January, 2011 | Magic Basketball - Part 2

Monthly Archive: January 2011

Jan 26

Orlando Magic waive Jason Williams

Via the Orlando Magic: The Orlando Magic have waived guard Jason Williams, President of Basketball Operations Otis Smith announced today. The Magic’s roster stands at 13. Williams (#44, 6’1”, 190, 11/18/75) played in 16 games this season for Orlando, averaging 2.1 ppg., 1.5 apg. and 1.4 rpg. in 10.7 minpg. Originally selected in the first …

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Jan 26

Preview: Orlando Magic at Indiana Pacers

7:00 EDT | Sun Sports 29-16 @ 16-25 Pythagorean Record: 31-14 Pythagorean Record: 18-23 Pace: 92.0 (17th) Pace: 94.4 (7th) Offensive Rating: 108.5 (11th) Offensive Rating: 102.9 (24th) Defensive Rating: 102.4 (5th) Defensive Rating: 104.5 (8th) Conseco Fieldhouse | Magic lead season series 1-0

Jan 26

Once upon a time, Kobe Bryant posterized Dwight Howard

Jan 26

Evaluating Dwight Howard’s MVP credentials

Photo by Elsa/Getty Images While the mainstream media continues to salivate over the prospects of Derrick Rose or Amar’e Stoudemire winning the Most Valuable Player award, there’s a player that deserves to get a lot more attention than he’s currently getting. Dwight Howard. Yeah, Rose’s acrobatic forays to the rim are aesthetically pleasing to watch …

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Jan 25

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “It would be tempting to attribute the Orlando Magic‘s 103-96 loss to the Detroit Pistons on Monday night to midseason doldrums. Even the best NBA teams suffer two or three embarrassing losses at home. It happens. But perhaps the loss revealed larger problems that must be addressed before the postseason …

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Jan 25

All-Star trip sweepstakes courtesy of American Express

Via American Express: Beginning on January 26th at approximately 11:00 AM Eastern Time through 11:59 PM ET on January 28, fans can enter to win a all-expense paid trip to the 2011 NBA All-Star Weekend by signing up to follow American Express on Twitter at http://twitter.com/americanexpress. During the entry period, contestants must tweet “I entered …

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Jan 25

Jason Richardson with a sick put-back dunk

Jan 25

Newfound efficiency for the Orlando Magic

Photo by Fernando Medina Despite head coach Stan Van Gundy‘s justifiable grumbling about the Orlando Magic‘s defense, or lack thereof, there are many things that are impressive about the team since general manager Otis Smith made two blockbuster trades that — momentarily — shook the landscape of the NBA. Like Hedo Turkgolu‘s rebirth with the …

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Jan 24

Recap: Detroit Pistons 103, Orlando Magic 96

BOX SCORE The Detroit Pistons were able to defeat the Orlando Magic by the score of 103-96 in a game that featured a somewhat-vintage performance from a former superstar that resided in the City Beautiful for four seasons. The Pistons were led by a balanced attack, as five players scored in double-figures. Tracy McGrady played …

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Jan 24

Orlando’s Dwight Howard named NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week

Via the Orlando Magic: The Orlando Magic’s Dwight Howard was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, Jan. 17, through Sunday, Jan. 23. It marks the third time this season and the 14th time of his career that Howard has earned the league’s top weekly honor. Howard led Orlando to …

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