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Magic small forward Hedo Turkoglu will miss at least four weeks after surgery to repair a broken bone in his left hand, Orlando officials said Saturday.
Turkoglu fractured the fifth metacarpal in his left hand during the third quarter of Fridays victory over the Nuggets.
Both of Turkoglu's projected backups are rookies who are nursing injuries.
DeQuan Jones, an undrafted rookie free agent out of the University of Miami who was a pleasant surprise during the preseason, is currently day-to-day with a strained abductor muscle in one of his hips. The good news is that he did practice Saturday.
Fellow rookie Moe Harkless was recently cleared for full contact drills following offseason surgery to repair a sports hernia, but coach Jacque Vaughn was hoping to ease him into the lineup.
The team could also shift Arron Afflalo over to small forward, which shouldn't be too much of a stretch as he played the position at times during his five seasons with the Nuggets.
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It’s not like the Orlando Magic are swimming with talent these days after they traded — essentially — the best center in the league, Dwight Howard, for Arron Afflalo and Al Harrington. In fact, their squad may end up being the worst team in the league this season, but that hasn’t stopped the Orlando Magic [...]The post Orlando Magic’s Website Wants You To Pick Their Backup...
While uncertainty still surrounds the Orlando Magic and Phoenix Suns after major offseason changes, both teams appear to have gained some confidence with wins under their belts.
Orlando's season-opening victory, however, came at a cost.
Hoping to overcome Hedo Turkoglu's absence, the Magic try for a fourth consecutive win over the visiting Suns on Sunday night.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- J.J. Redick scored 24 points, Arron Afflalo and Glen Davis each had 22 points, and Nikola Vucevic added 18 points and 13 rebounds as the Orlando Magic rallied to beat the Phoenix Suns 115-94 Sunday night.
The Magic trailed by as many as 13 points early in the second half, but used a 40-point third quarter to build as much as a 21-point cushion in the fourth...
The Orlando Magic suffered a big loss last night in their season opening game against the Denver Nuggets. Hedo Turkoglu suffered a broken left hand in the team's 102-89 victory. Turkoglu will be evaluated further today, and the extent of the injury should be determined.According to Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel, the loss of Turkoglu means the Magic will have to go...
ORLANDO - The Orlando Magic may have lost their superstar, but they have found a balance that has carried them to a surprisingly good start this season. The rebuilding Magic had five players score at least 15 points Sunday night, leading them to an impressive 115-94 victory over the Phoenix Suns. The post-Dwight Howard era has begun with a 2-0 start. J.J. Redick led the charge...
ORLANDO - At least for one night, life without All-NBA center Dwight Howard doesn't look so bad. The rebuilt Orlando Magic, starting without Howard for the first time in eight seasons, opened a new era Friday night with a 102-89 victory over the Denver Nuggets. Forward Glen Davis, who has happily accepted the new leadership role, led everyone with 29 points and 10 rebounds...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- The Orlando Magic take the first step in the post-Dwight Howard era Friday night when they open the season at home against the Denver Nuggets, and it's still anyone's guess as to what direction they are headed.
Howard was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers in August. Gone too in offseason trades are power forward Ryan Anderson and shooting guard Jason...
Nobody knew quite what to expect from the Magic as they embarked on this new era. What would this team be? Who would be its leaders?
Inside the halls of Amway Center though, preparation was being done and the team was going about its business. There were no distractions from the prying eyes of media expectations, just a quiet resolve to play together and do what was necessary...
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Season Series: Tonight in Orlando; Dec. 9 in Phoenix