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(0-1) vs. (0-2)
Time/TV: 7 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Pelicans by 3.5
Tickets: $14-$262 on Vivid Seats
Season Series: Tonight in Orlando; Jan. 26 in New Orleans
1) The Magic are moving forward with their plans to purchase the land across the street from the Amway Center, Mark Schlueb of the Orlando Sentinel writes. Alex Martins said the team will finalize the purchase Monday at the Orlando City Council meeting.
2) Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel writes the Magic are doing the right thing by honoring their former greats, even if it comes with some baggage.
3) Solomon Jones will need surgery to repair a torn lateral meniscus suffered during Wednesday's loss to the Timberwolves. The usual prognosis for such injuries is 4-6 weeks so he should be targeting a December return.
4) The Magic announced this morning they will create a team Hall of Fame to permanently honor the team's greatest players at the Amway Center. Pat Williams described to John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com that it will be a scrap book of Magic history when it is all finished.
5) Victor Oladipo describes settling into Orlando in his Rookie Diary with SLAM Magazine.
6) Andrew Nicholson appears to have a much larger role for the Magic this year if the first two games are any sign, Ian Colpitts of the Mississagua News writes.
7) The Magic are preaching patience as the team celebrates its 25th Anniversary Season, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel writes.
8) Nick Anderson won the Orlando Sentinel's Bracket Busters poll to determine the greatest player in team history. Asterisk away . . .
9) Eight Orlando residents, including Pelicans guard Austin Rivers, are suiting up for NBA teams as the season starts, Buddy Collings of the Orlando Sentinel notes.