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Category: ‘NBA Free Agency’

Could J.J. Redick Return to the Orlando Magic?
May 17th, 2013 at 8:00 PM
J.J. Redick has been my favorite player ever since his days with the Duke Blue Devils, so I was certainly disappointed to see the sharpshooter leave the Orlando Magic via trade this past season. ***PHOTO1*** However, once the season officially ends, Redick will become a free agent. The question is, would he...

Should the Orlando Magic Pursue Boris Diaw?
March 21st, 2012 at 4:53 PM
***PHOTO1*** Boris Diaw and the Charlotte Bobcats have reached a buyout of his contract. This buyout makes Diaw a free agent and able to sign with the contender of his choice, but he to do it by Friday to be eligible for a playoff roster. Diaw plays the power forward position...

Expect Dwight Howard in an Orlando Magic Uniform for NBA All-Star Game
January 9th, 2012 at 7:32 PM
The Orlando Magic are off to a good start this season (6-3). Right now they are hanging out on the West Coast of the U.S after beating the Sacramento Kings in the first of three games played West of the Rockies. The Magic had a great game against the Kings, winning 104-97. Jason...

If You’re Waiting for Dwight Howard to Be Traded, Don’t Hold Your Breath
December 28th, 2011 at 5:37 PM
***PHOTO1*** Have you heard any trade rumors about Dwight Howard lately? The New Jersey Nets wants him. The LA Lakers wants him. The Dallas Mavericks want him. Even his hometown Atlanta Hawks want him! Who wouldn't? Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard is a popular commodity. I mean, he's only the...

Gilbert Arenas Clears Waivers, Looking at Rejoining the Orlando Magic?
December 13th, 2011 at 4:14 PM
***PHOTO1*** Gilbert Arenas has cleared waivers and is now, officially, an unrestricted free agent. Meaning he can sign with whichever team that he wants, assuming they want him, too, of course. But where would Arenas want to play? Sources say he would like to play with Dwight Howard again. But Arenas...

Orlando Magic Guard Jason Richardson Guard Surprisingly Resigns
December 10th, 2011 at 10:56 PM
***PHOTO1*** The NBA has been nothing but strange since it has resumed action from the dreaded NBA Lockout. Chris Paul was initially traded to the Los Angeles Lakers, but then was blocked by the NBA. Dwight Howard asked to be traded by our beloved Orlando Magic. But perhaps the strangest of news since the start of the NBA free agency period happened today.  ESPN reports that Jason Richardson has resigned...

Just Another Friday for the Orlando Magic, Two Trades, One Amnesty Cut and Tampering Charges
December 9th, 2011 at 2:45 PM
The Orlando Magic have completed a trade for the Celtic's Glen "Big Baby" Davis for Brandon Bass, in the works of filing tampering charges against the Nets and Rockets and working on another trade. The second trade would deal Jason Richardson for Philadelphia's Andre Iguodala in a three-team trade. We're...

Rumor Mill, is Dwight Howard Forcing a Trade to New Jersey?
December 9th, 2011 at 11:48 AM
***PHOTO1*** Just hours after Dwight Howard gave the Orlando Magic his wish list of free agents that he would like to see join him in his quest for a ring in Orlando, it seems that the big guy is having a change of heart. A deal could be done as...

Atlanta Hawks Forward Josh Smith Could Wind up in Orlando
December 2nd, 2011 at 7:57 AM
The big rumor around the Orlando Magic these days is will Dwight Howard stay, go, or be traded? Yesterday, writer Randy Holbrook informed you that General Manager Otis Smith is willing to trade Dwight Howard if necessary. The latest rumor is that Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Smith might be on...

Orlando Magic Open to Trading Dwight Howard and They Should Be
December 1st, 2011 at 4:14 PM
***PHOTO1*** Otis Smith said today that he is open to trading Dwight Howard. Good! I'd hate to think Smith would just sit by idly and let the season end with no intentions of talking to Dwight and seeing where his head is or letting him leave via free agency and...

Dwight Howard Didn’t Say He was Leaving the Orlando Magic, Actually He Kind of Did
October 17th, 2011 at 5:03 PM
Dwight Howard sat down recently with Esquire’s Scott Raab to talk about his pending free agency and ll but said he was leaving after his contract is up with the team this season. The Magic have tried everything to keep him, from making roster moves and a "Stay Dwight" campaign, but...

Former Orlando Magic Forward Earl Clark Leaves Chinese Basketball Association
September 28th, 2011 at 12:05 PM
Earlier this summer, Orlando Magic free agent power forward Earl Clark signed a one year contract with the Chinese Basketball Association that did not allow for him to opt out of the deal if the NBA Lockout was abruptly ended. Apparently, the deal had an opt out for family issues...

Orlando Magic Rumors: Five Free Agent Targets
September 21st, 2011 at 9:15 PM
The NBA is still stuck in the mud with this Lockout, and it is leaving General Managers, Coaches, Players, and Fans waiting for something to follow. NBA Free Agency is usually done and gone by now, and all entities of the game are excited for the start of training camps...

Dwight Howard and Chris Paul Set to Join Forces in 2012?
August 28th, 2011 at 3:13 PM
***PHOTO1***As Orlando Magic fans nervously await the Summer of Dwight, they must realize that they are not alone in the anticipation of the 2012 Free Agent Class. New Orleans Hornets fans are in the same boat as us. Their superstar point guard Chris Paul will join Dwight Howard in becoming...

Orlando Mayor Hints Magic May Be Able to Outbid for Dwight Howard
August 22nd, 2011 at 3:10 PM
***PHOTO1*** Add Orlando Mayor, Buddy Dwyer, to the long list of Magic fans who are hoping Dwight Howard resigns with his hometown team once he becomes eligible for free agency after the 2011-2012 season. “One thing that might give some comfort to Orlando fans is that one of the thoughts in...

Dwight Howard Responds to Miami Heat Rumors
July 27th, 2011 at 8:29 PM
***PHOTO1***As we all know Dwight Howard is scheduled to become a free agent next summer in what we are calling here at Magic 101: The Summer of Dwight. Although it's very early in the process, Howard has been rumored to headed in many different directions. Rumors have him headed to...

Post-Lockout NFL Free Agency Has Me Even More Upset About This NBA Lockout
July 27th, 2011 at 4:43 PM
Talk about crazy! My phone has been blowing up with updates to trades and free-agent signings. Players are being traded from the West coast to the East coast. They are signing with rivals and many are re-signing with their current teams. Hundreds of million of dollars have been guaranteed and...

Orlando Magic’s Dwight Howard to The Boston Celtics? Puh-lease!
July 13th, 2011 at 4:41 PM
So the latest rumor being rattled around the league is that the Boston Celtics have entered the Dwight Howard sweepstakes. To that, I say Phssssssssss! All of the talk is being centered around the league actually skipping the entire 2011-2012 season due to the lockout, to make this possible. If there...

Orlando Magic’s Jason Richardson Headed to The Chicago Bulls?
July 7th, 2011 at 9:55 AM
***PHOTO1*** Jason Richardson will be arguably one of the top shooting guard free agents for the 2012 (or 2013) season, when this lockout gets lifted. Will Orlando keep him? I don't believe so. He is 31, and can sign for max money, but I'm sure he'd push away a couple...

How Will The NBA Lockout Affect The Orlando Magic?
July 1st, 2011 at 3:55 PM
Owners and players at war, elongated court battles, and fans getting left in the cold. We have heard this story already and are currently living it with the NFL. Billionaires squabbling with millionaires. It is beyond ridiculous, in my opinion. That is why this will be the last lockout story...