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Pro Sports Daily:
Orlando Magic center Gustavo Ayon will miss the next two weeks with a sprained left thumb, coach Jacque Vaughn said Wednesday. "(It's) a good thing it happened now and early, and he can continue his conditioning and hopefully get right back into the fold after those few weeks,” Vaughn told the Orlando Sentinel. Ayon appeared ticketed to be the backup center behind Nik Vucevic. Vaughn said the injury to Ayon will not affect the final roster decisions heading into next week's opening game. Ayon, who is wearing a splint, said he has no pain in the thumb. He sustained the injury during the first quarter of Monday's preseason game against San Antonio Spurs.
BEST OF MAXIM
Weve witnessed Glen Davis dominance in the post, seen Jameer Nelsons command at the point and watched J.J. Redicks accurate shooting from behind the arc.
In the first five games of the preseason, the core players on the Orlando Magic have looked good, but not great. On Wednesday night, we may get our first glimpse of the player the Magic hope will make all the difference.
Believe it or not, we are about two weeks away from Opening Night. Orlando opened training camp on October 1 and have reach the midpoint of the preseason. So how will we get ready? By counting down to the beginning of the season on November 2 against Denver. Let's continue:
The big decisions we know are coming have finally started to pass down. The Magic trimmed their roster...
The Magic have waived Christian Eyenga and Armon Johnson.
For the seventh year Jeff Clark of CelticsBlog has gathered everyone together for the Blog Preview. I will be getting to those other teams in the Never-Ending Preview. But today is for the Orlando Magic. So here is my contribution to the Blog Preview and a look at the Orlando Magic's 2012-13 season.
2012 Record: 37-29
Key Losses: Dwight Howard (traded...
The Magic are likely to choose between Justin Harper, Josh McRoberts, DeQuan Jones and Quentin Richardson for the 14th and 15th spots on the roster.
It’s no secret that the relationship between Stan Van Gundy and David Stern
isn’t exactly a pleasant one, and it doesn't appear to be getting any better.
After Van Gundy was fired as head coach of the Orlando Magic, ESPN had planned to hire the hard-nosed coach as an NBA analyst. Van Gundy’s fire and willingness to say just about anything seemed to be...
In the building Dwight Howard's exploits helped build it's hard to find even the smallest remnant of the former Orlando center these days.
The photographs, murals and other likenesses that once adorned virtually every other crevice inside the Magic's Amway Center have been scraped away, now just painful reminders of championship aspirations never realized.
Orlando has looked better than expected in the perseason. Maybe the expectations were so low that any positive sign that this team could win games and do more than just compete was exceeding early expectations. The preseason is hardly a gauge for what the regular season will bring.
Seven games through the eight-game preseason, Orlando will play hard and will fight. The team will...
(2-4) vs. (3-3)
Time/TV: 8 p.m./No TV
Line: Grizzlies by 7
Tickets: $2-$59 on Vivid Seats
Season Series: Feb. 22 in Memphis; March 3 in Orlando