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Rockets Doctor Confirms Foot Injury Could End Yao Ming's Career

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I know this isn't Magic news, but this would be very bad for the NBA as a whole. Financially, this has to be the worst time to lose your most marketable international athlete.

I’m happy we got Vince and sad that some other guys had to go. I’m still holding out hope that we ca...

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I’m happy we got Vince and sad that some other guys had to go. I’m still holding out hope that we can get Turk back, too. Turk has been here for five years and I feel like I owe part of my development as a player to him. He’s one of the best passers I’ve ever played with in my career. If we can get him back we could be the team to beat next season. Without Turk, that would hurt us. We’re trying to win a championship here right away. The NBA is a business, but sometimes it just hurts to see your teammates go.

The Official Dwight Howard Blog

"Seriously, I'm still pinching myself," [Vince Carter] said in the quiet of the Magic's practice...

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"Seriously, I'm still pinching myself," [Vince Carter] said in the quiet of the Magic's practice facility late Thursday night. "I'm coming home to play for a team that has a legitimate shot. Is this real?"

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel

After losing to the Lakers and their big front line in the NBA Finals, the Magic are expected to...

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After losing to the Lakers and their big front line in the NBA Finals, the Magic are expected to make offers next week in free agency to both veteran Rasheed Wallace of Detroit and young Brandon Bass of Dallas, according to two NBA sources.

Tim Povtak of NBA FanHouse dishes on two players the Magic will target in free agency. Based on the discussion here in the last few weeks, I'd say most 3QC readers agree Orlando is on the right track.

Who needs Lebron and his trick shots when we have...?

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I swear this was filmed right down the street here in Waterford Lakes.

[Otis] Smith didn't go into details, but said that Thursday's acquisition of [Vince] Carter — an e...

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[Otis] Smith didn't go into details, but said that Thursday's acquisition of [Vince] Carter — an eight-time all-star — will make re-signing [Hedo] Turkoglu something of a long-shot. "It would be hard," Smith said. [....] Lon Babby, Turkoglu's agent, confirmed that the Magic made an initial proposal to Turkoglu, adding that Smith characterized it as a "jumping off point." Babby said Turkoglu will evaluate the free-agent market and continue talking with the Magic.

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel

A video of Dwight Howard in the Jimmy Fallon show, last night.

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A video of Dwight Howard in the Jimmy Fallon show, last night.

Phoenix center Shaquille O’Neal is creeping closer to joining the championship chase with LeBron J...

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Phoenix center Shaquille O’Neal is creeping closer to joining the championship chase with LeBron James, league sources said on Wednesday. The Shaq-to-Cleveland trade talks have gained momentum and Cavaliers officials are nearing the conclusion they should make the move for O’Neal, sources said. Now, they have to find the package that’ll work with Phoenix. One league executive says there’s an "inevitability" to the talks and that, "It’s going to get done."

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports says Shaq will be a Cavalier before too long. Ben Wallace and Sasha Pavlovic are believed to be the bait UPDATE: it's official, per Yahoo! Sports. Wallace, Pavlovic, and the 46th pick in Thursday's draft are off to Phoenix for Shaq.

"No disrespect to Hedo, but he's not consistent enough for the kind of money I expect he'll demand...

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"No disrespect to Hedo, but he's not consistent enough for the kind of money I expect he'll demand ($11M per; four years)," an east coast executive declared. "He wants the ball with the game on the line and responds real well under pressure, but then he'll disappear for a game or two. That's all that's stopping him from becoming a perennial All-Star."

Peter Vescey of the New York Post gathers one Eastern Conference executive's thoughts on Magic free-agent-to-be Hedo Turkoglu. Note the contract terms Turk reportedly wants: $44 million over 4 years.
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