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Will the Magic summer makeover mean success?

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July 4 is when baseball teams reach the half-way point of their seasons. For the other three major sports, it marks the beginning of the upcoming season. This is especially true of basketball, especially for the Orlando Magic. The draft is complete. The free agent signing period is underway as are the various summer leagues used to gauge current and available talent. The Magic hopes they are in the early stages of a turnaround season. Last month’s draft netted them…

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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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