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Not NFL's problem whether draft-entry rules cause NCAA hassles. But 3-season rule going to create Winston-type situations again.
The guy who could be the odd man out in Orlando is Mo Harkless. I don't see him improving much.
FWIW, I think the Magic is on the right path. A Payton-Oladipo backcourt, plus Vucevic, reminds me a little of how Wiz built.
Lance Stephenson's numbers weren't good tonight (8 pts on 9 shots), but you could see how he'll make plays to get others easy baskets.
Three exhibitions into preseason and I've typed "shot clock" once. That's a good sign.
Neal can handle and pass better than I assumed.
Steve Clifford says it's a big mistake to pigeon-hole Gary Neal as a spot-up shooter. Based on this preseason, that's a fact.
Kemba Walker (left knee contusion) says he might need a couple days off, but he isn't concerned this is something serious.
Big Al gets doinked in the back of the head. That could leave a mark.
Someday Elfrid Payton can tell his grandchildren about guarding the great Jannero Pargo.
Pargo has 12 points in 7 minutes. 5-of-7 from field.
Jannero Pargo, microwave.
That loose-ball foul against Biz gets the crowd worked up.
Cody Zeller fourth foul. The cost of said physicality.
Ah yes: The Ben Gordon bounce pass to the other team. I seem to remember that play.
Cody Zeller wrestles the ball away from Kyle O'Quinn for an offensive rebounder. We didn't see that physicality last season.
Kemba -- left knee contusion. Will not return.
End of 3rd: Magic 78, Hornets 73
Ex-Bobcat Ben Gordon has made five of six shots.
Al Jefferson's 3rd foul.
Kemba Walker in the training room getting treatment.
Nice drive by Stephenson after two shot-clock resets in a Hornets possession.
Magic has scored 30 points in the lane tonight. That's a Steve Clifford pet peeve.
Gary Neal far more aggressive this preseason driving the ball.
That mid-lane pull-up jumper was a good example of Gary Neal's ballhandling, which Clifford found a pleasant surprise.
Lefty hook by Biz. First missed. Second hit.
Best I've seen from Cody Zeller offensively.
Cody Zeller with two 18-footers.
Ex-Bobcats Ben Gordon and Luke Ridnour on the court for the Magic.
Hornets have hit 11 of their first 17 shots.
Gary Neal, Cody Zeller first off the bench.
The rust is definitely off Big Al tonight.
Stephenson's second assist, to MKG for a dunk.
Quite a feed off the dribble from Stephenson to Big Al for a layup.
Aaron Gordon called for a charge on MKG.
Lance Stephenson messed up Mo Harkless pretty bad with that stutter-step dribble.
Nasty spin move by Al Jefferson for uncontested layup.
Big applause when Lance Stephenson hits his first jumper.
Cool video for Hornets pre-game introductions.
No Victor Oladipo tonight for the Magic. He has a sprained knee.
Magic center Nik Vucevic has caused problems in the past for Al Jefferson. The bulkier guys tend to defend Al better than the leapers.
Rookie Elfrid Payton starting for the Magic. He has potential to be an elite defender.
As part of the rebranding the Hornets remodeled their locker room at TWC Arena. Pretty spectacular-looking.
Steve Clifford plans to play the starters a little longer tonight.
Lance Stephenson. who missed Friday's exhibition with a toe injury, will start tonight for Hornets.
Among those on the Magic's preseason roster: Ex-Bobcats Ben Gordon and Luke Ridnour and Charlottean Seth Curry.
Hornets play 5 exhibitions in 7 nights starting tonight.
If you want to smoke,that's your choice. Why must you blow your exhaust my way?
What about smoking don't I get? I wanted to watch football. I opened my windows. It smelled like a septic tank. Why is this OK?
Until tonight, when I opened my windows, didn't realize neighbors were smokers. Not cool.
The fact that Chip Kelly looks as old as Tom Coughlin says a lot about football.
The woman who voices SIRI followed me yesterday. Shouldn't that come with a guarantee I'll never get lost?
Perspective: This is an SEC third quarter.
Bills are the Bills. Pats are the Pats. Never confuse.
Shula is so "creative" when other team lets Olsen release near goal line.
Panthers got back their best running back today. Auburn guy. Thinks he wears No. 1.
Sure doesn't look like just another game for Kuechly.
Crossed-off narratives: "Coaches won't let Cam be Cam..."
Kuechly pours water on head during break. Deep, hidden meaning??!! (Insert Newton and towel).
Everybody loves that secondary now...
Might be wrong time for Harper to talk smack.
Lance Stephenson seemed to be moving fine at practice, so he should be a go tomorrow night against the Magic.
Steve Clifford said Gerald Henderson (hamstring) hopes to play again either Friday (Wiz) or Sunday (Bulls).
Lance Stephenson back at Hornets practice Sunday after missing Friday exhibition with a cut on a small toe.
First home exhibition under the Hornets brand Monday night vs. the Magic. http://t.co/2GZ4cUTR98
First Beal, now Durant. So prominent injuries already in the NBA that won't heal fast.
I can be a smart-aleck about Bristol's self-importance. But 30-for-30 is the best of many good things ESPN does.
Well that was all pretty weird and entertaining.
Not so sure that's your best play when you absolutely must score. Don't you want options?
USC with some horrible tackling. And now Arizona down 2.
Most entertaining thing at the track was Jeff Gordon breaking up with laughter, watching Matt Kenseth turn from Bruce Banner to the Hulk.
Go follow my lil bro @dedication_24 he up next! Keep Grinding..
Kyle Larson has been terrific last few weeks.
Sounds like the wrist injury Wizards guard Bradley Beal suffered against the Hornets Friday could put him out for a while.
What's a bigger surprise? That Tar Heels lead Notre Dame 14-0 or that any UNC opponent has zero.
Whenever I help out on racing, I'm struck by the omnipresence of golf carts. The ratio of carts to fans right now is about 1.2:1