Dwight Howard | Magic Basketball - Part 5

Tag Archive: Dwight Howard

Oct 30

Don’t forget about Andrew Nicholson

Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images While contenders and up-and-comers dominate headlines and highlights, the NBA proletariat can fascinate nonetheless. In sussing through that lower echelon, distinctions become readily apparent. Some teams are rebuilding, some are tanking, and some are just plain bad. The Orlando Magic might be the league’s only team to which …

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Oct 24

Meet Victor Oladipo, the post player

Photos by D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images Victor Oladipo’s best asset might be his versatility. Few guards in the league boast his combination of strength, length, athleticism, intensity and burgeoning overall offensive skill-set. In Oladipo, the Orlando Magic drafted a player certainly capable of defending multiple positions. And this summer, the Magic made clear …

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Oct 23

How can the Magic improve on offense?

AP Photo/Eric Gay When I covered high school sports and had to interview a coach of a young team that just got blown out of the water, there was one phrase that I heard more than any other. “The guys are learning. They are getting better.” As obnoxious and coach-speaky as it may seem, there’s …

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Oct 22

Is it smart to end morning shootarounds?

Photos by D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images It’s been more than 40 years since Bill Sharman invented the morning shootaround. Ever since proposing that his 1971 Lakers show up on game days to shoot baskets in a lazy practice the morning of games, it’s become a staple of game day routines around the league. …

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Oct 17

Player Profile: Nikola Vucevic

Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images Frankel’s 2013-14 projections PPG RPG APG TS% PER 15.0 11.8 2.0 56.1 20.2 By now you know the story of Nikola Vucevic, which has become an urban legend of sorts. He was acquired by the Orlando Magic, by way of Philadelphia, in the Dwight Howard blockbuster trade during …

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Oct 16

Video: Victor Oladipo challenges Dwight Howard

Oct 16

Grades: Houston Rockets 108, Orlando Magic 104

Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images   Houston Rockets

Oct 16

Preview: Orlando Magic at Houston Rockets

Essentials Teams: Orlando Magic at Houston Rockets Date: October 16, 2013 Time: 8:00 p.m. Television: NBATV Arena: Toyota Center Records Magic: 20-62 Rockets: 45-37 Probable starters Magic: Jameer Nelson Arron Afflalo Maurice Harkless Andrew Nicholson Nikola Vuvevic Rockets: Patrick Beverley James Harden Omri Casspi Francisco Garcia Dwight Howard Advanced stats Magic: Pace: 92.2 (14th of …

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Oct 15

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Dwight Howard lets it be known, in advance of Wednesday’s preseason game between the Orlando Magic and Houston Rockets, that he’s disappointed that the Magic have allowed Tobias Harris to wear No. 12. In that same link, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel has the backstory behind Harris’ number choice: “Howard likely didn’t know, and …

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Oct 11

How to graciously root for a loser

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images I’m a Buffalo Bills fan. I know I’m writing for a basketball blog, and this is the second time I’ve mentioned a different team sport, but if you’ll bear with me for a second, it’ll come together shortly. The Bills — if you don’t know — haven’t made …

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