Found October 30, 2012 on Crossover Chronicles:
Believe it or not, the NBA's regular season is this week. To get you ready, Crossover Chronicles will be profiling a team each day for the next few weeks. This week is the Southeast Division. Today is the Orlando Magic. 2011-12 Record: 37-29 Key Losses:  Dwight Howard (traded to L.A. Lakers), Ryan Anderson (traded to New Orleans), Jason Richardson (traded to Philadelphia) Key Acquisitions: Arron Afflalo (traded from Denver), Nikola Vucevic (traded from Philadelphia), Al Harrington (traded from Denver) Depth Chart PG SG SF PF C Jameer Nelson Arron Afflalo Hedo Turkoglu Glen Davis Nikola Vucevic Ish Smith J.J. Redick Al Harrington Andrew Nicholson Gustavo Ayon E'Twaun Moore DeQuan Jones Maurice Harkless Josh McRoberts Kyle O'Qu...

DeQuan Jones made his point

DeQuan Jones turned heads this preseason and forced the Magic into a difficult choice. It was a choice that cost the franchise $5 million. Jones may not make more than $500,000 this year, but the decision to cut Quentin Richardson cost 10 times that amount. The undrafted rookie from Miami was not much of a scorer or offensive player in college, but became a revelation in the...

Could Magic be too average for own good?

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I am taking a bit of a hint from Glen Davis to start off the regular season. Orlando Magic Daily wants to make it rain and turn it up, just with less autotune. Orlando Magic Daily is teaming up with for a free fantasy basketball competition for opening night next week! If you enter the Orlando Magic Daily free roll, you could take a share of $300 in cash prizes...

Magic Day Video: Darrel Armstrong with the steal and dunk

I had to consult with Crossover's second in command, Phillip Rossman-Reich, for the video for Orlando Magic day. Apparently, former Magic guard Darrel Armstrong is adored in Magic nation. Yeah, who knew? But as Phil told me the reasons why Darrel is so loved is because of his heart and hustle. Something the 2012-13 Magic squad is going to need considering the team is left in...

Big Baby ready for starring role

Last year when Dwight Howard went down with a back injury, Glen Davis really stepped up in his absence. Davis’ numbers went up and he averaged 19 points a game in the Magic’s first round playoff loss to the Indiana Pacers. With Howard shipped off to L.A., Davis is hoping his streak of solid play will continue, and he’ll become the go to guy in Orlando. Never short on confidence...

3 Days to Tipoff: Happy New Year!

Believe it or not, Opening Night is this week! Orlando opened training camp on October 1 and today is Opening Night for the NBA. So how will we get ready? By counting down to the beginning of the season on November 2 against Denver. Let's continue: Today, the 2012-13 season opens. Not every one will be 0-0 after today. At 7 p.m., the Wizards and Cavaliers will officially...

What does James Harden tell us about the "Process"

It has been a while since we talked about the "Process" as Rob Hennigan describes it and how the Magic are going to build themselves back up. Frankly it might be a while before we talk about it again. The beginning of the season is a re-evaluation of what the team has on the roster and keeping a careful ear to the ground to see if a move can be made for the next step. ...
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