Analysis | Magic Basketball - Part 21

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Jun 30

Addressing the Gilbert Arenas Conundrum

Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images Gilbert Arenas. At the peak of his powers, Arenas was — regarded by many — as a quirky and eccentric player that had many memorable moments on and off court. Unfortunately for Arenas, he made some bad decisions this season when he brought unloaded firearms into the …

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Jun 24

Magic Basketball Mailbag, 6/24/10

Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images Here’s another installment of the Magic Basketball Mailbag. _______ Do you think the Magic will try to move Gortat? Maybe. The answer to the question is speculative, at best, but it should provide some insight on Marcin Gortat‘s future with the Orlando Magic. Will Gortat be traded? It seems like …

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Jun 21

It’s Now or Never for the Orlando Magic

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images After the Los Angeles Lakers won their 16th championship in franchise history — that’s a lot — against the Boston Celtics on Thursday, one of the major storylines to emerge from the aftermath of the series was the future of the C’s. Head coach Doc Rivers dropped a bombshell, …

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Jun 16

Magic Basketball Mailbag, 6/16/10

Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images Here’s another installment of the Magic Basketball Mailbag. _______ What I would like to see this offseason (one can dream) is a push for a sign and trade for LeBron or Wade.¬†Either one matched with Howard would be a dynasty for years to come, comparable to or maybe even greater …

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Jun 15

Magic Basketball Mailbag, 6/15/10

Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images Welcome to the inaugural installment of Magic Basketball Mailbag. _______ Will the Magic get rid of Vince? Can the Magic get rid of Vince? ‘Will’ and ‘can’ are two different words. According to Hoopdata.com, Vince Carter is on the hook to be paid approximately $17.5 million next year, with a …

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Jun 04

Video Analysis: A Look Back at Jameer Nelson’s Best Game in the 2010 NBA Playoffs

One of the major storylines to take away with the 2010 NBA Playoffs winding down, as the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers are facing off against each other to determine which team will stand alone at the end of the season with another championship in their trophy case, was the Jameer Nelson‘s return …

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Jun 03

Evaluating Dwight Howard’s Offense in the Playoffs

Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images Third in a three-part series, I’m going to analyze this year’s playoff performances of several Orlando Magic players. These posts will be offense-centric, given that I will be writing up player evaluations next week, so I’ll reserve analysis on the defense of Dwight Howard – for example — until then. …

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Jun 02

Evaluating Jameer Nelson’s Offense in the Playoffs

Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images Second in a three-part series, I’m going to analyze this year’s playoff performances of several Orlando Magic players. These posts will be offense-centric, given that I will be writing up player evaluations next week, so I’ll reserve analysis on the defense of Dwight Howard – for example — until then. …

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Jun 01

Evaluating Rashard Lewis’ Offense in the Playoffs

Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images First in a three-part series, I’m going to analyze this year’s playoff performances of several Orlando Magic players. These posts will be offense-centric, given that I will be writing up player evaluations next week, so I’ll reserve analysis on the defense of Dwight Howard – for example — until then. …

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May 28

Video Analysis: Dwight Howard’s Impact on Defense

Even though Dwight Howard has played well on offense in the last two games for the Orlando Magic, everything starts and ends with his defense. Because the Magic rely so much on Howard’s defense, similarly to how the Cleveland Cavaliers rely so much on LeBron James’ offense, they tend to struggle to win games when …

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