Analysis | Magic Basketball - Part 13

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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 21

Video Analysis: A fun fourth quarter between familiar foes

On Monday, the Orlando Magic and Boston Celtics engaged in another one of their memorable battles. In recent years, whenever the Magic and Celtics go toe-to-toe with each other, fans are — more often than not — treated to a great game. Head coach Stan Van Gundy and Doc Rivers are two of the better …

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Jan 12

Orlando Magic’s winning streak revisited

Tonight, on the road against the New Orleans Hornets, the Orlando Magic seek out their 10th straight win of the regular season. The last time the Magic had a double-digit winning streak in the franchise’s 22 years of existence? Never. Needless to say, a little history is at stake. Before Orlando plays later this evening, …

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Jan 10

Video Analysis: Orlando’s offensive explosion in Dallas

On Saturday, the Orlando Magic and Dallas Mavericks engaged in one of the more entertaining regular season games in the NBA this year. For those a fan of offense, the Magic and Mavericks did not disappoint — much to the dismay of head coach Stan Van Gundy, who preaches a defense-first mentality every minute of …

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Jan 05

Hedo Turkoglu aiding the Orlando Magic’s revival

Photo by Fernando Medina The Orlando Magic are on a six-game winning streak, with notable wins over the San Antonio Spurs, Boston Celtics, and New York Knicks, and Hedo Turkoglu has been a big reason why order is being restored in the City Beautiful. The Magic have the look of a championship contender again after …

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Jan 05

Video Analysis: Highlights of Hedo Turkoglu’s triple-double

It’s been a few weeks since Hedo Turkoglu was traded to the Orlando Magic, and it looks like he hasn’t missed a beat with his old teammates. The Magic have gone 6-2 since Turkoglu’s return and, of course, the highlight of that eight-game stretch was his triple-double which came against the Golden State Warriors on …

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Dec 28

Video Analysis: A strong start and finish on Christmas Day

The Orlando Magic are in the midst of a three-game winning streak, which is modest by NBA standards, but one of the wins came against the Boston Celtics — holders of the best record in the Eastern Conference — on Christmas Day. The reason why that is a big deal, of sorts, is because the …

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Dec 27

J.J. Redick living up to his new billing

Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images It’s been said that money changes people. Usually for the worst. For J.J. Redick, after signing a three-year offer sheet worth a little more than $20 million, there were those that wondered if he would regress to the mean after a career year during the 2009-2010 season. A slow start …

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Dec 21

Orlando Magic players and coaches celebrate the holidays with the Parramore community

Photo by Fernando Medina Via John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com: Orlando’s Patsy Jacob stood back a few feet behind 10-year-old Oskaria Houser and shook her head in delight as her daughter rode up on a shiny, new scooter before tearing into a box of new toys. Christmas was still more than a week away, but Jacob …

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Dec 20

Get to know Gilbert Arenas

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images On Saturday, the Orlando Magic acquired Gilbert Arenas from the Washington Wizards for Rashard Lewis. For months, the Magic and Arenas were linked to each other in trade rumors for several reasons but the main reason was because of general manager Otis Smith‘s relationship with the former superstar that dates …

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