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Magic take risks to land Serge Ibaka

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Now that the results of the NBA draft have settled in, how does the Orlando Magic stack up? Did their trade for Oklahoma City’s Serge Ibaka improve the team or is his addition offset by the subtraction of outstanding talent. It depends on who you ask. General Manager Rob Hennigan was elated. Hennigan and Coach Frank Vogel believe Ibaka is the shot blocker/rim protector the Magic have long needed to make them a playoff contender. “We had a high sense…

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Magic/Heat have different draft approaches

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Just five days after the Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA Championship, the league gathers in Brooklyn for the 2016 draft. Some of the league’s 30 teams will be busier than others. The Orlando Magic have the 11th pick. While the top two or three slots are well-known, only the Magic brass know, for sure, who they are targeting. A few mock drafts have them taking Kentucky freshman Skal Labissiere. The lanky forward is a good shooter, but had a relatively…

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ACC goes 4-for-4 in Friday NCAA action

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Four Atlantic Coast Conference teams prevailed in Friday’s regional semi-final action, setting up conference match ups in the regional finals on Sunday. Virginia, the top seed in the Midwest Regional, dominated fourth-seeded Iowa State, 84-71. Notre Dame, the sixth seed in the East Regional, made a stunning comeback in the final seconds to defeat seventh-seeded Wisconsin, 61-56. The Midwest’s Region’s 10th seed, Syracuse, made a late comeback and edged 11th seeded Gonzaga 63-60. North Carolina, the top seed in the…

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