Found May 08, 2012 on Hoops Addict:
TEAMS: Orlando Magic
The Orlando Magic were eliminated in the first round of the NBA Playoffs tonight, but this may prove to be a blessing in disguise. The Magic need time to put their drama filled season behind them and start to work on unity within the team in the offseason.

Magic give Dwight Howard ultimatum

CEO Alex Martins said that if the center won't sign an extension, the team will ensure it doesn't "go through a season like we went through this year."

Steele: Not all doom and gloom for Magic

The 2011-12 NBA season has come a close for the Orlando Magic. It was the longest, short season in franchise history. If someone were to offer a screenplay depicting the seasons events to the Soap Opera Network, it would be roundly rejected for lack of believability. Now, as the post-season arrives, big decisions are in the offing for the franchise. Will the three major players...

Orlando Magic To Make Decision On Keeping Dwight Howard Soon

A decision -- from the Orlando Magic -- will be made regarding keeping or trading away Dwight Howard if he declines to sign a contract extension with the team during the summer of 2012, Magic CEO Alex Martins said Tuesday night.According to Bright House Sports Network, Howard can become an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his career on July 1st, 2013 -- something Orlando...

J.J. Redick Needs to Stop in the Name of Love, May Need to Stop Farting (Caption Contest)

J.J. Redick drew the ire of an official during a game in the Magic's playoff series with the Pacers, and we wanted to know what NESN readers thought the caption for the moment should be. Check out the winners of Sunday's #NESNCaption Caption Contest below. Michael Patrick Duffy: "STOP! In the name of Loveee." Joe Nee: "It was him!! He farted!!" Tanner...

This is exactly how the Orlando Magic’s season went

It was a helluva run by the Orlando Magic, which included 1 NBA Finals appearance a few seasons ago, but it pretty much has come to an end, as the fallout is just starting. This “Gone Fishin” pic front TNT last night pretty much depicts this last season, with Dwight Howard doing what he felt [...]

Magic's hectic season comes to a close

"Hectic is a good word. The schedule was hectic," J.J. Redick said. "It seemed like there was some sort of national scandal with this team every other week. At one point in March, I decided to set the over/under at 2.5 for national scandals for the rest of the year. Fortunately, we only had two more. So we hit the under." That might about sum up the way the 2012...

Either sign Howard or trade him

If you thought that the Orlando Magic's 105-87 loss in Indiana Tuesday night meant that the most turbulent era in team history was finally behind them, you couldn't be more wrong. This nightmare is just beginning. And if Magic fans are convinced that a 4-1 gentleman's sweep at the hands of the resurgent Pacers is a low point in the never-ending saga that has dominated...

Nelson Has Three Days To Make Decision On Player Option

Jameer Nelson's decision will almost certainly take place before the Magic decide upon the future of Stan Van Gundy and Otis Smith.

Magic May Seek Trade If Howard Doesn't Sign Extension

Alex Martins added that "necessary decisions will be made" if Dwight Howard doesn't sign an extension with Orlando.

Report: Bobcats to interview Ewing

The Charlotte Bobcats will interview Orlando Magic assistant Patrick Ewing for their vacant head-coaching job, Yahoo! Sports reported, citing sources. The meeting is expected to take place once the Magic's run in the playoffs is over. That could come as early as Tuesday night, with the Pacers holding a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series going into Game 5. The Hall of Fame...

2012 NBA Most Improved Player: Chasing 23 Writers’ Picks

This year’s Most Improved Player award was a mixed bag with the Chasing 23 writing team, with 4 different players receiving votes from our writers. Brown Mamba: Ryan Anderson Opponents of the Ryan Anderson for MIP bandwagon will note that Anderson’s per 36 minutes number were virtually identical (and in some cases, slightly worse) than last year. This is an unfair comparison...
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