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  1. Where is all the trade chatter?

    Feb 14, 2011, 12:20 PM EDT

    Denver Nuggets v Utah Jazz, Game 6

    It’s 10 days until the NBA trade deadline, and usually right now the chatter among NBA teams about potential deals is ramping up to a huge wave fans everywhere just try to ride. This season, it’s a ripple in a pond. Mark Cuban said this is a pretty standard year. “Relative to other years in…

  2. Gilbert Arenas says his problem is he’s being too passive

    Feb 14, 2011, 9:08 AM EDT

    Arenas magic

    Magic fans, the most recent comments by Gilbert Arenas should worry you. Yes, you got a nice big-game win over the Lakers Sunday, but that does not totally erase the recent losses to the Bulls, Heat and Celtics. You need more consistent play, more wins over quality teams before we are convinced any corner was…

  3. Magic play some defense, Lakers miss some shots, Magic cruise

    Feb 13, 2011, 6:39 PM EDT

    Kobe Bryant, Derek Fisher, Pau Gasol

    If you came into this game thinking the Lakers win in Boston was a mirage and they still can’t beat elite teams consistently, you watched this game and felt vindicated. You shouldn’t. If you believe that the Orlando Magic are elite despite recent losses to the Bulls, Heat and Celtics (and even Hornets), that they…

  4. Winderman: Lakers shouldn’t trade Bynum now because they’ll need to later

    Feb 9, 2011, 8:19 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Phoenix Suns

    Let’s see: You don’t trade Andrew Bynum because it compromises the Lakers’ size advantage. You don’t trade Andrew Bynum because it compromises the Lakers’ already questionable defense. You don’t trade Andrew Bynum for Carmelo Anthony because Jim Buss loves the guy to pieces. Fair enough. All (except the latter) legitimate points. But here’s another one:…

  5. It was a Clippers game so the best dunk was… Dwight Howard’s? Yup.

    Feb 9, 2011, 8:41 AM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Charlotte Bobcats, Game 3

    The last five seasons, Dwight Howard has led the league in most dunks in a season. This season, Blake Griffin is pushing him. Tuesday night, Howard taught the Clipper rookie a few lessons — about protecting the rim, about the need to diversify his offensive game (although Griffin is getting there fast), about passing out…

  6. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Dwight Howard makes Blake Griffin look like a rookie

    Feb 9, 2011, 2:48 AM EDT

    Blake Griffin, Dwight Howard

    What you missed while campaigning for former Fort Wayne, Ind., mayor Harry Baals to get a building named after him… Magic 101, Clippers 85: The last time these two met the Clippers struggled with the Magic’s defense, and that continued again. The Clippers do not get out in transition, take too much time to initiate…

  7. Dwight Howard is Disney’s Rock Callahan. In cartoon form.

    Feb 8, 2011, 8:29 PM EDT

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    Orland’s a company town, and that company is Disney. They own a lot of souls there. They may not own Dwight Howard’s but now he’s in league with them. Howard is doing the voice of Rock Callahan in Disney XD’s cartoon “Kick Buttowski – Suburban Daredevil.” If you don’t know what that is, you don’t…

  8. Dwight Howard: “I never said I wanted to leave”

    Feb 8, 2011, 11:40 AM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Chicago Bulls

    Already there is speculation about what Dwight Howard is going to do in the summer of 2012, with a report that he wants to find a way to the Knicks or Lakers. Dwight Howard himself is sick of it. He tweeted this: “I never said I wanted to leave stop reading the rumors. It’s really…

  9. Good news: Marquis Daniels let out of hospital

    Feb 7, 2011, 2:50 PM EDT

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    Some good news, the Celtics Marquis Daniels has been released and come home from the hospital. According to the official Celtics twitter account, “He was reported to have been joking and in good spirits.” Daniels collapsed early in the second quarter Sunday in the Celtics victory over the Magic. Daniels was trying to post up…

  10. Does Dwight Howard already have one eye on the door?

    Feb 7, 2011, 12:57 PM EDT

    NBA: Orlando Magic at Los Angeles Clippers

    This is where we are now. When a player is a couple years away from free agency — as Dwight Howard is in 2012 — there will be stories about how if the team doesn’t win a title he is gone. The stories have started about Chris Paul as well, all in the wake of…

  11. Why is Gilbert Arenas struggling? Because it’s cold outside.

    Feb 7, 2011, 11:31 AM EDT

    Gilbert Arenas, Stan Van Gundy

    You know what was wrong with Gilbert Arenas Sunday? Why he was limping around and shooting 0-7 from the floor in Orlando’s loss to Boston? It was cold outside, he told CBSSports’ Ken Berger. “Cities that are high on the map, I have trouble with,” Arenas said. “Like (Boston) during the winter. But as soon…

  12. Celtics Marquis Daniels collapses on court in game, taken to hospital; has bruised spine.

    Feb 6, 2011, 9:36 PM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Boston Celtics

    UPDATE #2 9:36 pm: Celtics team physician, Dr. Brian McKeon, said after the game that the team (and Daniels’ previous teams) were aware of spinal issues and that this was a more severe reaction of things that had happened before. UPDATE 5:23 pm: Marquis Daniels has a bruised spinal cord, Danny Ainge and the team…

  13. Boston looks like a title contender in win. Orlando? We’re not sure.

    Feb 6, 2011, 5:59 PM EDT

    Dwight Howard Celtics

    The big news out of this game is the situation involving Marquis Daniels injury — he had to be taken off the court on a stretcher — which we cover in detail here and will follow going forward. Boston is a title contender in the NBA — that’s never been in question and why was…

  14. Otis Smith content with LeBron’s jumper-driven explosion

    Feb 4, 2011, 9:08 PM EDT

    Otis Smith, Orlando Magic

    LeBron James dominated the Miami Heat’s Thursday night game against the Orlando Magic. After hitting his first 11 shots and dropping 23 on Orlando in the first quarter alone, James finished with 51 points (on a mere 25 shots), 14 rebounds, and eight assists and led the Heat to a win that wasn’t quite as…

  15. Arenas served with court papers at halftime

    Feb 4, 2011, 8:05 PM EDT

    Arenas magic

    Well, this is certainly strange. Here’s the report, courtesy of the Associated Press’ Kyle Hightower: Orlando guard Gilbert Arenas has been served with child support and custody papers as he was leaving the court during halftime of a Magic game. A process server stopped Arenas as he walked off the court Thursday night against the…

  16. Just how good was LeBron James on Thursday?

    Feb 4, 2011, 1:46 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Orlando Magic

    Did you see it? Did you see just how fantastic LeBron James was last night? If you didn’t, you missed the best regular season performance of this season and maybe the last few. Our man Matt Moore (writing for CBSSports) did the research on just how amazing he was. James took 25 shots and only…

  17. PBT Friday morning one liners

    Feb 4, 2011, 10:22 AM EDT

    Washington Wizards v Sacramento Kings

    Gilbert Arenas returns to Washington D.C. and the Verizon Center tonight. He will be booed. “At this point, it really doesn’t matter, because if they boo or cheer I’m gone the next night anyway,” Arenas said. Gilbert Arenas talks about why his ex goes public with dirty details and why all his sharks are dead.…

  18. Jason Williams reaches deal to join Grizzlies

    Feb 3, 2011, 11:16 AM EDT

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    Jason Williams didn’t like being the fourth point guard on the depth chard in Orlando — despite being so close to Epcot — so we’ll see how he likes being the backup in Memphis. Just a week after being waived by the Magic, Williams is about to sign a deal with the Grizzlies, according to…

  19. Old man game is winning in the NBA

    Feb 2, 2011, 6:54 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Phoenix Suns

    In the NBA — like in society at large — we have this fascination with youth. Blake Griffin is a YouTube sensation. We all fall in love with the up-and-coming Oklahoma City Thunder. Fans obsess over draft picks. But what about the other end of the spectrum — who are the oldest teams in the…

  20. Brandon Bass could be out a while for Orlando

    Feb 2, 2011, 12:10 PM EDT

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    Brandon Bass has stepped up this season — especially as a starter since the big trades — and been a solid part of the Magic front line. There aren’t a lot of points in the paint left or rebounds to grab when you play along side Dwight Howard, but Bass had averaged 11.6 points and…

  21. LeBron says he’s still motivated by Orlando’s summer comments

    Feb 2, 2011, 11:43 AM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks v Miami Heat

    LeBron James and the Miami Heat have already played the Orlando Magic twice — but don’t think he has moved on from this summer’s snide comments by Orlando brass. LeBron’s comments yesterday showed he will be up for Thursday night’s meeting. “The simple fact that it’s a division opponent, that means a lot,” James said.…

  22. Where will Jason Richardson go?

    Feb 1, 2011, 7:15 PM EDT

    Jason Richardson, Epke Udoh

    Orlando Magic shooting guard Jason Richardson is currently in the final season of the six-year, $70 million contract extension he signed in 2004. Since signing that extension, the 30-year old Richardson has carved out a niche for himself as a three-point gunner with good athleticism and the ability to finish at the rim. However, according…

  23. PBT Tuesday morning one liners

    Feb 1, 2011, 9:44 AM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Orlando Magic, Game 2

    Stan Van Gundy said Monday night his team is not defending well enough to contend. He’s right. Emeka Okafor’s streak of 306 consecutive games played comes to an end tonight (strained oblique). Six first round draft picks, some name free agents (Al Jefferson), and the 2011 Timberwolves are pretty much the same as the 2009…

  24. Not so fast with those Jason Williams to the Grizzlies rumors

    Jan 31, 2011, 9:56 AM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Denver Nuggets

    You know those reports about the Memphis Grizzlies wanting to bring in Jason Williams once the Magic waived the veteran point guard? Well, that part is true, Memphis wants him. The question is does Williams want Memphis? The Grizzlies were going to claim Williams off waivers but he asked them not to and they obliged,…

  25. PBT Monday morning one liners

    Jan 31, 2011, 9:38 AM EDT

    Boobie Gibson

    Daniel Gibson is going to miss a game or two for the Cavaliers due to a left quad injury. Rather than having a bobblehead night promotion, the Cavs are almost at the point where one lucky fan will get to play backup point guard for a night. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was at the Bucks…

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