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A round-up of Orlando Magic content from around the web

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Each morning we will gather Magic content from around the web and deliver it to you. Consider it one-stop shopping for all Magic headlines.

But first...

Magic Tweet of the Day

Elfrid Payton revived the Magic offense, posted a double-double, and got the Magic a win. So we’ll let this one slide....

Magic Headlines

Elfrid Payton returned from injury and guided the Magic to a 112-99 win over the New York Knicks, writes our Zach Oliver in his game recap.

In his Magic Notebook, Oliver takes a deeper look at Payton’s return and the Magic’s improving defense.

Our Aaron Goldstone hands out grades for the Magic's core players in the first installment of his Progress Report.

It didn't take long for Elfrid Payton to show how he makes things easier for his teammates on the court, writes Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel.

Frank Vogel isn't ready to demote Terrence Ross from the starting lineup to the bench, Robbins writes.

Elfrid Payton earns an 'A' in his return as Ricky Scricca of Orlando Magic Daily hands out grades for the Magic/Knicks game.

Payton reinvigorated what had been a dormant Magic offense, writes Philip-Rossman-Reich of Orlando Magic Daily.

More on Payton bringing an end to the Magic's two-game slump from John Denton of

Though it never came to be, Aaron Gordon was looking forward to squaring off against Kristaps Porzingis in a match-up of two players who could be in the conversation for the Most Improved Player award, Denton writes.

The game against the Magic seemed like a sure loss for the Knicks even before the opening tip (though I might add, the ref did all he could to help the Knicks win that opening tip. See Below), writes Joe Flynn of Posting & Toasting.

Was last night's opening tip in the Magic/Knicks game the worst opening tip of all-time? Khadrice Rollins of examines.

Elfrid Payton and his glorious head of hair are back, writes Haley O'Shaughnessy of The Ringer.

Shaquille O'Neal talks about the time he was 20 years old and spent $1 million in one day, writes Graham Flanagan of Business Insider.

As always, if you come across any other Magic stories worth a read, feel free to share them below.