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Orlando Magic News for September 17th: Improvement for Ryan Anderson, Insurance for Daniel Orton, and More

  • Why We Should Expect Improvement From Ryan Anderson | Howard the Dunk

    Andrew Melnick of Howard The Dunk explains why "we should expect nothing less than continued improvement" for Orlando Magic power forward Ryan Anderson, 22, who's entering his third pro season, and second with Orlando.

  • Magic Sign Malik Allen

    In his write-up on the news that the Magic signed veteran big man Malik Allen for training camp, Philip Rossman-Reich of Orlando Magic Daily wonders if Allen is merely "some insurance" in case rookie center Daniel Orton "is not ready to play in the NBA quite yet."

  • UPDATE (this bullet only) Stan Van Gundy was main factor in Malik Allen signing – Orlando Magic BasketBlog

    Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel spoke to Allen's agent, Andy Miller, about how Allen wound up in Orlando. Magic coach Stan Van Gundy, who knows Allen from their days together with the Miami Heat, was instrumental in the process.

  • Via a Magic press release, the team's "Championship for Charity" golf tournament this morning raised $165,000 for the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation.

  • SLAM ONLINE | SLAM 142: On Sale Now!

    In promoting the latest issue of SLAM, which features Magic center Dwight Howard on one of the two covers, Ben Osbourne says the Magic are overlooked as title contenders.

    Forget the Heat for a second; the Magic haven’t even gotten the same hype this offseason as the Celtics [...] But that doesn’t mean they won’t be a worthy challenger.

  • The NBA, A-through-Z: Energy guys - Ball Don't Lie

    Yahoo! Sports' Kelly Dwyer begins his essay about NBA "energy guys" with a photo of former Magic player/current Magic community ambassador Bo Outlaw. It's hard to imagine a player who bests Outlaw as an example of an "energy guy," isn't it?