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Orlando Magic News for January 22nd: More Trade Rumblings and Team Assessments

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  • 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.