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  1. Howard says there is a “huge possibility” he plays overseas

    Jul 18, 2011, 8:10 AM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Phoenix Suns

    There is a lot of risk in Dwight Howard playing overseas during the lockout — he has two years, $37.5 million on his existing deal that can be wiped out if he gets injured. What’s more, he has said he is going to opt out of that last year, meaning he would be a free…

  2. Not to put too fine a point on it, but this lockout could really doom the Magic

    Jul 16, 2011, 10:36 PM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Atlanta Hawks - Game Six

    The owners aren’t really cutting off their noses to spite their faces. It’s more of a self-provided lobotomy just to show the brain who’s boss. There are quite a few owners who have designated plans on a championship. And failing that, several of them are in pivotal moments for their franchise. A few wrong moves…

  3. Richardson says winning matters most, of course it does

    Jul 14, 2011, 1:18 PM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Atlanta Hawks - Game Three

    Orlando’s Jason Richardson is officially a free agent, you can tell because he has now said what every free agent is compelled by some law of nature to say. It’s not about the money, it’s about winning. It’s never about the money. Why would you even think that? Anyway, here is the quote, via the…

  4. Dwight Howard would choose China over Europe?

    Jul 13, 2011, 5:05 PM EDT

    Dwight Howard

    This is a hypothetical exercise, Dwight Howard is not going to play overseas. He may say he is open to it but there is only in infinitesimal chance Dwight Howard would actually lace up the Adidas. The fact is he is on the verge of a huge new contract — the max under whatever the…

  5. Boston’s long-shot hope at landing Dwight Howard

    Jul 12, 2011, 10:32 PM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Chicago Bulls

    Nothing passes the time during the lockout like Dwight Howard speculation. Well, maybe speculation about players going to Europe next season, but Howard is a close second. Even if he keeps saying he wants to stay and the Magic plan on keeping him. Which brings us to the Boston Celtics. As things stand now they…

  6. Nets really want to land Dwight Howard. Shocking, I know.

    Jul 3, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Phoenix Suns

    Deron Williams has chosen his new agent, Jeff Schwartz, according to Marc Stein at ESPN. An agent with a lot of NBA pull and a roster of 20 clients he represents (including Paul Pierce, Kevin Love, Blake Griffin and Lamar Odom). Williams can opt out of his contract next summer and is expected to do…

  7. Dwight Howard pokes fun at former teammate Carter

    Jun 29, 2011, 6:19 PM EDT

    Vince Carter Planking

    If you’re not familiar with “planking,” it refers to lying face-down on something and having somebody take a picture of you while doing it. It has become a popular meme lately, even among NBA players such as Gilbert Arenas and Dwight Howard. Today, Howard used the “planking” meme to take a jab at former teammate…

  8. Portland, Orlando talking swap of point guards Miller, Nelson

    Jun 23, 2011, 1:31 PM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Boston Celtics, Game 6

    In what would be an interesting swap of styles and systems, the Orlando Magic and Portland Trail Blazers are talking about swapping point guards. That according to Jonathan Givony at DraftExpress, on twitter. Hearing Portland and Orlando are talking about swapping Andre Miller and Jameer Nelson, with the #21 pick going to Orlando. Orlando has…

  9. Report: Josh Smith to Orlando Magic trade rumors “legit”

    Jun 22, 2011, 11:59 AM EDT

    Josh Smith

    Josh Smith is being shopped around, and while Boston may not be interested Orlando is. That according to Ken Berger at CBS Sports. A source also said discussions between Atlanta and Orlando with Josh Smith going to the Magic are “totally legit.” Executives say the Hawks have expressed an eagerness to move Smith and would…

  10. Dwight Howard thinks Arenas just wasn’t used right

    Jun 20, 2011, 8:10 AM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Atlanta Hawks - Game Six

    The rest of us saw a guy just past his prime. Not Magic GM Otis Smith, who traded for Gilbert Arenas (and his massive contract) last season because he thought Arenas could change the fortunes of the franchise. Dwight Howard saw the same thing. The Magic’s best player and the guy they desperately want to…

  11. The Circle of Stupidity is complete: Suns expected to buy out Vince Carter

    Jun 19, 2011, 3:00 PM EDT

    Vince Carter,

    This is like some crazy train of poor decision making and it just jumps from car to car to car. Let me try and trace this back for you. Hedo Turkoglu looks awesome in the 2009 NBA playoffs, helping the Orlando Magic make it all the way to the NBA Finals. He rebounds, runs point…

  12. Report: Warriors offered Monta Ellis for Dwight Howard

    Jun 18, 2011, 11:45 AM EDT

    NBA: Orlando Magic at Los Angeles Clippers

    Can’t blame the Warriors for trying. They are shopping Monta Ellis around (and not having great luck), they want to get more defensive, so why not go after the big fish? They did, according to a tweet from Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress. The Dwight Howard sweepstakes have begun. Golden State offered Monta Ellis, Andris Biedrins…

  13. Maybe trading Monta Ellis is not going to be that easy

    Jun 17, 2011, 2:12 PM EDT

    Golden State Warriors v Boston Celtics

    We’ve discussed before that with deal-making Jerry West in the house and a push for some changes in Golden State, Monta Ellis was being made available. Fourth leading scorer in the NBA, can create his own shot, bring some swagger to the offense, up your team’s tattoo quotient… not a lot of interest around the…

  14. Magic’s Quentin Richardson has back surgery

    Jun 16, 2011, 1:03 PM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Atlanta Hawks - Game Four

    And the string of off-season minor surgeries continues, next up Quentin Richardson of the Orlando Magic. He had surgery to repair a disc in his lower back, according to the Orlando Sentinel (who spoke to him). It took place last week and he is expected to be sidelined only a couple of months. So, even if…

  15. Does Magic Johnson want the Lakers to trade for Dwight Howard?

    Jun 15, 2011, 8:21 PM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Los Angeles Lakers

    I don’t know how many other ways to interpret a recent tweet from the legendary Laker point guard, which said that the “Lakers should think about calling the Orlando Magic.” (Johnson seems to have quickly deleted the tweet.) Howard will be a free agent after this season, and after the Magic’s first-round exit despite some…

  16. Dwight Howard does Haka with New Zealand rugby team

    Jun 14, 2011, 10:01 AM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Phoenix Suns

    One of my favorite rituals to watch in all of sports is to see the New Zealand All Blacks — the national rugby team — perform the native Maori war dance the Haka before each game. One of the few sports rituals I would consider genuinely intimidating. (Confession, I enjoy watching rugby and we’ve got…

  17. Dwight Howard wants to stay in Orlando but things must change

    Jun 13, 2011, 11:16 AM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Atlanta Hawks - Game Six

    It’s really the same message he’s been sending for a while now, but in its most clear form yet. Dwight Howard would love to stay a member of the Orlando Magic, but he is going to test the free agent market in 2012. If Orlando does not win a title or make a big step…

  18. Stan Van Gundy wonders if Pippen was actually great

    Jun 10, 2011, 1:19 PM EDT

    Charlotte Bobcats v Chicago Bulls

    Scottie Pippen is one of the NBA’s official 50 Greatest Players of All Time. He is a Hall of Famer. He has six rings. But is he overrated? There are a lot of people who think he is, and Pippen has always chaffed at that idea, that he was Robin to Jordan’s Batman. You can…

  19. J.J. Redick undergoes abdominal surgery

    Jun 7, 2011, 11:43 AM EDT

    REDICK_JJ

    UPDATE 11:43 am: The Magic have confirmed that Redick had surgery but said it was to repair a torn abdominal muscle, not the sports hernia surgery earlier reported, according to Sam Gardner at Fox Sports Florida. Still, this is pretty simple as surgeries go. This is supposed to have a recovery time of six weeks,…

  20. Gilbert Arenas to give away all the shoes he wore while watching Jameer Nelson this year

    Jun 4, 2011, 1:00 PM EDT

    Gilbert Arenas, Stan Van Gundy

    Gilbert Arenas is back on Twitter, which is great news for everyone who either a. loves Gil or b. loves making fun of Gil. It’s a win-win, really. Those two groups have a pretty high crossover on the ol’ Ven diagram as well. Not only is Arenas back on Twitter, but he’s giving away shoes!…

  21. Anderson thinks Orlando lost “five or six” rings when Shaq left

    Jun 3, 2011, 1:12 PM EDT

    Shaq Magic

    Orlando got close to an NBA title when they had Shaquille O’Neal — they made it to the NBA finals against Houston and had a 20-point lead in the first half of Game 1. Then they gave it all back, Nick Anderson missed four free throws in the clutch and the Magic lost Game 1…

  22. Dwight Howard says he is not signing an extension soon

    Jun 2, 2011, 3:32 PM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Atlanta Hawks - Game Six

    From the twitter account of The Orlando Sentinel’s Joshua B. Robbins: Daniel Paulling, a reporter who attended @DwightHoward‘s function in ‘Bama 2day, reports DH said Ping’s ext. report is untrue. There’s no way around it, Orlando fans: with Orlando’s weak showing in last year’s playoffs, Howard’s talent and youth, and just how badly nearly every…

  23. Video: Shaq’s one three-pointer

    Jun 1, 2011, 8:00 PM EDT

    Orlando Shaq

    As Dave McMenamin pointed out earlier today, the newly retired Shaquille O’Neal made all of one three in his 19-year career. Darius Soriano was able to track down the video, and here it is in all of its glory: Shaq, playing for the Magic, banking in a desperation 35-footer as the quarter was ending. As…

  24. Shaq retires and will be missed

    Jun 1, 2011, 5:07 PM EDT

    O'NEAL

    I’m going to miss having Shaquille O’Neal around the NBA. It’s the end of an era — Kyrie Irving, the top pick in this coming draft, was born the year Shaq entered the league. But it feels like more than that. I’ll miss him in part because he was a reminder that this is a…

  25. Howard plans to hire shooting coach, work more with Olajuwon

    May 31, 2011, 6:15 PM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Atlanta Hawks - Game Six

    The big news surrounding Dwight Howard today has to do with where he may or may not be playing in future seasons, but Howard also dropped some news about how he plans to improve his game this summer. Here’s the report, courtesy of the Orlando Sentinel’s Josh Robbins: In addition to traveling to Europe and…

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