Golden State Warriors | Magic Basketball

Tag Archive: Golden State Warriors

Feb 18

3-on-3: Is Kevin Durant right about the media?

Photo by Otto Kitsinger/NBAE via Getty Images With All-Star Weekend over, me and two other TrueHoop Network writers take a look back at the first half of the season and forecast the conference finals. We also offer our opinion on Kevin Durant’s controversial comments about the media. This 3-on-3 originally appeared on 48 Minutes of …

Continue reading »

Feb 06

Jacque Vaughn failed to live up to his potential

AP Photo/Jason DeCrow When the Magic named Jacque Vaughn as their new head coach in July 2012, making him the NBA’s youngest head coach at the time (then 37), the hiring was met with a mix of skepticism and optimism. Not much was known about Vaughn from a coaching standpoint, aside from the fact that …

Continue reading »

Jan 28

Oladipo, Payton to play in Rising Stars Challenge

Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images Via NBA press release: The Minnesota Timberwolves’ Andrew Wiggins, who has won two straight Kia NBA Western Conference Rookie of the Month awards, and the Philadelphia 76ers’ Michael Carter-Williams, last season’s Kia NBA Rookie of the Year, highlight the list of 20 players selected to play in the …

Continue reading »

Jan 14

Nikola Vucevic deserves to be an All-Star

Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images On Saturday night, Nikola Vucevic scored a career-high 34 points and pulled down 16 rebounds against the Trail Blazers. Not only are the Blazers second in the Western Conference (1.5 games back of the Warriors), but they also have a top-five defense – Portland ranks second in defensive …

Continue reading »

Jan 07

Poof! Magic’s playoff hopes disappear

AP Photo/John Raoux The Magic opened the 2014-15 NBA season playing 19 of their first 28 games on the road. During that stretch, Orlando was 10-18 and No. 9 in the Eastern Conference — two games back of the Nets and the eighth seed. In fact, the Magic’s record could have been better, having lost …

Continue reading »

Dec 11

Poor late-game execution dooms Magic

AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack ORLANDO, Fla. — If there’s one thing to take away from Courtney Lee’s buzzer-beater in Memphis, it’s that a lot can happen in 0.3 seconds, let alone 0.8 seconds. Coach Jacque Vaughn was aware of the choices the Wizards had on the game’s final possession with the score tied at 89. …

Continue reading »

Dec 08

The Willie Green-Maurice Harkless conundrum

Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images Magic fans have been up in arms this season by the amount of playing time that Willie Green has been getting off the bench (he’s averaging 15.5 minutes per game), despite the fact that he’s been the worst player on the roster. Green’s 3.6 PER is not …

Continue reading »

Dec 05

The similarities between O’Quinn and Gortat

AP Photo/Ben Margot Kyle O’Quinn missed 15 of the Magic’s first 16 games of the regular season because of a sprained left ankle. Since returning to the rotation on November 26, O’Quinn has put up modest numbers off the bench, averaging 8.5 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and 1.2 blocks per game in 15.7 minutes per …

Continue reading »

Dec 04

Tobias Harris’ true position remains in question

Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images Following a down year that was riddled with injuries, Tobias Harris is putting up the best numbers of his career so far this season. And yet, even with that being the case, Harris’ skills aren’t being utilized in the best way possible. With Victor Oladipo sidelined to …

Continue reading »

Dec 03

Grades: Golden State Warriors 98, Orlando Magic 97

Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images   Golden State Warriors 98 Final Recap | Box Score 97 Orlando Magic Victor Oladipo 10-14 FG | 3-4 3P | 4 REB | 4 AST | 27 PTS | -1 This was easily Oladipo’s best game of the season so far. He got off to a quick …

Continue reading »

Page 1 of 512345