Magic Wands: vs. Wizards 2/16

Orlando, Fla.
(15-38) vs. (35-21)
Time/TV: 7 p.m./Sun Sports
Line: Magic by 11.5
Season Series: Won 112-83 in Orlando on Oct. 28; Won 100-99 in Washington on Nov. 27; Won 110-92 in Washington on Feb. 4; Tonight in Orlando
Tickets: $17-$500 on TiqIQ
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–The always positive and motivational father of the Magic, executive vice president Pat Williams, announced he has been diagnosed with multiple myeloma bone cancer. Luckily, it appears his doctors caught it early.

Rashard Lewis’ triumphant return to Amway Center might be cut short. Lewis appears as though he will not play tonight, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports. Michael Lee of The Washington Post reports Nick Young, though, is likely to play tonight after sitting out practice Tuesday.

–With Brandon Bass back in the rotation, Stan Van Gundy has some interesting choices to make on who starts and who comes off the bench at power forward. Brandon Bass will start tonight, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.

Rashard Lewis got some time to reflect on the midseason trade that sent him to Washington and his time in Orlando, writes Michael Lee of The Washington Post. He hopes he gets a warm reception when he gets to the floor. And he certainly deserves one.

–Evan Dunlap of Orlando Pinstriped Post analyzes Orlando’s trade assets with a week remaining before the trade deadline.

Earl Clark is beginning to make a name for himself, writes Eddy Rivera of Magic Basketball.

John Wall is one of the top rookies in the league, but Michael Lee of The Washington Post reports Gilbert Arenas believes his growth could be stunted if the Wizards do not surround him with veterans.

Zach Randolph is being floated around as a potential trade target for the Magic ahead of the NBA’s trade deadline.

–Evan Dunlap of Orlando Pinstriped Post wonders if any player on the Magic could break Ray Allen’s 3-pointer record.

–Craig Stouffer of The Examiner writes the Magic seem to have returned to being underdogs and are still looking to find the right mix post-trades. 

Philip Rossman-Reich

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