Dwight Howard | Magic Basketball - Part 43

Tag Archive: Dwight Howard

Oct 19

The 1995 Houston Rockets: A Template For a Championship

Elaine Thompson/AP Photo The blogosphere is a fascinating place. It really is. When people read something so profound, so enlightening, they want to share this newfound treasure they’ve found to the rest of the world. Or at least try. This is one of those cases. At FreeDarko, some of the best writers in the NBA universe …

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Oct 18

Recap: Orlando Magic 102, Atlanta Hawks 73

BOX SCORE The more things change, the more they stay the same. The Atlanta Hawks have a new head coach and a new philosophy on offense, but none it mattered. Despite those subtle changes, the Orlando Magic were able to extend their pre-season winning streak to 20 games after defeating the Hawks by the score …

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Oct 18

Monday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Stan Van Gundy has conducted countless practices during his coaching career, but he rarely has held a team workout quite like the one that unfolded Sunday afternoon inside Amway Center. An announced crowd of 8,516 people streamed into the new building and watch the Orlando Magic run a 5-on-4 transition drill and …

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Oct 18

Patrick Ewing Doesn’t Mind Hakeem Olajuwon’s Help

Via Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “We were fierce competitors,” [Patrick] Ewing said Saturday. “When Hakeem and I faced up, we wanted to kill each other.” Ewing was only half-laughing. Their careers have been intertwined, from college to the NBA. There is more respect between them than reverence, however. Dwight Howard, innocently enough, has …

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Oct 15

Friday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: Magic forward Malik Allen said he hadn’t thought about what happened to him in Orlando three years ago. And that, folks, is a good thing. A great thing, actually. It means Malik’s ticker is ticking like it should. Allen was with the Chicago Bulls in 2007 when he suddenly …

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Oct 15

MBN Roundtable Discussion: Orlando Magic 2010-2011 Season Preview, Part II

Here’s Part II of my roundtable discussion (click here for Part I). In this segment, different Orlando Magic writers talk about Dwight Howard‘s evolution on offense with the help of Hakeem Olajuwon, and more. _______ What will it take for opposing players to respect Howard’s jumpshot just enough and as such, alter the way they …

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Oct 15

MBN Roundtable Discussion: Orlando Magic 2010-2011 Season Preview, Part I

Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images To continue Magic Basketball’s preview of the 2010-2011 season for the Orlando Magic, I gathered writers that cover them on a day-to-day basis. Each writer, except for one, has media access with the Magic and offers an authoritative voice concerning the team. So, without further ado, here are the participants: …

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Oct 15

Classy Move by Stan Van Gundy; Apologizes to Fans

Via Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: Stan Van Gundy, how could you? How could you not pencil in a single [Orlando] Magic starter Thursday night? Now I realize it was a preseason game and players need nights off. But all of them? No Dwight [Howard], Vince [Carter], Jameer [Nelson], Rashard [Lewis] or [Quentin Richardson] …

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Oct 14

Thursday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “An arena isn’t the only magnificent structure recently completed on the [Orlando] Magic‘s campus. As difficult a project as it was, from start to finish, the shiny new place comes in second to what has been built inside its walls. Under construction for years, Otis Smith made the declaration on Wednesday. […] …

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Oct 14

Orlando Magic 2010-11 Season Preview

Photo by Fernando Medina adj. +/- net +/- stat. +/- PER WARP Win Shares/48 Ryan Anderson +0.65 +1.8 +1.97 18.1 2.7 .161 Brandon Bass N/A -4.9 -2.65 16.5 1.1 .147 Vince Carter +1.95 +7.5 +2.62 17.1 4.3 .154 Chris Duhon -2.02 +1.0 -2.41 10.7 -0.5 .045 Marcin Gortat +13.73 -7.8 -1.73 13.9 2.3 .151 Dwight Howard …

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