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February 20, 2014 Updates

Between the Orlando Magic's games over the weekend, St. Bonaventure will honor Magic forward Andrew Nicholson by retiring his no. 44 jersey Saturday before its game against Rhode Island. Nicholson, 24, played four seasons at St. Bonaventure, averaging 17.1 points and 7.2 rebounds per game on 57.5 percent shooting. He ranks second in St. Bonaventure history in scoring (2103 points). In his senior season, he led the Bonnies to the NCAA Tournament while earning Atlantic 10 Player of the Year honors for himself. Orlandoinstripedpost.com

The possibility of a trade and the false rumors that spread so easily over social media can create angst for even the most wily veteran. But coach Jacque Vaughn hasn’t mentioned one word about the deadline to any of his Orlando Magic players, who lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers 101-93 on Wednesday night. “I’ll always be that way,” Vaughn said. “I’ll tell the guys the most important thing about today is you’ve got a game. It’s today’s game. And, for me, there’s no need to mention it. If it comes, it goes. Then we’ll deal with any ramifications if there are any.” Orlando Sentinel

February 19, 2014 Updates

The Bobcats have also expressed interest in Orlando guard Arron Afflalo going back almost two months now, and the possibility of absorbing his contract before Thursday’s deadline is a consideration, too. Sporting News

League sources say the Magic have recently engaged in talks with a few teams on possible transactions and that while the team continues to play poker with its assets there is an increasing sense that the Magic might make a deal before tomorrow’s 3:00pm EST trade deadline. Basketball Insiders

Sources near the Magic were adamant during All-Star weekend that the team wasn’t overly active, but as of today that posture seems to have changed. The Magic are being extremely guarded, as was the case last year, but it seems that talk of the Magic sitting out the deadline may be overstated. Basketball Insiders

Charlotte is in search of perimeter help and, as one executive who has spoken to the Bobcats recently, are exploring "every available option." That includes Philadelphia's Evan Turner, as ESPN.com reported last week, and Orlando's Aaron Afflalo. SI.com

February 18, 2014 Updates

Steve Kyler: For what it worth had a lengthy conversation with Magic sources in NOLA... seriously doubt they are involved with anything at the deadline. Twitter @stevekylerNBA

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Two dominant big men and a couple of flashy perimeter players top the Magic's list.

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