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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...

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Back-to-back wins....

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Jonathon Simmons’ career night helped the Magic overcome a 21-point deficit to stun the Cavs, writes our Will Ogburn in his game recap.

Reports say the Magic are one of the more active teams in the trade market, writes our Zach Oliver.

With the trade deadline about 24 hours away, be sure to check out our latest episode of the Do You Believe in Magic? Podcast as they crew discusses trade possibilities.

If the win over the Cavs was the final game as a member of the Magic for some players on the team, it was a glorious end, write Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel.

Jonathon Simmons, who nearly didn’t play on Tuesday because of a sprained ankle, erupted for a career-high 34 points, Robbins writes.

The Magic’s victory said as much about Orlando’s sudden resurgence as it did about the Cavs’ collapse, writes John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com.

The Magic have shot efficiently from three thanks to effective inside-out basketball, Denton writes.

Jonathon Simmons received an ‘A’ and the Cavs received an ‘F’ in the nightly grades column by Philip Rossman-Reich of Orlando Magic Daily.

Mario Hezonja is finally brimming with confidence, Rossman-Reich writes.

Everyone on the Magic are available, but a tight trade market could make a deal difficult, Rossman-Reich writes.

LeBron James received a ‘D+’ for his performance against the Magic as Carter Rodriguez of Fear the Sword hands out player grades.

The Cavs have’t hit rock bottom yet, but they came close against the Magic, writes Dan Devine of Yahoo Sports.

The Knicks are interested in trading for Elfrid Payton, writes Marc Berman of the New York Post.

The Magic were labeled as sellers by Keith P. Smith of Real GM.

The Thunder have shown interest in Jonathon Simmons.

Greg Swartz of Bleacher Reports lists 10 trades that could save the Cavs, one of which is the Magic sending Aaron Gordon, Jonathon Simmons and D.J. Augustin to Cleveland for the Nets’ first round pick, Isaiah Thomas, Iman Shumpert and Derrick Rose.

The Magic have shown some interest in Jazz guard Rodney Hood, writes Tony Jones of The Salt Lake Tribune.

Paul Centopani of The Step Back proposes a multi-player trade between the Magic and Wizards that brings Marcin Gortat back to Orlando.


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