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Sep 09

Thursday’s Magic Word

John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com: “As the Orlando Magic’s President and the project manager for the new Amway Center the past four years, Alex Martins can have just about any seat that he wants when the dazzling, $380 million facility throws open its doors to basketball fans on Oct. 10. Instead, Martins plans to stand that night …

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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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Aug 23

Some Inaccurate Criticisms of the Orlando Magic

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Via Bryan Crawford of SLAM ONLINE: The moves that the Orlando Magic made which garnered them a grade of “A” last year is in stark contrast to the moves they made this year which earned them such a low mark. Yes, they’re still a team capable of winning it …

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Aug 19

Playbook: The 1/5 Pick and Roll

Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images The 4-out/1-in offensive scheme that the Orlando Magic employ is the foundation of an offense that features Dwight Howard, Jameer Nelson, and others. But there are also other plays that the Magic run with frequent regularity. Like the 1/5 pick and roll. The pick and roll is like a common …

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Aug 17

Playbook: The Orlando Magic’s 4-Out/1-In Offensive Scheme

Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images The 4-out/1-in offensive scheme. For three years and counting, head coach Stan Van Gundy has used an alignment (which features Dwight Howard in the post surrounded by four shooters on the perimeter) on offense that has vaulted the Orlando Magic to the elite in the NBA. The system works, as best …

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Aug 13

Friday’s Magic Word

Justin Verrier of ESPN.com: “Defense wins championships. But MVPs? Not often. Such is the plight of [Dwight] Howard, who has won consecutive defensive player of the year trophies and compiled more blocks than a Lego warehouse the past two seasons but has been shut out from a top-three spot in the official MVP voting. The big culprit: …

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Aug 12

Thursday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Dwight Howard has been in India for less than four full days, but he already has a list of memories he won’t forget anytime soon. The Orlando Magic center has fulfilled a lifelong dream by seeing tigers. He has visited a butterfly park. He has met appreciative children who want to …

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Jul 27

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Ben Q. Rock of Orlando Pinstriped Post: “The Orlando Magic have drawn attention for their three-point-oriented offense under head coach Stan Van Gundy since he took over in 2007, and for good reason. The Magic love the three-ball and have made it a staple of their offense, setting an NBA record for three-pointers made in a …

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Jul 25

A Matt Barnes Haiku

Photo by Harry How/Getty Images Via Ben Q. Rock of Orlando Pinstriped Post: The Orlando Magic officially lost Matt Barnes to free-agency [on Thursday night], as the journeyman signed with the L.A. Lakers just after 11 PM on the East Coast. Magic fans have had a few days to prepare for losing Barnes, whom they …

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Jul 23

Friday’s Magic Word

Tania Ganguli of the Orlando Sentinel: “It’s unlikely Matt Barnes will actually kill you … probably. But the idea sure made for some funny T-Shirts. Little else needs to be said about Barnes’ impact on the basketball court than the fact that  those T-shirts, complete with a menacing picture of his face, exist. Barnes was the …

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