Analysis | Magic Basketball - Part 14

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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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Dec 20

Get to know Hedo Turkoglu and Jason Richardson

Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images On Saturday, the Orlando Magic acquired Hedo Turkoglu and Jason Richardson (as well as Earl Clark) from the Phoenix Suns for Vince Carter, Marcin Gortat, Mickael Pietrus, a first round pick, and cash considerations. It’s ironic that Turkoglu and Carter switch teams. For those that don’t remember, general manager Otis …

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Dec 20

The Orlando Magic had a busy Saturday

Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images As seen on TrueHoop. Entering the season, some of the biggest question marks for the Orlando Magic were shot creation and perimeter scoring. After a 16-9 start to the year, in which the Magic’s offense ranked 14th in offensive efficiency, an inconvenient truth had been realized — Vince Carter and …

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Dec 08

The Orlando Magic are winning with defense

Photo by AP/John Raoux Live and die by the three. That’s one of the most common criticisms against the Orlando Magic – they shoot too many threes! This isn’t normal! Ever since head coach Stan Van Gundy took over as head coach for the Magic, he — alongside general manager Otis Smith — made the …

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Dec 06

The struggles of Chris Duhon

When general manager Otis Smith signed Chris Duhon as a free agent in the offseason, the expectation was that the Orlando Magic would seal up the back-up point guard role for the next few years. Previous back-ups like Anthony Johnson and Jason Williams served their roles effectively for the Magic, but each of them were …

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Dec 03

Revisiting Jameer Nelson’s rise to prominence, Part II

There are many ‘what if’ questions that Magic fans ask on occasion. Some wonder how the Orlando Magic would have fared if Grant Hill was healthy. Others try to figure out if the Magic had a chance to beat the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2009 NBA Finals if Jameer Nelson didn’t have to rush back …

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