LeBron James | Magic Basketball - Part 20

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Jun 21

It’s Now or Never for the Orlando Magic

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images After the Los Angeles Lakers won their 16th championship in franchise history — that’s a lot — against the Boston Celtics on Thursday, one of the major storylines to emerge from the aftermath of the series was the future of the C’s. Head coach Doc Rivers dropped a bombshell, …

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Jun 17

Thursday’s Magic Word

George Diaz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Here’s another guy to scratch off the Orlando Magic wish list: Dwyane Wade. He’s staying in Miami. It’s always hard to read the tea leaves when dealing with pampered egos who want more and more and more, but D-Wade seems genuinely engaged in South Florida. Here’s what Miami Heat teammate Udonis Haslem said …

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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 16

Magic Basketball Mailbag, 6/16/10

Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images Here’s another installment of the Magic Basketball Mailbag. _______ What I would like to see this offseason (one can dream) is a push for a sign and trade for LeBron or Wade. Either one matched with Howard would be a dynasty for years to come, comparable to or maybe even greater …

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Jun 09

2009-2010 Player Evaluation: Mickael Pietrus

Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images Synergy-fueled player evaluations, with the help of other metrics, are always fun. Today, the small forwards. 2009-2010 regular season Mickael Pietrus Games Played 75 Minutes Played 22.5 adj. +/- -9.32 net +/- -7.2 statistical +/- -0.36 PER 11.9 WARP -0.1 Win Shares/48 .103

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

Jun 03

Evaluating Dwight Howard’s Offense in the Playoffs

Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images Third 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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Jun 01

The Future of J.J. Redick and Company is Up in the Air

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Via Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: Smith told the Sentinel that he “anticipates” Vince Carter remaining with the team, wants to re-sign J.J. Redick and doesn’t expect to package little-used, but expensive players (such as Marcin Gortat and Brandon Bass) in a sign-and-trade deal for a star free …

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May 28

Video Analysis: Dwight Howard’s Impact on Defense

Even though Dwight Howard has played well on offense in the last two games for the Orlando Magic, everything starts and ends with his defense. Because the Magic rely so much on Howard’s defense, similarly to how the Cleveland Cavaliers rely so much on LeBron James’ offense, they tend to struggle to win games when …

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May 28

How is There a Game 6 for the Orlando Magic?

Photo by Gary Green-Pool/Getty Images After being left for dead following an embarrassing loss in Game 3, not many people expected to see the Orlando Magic play the Boston Celtics in Game 6 of the 2010 NBA Eastern Conference Finals. The Magic, for lack of a better word, quit in Game 3 and didn’t put …

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