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Sep 07

Revisiting the Topic of the Orlando Magic’s Biggest Rival

Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images Nearly a week ago, Ben Q. Rock of Orlando Pinstriped Post ventured into the topic of rivals for the Orlando Magic. It’s a fascinating subject that has gained steam since the Miami Heat acquired LeBron James and Chris Bosh in free agency, pairing them with Dwyane Wade to form like …

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Sep 03

Friday’s Magic Word

Ben Q. Rock of Orlando Pinstriped Post: “Let us not get it twisted: Miami’s goal this summer was to play catch-up with the [Orlando] Magic, Boston Celtics, L.A. Lakers, and the rest of the league’s elite. Orlando’s core players were already in place. In Dwyane Wade, Miami had but one. That’s a huge distinction. Remember, the Magic …

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Sep 02

The Future Appears Bright for Chris Duhon

Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images Via Marc Normandin of Basketball Prospectus: Chris Duhon was a replacement-level player last season with the New York Knicks, but there is reason to believe he can improve on that. He will be the backup point guard behind Jameer Nelson in Orlando, and is projected to see improvements to both …

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Sep 02

Grading the Orlando Magic’s D-League Usage

Jesse D. Garrabrant/Getty Images I’m a little late on this one. Recently, I was asked by Matt Hubert of D-League Digest — as well as other writers in the TrueHoop Network — to grade the usage of the D-League for the team I cover as part of the collective. In my particular case, I chimed …

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Sep 01

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Ben Q. Rock of Orlando Pinstriped Post: “The [Orlando] Magic/Heat rivalry has proven fairly one-sided in Orlando’s favor since 2007, but the Heat’s appearance has more to do with their future roster than the one that’s struggled against Orlando in the recent past. Indeed, among the 18 players the Heat have under contract, only Joel Anthony, …

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Aug 31

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Ben Q. Rock of Orlando Pinstriped Post: “St. Martin is unrealistic to expect an NBA team convert 90 percent of its free throws, but he’s on the mark when he says that many games can come down to foul shots. The Orlando [Magic] organization knows that much all too well. Nick Anderson‘s four late misses …

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Aug 31

Poland Fails to Earn an Automatic Bid for EuroBasket 2011

FIBA Europe / Castoria / Kulbis Via Josh Cohen of OrlandoMagic.com: Marcin Gortat may not care that he was, by and large, one of the best, most dominant players during EuroBasket qualifying action in August. The Polish Machine averaged 18 points, nearly nine rebounds and more than two blocks per game for his country. But, …

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Aug 30

The Logic Behind Variable Pricing for Tickets

Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images Via Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: The Orlando Magic are borrowing a page from the movie industry’s playbook. Just as it costs more to attend a Friday-night premiere than a Tuesday matinee, the Magic also will base their single-game ticket prices on demand this upcoming season. A ticket to …

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Aug 27

Friday’s Magic Word

John Denton of OrlandoMagic com: “After talking to Rashard [Lewis] lately, I can tell you that he worked out with legendary big man Hakeem Olajuwon this summer to come up with some more moves in the low post. Hakeem talked to Lewis about using his body more to attack small forwards when switched to him …

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Aug 27

Dwight Howard Speaks, and the World Listens

Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images Via Kelly Dwyer of Ball Don’t Lie: Dwight Howard: I think people see the end product, but they don’t see what it takes to get there. Defense is about heart and will. There are a lot of things that come easy to guys on defense, but to be able to …

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