Magic Basketball: An Orlando Magic blog - Part 227

Jun 10

2009-2010 Player Evaluation: Rashard Lewis

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Synergy-fueled player evaluations, with the help of other metrics, are always fun.

Today, the power forwards.

2009-2010 regular season Rashard Lewis
Games Played 72
Minutes Played 32.9
adj. +/- -6.31
net +/- -0.8
statistical +/- +1.74
PER 14.0
WARP 2.5
Win Shares/48 .132

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Jun 10

2009-2010 Player Evaluation: Brandon Bass

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Synergy-fueled player evaluations, with the help of other metrics, are always fun.

Today, the power forwards.

2009-2010 regular season Brandon Bass
Games Played 50
Minutes Played 13.0
adj. +/- N/A
net +/- -4.9
statistical +/- -2.65
PER 16.5
WARP 1.1
Win Shares/48 .147

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Jun 10

2009-2010 Player Evaluation: Ryan Anderson

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Synergy-fueled player evaluations, with the help of other metrics, are always fun.

Today, the power forwards.

2009-2010 regular season Ryan Anderson
Games Played 63
Minutes Played 14.4
adj. +/- +0.65
net +/- +1.8
statistical +/- +1.97
PER 18.1
WARP 2.7
Win Shares/48 .161

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Jun 09

Orlando Magic to Host AirTran Airways Pro Summer League

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Via the Orlando Magic:

The Orlando Magic will host the 2010 AirTran Airways Pro Summer League at the RDV Sportsplex from July 5-9. The 20-game event will feature the Orlando Magic, New Jersey Nets, Philadelphia 76ers, Indiana Pacers, Oklahoma City Thunder, Utah Jazz, Boston Celtics and the Charlotte Bobcats.

Due to space limitations, the event is not open to the public and will be open only to the media and professional team/league personnel. Games will begin at 1 p.m. from July 5-8, and at 8 a.m. on July 9. Fans can follow the action, get box scores, game recaps and cumulative statistics by visiting www.orlandomagic.com.

Jun 09

2009-2010 Player Evaluation: Mickael Pietrus

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Synergy-fueled player evaluations, with the help of other metrics, are always fun.

Today, the small forwards.

2009-2010 regular season Mickael Pietrus
Games Played 75
Minutes Played 22.5
adj. +/- -9.32
net +/- -7.2
statistical +/- -0.36
PER 11.9
WARP -0.1
Win Shares/48 .103

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Jun 09

2009-2010 Player Evaluation: Matt Barnes

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Synergy-fueled player evaluations, with the help of other metrics, are always fun.

Today, the small forwards.

2009-2010 regular season Matt Barnes
Games Played 81
Minutes Played 25.9
adj. +/- -1.06
net +/- +6.6
statistical +/- +1.34
PER 13.6
WARP 2.6
Win Shares/48 .135

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Jun 08

Tuesday’s Magic Word

  • Dan Savage of OrlandoMagic.com: “There are a lot of players in the league that would be happy to be in Marcin Gortat’s shoes. He’s played an integral role on a team that’s reached the Eastern Conference Finals in two straight seasons. He’s won over the hearts of fans throughout Orlando and in his home country of Poland. And he’s only in the second year of a contract that makes him one of the best paid young centers in the league. But the ‘Polish Machine’ is far from satisfied. Just a week after his team was eliminated from the Eastern Conference Finals, Gortat is back at the RDV Sportsplex training and working on aspects of his game. Like his squad, Gortat feels that he took a step backwards this season and he’s anxious to get to work this offseason on improving his game in a number of ways.”
  • Marcin Gortat chats with Savage in a Q/A session: “After we finished the season, right after the game, I sat down and asked myself ‘what kind of season did I play? How did it happen that we lost in the Eastern Conference Finals? This team was built to win a championship, we lost and what did I do to help the team?’ Honestly, I said ‘I had exactly the same season like I had last year.’ I had a little drop in points, but I went up a little bit in blocks. Rebounds were pretty much the same. Everything was pretty much the same. I just realized that I had the same season. But then I came back home and after a couple of days I realized this season was (really bad) for me actually. My goal was to have bigger statistics, play better, have a bigger role on the team, be more aggressive on offense and I didn’t do any of those things. So I just realized that I had a (really bad) season, because I just played at the same level.”
  • Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel responds to Charles Oakley after he made disparaging remarks towards Dwight Howard last week in a radio interview.
  • David Aldridge of NBA.com: “One year removed from its own Finals appearance, the core of the Magic is set for years to come: Howard in the middle, Rashard Lewis at power forward and [Jameer] Nelson at point guard. [Otis] Smith will have to make decisions on forward Matt Barnes (who says he’ll opt out of the final year of his contract), on Vince Carter (who has one fully guaranteed year remaining on his contract and a partial guarantee for the 2011-12 season — which would make him an attractive piece to trade). Oh, and valuable bench player J.J. Redick is a restricted free agent this summer, too. But Smith is not looking to make wholesale changes. [...] Orlando’s ownership has given Smith the green light to go into the luxury tax to keep the team together, and the Magic will be paying tax for the foreseeable future. He already has a general sense of how much the Magic can spend next season. That overarching plan is why Smith has the freedom to do as much or as little as he chooses to alter the roster going into next season. And it also gives him the final say on everything. So, at least for the moment, he’s immune to player grousing about minutes or contracts; there is no room between him and [Stan] Van Gundy.”
  • Ben Q Rock of Orlando Pinstriped Post offers commentary on Smith’s comments to Aldridge.

Jun 08

2009-2010 Player Evaluation: J.J. Redick

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Synergy-fueled player evaluations, with the help of other metrics, are always fun.

Today, the shooting guards.

2009-2010 regular season J.J. Redick
Games Played 82
Minutes Played 22.0
adj. +/- -9.19
net +/- -6.1
statistical +/- +0.99
PER 15.0
WARP 2.1
Win Shares/48 .173

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Jun 08

2009-2010 Player Evaluation: Vince Carter

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Synergy-fueled player evaluations, with the help of other metrics, are always fun.

Today, the shooting guards.

2009-2010 regular season Vince Carter
Games Played 75
Minutes Played 30.8
adj. +/- +1.95
net +/- +7.5
statistical +/- +2.62
PER 17.1
WARP 4.3
Win Shares/48 .154

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Jun 07

Orlando Magic Host 2010 Summer Youth Basketball Camps

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Via the Orlando Magic:

The Orlando Magic will host over 20 sessions of youth basketball camps, designed for boys and girls of all skill levels ages 7-16, all across Central Florida this summer. While many camp dates are already sold out, limited space is still available, including the first-ever camp at the new Orlando Magic South Econ Community Gym from June 14-18.

In addition to the 18 sessions of full-day camps, the Magic are also hosting an overnight camp with Jason Williams from July 5-9 at Warner University, which includes all meals and housing, as well as a special day camp June 28-July 2 with Vince Carter at the Orlando Sports Center. Two half-day camps will also be offered June 21-25, with a morning session at the Highland Park Church of the Nazarene and an afternoon session at Winter Haven High School, and a one-day mini camp for youth ages 5-9 will also be offered from 9 a.m.-Noon on July 24 at the Orlando Magic’s practice court at the RDV Sportsplex.

Each camp session offers instruction provided by the National Basketball Academy and other top area coaches, personalized attention with a coach (no greater than a 1:8 coach-to-camper ratio), drills, skill development, live games and an individual player evaluation. All participants will also receive an official camp T-shirt and headband, a full-size Magic basketball, a ticket to a 2010-11 Orlando Magic home game in the new Amway Center, daily giveaways, prizes, awards and other trivia, contests and games. Guest appearances are subject to availability; past appearances have included Vince Carter, J.J. Redick, Dwight Howard and Orlando Magic Community Ambassadors Nick Anderson and Bo Outlaw.

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