s season and Blacksportsonline captured the rather surprising quotes. [...]
When the San Antonio Spurs swept the Los Angeles Lakers, it was a result that was expected after Game 1 of the series. When the injuries kept piling up for Los Angeles, their fans were hoping the ending was coming sooner than having it drag out. They weren't blow out losses in the series, but they knew a championship wasn't coming.
With Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Steve...
The questions started almost as soon as Dwight Howard was ejected from Sunday's Game Four loss to the Spurs: Will Dwight Howard re-sign with the Lakers?
Of all the players who struggled on the Lakers and led to this disappointing season, Howard was alone with the most to lose. His legacy was not set and would be written in the coming months and years. And in 2012-13, he failed...
“My back was in pain the whole year. I came back 5-6 months earlier than I was supposed to. I did that for the team and city”
- Dwight Howard
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Shaquille O'Neal, the original NBA Super Man (yeah, your next generation Dwight Howard), was known for making some big plays during his playing days. Now that he is done on the court he has taking his clutch persona to the study where he will not let anything interfere with the banter between himself and the other NBA analysts that are covering the playoffs for TNT.
It will be a while before the San Antonio Spurs will be back on the court for the second round of the playoffs and fans may be craving to see their favorite team in action. Fortunately, Manu Ginobili gave a highlight to remember from Game 4 of the opening round series versus the Lakers at the expense of Dwight Howard.
Check out the Lakers and Howard's matador defense allowing...
Obviously the Lakers season did not end the way were hoping…not even close. They had to know they were a long shot to make the Finals even with a completely healthy roster, but a first round sweep?? Ouch…
Now Dwight Howard becomes a free agent who will, despite a trashpile of a season, earn max money next year. Kobe has vowed to come back, but no one knows when that will be or...
The Los Angeles Lakers concluded their disappointing 2012-13 season Tuesday, conducting their exit interviews after cleaning out their lockers. The big question for the offseason: Will Dwight Howard sign a long-term contract with the Lakers or say goodbye? Howard
Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant had no problem keeping his old basketball jerseys, sports awards and high school trophies at his mothers house until she decided to auction all of it off.
Pamela Bryant, Kobe Bryant’s mother, has put the items up for sell for an expected $1.5 million so she could
Pau Gasol addressed the media at the end of a difficult season for the Los Angeles Lakers and ahead of an offseason where his future is in doubt.
"I prefer to stay, but I'm prepared if I'm not," said Gasol.
Gasol also said that Mitch Kupchak indicated that his future with the Lakers is not directly tied to the decision Dwight Howard ultimately makes in free...
Is it 'the Mavs will let Collison go' vs. 'Dallas' qualifying offer on Collison is only $3.3 mil, so this is an easy decision'? Nope. Both assumptions are wrong. DB.com has learned exclusively that the actual QO on RFA Darren Collison is exactly $4,531,459 - a QO he'll never get. And yet the Mavs want to juggle Collison back onto the roster using a formula...
After a tumultuous season that ended injury and having watch the Lakers get swept out of the playoffs, Kobe Bryant has had some time to think about what he wants next season. And despite most people believing that what Kobe Bryant wants next season is Dwight Howard as far away from the Lakers as he can get, Bryant seems to singing another tune.According to Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports...