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In case you’re wondering, Tyronn Lue won’t play tonight against the Pacers. In bold letters across the Sentinel’s Web site: Magic will make do with Lue. Welcome to Orlando, Tyronn! By the way, one totally underrated part of this trade is the now double-nickname we have on the Magic. There’s Skip to my Lew, and Skip to my Lue. How does Rashard Lewis feel about this? A story saying the Magic weren’t going anywhere even with Jameer Nelson. The story’s headline is “Don’t believe in Magic.” Clever. The Sporting News takes another look at midseason awards. This much is clear – Jameer Nelson’s injury only helped Stan Van Gundy’s chances at coach of the year. If he can guide them to 60 wins, he’s a lock. You take a young, inexperienced team that loses its all-star point guard in the middle of the season to a top-3 seed, you’re coach of the year. Milwaukee Bucks point guard Luke Ridnour broke his thumb on practice on Thursday. Combined with the Tyronn Lue trade, the Bucks have one point guard left on their roster: Ramon Sessions. The Bucks now have to get a point guard from free agency. Being a Bucks fan now is like being a Magic fan in 2003, except worse. Jameer Nelson and Elton Brand became good friends this past summer. Both players suffered season-ending injuries this week. One last thing: Ha, ha.

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