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Sep 27

Magic Basketball Mailbag, 9/27/10

Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images Here’s another installment of the Magic Basketball Mailbag. _______ Will the Magic make an offer for Melo after all? Most likely, no. If it hasn’t happened now, then it probably won’t happen. I just had a debate with some Lakers fans. One of them claims that we have no defense …

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Sep 25

More Chatter About Rashard Lewis at Small Forward

Via Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: There’s no question that, barring injury, Rashard Lewis will be in the Orlando Magic’s starting lineup when the regular season begins on Oct. 28. But at what position will the 6-foot-10 sharpshooter play? That’s up for grabs. Coach Stan Van Gundy told the Orlando Sentinel today that perhaps his top task over the next month …

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Sep 23

Thursday’s Magic Word

Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel: “Let’s face it, the Nuggets, if they trade Anthony, are essentially starting over and would almost certainly want to go younger. So here’s the deal: The Nuggets trade Anthony, aging point guard Chauncey Billups and a couple of throw-ins to the Magic for Jameer Nelson, Marcin Gortat, Vince Carter’s …

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Sep 08

Fact or Fiction: Marcin Gortat, Vince Carter, and Brandon Bass Will Remain With the Orlando Magic Until the End of the Season

Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images Fact or Fiction presents both sides of key issues the Orlando Magic will face in the upcoming season. Marcin Gortat, Vince Carter, and Brandon Bass will all finish this season in a Magic uniform. _______ Fact It can be argued, even if it’s — admittedly — not the strongest argument, that the …

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Sep 02

Grading the Orlando Magic’s D-League Usage

Jesse D. Garrabrant/Getty Images I’m a little late on this one. Recently, I was asked by Matt Hubert of D-League Digest — as well as other writers in the TrueHoop Network — to grade the usage of the D-League for the team I cover as part of the collective. In my particular case, I chimed …

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Sep 01

Video Highlights: Marcin Gortat

Poland didn’t earn an automatic bid to EuroBasket 2011, which is also known as the 37th FIBA European Basketball Championship, but they’ll have one more chance to qualify for the 16-team tournament next year. Marcin Gortat played in eight games and fared well, averaging 18 points, roughly nine rebounds, and a little over two blocks …

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Aug 31

Poland Fails to Earn an Automatic Bid for EuroBasket 2011

FIBA Europe / Castoria / Kulbis Via Josh Cohen of OrlandoMagic.com: Marcin Gortat may not care that he was, by and large, one of the best, most dominant players during EuroBasket qualifying action in August. The Polish Machine averaged 18 points, nearly nine rebounds and more than two blocks per game for his country. But, …

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Aug 24

Video Highlights: Marcin Gortat

It’s been a busy off-season for Marcin Gortat, as he’s been hard at work trying to position the Polish national team towards qualification for EuroBasket 2011. After a horrid first game against Georgia on August 2, in which Gortat was “destroyed” by Zaza Pachulia in their head-to-head matchup, the “Polish Machine” has redeemed himself with …

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Aug 23

Monday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Marcin Gortat had a big game in Poland’s 75-71 victory over Bulgaria on Monday. Gortat scored a game-high 23 points on 9-of-14 shooting. He also collected nine rebounds, blocked three shots and dished out two assists. With the win, Poland improved its record to 4-3 as it attempts to qualify for next …

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Aug 23

Playbook: The 2/5 Pick and Roll

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images In 2009, the 3/5 pick and roll with Hedo Turkoglu and Dwight Howard was one of the centerpieces of the Orlando Magic‘s offense. With Turkoglu’s departure and Vince Carter‘s arrival, the 2/5 pick and roll became the flavor de jure for the Magic. Carter’s involvement in the pick and …

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