News | Magic Basketball - Part 29

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Apr 11

Monday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “The Orlando Magic almost never hold a shootaround on the day after a game. If they’re in Orlando and are about to play the second leg of a back-to-back, they’ll hold a walkthrough on their Amway Center practice court a few hours before tipoff. If they’re on the road, …

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Apr 08

Debunking Dwight Howard’s crunch-time prowess

Via ESPN.com: Jason J (NYC): How do you respond to the contention that a player like Dwight, whose inability to shoot free throws limits his effectiveness as scoring option late in close games and throws his whole team offense out of whack, has too big a whole in his skill set to be MVP? I’m …

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Apr 08

Friday’s Magic Word

Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: “With J.J. Redick injured, Jason Richardson battling some minor knee tendinitis and Quentin Richardson suspended for the next two games, the Orlando Magic will be forced to play Gilbert Arenas significant minutes at shooting guard over the last three games of the regular season. That’s a good thing, because …

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Apr 07

Dwight Howard and Quentin Richardson suspended

Via ESPN.com: [Orlando] Magic center Dwight Howard was suspended one game by the NBA for receiving his 18th technical foul of the season and Orlando guard Quentin Richardson received a two-game suspension for shoving Charlotte’s Gerald Henderson in the face. Howard received a technical Wednesday night in the second quarter against the Bobcats and it …

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Apr 07

Thursday’s Magic Word

Evan Dunlap of Orlando Pinstriped Post: “At the risk of sounding obvious, [Dwight] Howard can avoid 10-second violations by shooting faster. His opponents have the right to call attention to how long he takes before shooting, just as the Magic have the right to tell officials if one of their opponents is taking too long …

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Apr 07

Dwight Howard and technical fouls

Against the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday, Dwight Howard picked up his 18th technical foul of the regular season after he got whistled for a 10-second violation at the free-throw line. Henry Abbott of TrueHoop chimes in on the circumstances surrounding the tech.

Apr 06

Wednesday’s Magic Word

John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com: “Even now, some eight months later, Orlando Magic superstar center Dwight Howard has flashbacks to July and August when he would spend two to three hours a day in gymnasiums all over the world shooting jumpers and perfecting his hook shot with both hands. Howard was a man in demand last …

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Apr 05

In the eyes of many, the Orlando Magic are free-falling

To be honest, NBA power rankings mean very little. At the most, they represent a snapshot of the league at a respective moment in time. But it says something that the Orlando Magic continue to fall down the ranks. This is merely one example.

Apr 05

Dwight Howard’s improved jumpshooting

Photo by Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images Via Evan Dunlap of Orlando Pinstriped Post: Dwight Howard‘s tremendous offensive improvement might be one of the underreported stories of the 2010/11 NBA season. In his seventh professional season, Howard has set career highs in usage rate (27.4 percent of the Orlando Magic‘s possessions end with a Howard …

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Apr 04

Monday’s Magic Word

George Diaz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Rich DeVos, 85, recently fell in his Grand Rapids, Mi. home. Despite breaking bones in his wrist and ankle, he is determined to get back on his feet so he can travel to Orlando and see his team start its playoff run later this month. Pat Williams, a few …

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