News | Magic Basketball - Part 39

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Nov 02

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Stan Van Gundy didn’t have any time to relax once he learned about the postponement of Tuesday night’s game against the New York Knicks. Van Gundy had to start preparing for tonight’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. He planned to review T-Wolves video on the plane flight from Newark, N.J., back to …

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Nov 02

Does Vince Carter Still Have His Mojo?

Via Evan Dunlap of Orlando Pinstriped Post: In this morning’s Orlando Sentinel, columnist George Diaz expressed a sentiment I know a lot of Orlando Magic fans share: the team is fatally flawed against teams like the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat, which can single-cover Dwight Howard in the low post with a minimum of fuss. […] …

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Nov 02

The Clock is Ticking for the Orlando Magic

Via George Diaz of the Orlando Sentinel: The Orlando Magic are going to win a bunch of games this season. My guesstimate is that the bar starts at 50 and shoots up from there. Expect lots of good times in the fabulously-plush Amway Center. But the celebratory spirit may come crashing down in the playoff …

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Nov 01

Monday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “The loss to the Miami Heat, as embarrassing and as complete as it was, will provide one beneficial by-product for the Orlando Magic. It will allow the players to measure their character less than a week into the 2010-11 regular season. How do they recover from a loss to a rival? How …

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Oct 29

Friday’s Magic Word

Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: “Perhaps the most surprising element of the Orlando Magic’s 112-83 victory was the play of Mickael Pietrus; specifically, the fact that he didn’t play in the first half. Stan Van Gundy wanted to stick to a nine-man rotation, and that surprisingly left both Pietrus and Ryan Anderson on the …

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Oct 28

Thursday’s Magic Word

Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: “So, Dwight Howard can hit mid-range jumpers now? That doesn’t concern the Washington Wizards. Coach Flip Saunders and center JaVale McGee both reiterated the same point: they’d rather have Howard shooting jumpers than scoring in the paint. […] Saunders mentioned Karl Malone as a player who expanded his game …

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Oct 27

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Did you know that tonight is, in effect, the start of the [Orlando] Magic‘s playoff push? Forget the calendar. Stan’s blueprint is designed so the Magic at times prepare for the postseason during the regular season, from developing young players to experimenting with certain schemes to seeing that aging Vince Carter …

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Oct 27

The Orlando Magic Return to the Familiar Underdog Role

Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images Via John Hollinger of ESPN Insider: Virtually every set of predictions lists one of three teams as champion: the Lakers, Heat or Celtics. I’m wondering if this consensus is missing the boat on reality, and I’m not just saying that because the Heat and Lakers looked somewhere south of dominant …

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Oct 27

The Orlando Magic’s Journey Begins Tomorrow

Via Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: City officials and Orlando Magic employees have spent weeks making sure that Amway Center will be ready for its first NBA regular-season game this Thursday. But even after countless dry runs and four preseason exhibitions, no one can definitively answer a fundamental question: Just how loud will the …

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Oct 26

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Point guard Jason Williams practiced fully with the Orlando Magic on Tuesday and could be activated for the team’s season opener on Thursday. […] Williams underwent arthroscopic surgery on Sept. 30 to clear debris out of his left knee. He’s expected to back-up starter Jameer Nelson and free-agent signee Chris Duhon …

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