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Monthly Archive: December 2011

Dec 23

5-on-5 roundtable: Previewing the Magic’s season

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images On Christmas Day, the Orlando Magic kick off their 2011-2012 season on the road against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Thunder are seen by many as the favorites to win the Western Conference, while the Magic are trying to figure out how to best handle that Dwight Howard situation you …

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Dec 23

Orlando Magic 2011-2012 season preview

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images adj. +/- net +/- stat. +/- PER WARP Win Shares/48 Ryan Anderson +8.29 +4.8 +4.27 19.0 8.5 .217 Glen Davis +1.06 -5.8 -0.96 12.8 -0.7 .102 Chris Duhon -6.83 -4.9 -6.77 5.6 -1.7 .015 Dwight Howard +14.09 +9.8 +7.24 26.0 20.5 .236 Jameer Nelson -3.54 +2.1 +2.20 15.4 5.6 .137 J.J. …

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Dec 23

A prayer for the NBA season

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images It’s about that time, y’all. The Magic have been in the middle of a media storm for a month now, and will have the focus all to themselves now that the Chris Paul saga has finally reached its end. What there is to say about this team — that is, …

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Dec 23

Imagining Dwight Howard with the Lakers

Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images I believe the Magic should keep Dwight Howard throughout the season and either make the requisite moves to make him a permanent member of the Magic, or let him leave this summer. Kevin Arnovitz can explain to you why this is a good choice. However, if they trade …

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Dec 22

Thursday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Any potential trade between the Orlando Magic and the New Jersey Nets down the road involving Dwight Howard just hit a snag. Brook Lopez, who is New Jersey’s best asset outside of Deron Williams, has a stress fracture of the fifth metatarsal of his right foot, Nets officials announced …

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Dec 22

Brook Lopez’s injury complicates matters

Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images Via Matt Moore of CBSSports.com: The New Jersey Nets announced Thursday that center Brook Lopez has a broken foot and will undergo surgery. His listed recovery time is 4-6 weeks, but the injury is also similar to the one that sidelined Mavs’ guard Roddy Beaubois for months …

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Dec 22

Quentin Richardson doesn’t bow to a King

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images Via Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: James had glared at the Orlando bench after hitting a shot. Q-Rich slowed enough that James made contact, and then the 260-pound LeBron rammed his shoulder into Q as they walked down the court, and Q angrily responded. It really should have been …

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Dec 21

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Plenty of intrigue surrounds tonight’s Orlando Magic preseason finale, but the competition for spots on the season-opening Magic roster is not included in that mix. Barring an unforeseen injury, the Magic appear inclined to begin the regular season with two true point guards, Jameer Nelson and Chris Duhon, instead …

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Dec 21

Player to watch: Kobe Bryant

Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images Magic Basketball previews the 2011-2012 NBA season with a look at the players we’re most excited to watch this year. In the 1960’s, a study titled the “Milgram Shock Experiment” was performed. The point of the study was to gauge how far normal humans will go just because they are …

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Dec 20

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel: “Say what you will about the Magic, but one thing you can never say is they haven’t been willing to change and do what it takes to win. Their decisions certainly aren’t always right, but you cannot deny their dedication to winning. Magic coach Stan Van Gundy should know. …

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