Found April 07, 2013 on
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These articles come out every once in a while as the intersection of money, sports and production makes for interesting discussion.
These articles have also not been kind to the Magic since Otis Smith went on his spending binge in the summer of 2009 and it continued with the woeful trade. The Magic are still paying Gilbert Arenas.
Forbes Magazine came out with its list of the most overpaid players in the NBA, using win shares as its barometer for "overpaying" and focused mostly on Carmelo Anthony and his struggles to make statheads happy. However, the list, provided by Tom Van Riper, includes two Magic players: Hedo Turkoglu and Arron Afflalo.
He gives Turkoglu no pass for being injured for the majority of this season. In 11 games this season, Turkoglu posted a -0.5 win shares and 2.9 points per game on a salary paying him $11.8 million. Then you add on top of that his 20-game suspension for testing positive for a banned substance and a broken hand in the first...
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There is a lot of mystery about where the Magic will go in the long term. A lot of it will depend on where the ping pong balls bounce this year and (likely) next year. It also depends on where several veterans might end up in trades.
There are still roster spots to fill and roster spots to fight for and several Magic players getting a ton of playing time right now who do not...
Orlando Magic Youth Foundation Black Tie and Tennies Charity Gala Raises More Than $500k for the Central Florida Community
The Orlando Magic and their Youth Foundation has always support the Central Florida Community. With food drives and community events the Magic makes sure that they are present in the community. The Orlando Magic Youth Foundation held a Black Tie and Tennies...
The Orlando Magic have a 19-57 record, one win up on the Charlotte Bobcats for the worst record overall in the league. While it's not the most attractive record, very few (if any) will say the Magic are heading in the wrong direction in the long term. Jacque Vaughn has been praised by his peers this season and his mentor is no exception.
After the San Antonio Spurs defeated...
It is a common refrain from me, from Jacque Vaughn and from everyone else. This is a year for young players to grow and learn. This is a year to make mistakes and create habits.
The habit part is probably the most important for this young squad. The one thing the Magic are guarding against in this period of losing is complacency or acceptance of losing. This is perhaps some of...
The Magic just needed one shot to fall to stem one more tide from the Cavaliers.
Orlando had controlled the game the entire way, taking eight-point leads in both the first and third quarter and staying in the lead for pretty much the entire game. Nikola Vucevic was dominating the glass. Kyrie Irving was struggling. The defense was creating stops.
The Magic were doing everything...
(19-58) vs. (23-52)
Time/TV: 6 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Cavaliers by 6
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Season Series: Magic won 108-104 in Orlando on Nov. 23; Magic lost 119-108 in Cleveland on Feb. 8; Magic lost 111-94 in Orlando on Feb. 23; Tonight in Cleveland
My boy @EliOppenheimer was kicking it at the pool in Orlando this weekend when he came across a hoopster rocking this JR Reid Hornets jersey. Mind. Blown.
There are a few things that make this random jersey so impressive. First off, it’s JR freaking Reid. Dude wasn’t even a member of the Charlotte Hornets NBA Jams team yet this dude is rocking his jersey. That’s hardcore...