Analysis | Magic Basketball - Part 24

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Apr 28

The Issue of Rest vs. Rust for the Orlando Magic

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Rest vs. rust … ah, yes. It’s a common theme that spans across all sports, particularly in the playoffs, and the question that is usually posed is whether or not getting rest is a blessing or a burden? For the Orlando Magic, it would seem to be the …

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Apr 27

What Did We Learn About the Orlando Magic?

As seen on ESPN’s Daily Dime. With a 99-90 victory against the Charlotte Bobcats in Game 4 on Monday night, the Orlando Magic put the finishing touches on their first four-game sweep in franchise history that can best be described in one word: strange. Strange because the Magic were able to defeat Charlotte in four …

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Apr 25

Nelson Comes Up Big for Magic

As seen on ESPN’s Daily Dime. Entering Game 3, the Charlotte Bobcats were looking to do something they had never done before — win a playoff game. The Bobcats whiffed on their first two chances to do it against the Orlando Magic on the road in Games 1 and 2. However, Charlotte had a golden …

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Apr 23

Video Analysis: Vince Carter and the Pick and Roll

Vince Carter is your classic “love/hate” player. For whatever reason, Carter stirs the emotions of almost any basketball fan one way or the other and it usually leads to heated debates praising or criticizing him at every turn. That being said, it came as no surprise that after Carter struggled mightily in Game 1 against …

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Apr 21

Video Analysis: Dwight Howard’s Block Party

As you may have heard by now, yesterday, Dwight Howard was named the NBA Defensive Player of the Year for a second consecutive season. By winning the award in back-to-back years, Howard joined the likes of Sidney Moncrief, Dennis Rodman, Hakeem Olajuwon, Dikembe Mutombo, Alonzo Mourning, and Ben Wallace as players that have accomplished the feat. …

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Apr 20

Video Analysis: A Look at Vince Carter’s Shot Selection in Game 1 Against the Charlotte Bobcats

When Sunday arrived and the Orlando Magic faced off against the Charlotte Bobcats in Game 1, it was generally assumed that Vince Carter was going to do what he’s been doing for the past few months. What’s that? Play good basketball. It’s no coincidence that the Magic took off in the second half of the …

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Apr 19

Video Analysis: Jameer Nelson’s Big Night Against the Charlotte Bobcats

Jameer Nelson was one of the lone bright spots on offense for the Orlando Magic against the Charlotte Bobcats in Game 1, amidst Dwight Howard‘s foul troubles and Vince Carter‘s shooting woes. Nelson was able to put on a show in front of a nationally televised audience, reminding everyone why he was an All-Star in …

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Apr 14

How Did the Orlando Magic Get to This Point?

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images For Billy Donovan and Stan Van Gundy, it’s a tale of two stories for two head coaches that are in two different positions right now. While the Florida Gators are currently undergoing a rebuilding phase after winning back-to-back NCAA men’s basketball national championships in 2006 and 2007, the …

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Apr 12

The Awards Ballot

Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images With the regular season winding down and the postseason just a mere six days away, I figured I’d do what other writers have been doing lately — reveal my awards ballot. I know that I’m not a member of the Pro Basketball Writers Association, which means I do …

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Mar 31

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Adonal Foyle gives the Magic State of the Union address: “I’m here to report that with respect to the Orlando Magic team, the state of our union is strong. The team has been performing at an absolutely wonderful pace – obviously demonstrated by our victories. And the emergence of Vince [Carter] as the force we …

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