Video | Magic Basketball - Part 13

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Nov 18

Video Analysis: More on Brandon Bass’ Improvement on Defense

Brandon Bass‘ second year in head coach Stan Van Gundy‘s system has seen a dramatic improvement in almost all phases of his game. However, the one aspect of Bass’ skill-set that’s seen a noticeable change has been his defense. Team defense, that is. In the video, keep a careful eye on Bass the entire time. …

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Nov 11

Video Analysis: How Not to Beat a Zone Defense

Zone defenses. Teams in the NBA rarely utilize them because, well, they don’t work very often. This is basketball at its highest level, not high school varsity, so a 2-3 matchup zone isn’t going to last long against the likes of the Los Angeles Lakers and others. And the last team that people think a …

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Nov 05

Video Analysis: The Art of the Pick and Roll

There’s not a lot that needs to be said about the Orlando Magic‘s tour de force against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday, in which the men in blue set a franchise record by scoring 78 points in the first half and then winning the game by a margin of 42 points. Still, it’s worth noting …

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Nov 01

Video Analysis: Dwight Howard’s Offensive Performance Against the Miami Heat

While the Orlando Magic lick their wounds from the beatdown they suffered at the hands of the Miami Heat on Friday, it’s worth revisiting one of the few bright spots from that game. Dwight Howard‘s performance against the Heat, in which he looked more dominant than ever — as he should have been — against …

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Nov 01

Video Analysis: A Look at the Orlando Magic’s Inability to Score Against the Miami Heat

In the Orlando Magic‘s loss against the Miami Heat on Friday, a six-point halftime deficit ballooned to 20 points in the span of roughly three minutes during the third quarter. It was a haymaker that served as a knockout blow for the Magic, and it had to everything to do with the Heat’s defense which …

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Oct 13

Video Highlights: Dwight Howard

There’s been a lot of chatter lately in response to a YouTube video showcasing Dwight Howard‘s workout with Hakeem Olajuwon in Houston during the off-season. It’s been a revelation, of sorts, because it shows the start of Howard undertaking a transformation that a lot of people have noticed since the Orlando Magic reconvened for training …

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Oct 13

Video Analysis: The Best of Both Worlds for Rashard Lewis

Better late than never. That phrase best describes head coach Stan Van Gundy‘s newfound commitment to playing Rashard Lewis at the small forward position this season, something he rarely did in his first three years roaming the sidelines for the Orlando Magic. While it’s not necessarily a good idea to start Lewis at small forward, …

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Sep 01

Video Highlights: Marcin Gortat

Poland didn’t earn an automatic bid to EuroBasket 2011, which is also known as the 37th FIBA European Basketball Championship, but they’ll have one more chance to qualify for the 16-team tournament next year. Marcin Gortat played in eight games and fared well, averaging 18 points, roughly nine rebounds, and a little over two blocks …

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Aug 24

Video Highlights: Marcin Gortat

It’s been a busy off-season for Marcin Gortat, as he’s been hard at work trying to position the Polish national team towards qualification for EuroBasket 2011. After a horrid first game against Georgia on August 2, in which Gortat was “destroyed” by Zaza Pachulia in their head-to-head matchup, the “Polish Machine” has redeemed himself with …

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Jul 15

Video Highlights: Stanley Robinson

Who knows whether or not Stanley Robinson will make the opening night roster for the Orlando Magic or even be invited to training camp, given that he was a second round pick and does not have a guaranteed contract as of yet. But it’s clear that Robinson is a type of player that could help …

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