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With nothing going on in the NBA this month, ESPN has resorted to lists to fill space. This year, they picked an interesting one by ranking teams based on their under-25 talent.
You would figure that with Nikola Vucevic, Tobias Harris, Maurice Harkless and even Doron Lamb, the Magic would rank pretty highly considering the young talent they have put together.
ESPN does not appear to think so. Amin Elhassen of ESPN (Insider, sorry) ranked the Magic 17th in terms of talent under 25. Here is his rationale:
The Magic don't have any birds in hand, so they decided to plant an orchard of bushes. Vucevic was unexpectedly the best center to come out of the Dwight Howard-Andrew Bynum trade last summer, providing finishes out of the pick-and-roll and solid rebounding on both ends. Orlando has other promising young talent: Harris blossomed after being acquired midseason from Milwaukee; Nicholson has shown promise as a post scorer who can also step out and shoot the medium-range ...
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Al Harrington played just 10 games for the Orlando Magic last season and believes the team did not prioritize winning.
“For me, last year was just a nightmare, from start to finish,” Harrington said. “The Orlando thing with, I think they brought me there never expecting me to play, but then I got healthy and it was kind of a surprise for them. It was tough, but I understood...
Orlando Magic: Why Victor Oladipo Will Win The NBA’s Rookie of the Year Award
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On Sunday morning, the Magic's $17 million traded player exception expired and a large asset the team could have used was let go. The opportunity to use it just never came up.
Steve Kyler of HoopsWorld reports the Magic were trying to use it up until the deadline and tried to use it to entice a young asset or draft picks out of teams involved in the major deals this summer...
The Orlando Magic have let the $17.8 million trade exception they received in the four-team trade that sent Dwight Howard to the Lakers expire. The exception would have allowed the Magic to absorb salary in a potential trade, however, it expired at midnight Sunday – exactly one year from the blockbuster deal.
Hoopsworld’s Steve Kyler explains why the team would’ve let it expire...
During his career Al Harrington has proven that he can be a strong piece in a winning puzzle; he just needs the right fit.
Will that opportunity come via John Wall and the Washington Wizards?
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August 10 marked the one-year anniversary of the Dwight Howard trade and the official beginning of this current rebuild project. The old Magic team was swept out fairly quickly and a new Magic team was preparing to dawn.
One tool that figured to help the Magic out in this rebuilding effort would have been the very large traded player exception that Rob Hennigan created in the...
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It wasn’t much of a secret last season that after losing Dwight Howard, the Orlando Magic were going to be in full-blown rebuilding mode. Their days of being contenders for a Finals spot, or even a playoff position went with Howard to Los Angeles, and though the team made strides toward improvement, with impressive showings from promising young players...
Days before he was released by the Orlando Magic, Al Harrington made it clear that he wanted to win, and play for a contender.
Either Harrington knows something we don’t, or his plan might not be going as expected.
Marc Stein is reporting that Harrington and the Washington Wizards are moving closely towards a deal.
Hearing: Newly minted free agent Al Harrington is leaning toward...
According to ESPN, Al Harrington has been “aggressively pursued” by the Washington Wizards ever since the Orlando Magic released the 33-year-old forward. Washington still has a roster spot open, and views Harrington as the scoring power forward they are in need of. Harrington has worked out hard this summer, according to reports. He proved it in [...]
Yesterday the news out of Washington centered on free-agent Al Harrington nearing a one-year deal with the Wizards. And now that the two sides have reportedly reached an agreement for the veterans minimum, the 6-foot-9 veteran is making all types of new news with the Wiz.
It did not take long, but Harrington is already throwing around the “P” word – playoffs.
Al Harrington one of the NBA's top available free agents since negotiating his release from the Orlando Magic earlier this month is leaning toward signing with the Washington Wizards according to sources close to the situation.
Sources told ESPN.com that the Wizards who have one guaranteed roster spot open are looking to add some frontcourt scoring punch and have aggressively...
Former Orlando Magic center Al Harrington is the newest member of the Washington Wizards (Courtesy of NBA.com)
As one of the newest members of the Washington Wizards, Al Harrington (no not the Wacky Waving Inflatable Tube Man guy from Family Guy) told Wizards fans to expect the playoffs this season.
“I’m excited and I feel like this team is definitely going to make the playoffs...
According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, 15-year NBA veteran, Al Harrington, who was recently waived by the Orlando Magic, is leaning toward signing with the Washington Wizards.
The 33-year-old forward played just ten games with the Magic last season due to a staph infection, averaging 5.1 points and 2.7 rebounds in 12 minutes.