October, 2010 | Magic Basketball - Part 3

Monthly Archive: October 2010

Oct 25

Magic Basketball Featured at Hardwood Paroxysm

Last week, Matt Moore of Hardwood Paroxysm approached me to see if I was interested in writing a prologue of the Orlando Magic’s season for his site. Needless to say, the decision was a no-brainer. Here’s a snippet of what I wrote: It’s championship or bust for the Orlando Magic. Like last year. But this …

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Oct 25

A New and Important Update on Fran Vazquez

Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images Via Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: The [Orlando] Magic say [Fran] Vazquez — who stood them up after they drafted him in the first round in 2005 — is coming around to joining them for the 2011-12 season. He has another year left on his contract with FC Barcelona. …

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Oct 25

Mini-Playbook: The “Horns” Set

Photo by Fernando Medina Tweaks and adjustments. For the Orlando Magic, tweaks and adjustments have been made not only with the roster but also with strategy. This season, head coach Stan Van Gundy has made a commitment to make the Magic’s offense less predictable, and the results — even if it was pre-season — have …

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Oct 22

Friday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “This was an NBA walk-through that actually was a walk-through. The Orlando Magic did not do any running during their shootaround this morning at the St. Pete Times Forum because the court was too slippery. [...] The Magic are scheduled to face the Miami Heat here at 7:30 p.m. [Stan] Van Gundy …

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Oct 22

Preview: Orlando Magic at Miami Heat

Editor’s note: Game has been canceled due to poor playing conditions. 7:30 EDT | ESPN 59-23 @ 47-35 Pythagorean Record: 61-21 Pythagorean Record: 48-34 Pace: 92.0 (18th) Pace: 89.6 (28th) Offensive Rating: 111.4 (4th) Offensive Rating: 106.6 (19th) Defensive Rating: 103.3 (3rd) Defensive Rating: 104.1 (6th) St. Pete Times Forum | 2010-2011 NBA Preseason

Oct 22

Magic Basketball Featured at the Basketball-Reference Blog

Photo by Fernando Medina This year, I was asked by Neil Paine of Basketball-Reference to provide a very quick preview of the Orlando Magic for the BBR Blog. It should be unveiled in the next few days or so. Here’s a snippet of what I wrote: Coming off a disappointing series against the Boston Celtics …

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Oct 21

Vince Carter’s Jumpshot In Its Purest Form

Oct 21

Thursday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “You don’t have to watch hours of game tape or pore over pages of statistics to produce a scouting report on Jameer Nelson. The book on the diminutive Orlando Magic co-captain is simple: He’s a scoring point guard who looks for his own shot as often as he looks …

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Oct 21

Dwight Howard Hosts Album Release Party for Launch of His Debut Album “Shoot for the Stars”

Via the Orlando Magic: WHO: Orlando Magic’s Dwight Howard, Joey Fatone, Lil Shawn & Obie, Orlando Magic Dancers and STUFF the Magic’s Mascot. WHAT: Dwight Howard will host an album release party celebrating the debut of his first album, Shoot For The Stars, which launches on October 26th from Razor & Tie / KIDZ BOP. …

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Oct 21

Recap: Orlando Magic 101, Dallas Mavericks 76

BOX SCORE Looking for a challenge from the opposition so that head coach Stan Van Gundy could finally play his starters extended minutes in the pre-season, the Orlando Magic got what they wanted — sort of — against the Dallas Mavericks as they won their 20th consecutive pre-season game by the score of 101-76 in …

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