NBA AM: Hands Off Devin Harris
Steve Kyler of HOOPSWORLD refutes Chad Ford's report that the Magic are looking to trade for Tracy McGrady. He also characterizes the Magic's chances of making a trade before the deadline as "unlikely." But he adds the following caveat:
The scenario to watch is the status of Chris Bosh, Carlos Boozer and Amar'e Stoudemire – should either of those three really be made available – and none are at this point – don't be surprised to see Magic GM Otis Smith get after that caliber of player and offer a real asset to get one of them.
Recapturing the Magic
With this entry, Kevin Pelton of Basketball Prospectus joins the many NBA writers who have tried to figure out what's wrong with the Magic. The main problems are on offense, Pelton says. Click through for the three top factors in Orlando's decline. Top-notch work, as usual.
The Magic announced two minor changes to their schedule today. Their game against the New Orleans Hornets on February 26th has moved to 9:30 PM on ESPN. Meanwhile, ESPN has dropped the Magic's game against the Wizards on April 7th, so tipoff moves from 8 PM to 7 PM.
MAGIC: Win Dwight Howard's 2010 All-Star Jersey
OrlandoMagic.com is giving away an autographed Dwight Howard All-Star jersey. More details here.
Dwight Howard does his best Charles Barkley impression for EJ, Kenny, CWebb and Charles 1.21.10 on Vimeo
Dwight Howard joined the crew of TNT's "Inside the NBA" last night to discuss his game, the Magic, and being selected to the All-Star team. He also did an impression of TNT analyst Charles Barkley, which you can watch here. Thanks to Turner Media for passing the video along.
WASSERMAN MEDIA GROUP'S NBA PLAYERS SCORE FOR CLINTON BUSH HAITI FUND THROUGH FUNDRAISING PROGRAM
Magic guards J.J. Redick and Jason Williams are among the many Wasserman Media Group clients who have pledged to donate money to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, per this Wasserman press release.