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.@OrlandoMagic C Nikola Vucevic said he has asked the NBA to participate in the Skills Challenge at the NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte. Vucevic said it is a dream of his to someday compete in the 3-Point Shootout.— John Denton (@JohnDenton555) February 1, 2019
After the Nets averaged 115.5 points against the Magic in their previous two match-ups, Orlando’s disruptive defensive activity guided them to a second straight win, writes our Aaron Goldstone in his game recap.
ICYMI, Goldstone also lists five possible trade destinations for Terrence Ross.
Twitter reacts to Nikola Vucevic making the NBA All-Star team.
The Magic defense held the Nets in check, and Nikola Vucevic’s fourth quarter offense put them away, writes Roy Parry of the Orlando Sentinel.
Nikola Vucevic is still riding an emotional high after his All-Star selection, Parry writes.
Vucevic would love the opportunity to play alongside Dirk Nowitzki in the All-Star Game, Parry writes.
Josh Robbins of The Athletic describes the scene in the Magic locker room after Nikola Vucevic’s All-Star selection.
The Magic rode the dependable shooting touch of Nikola Vucevic in the fourth quarter to a much-needed victory over the Nets, writes John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com.
Terrence Ross asked to be in the three-point shooting contest but was told the competition was full, Denton writes.
The Magic are starting to show why they can become one of the league’s best defensive teams, writes Josh Cohen of OrlandoMagic.com. In January, the Magic ranked first in the league in limiting second chance points.
Wes Iwundu was strong defensively, and even went on a personal 7-0 scoring run, against the Nets, earning a B+ for his performance in the nightly grades column by Philip Rossman-Reich of Orlando Magic Daily.
The Magic’s tension between the present and the future may hamper a potential trade, Rossman-Reich writes.
Steve Clifford is making a positive impact on the Magic in his first year, writes John Black of Orlando Magic Daily.
With their loss to the Magic, the Nets dropped two straight games for the first time in nearly two months, writes our friends at NetsDaily.
Zach Lowe of ESPN lists possible trade destinations for key members of the Magic.
What if the Magic had stuck with now two-time All-Star Victor Oladipo? Scott Agness of The Athletic examines.
Nikola Vucevic’s All-Star selection is vindication for a player who truly deserved the honor, writes Luke Duffy of Hoops Habit.
The Mavericks will set their sights on Nikola Vucevic in free agency this summer, reports Brad Townsend of the Dallas Morning News.
Aaron Gordon is riding the ups and downs of fame and a new contract, writes Jon Gold for the Arizona Daily Star.
Tobias Harris was among the biggest snubs for the NBA All-Star Game, writes Kristian Winfield of SB Nation.
An upbeat Victor Oladipo greeted the Pacers for the first time since his season-ending knee surgery, writes J. Michael of the Indianapolis Star.
Zach Kram of The Ringer made transaction trees for each NBA team to find the roster spot on each with the longest history. The Magic’s dates back to the expansion draft.
ESPN’s Rece Davis was very critical of Penny Hardaway, writes our friends at A Sea of Blue.