Addressing The Gilbert Arenas Conundrum | Magic Basketball - Part 7

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Jun 30

Addressing the Gilbert Arenas Conundrum

Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images Gilbert Arenas. At the peak of his powers, Arenas was — regarded by many — as a quirky and eccentric player that had many memorable moments on and off court. Unfortunately for Arenas, he made some bad decisions this season when he brought unloaded firearms into the …

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Jun 21

Monday’s Magic Word

Mark Schlueb of the Orlando Sentinel: “Though some commissioners predicted it would discourage people from visiting downtown Orlando, a split City Council voted today to double to $20 the parking rate for Orlando Magic games, concerts and other events at the two garages closest to the new publicly funded Amway Center. It’s the second time in less than …

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Jun 17

Interview with Dante & Galante, Part I

Photo by Fernando Medina/Orlando Magic To the locals that reside in the City Beautiful or even in the blogosphere, Dante and Galante are names that carry significance. They are the infamous broadcast duo that have been the voices of the Orlando Pro Summer League the past two years, calling games, making jokes, and reading e-mails …

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Jun 09

2009-2010 Player Evaluation: Matt Barnes

Photo by Elsa/Getty Images Synergy-fueled player evaluations, with the help of other metrics, are always fun. Today, the small forwards. 2009-2010 regular season Matt Barnes Games Played 81 Minutes Played 25.9 adj. +/- -1.06 net +/- +6.6 statistical +/- +1.34 PER 13.6 WARP 2.6 Win Shares/48 .135

May 22

Sneak Preview: Orlando Magic at Boston Celtics, Game 3

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “A not-so-funny thing happened to the [Orlando] Magic on the way to a second consecutive Finals appearance: The 2008 championship Celtics have materialized.They didn’t step out of an Iowa cornfield or magically appear through some heaven-sent cigar smoke from the late Red Auerbach. The tough old birds got their legs back, …

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May 20

Thursday’s Magic Word

Tania Ganguli of the Orlando Sentinel: “It was [Matt] Barnes who revealed last week that his assignment for Game 1 was Ray Allen instead of Pierce, whom he guarded during the regular season. Pierce is averaging 25 points, seven rebounds and five assists per game in the Eastern Conference Finals. Today both Barnes and Magic coach …

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May 12

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Dennis “3-D” Scott has a confession to make: He believes the 2009-10 Orlando Magic are the best team in the history of the franchise — even better than his old Magic club. The gold standard always has been the Shaquille O’Neal-Penny Hardaway team of the mid-90′s that played in the NBA Finals …

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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 07

Friday’s Magic Word

Josh Cohen of OrlandoMagic.com: “Vince Carter has dazzled NBA fans since arriving in the NBA in 1998 with awe-inspiring slam dunks, acrobatic shots and stunning long range game-winning 3-pointers. It’s hard to definitively say, however, that one particular game-winner was more impressive than another. VC’s 35-footer at the buzzer against the Utah Jazz in 2007 and …

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May 06

Orlando’s Dwight Howard Highlights 2009-10 All-NBA First Team

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Via the Orlando Magic: Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic, the 2009-10 NBA Defensive Player of the Year presented by Kia Motors, and LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers, the 2009-10 Most Valuable Player presented by Kia Motors, were unanimous selections to the 2009-10 All-NBA First Team, the …

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