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Last Year's Record: 20-62
Key Losses: Beno Udrih (free agency to New York)
Key Additions: Victor Oladipo (draft No. 2 overall), Jason Maxiell (free agency from Detroit)
1. What Significant Moves were made during the off-season?
The Magic are trying to build a team from the ground up and that takes time. Lots and lots of time. This is just Year Two.
Last year, Orlando laid the seeds of its rebuilding. The team committed to acquiring young players like Maurice Harkless, Nikola Vucevic and Tobias Harris. They want to give these players the time to grow. Bringing in veterans to take their playing time would not be in line with what the future goals of the team are.
The biggest move for the Magic then was ...
BEST OF MAXIM
This year marks the Orlando Magic's 25th Anniversary. There will be lots of historical retrospectives on the franchise's quarter century of existence. The Orlando Sentinel, not known for its great polling when it comes to the Magic, put together a bracket of the 64 greatest Magic players of all time* and set up a tournament-style fan vote to determine who is the franchise...
Just when you thought the Dwightmare was over, it appears we have somewhat of a post script to add. In an interview with the Orlando Sentinel‘s Josh Robbins, Dwight Howard confessed that he’s upset over the Magic’s decision to let the recently-acquired Tobias Harris wear his old number (#12):
“I just think that despite whatever happened, there was a lot of things that I did...
In an recent interview with Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel, Dwight Howard said he was “upset” when the Magic allowed Tobias Harris to wear his No. 12 jersey following his departure from Orlando.
Howard said he was disappointed that, last February, after the Magic acquired Tobias Harris in a trade, the team granted Harris’ request to wear No. 12, Howard’s old number...
Dwight Howard would like to think that he left behind a legacy when he was traded from the Orlando Magic to the Los Angeles Lakers. He is the Magic’s franchise leader in points, rebounds and blocked shots. However, Howard never won a championship with Orlando and left the team on sour terms. And now he […]
Tobias Harris wears No. 12 on his jersey in honor of a friend who died as a teenager. Dwight Howard probably doesn’t know this. Otherwise, it would be awkward for him to complain about Harris wearing his old number for the Magic.
Nevermind, it’s awkward regardless.
Howard has moved on to bigger and better things in Houston and handled his move from the Lakers to the Rockets like...
Orlando Magic: Number 12 No Longer Belongs To Dwight Howard
By Josh Morgan: Hoopstuff Senior Writer
Number 23 for the Bulls, number 33 for the Celtics, number 32 for the Lakers; it’s safe to say that even the most casual of basketball fans could tell you the name of the player that made these numbers so iconic to their particular city. But in 5 years will anyone outside of the...
(2-2) vs. (1-3)
Time/TV: 7 p.m./No TV
Line: Grizzlies by 3.5
Tickets: $5-$95 on Vivid Seats
Season Series: Tonight in Orlando (Preseason); Dec. 9 in Memphis; Feb. 12 in Orlando
Dwight Howard sported the number 12 jersey through good and bad in Orlando, as a member of the Magic. When Howard’s reign in Orlando came to an end, the Magic became free to do as they saw fit with good ol’ number 12. They chose to grant Magic forward, Tobias Harris, permission to wear number 12 when he came aboard as part of a trade that sent guard J.J. Reddick to the Milwaukee...
Dwight Howard recently seemed really upset that the Orlando Magic didn’t retire his number.
Via the Orlando Sentinel Howard said he wasn’t very happy when his former team allowed Tobias Harris to wear No. 12, which of course was his number in Orlando.
“I just think that despite whatever happened, there was a lot of things that I did and that we did as a team, and that...
Dwight Howard faces his former Magic team Wednesday at Toyota Center for the third time since forcing his way out in a brutal will-he, won't-he drama of his Dwight-mare decision.
Magic fans and the Magic organization are still largely recovering from that. The team is rebuilding and working its way from the bottom -- literally after finishing last year with the league'...
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Young players tend to focus more on their offensive games before learning the value of defense in winning. The Magic are a team of young players and so that makes sense.
Against the up-and-down Rockets team, it is easy to get drawn into that game. And for much of the first half, Orlando kept pace with Houston. The Magic hoisted 3-pointers at a rate...
Dwight Howard was upset by the decision made by the Orlando Magic to allow Tobias Harris to wear No. 12, Howard's number with the franchise.
"I just think that despite whatever happened, there was a lot of things that I did and that we did as a team, and that number was special down there," Howard said. "And I was a little bit upset about that."
Why can’t Dwight Howard just shut up about Orlando? According to the Orlando Sentinel‘s Josh Robbins, Howard was “disappointed” that the Magic allowed Tobias Harris to wear his No. 12 jersey after they acquired him from the Milwaukee Bucks. “I just think that despite whatever happened, there was a lot of things that I did ...The post Dwight Howard Unhappy With Tobias Harris...
On Wednesday night, Dwight Howard and the Houston Rockets will face the Orlando Magic in a preseason game.
It will be Howard’s first game in Orlando wearing a Rockets No. 12 uniform. Howard, the face of the Magic for several years, and a future Hall of Famer, will return to the arena he built, upset at Magic’s brass.
According to the Sun Sentinel, Howard is still upset that...