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Mar 22

Linking the NCAA Tournament and the NBA together, Part II

Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images Part I of this mini-series looked at the draft position of players who have recently appeared in the NCAA National Finals. Today, we will look at the teams who pursued these players, and how these players performed in the NBA. Tomorrow, Part III will explore two different one-and-done scenarios, and the …

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Mar 21

Linking the NCAA Tournament and NBA together, Part I

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images We are only getting started on the best run of basketball. The NCAA Tournament has four rounds left, and the NBA Playoffs are close. To wash down the first weekend of March Madness, feel free to drink in some information over the next few days linking the NCAA Tournament …

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Feb 22

Dwight Howard and the power of one

Photo by Fernando Medina In case you haven’t seen, read, or heard, Carmelo Anthony has been traded to the New York Knicks and will be teaming up with Amar’e Stoudemire to form a dynamic duo that will surely make noise in the Eastern Conference. No, the Knicks won’t be contenders in the East — not …

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Dec 07

Second Look: Atlanta Hawks 80, Orlando Magic 74

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Stan Van Gundy wanted to find something positive about the way the Orlando Magic played against the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night. He pored over the box score and pored over it and pored over it. But he found nothing encouraging. The Magic lost to the Hawks in a game every bit as …

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Dec 06

Recap: Atlanta Hawks 80, Orlando Magic 74

BOX SCORE In a poorly played game on both sides, the Atlanta Hawks were able to defeat the Orlando Magic by the score of 80-74. The Magic welcomed back Dwight Howard, Mickael Pietrus, and J.J. Redick from a stomach virus that ravaged the team during their three-game road trip in the Midwest. Jameer Nelson sat …

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Nov 08

Recap: Orlando Magic 93, Atlanta Hawks 89

BOX SCORE In a back-and-forth affair between two familiar foes from the Southeast Division, the Orlando Magic were able to defeat the Atlanta Hawks by the score of 93-89 to push their winning streak to four games. With 15 seconds left in the game, Vince Carter‘s layup in a 2/5 pick and roll with Dwight …

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Aug 17

Playbook: The Orlando Magic’s 4-Out/1-In Offensive Scheme

Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images The 4-out/1-in offensive scheme. For three years and counting, head coach Stan Van Gundy has used an alignment (which features Dwight Howard in the post surrounded by four shooters on the perimeter) on offense that has vaulted the Orlando Magic to the elite in the NBA. The system works, as best …

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Aug 16

For J.J. Redick, It’s All About Efficiency

Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images One of the major storylines in a rather uneventful off-season (aside from the Chris Paul rumors) for the Orlando Magic was when general manager Otis Smith elected to match the Chicago Bulls’ offer sheet and re-sign J.J. Redick to a three year, $20 million contract. Not too long ago, Redick …

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Jun 03

Evaluating Dwight Howard’s Offense in the Playoffs

Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images Third in a three-part series, I’m going to analyze this year’s playoff performances of several Orlando Magic players. These posts will be offense-centric, given that I will be writing up player evaluations next week, so I’ll reserve analysis on the defense of Dwight Howard – for example — until then. …

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May 13

A Progress Report of “The Magic Show,” Part II

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images With the Orlando Magic halfway home to their goal of winning a championship, it seems more than appropriate to conduct a progress report on each player that has been in head coach Stan Van Gundy‘s 10-man rotation (excluding Ryan Anderson, due to lack of minutes) since the start of …

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