Magic Basketball Mailbag, 7/26/10 | Magic Basketball - Part 11

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Jul 26

Magic Basketball Mailbag, 7/26/10

Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images Here’s another installment of the Magic Basketball Mailbag. _______ What are the chances J.J. provides such consistent production that he no longer becomes “overpaid”? Medium to high. People may think that J.J. Redick had the infamous “contract” year when he put up career-high numbers across the board this season. But …

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Jul 22

Thursday’s Magic Word

Adly Santiago of OrlandoMagic.com: “During the offseason many basketball players go on vacation to rest from a grueling regular season. Others spend time working with their charities, while a select few are able to juggle that responsibility along with conducting basketball camps. One of those players is Vince Carter, an eight-time All-Star, Olympic Gold Medalist …

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Jul 22

Magic Basketball Mailbag, 7/22/10

Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images Here’s another installment of the Magic Basketball Mailbag. _______ Between Gortat, Carter and Bass, who is most likely to get traded this summer and/or by the February deadline? With the latest Chris Paul rumors hitting the mill, maybe all of them get dealt this summer. It remains to be seen …

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Jul 21

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Ben Q. Rock of Orlando Pinstriped Post: Finding am empirical way to evaluate NBA team chemistry may seem an impossible task, but Numeranda may be onto something with its latest post (via Basketball Reference, whose own post on the subject brought this one to my attention) using Adjusted Plus-Minus statistics to evaluate the “chemistry” of a given five-man …

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Jul 20

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “For the moment at least, Matt Barnes remains a free agent. As we’ve noted before, the Orlando Magic and the Toronto Raptors cannot execute a sign-and-trade deal that would pay Barnes a first-year salary anywhere close to $4.5 million. On their own, the Raptors don’t have the cap room and no …

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Jul 19

Monday’s Magic Word

J.J. Redick: “I’d be lying to say that I don’t want to start at some point. I’m sure every NBA player feels that way. I value my role on this team, and obviously the [Orlando] Magic value my role on this team. I take a lot of pride in contributing. We won 59 games last …

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Jul 19

Say Hello to Advanced Statistical Plus/Minus

Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images The APBRmetrics community is always trying to find better and more effective ways to quantify a player’s value as accurately as possible. Every linear metric has its flaws, whether it’s PER, adjusted plus/minus, or whatever else, but using them all in conjunction with each other is an excellent way of …

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Jul 14

Magic Basketball Mailbag, 7/14/10

Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images Here’s another installment of the Magic Basketball Mailbag. _______ If the Orlando Magic can’t obtain a top star, why not build one up and invest time into Marcin Gortat or Ryan Anderson to be our power forward in the starting line up? They both have size. Against the elite teams …

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Jul 13

Tuesday’s Magic Word

George Diaz of the Orlando Sentinel: “All of these are ancillary moves in the big-picture scheme of Dwight Howard, Jameer Nelson, [Rashard] Lewis and [Vince] Carter. They are the nucleus of the Magic roster that has to wrestle with the James Gang in South Florida. You can’t rip [Otis] Smith because James bolted for Miami. Smith put together …

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Jul 12

Monday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “The Orlando Magic replaced one well-traveled 30-year-old small forward with another on Monday, signing Quentin Richardson and likely parting ways with Matt Barnes. [...] It is believed that Richardson signed a multiyear deal — likely three years — for between $7.5 million to $8 million. He received what remained of the Magic’s …

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