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Whatever happens this season, the Magic are doing their best not to refer to it as a rebuilding year.
Despite undergoing easily the most massive offseason shake-up in franchise history the included the trade of all-star Dwight Howard, there is still a lot of optimism among the players, coaching staff and front office entering training camp Tuesday.
New coach Jacques Vaughn says he doesn't plan to utter the word `rebuilding' at all to his team. He also plans to offer a roster of 10 new players and seven returners a chance to have a clean slate. Only four have spent more than one season in Orlando.
Veterans like Jameer Nelson and J.J. Redick acknowledge this season offers challenges, but say they are preparing for this season like any other.
BEST OF MAXIM
Dwight Howard took a huge step in his recovery process as the Los Angeles Lakers center was a full participant at practice on Tuesday.
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The Lakers may have made some huge offseason moves, including netting All-NBA center Dwight Howard. On Laker media day, Kobe Bryant flat out stated that despite the new additions, this is his team.
GIFT OF GAS
The Orlando Magic know they will miss Dwight Howard, but not for reasons that you might think.
The Orlando Magic will miss a lot of things Dwight Howard brought to the court, but they will mostly miss his farting abilities.
Glenn Davis told Orlando Sentinel's Josh Robbins: "The thing we're going to miss most about Dwight," Davis said. "Is his farting ability."
"A great farter," he contined. "He can fart. He can fart loud -- the loudest...
Dwight Howard participated in his first practice with the Los
Angeles Lakers on Tuesday, going through a lengthy workout with no
apparent concerns about his surgically repaired back.
Dwight Howard flattened the creases across the chest of his
brand-new gold jersey and joined his teammates for a group photo,
joking around and laughing even while saying cheese.
The Magic locker room might have a different, more pleasant odor this season now that Dwight Howard is gone, but it won't be without those who miss the way things used to be. Glen "Big Baby" Davis said that the Magic will miss Howard's "farting ability" more than anything, according to the Orlando Sentinel's Josh Robbins. Glen Davis was asked what...
As every member of the Magic filed through media day -- whether it be the media scrum or OrlandoMagic.com's live broadcast of the media day -- the same message continued to come up.
Yes, the Dwight Howard saga was a bit of a distraction last year. But there is no ill will among his former teammates. Just because Dwight Howard is gone, does not mean the Magic are destined...
Monday was Orlando Magic media day for the reformed squad. It was the media’s first chance to beat the current players (several of which, weren’t on the team last year) with questions about Dwight Howard. Fair? Probably not. Those that have been in the locker room the last year are probably glad the whole charade [...]
The Lakers held their media day on Monday along with the majority of the NBA. Of course there were tons of questions whose stories will dot the start of the ’12 – ’13 season. When will Dwight Howard be ready to hit the floor, how will Kobe and Steve Nash blend together, are the Clippers [...]
ORLANDO, Fla. After eight years of being carried on the broad shoulders of Dwight Howard, Monday marked the beginning of a new era for the Orlando Magic.
Coach Stan Van Gundy and general manager Otis Smith were dismissed following the season.
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Dwight Howard had his wish granted and was freed from the Orlando Magic. As a result, the Magic become one of the worst teams in the league...