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...
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About a year ago today, Mario Hezonja envisioned this season being his “rookie year.” (02/09/17) pic.twitter.com/MVR3Ta3tUd— The Lando (@TheLando__) February 13, 2018
Per reports, Indiana #Pacers are expected to pursue Aaron Gordon and Marcus Smart in free agency. Would love to see both guys added to this group.— Evan Massey (@massey_evan) February 16, 2018
Last night, Elfrid Payton (13 PTS, 12 AST, 11 REB) tallied a triple-double in just his 3rd game with the Suns.— NBA.com/Stats (@nbastats) February 16, 2018
The last player to record a triple-double as quickly with a new team was Sleepy Floyd of the Rockets (3rd game) on 12/19/1987 vs. DEN (23 PTS, 10 AST, 13 REB). pic.twitter.com/XcJSUOzrYz
Grant Hill all but confirmed that it was Doc Rivers’ airplane policy that likely caused Tim Duncan to resign with the Spurs rather than join the Magic in 2000.
More here from Tim Cato of SB Nation as Hill describes the one huge mistake that prevented the Magic from signing Tim Duncan.
Josh Cohen of OrlandoMagic.com analyzes Mario Hezonja’s improvement.
Hezonja is putting everything together thanks to consistent minutes, writes Zach Cronin of The Basketball Network.
The Magic enter the All-Star break fighting but needing more, writes Philip Rossman-Reich of Orlando Magic Daily.
In one of the latest mock drafts, the Magic take Trae Young with the seventh pick, writes Chris Stone of Sporting News.
In a story about the Pacers future hinging on Victor Oladipo being more than a one-and-done All-Star, Sean Deveney of Sporting News suggests that Indiana may pursue Aaron Gordon in free agency.
Elfrid Payton’s value in fantasy basketball is rising since his trade to the Suns, writes Dalton Del Don of Yahoo Sports.
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