Analysis | Magic Basketball - Part 18

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Aug 23

Playbook: The 2/5 Pick and Roll

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images In 2009, the 3/5 pick and roll with Hedo Turkoglu and Dwight Howard was one of the centerpieces of the Orlando Magic‘s offense. With Turkoglu’s departure and Vince Carter‘s arrival, the 2/5 pick and roll became the flavor de jure for the Magic. Carter’s involvement in the pick and …

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Aug 19

Playbook: The 1/5 Pick and Roll

Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images The 4-out/1-in offensive scheme that the Orlando Magic employ is the foundation of an offense that features Dwight Howard, Jameer Nelson, and others. But there are also other plays that the Magic run with frequent regularity. Like the 1/5 pick and roll. The pick and roll is like a common …

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Aug 19

Additional Commentary on Carmelo Anthony

Via John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com: After seeing what transpired in Miami this summer, of course anything can happen in the NBA. But acquiring superstars isn’t easy and to get one you usually must pay a heavy price. For example, for the [Orlando] Magic to pull off a blockbuster and acquire Anthony it would also mean …

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Aug 17

Longtime Basketball Player and Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame Inductee Adonal Foyle Announces Retirement from NBA

Via the Orlando Magic: Adonal Foyle, an NBA basketball player with a total of 13 seasons under his belt, announced his retirement from basketball this week. From humble island beginnings, Adonal’s basketball talent was discovered by two Colgate University professors who brought him to the United States and laid the foundation for Foyle’s NBA basketball …

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Aug 17

Playbook: The Orlando Magic’s 4-Out/1-In Offensive Scheme

Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images The 4-out/1-in offensive scheme. For three years and counting, head coach Stan Van Gundy has used an alignment (which features Dwight Howard in the post surrounded by four shooters on the perimeter) on offense that has vaulted the Orlando Magic to the elite in the NBA. The system works, as best …

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Aug 16

For J.J. Redick, It’s All About Efficiency

Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images One of the major storylines in a rather uneventful off-season (aside from the Chris Paul rumors) for the Orlando Magic was when general manager Otis Smith elected to match the Chicago Bulls’ offer sheet and re-sign J.J. Redick to a three year, $20 million contract. Not too long ago, Redick …

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Aug 10

Magic Basketball Mailbag, 8/10/10

Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images Here’s another installment of the Magic Basketball Mailbag. _______ Is this year “THE year” for Orlando to win it all? Won’t one season of gelling and next year’s mid-level exception make Miami unstoppable? It’s way too early to tell. There are too many variables involved. The Miami Heat could be …

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Aug 04

The Tracy McGrady manifesto

Reuters/John C. Hillery A picture is worth a thousand words. In this case, it’s a photo of failure and unfortunately for Tracy McGrady, it’s perhaps the lasting image of his time with the Orlando Magic. The players sitting next to McGrady, aside from Darrell Armstrong, are none other than Pat Garrity and Shawn Kemp — …

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Jul 28

A Hypothetical Trade Offer for Chris Paul, Part II

Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images Since trade scenarios involving Chris Paul have reached a fever pitch recently, Ryan Schwan of Hornets247 felt it would be a fun exercise to open up the virtual bidding for the New Orleans Hornets’ all-world point guard and see which TrueHoop Network writer could come up with the winning bid. …

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Jul 27

A Hypothetical Trade Offer for Chris Paul, Part I

Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images A few days ago, Ryan Schwan of Hornets247 conjured up a neat idea of “virtually” trading Chris Paul for fun. The premise was simple — any TrueHoop Network writer could participate and submit an offer to Schwan, then he would gather the offers, rank them, and trade Paul to the …

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