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  1. What would it mean for teams to win NBA Draft Lottery

    May 29, 2012, 7:59 PM EDT

    Final Four - Louisville v Kentucky

    Fates will be decided by some bouncing balls and random numbers Wednesday. Not just the fate of lock No. 1 overall pick Anthony Davis (and guys like Andre Drummond, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Thomas Robinson and many more). It’s the fate of franchises (and general managers) that will be decided. What would it mean to the 14…

  2. Report: Magic to make decision on new GM by end of week

    May 29, 2012, 2:55 PM EDT

    Dwight Howard

    First comes the new general manager. Then comes the decision on Dwight Howard. The first part of that decision could come by the end of the week, reports magicbasketballonline.com. A source close to the decision making process within the Orlando Magic organization has informed me that the team is close, and likely to name their…

  3. Wild rumor: Pau Gasol wants to play for Chicago Bulls

    May 29, 2012, 8:44 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers Pau Gasol walks off the court after a season-ending loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder during Game 5 of the NBA western conference semi-finals in Oklahoma City

    Take this rumor with some salt Bulls fans. In fact, you may want to take the entire Morton’s Salt facility off the Kennedy Expressway. Lakers fans can just ignore. It’s know the Lakers are going to shop Pau Gasol around this summer as they look to revamp their roster. With that background we bring you…

  4. Report: Magic ‘targeting’ Thunder, Spurs executives

    May 27, 2012, 11:24 AM EDT

    Dwight Howard

    Now this is more like it. No more Shaq nonsense. No more ridiculousness. The Magic are reportedly in pursuit of interviews for three members from the Spurs-Thunder tree for their open GM position. From Yahoo! Sports: Thunder vice president and assistant general manager Troy Weaver and Spurs assistant GM Dennis Lindsey have been targeted, and…

  5. Jeff Van Gundy thrashes Magic management

    May 25, 2012, 1:43 PM EDT

    Denver Nuggets v Los Angeles Lakers

    Jeff Van Gundy is sticking up for his brother, Stan, who got fired because Dwight Howard didn’t like him. Sure, both the Magic and Howard deny that, but does anybody believe them? Jeff Van Gundy doesn’t. And the current ABC color analyst got on a roll ripping the Magic CEO Alex Martins and how they…

  6. Magic soap opera continues, they say no decision on Howard

    May 25, 2012, 11:24 AM EDT

    Sprint NBA All Star Celebrity Game

    What’s the best name for the soap opera going on in Orlando right now: As the Magic Turn? The Bold and the Magic? The Days of our Magic? I give up on the name, but I feel like every Magic story now should have melodramatic music playing in the background while you read it to…

  7. Report: Magic to start shopping Dwight Howard before draft

    May 24, 2012, 9:23 PM EDT

    Dwight Howard

    It sounds more and more like Orlando’s ownership and upper management, after spending a year trying to convince Dwight Howard to stay, are done. They want him, he can sign on and stay, but they are done catering to his whims. Well, now that Stan Van Gundy is gone. Orlando will start listening to offers…

  8. Kevin Durant, LeBron James head All-NBA Teams

    May 24, 2012, 2:39 PM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Miami Heat

    Here’s the problem with nitpicking the All-NBA teams — there are no bad players on any of the first three. You can argue if you want (and as I would) that LaMarcus Aldridge deserves a spot on the third team more than Carmelo Anthony or Dirk Nowitzki, but that doesn’t make the guys on the…

  9. Shaq as Magic GM rumor started with… apparently Shaq

    May 24, 2012, 11:48 AM EDT

    C By Courvoisier And Shaquille O'Neal Celebrate The "C if U Can Make Shaq Laugh" Contest Finale

    Is it any wonder that the NBA player best at self-promotion in the last couple decades is the guy putting himself into the Orlando Magic General Manager discussion? Last night we passed along the report that Shaquille O’Neal was going to sit down with the Magic and discuss their now vacant general manager position. Which…

  10. Report: Magic to talk to Shaq about GM job. Worst. Idea. Ever.

    May 23, 2012, 7:36 PM EDT

    Shaquille O'Neal

    So, Orlando, you’re trying to make yourself relevant and convince Dwight Howard to stay (that ship has sailed) or new free agents to come in? This is not how you do it. It’s the opposite of how you do it, actually. In the next week the Magic might meet with Shaquille O’Neal about their open…

  11. Report: Deron Williams has Lakers on his list (behind Nets)

    May 23, 2012, 3:18 PM EDT

    Cleveland Cavaliers v New Jersey Nets

    A Deron Williams and Kobe Bryant backcourt, with Andrew Bynum in the paint. That team could be very dangerous. Apparently, Deron Williams has thought about it. In an article where he says the Lakers and Magic need to do a Bynum for Dwight Howard swap, Sam Amick of Sports Illustrated drops some interesting knowledge about…

  12. LeBron, Ibaka lead NBA All-Defensive team voting

    May 23, 2012, 2:24 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v New York Knicks

    Few things can be counted on for a consistent laugh like the NBA All-Defensive team voting. It is always a laugh. This year it didn’t disappoint — somebody voted for Carlos Boozer. Yes, that Carlos Boozer. For his defense. But no complaint about the top vote getter, LeBron James. He was a defensive force this…

  13. Report: Scott Skiles has coaching job but still covets Orlando

    May 23, 2012, 12:27 PM EDT

    Scott Skiles

    Scott Skiles has an NBA coaching job. All he has to do is figure out how to make a Brandon Jennings/Monta Ellis backcourt work. And figure out how that backcourt is not going to become a major defensive liability. All while everyone knows he is a lame duck in the last year of his deal.…

  14. And-1 links: Adam Morrison is looking better than ever

    May 23, 2012, 12:03 PM EDT

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    After a one day hiatus, we return our daily look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points. • That’s Adam Morrison to the right, going with the…

  15. Jerry Sloan would be interested in Magic coaching job

    May 22, 2012, 5:14 PM EDT

    Utah Jazz v Atlanta Hawks

    Fox Sports Florida’s Chris Tomasson has an interesting article up today about one legendary coach who might be willing to fill the Orlando Magic’s coaching vacancy: Jerry Sloan once coached temperamental star Karl Malone for 15 years. Perhaps his next challenge could be another such guy, Dwight Howard. Sloan told FOX Sports Florida on Tuesday…

  16. Delonte West hoping to re-sign with Dallas

    May 22, 2012, 1:15 PM EDT

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    It’s going to be an interesting summer in Dallas. Can they lure Deron Williams back to his home town? Can they find a way to trade for Dwight Howard (not likely)? If those plans fall through, what does Mark Cuban have up his sleeve? Whatever happens Delonte West wants to be a part of it.…

  17. Lakers need big changes — which means trading a big man

    May 22, 2012, 11:34 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers Pau Gasol walks off the court after a season-ending loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder during Game 5 of the NBA western conference semi-finals in Oklahoma City

    It’s obvious the Lakers need changes. Big changes. The Oklahoma City Thunder are younger, deeper, more athletic and just flat out better. And they are not going anywhere for a few years. That’s not to mention up-and-coming contenders like the Clippers in the West that are passing where the Lakers seem stuck on the side…

  18. Report: Dwight Howard still “desperately” wants trade

    May 21, 2012, 11:55 PM EDT

    Orlando Magic v New York Knicks

    As the Orlando Magic look for a new coach and general manager, they need to be thinking guys who can rebuild a team and do it without Dwight Howard. Because it felt like he was going to be gone anyway. And now comes this from Chris Sheridan of SheridanHoops.com — Howard may have won the…

  19. Magic CEO says it’s not Howard, it’s us that wanted Van Gundy out

    May 21, 2012, 6:00 PM EDT

    Orlando Magic v New York Knicks

    Orlando Magic CEO Tony Martins tried to lay down a full field of cover for Dwight Howard on the day the Magic sent coach Stan Van Gundy and general manager Otis Smith packing. He essentially went with the “it’s not you, it’s me” line that always works so well when you tried to break off…

  20. Orlando Magic let go of coach Stan Van Gundy, GM Otis Smith

    May 21, 2012, 3:41 PM EDT

    Orlando's Stan Van Gundy shouts during an NBA playoff basketball game in Indianapolis

    And the “we will do anything to keep Dwight Howard happy” parade continues. The Orlando Magic have announced that they are parting ways with coach Stan Van Gundy as well as GM Otis Smith. Follow that link if you want to read the generic “he was great for us” quotes from the owner that just…

  21. Flopping, international goaltending rule targets of new NBA rules committee

    May 21, 2012, 11:22 AM EDT

    David Stern

    No longer will all 30 NBA general managers be voting on rule changes. And really, why should the guys in charge of basketball operations teams be in charge of rule changes? That makes sense. Under the direction of David Stern, the NBA has put together a smaller committee made up of owners, GMs and coaches…

  22. Stan Van Gundy “not too worried” about job. He shouldn’t be.

    May 21, 2012, 10:30 AM EDT

    Stan Van Gundy

    In the next few weeks, pretty much everybody around the league expects Stan Van Gundy to get fired as coach of the Orlando Magic. In the battle of star player (Dwight Howard) vs. coach, the elite player always wins in the NBA. As for Van Gundy, he was out in a baseball game this weekend…

  23. Joakim Noah to work with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar this summer

    May 18, 2012, 3:12 PM EDT

    Bulls' Noah shouts from the bench while they play against the 76ers during their NBA Eastern Conference quarter-final playoff basketball game in Philadelphia

    In recent years, a pilgrimage to Houston to work with Hakeem Olajuwon has become the Mecca of NBA players wanting to work on their post game. Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Dwight Howard and host of others have made the trek. But Joakim Noah is going another direction this summer — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. From Real GM:…

  24. Report: Patrick Ewing has “good chance” at Bobcats job

    May 18, 2012, 12:12 PM EDT

    Patrick Ewing

    At some point Patrick Ewing is going to get a shot at being a head coach in the NBA. The current Magic assistant coach interviewed with the Charlotte Bobcats on Thursday and that might be the landing spot, according to Marc Berman New York Post. However, if Stan Van Gundy is out in Orlando (still…

  25. Just a reminder, Magic haven’t made call on Van Gundy, Smith

    May 16, 2012, 1:22 PM EDT

    Dwight Howard Stan Van Gundy

    The Orlando Magic have some big decisions to make: Do they bring back general manager Otis Smith? Do they bring back coach Stan Van Gundy, even though their star Dwight Howard is not a fan? Can they get Howard to sign an extension or should they trade him? What should they do if Jameer Nelson…

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