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Aug 19

Additional Commentary on Carmelo Anthony

Via John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com: After seeing what transpired in Miami this summer, of course anything can happen in the NBA. But acquiring superstars isn’t easy and to get one you usually must pay a heavy price. For example, for the [Orlando] Magic to pull off a blockbuster and acquire Anthony it would also mean …

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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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Jun 01

Evaluating Rashard Lewis’ Offense in the Playoffs

Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images First 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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May 11

Second Look: Orlando Magic 98, Atlanta Hawks 84

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “For a team driven to be the last men standing, the Orlando Magic have hung around the least amount of time of any playoff entrant. It’s getting so you can see Dwight Howard more on TV in his movie trailers or in his cell-phone commercial than in a series. It’s …

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May 10

Starting Lineup Comparison Between the Orlando Magic and the Atlanta Hawks

Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images The Orlando Magic‘s utter dominance of the Atlanta Hawks in the 2010 NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals has been well-documented and, to be honest, this write-up does nothing more than to further throw salt in the wound. And Ben Q. Rock of Orlando Pinstriped Post did briefly touch on …

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May 10

Sneak Preview: Orlando Magic at Atlanta Hawks, Game 4

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Want to play with Dwight Howard and the Magic? Only shooters need apply. It’s all part of the plan or “formula,” as General Manager Otis Smith calls it. When the Magic landed Howard in the 2004 draft, they decided to surround him with guys who could put the ball in the basket, especially from …

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May 09

Second Look: Orlando Magic 105, Atlanta Hawks 75

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “[Rashard] Lewis and the Orlando Magic continued their march toward a dream of winning a NBA title, dispatching the Atlanta Hawks 105-75 on Saturday to take a 3-0 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals. The Magic, beaten by the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals last season, can sweep …

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May 08

This is What Happened the Last Time the Orlando Magic Played At Philips Arena

May 08

Sneak Preview: Orlando Magic at Atlanta Hawks, Game 3

Tania Ganguli of the Orlando Sentinel: “One thing [Orlando] Magic coach Stan Van Gundy likes about his team is that their success will depend not on whether or not they put forth the right amount of effort each night or other intangibles. “These guys have been great,” Van Gundy said. “They enjoy playing together. They play well …

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