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March 15, 2014 Updates

The second 10-day contracts of swingman Adonis Thomas and center Dewayne Dedmon will expire at 11:59 p.m. Sunday night. Team officials have decided they won't sign Thomas for the remainder of the season. As of Saturday morning, a decision had not been made about Dedmon's future with the team. Orlando Sentinel

March 12, 2014 Updates
March 8, 2014 Updates

Penny Hardaway Shoes: It has been confirmed that the former third round overall pick in the 1993 NBA draft and Nike are cooking something for sneaker heads as the Penny 6 is hopefully on its way out on the market. During an interview with Penny Hardaway in Complex, the former Orlando Magic point guard reveals his still great relationship with the shoe brand Nike. "I have a great relationship. We're still doing contracts and we're working on the Air Penny 6. I'm in a great place, man. Being retired and having not played the game in five or six years and still have shoes coming out in my likeness is a true blessing." K-Pop News

March 7, 2014 Updates

The Orlando Magic have signed center Dewayne Dedmon and guard-forward Adonis Thomas each to a second 10-day contract, General Manager Rob Hennigan announced today. Dedmon and Thomas both originally signed 10-day contracts on Feb. 25. NBA.com

March 6, 2014 Updates

The Magic featured Howard in a video tribute as part of their nightly 25th anniversary celebration. A member of the opposing team has been featured whenever relevant to Magic history and on Wednesday, that meant showing highlights of Howard’s time in Orlando before leaving for one season in Los Angeles. “I do appreciate it,” said Howard, who watched the video from the Rockets bench. “I thought we had some great times in Orlando. I’ll never forget them. It was good to see some of those things. Houston Chronicle

“Last year, it was fresh for a lot of the Magic fans. They were upset with how things went down. At the end of the day, I think time heals all wounds. Even though it’s only been a year, I’ve forgiven the people I needed to forgive and hopefully the fans will forgive me for how the situation ended. My love for this city will never change. “I played here. People are upset I left so they’re going to boo. They’re going to let their frustrations out. That’s totally understandable. I appreciate all the fans that did cheer. The reason I left had nothing to do with the fans. I’ll always been grateful to the people that supported me from day one.” Houston Chronicle

March 5, 2014 Updates

Dwight at least sounded as if he has gained a conscience and some grown-up perspective, although he did plead for leniency before tip-off. "Time heals all wounds," said Howard, speaking on behalf of no one. "…Hopefully the fans can forgive me for how the situation ended." Orlando Sentinel

David Baumann: Dwight Howard booed during intro in Orlando. #rockets #magic @ Amway Center instagram.com/p/lLjPCBOzFa/ Twitter @DavidBaumannCBS

March 4, 2014 Updates
March 3, 2014 Updates

LeBron James just scored his 61st point in a game against the Charlotte Bobcats, breaking his personal and Miami Heat single-game records. LeBron’s previous high was 56 points in a 2005 loss to the Raptors while he was playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Heat record was also 56 points, set by Glen Rice in a 1995 win over the Orlando Magic. NBCSports.com

Orlando hasn't had much of an opportunity to evaluate center Dewayne Dedmon, but he is expected to land a second 10-day contract. Yahoo! Sports

March 2, 2014 Updates

When asked how his players remain motivated despite constant losing, Vaughn said, “The good thing is twice a month they receive something in their bank account and they’re professionals and the good thing is I’ll continue to push them. These guys want to be coached. And they want to be pushed to greatness and that’s what you tap into, and that’s what you push them toward each single day.” The consensus is the Magic won’t be down much longer. Harris, Harkless, Nikola Vucevic, and the splendid Victor Oladipo are all 23 or under, and the Magic are likely to select in the top five of this year’s fruitful draft. Boston Globe

February 28, 2014 Updates
February 27, 2014 Updates

Grant was on the B.S. Report with Bill Simmons earlier this week and spoke about his glory days with the Bulls and those Magic teams. While there was an ego struggle between O'Neal and Anfernee Hardaway simmering, Grant said he believed O'Neal was ultimately going to stay in Orlando. Then he missed a phone call. He called me, and I didn't return his call, before he signed with the Lakers. And to this day, I wish I had just answered that call, and maybe he still would have been in Orlando. I heard about it and saw it on the news, and it was like Mike Tyson hit me. You cannot recover from a guy that size, in his prime, that dominant to think you are going to win a championship. Absolutely not. Orlando Magic Daily

February 26, 2014 Updates
THE TOP 50 PLAYERS
IN MAGIC HISTORY
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Two dominant big men and a couple of flashy perimeter players top the Magic's list.

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