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Aug 16

3-on-3 roundtable: A look at the road ahead

Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images A week ago, Magic Basketball’s team of writers were featured on a recent 5-on-5 roundtable discussion at ESPN.com, answering offseason questions pertaining to the Orlando Magic and providing our opinions on several topics, including our thoughts on Dwight Howard‘s future and more. But we didn’t stop there. As a supplement, …

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Jul 21

Style of play and wins

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Pythagorean wins is a formula that converts points scored and allowed into a predicted winning percentage. The results can show, among other things, teams that over/under perform, win/lose many close games, or just experience good/bad luck. To predict an NBA team’s winning percentage, the following calculation is performed: (Points …

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Jul 05

3-on-3 roundtable: Shaq

Anton Want/Getty Images Shaq! Ahhh. He’s the greatest in the universe. Okay, maybe the last sentence isn’t true but there’s no question that Shaquille O’Neal, now retired, goes down as one of the best players to ever play the game of basketball. And at his zenith, it’s hard to argue that O’Neal wasn’t as good …

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Jun 22

2010-2011 Player Evaluation: Hedo Turkoglu

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images 2010-2011 regular season Hedo Turkoglu Games Played 56 Minutes Played 34.1 adj. +/- +1.09 net +/- +5.3 statistical +/- +2.09 PER 13.5 WARP 4.9 Win Shares/48 .143

May 13

What went wrong for the Orlando Magic, Part II

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images The rise and fall of the Orlando Magic as an elite team and championship contender will be examined by Magic Basketball in a two-part series — here’s Part II. As the Magic continue to face their uncertain near-future, I’m thinking about something I imagine a lot of us …

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May 09

Orlando’s Dwight Howard headlines 2010-11 NBA All-Defensive First Team

Via the Orlando Magic: Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard, winner of the last three Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year Awards, headlines the NBA All-Defensive First Team, the NBA announced today. Howard totaled 56 points overall, including 27 First Team votes. Howard earned the 2010-11 Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award, becoming …

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May 03

Dwight Howard finishes second in MVP voting

Via ESPN.com: Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose is the youngest Most Valuable Player award-winner in the history of the NBA. The 22-year-old Rose was officially announced as MVP on Tuesday after leading the Bulls to a 62-20 record and No. 1 seed in the playoffs. Rose finished with 113 first-place votes and 1,182 total points. …

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Apr 22

Dwight Howard lacking hype and a rival

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images If there is one thing we know about Stan Van Gundy, it’s that he’s a pretty quiet guy, reticent to speak his mind to the media, and wholly above speaking publicly in any way that might ruffle fans’ or players’ feathers. That’s why we can be certain that …

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Apr 11

Monday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “The Orlando Magic almost never hold a shootaround on the day after a game. If they’re in Orlando and are about to play the second leg of a back-to-back, they’ll hold a walkthrough on their Amway Center practice court a few hours before tipoff. If they’re on the road, …

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Mar 25

The fabulous Fab Five documentary

Duane Burleson/Getty Images If there is one reason to watch ESPN’s documentary about the Fab Five, it is Jalen Rose. I’m always pleasantly surprised by his ability to speak his mind in an authoritative and eloquent way. He speaks the truth, and the Fab Five documentary was his opus. It was less about the story, …

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