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Dec 14

Recap: Denver Nuggets 111, Orlando Magic 94

BOX SCORE When the Orlando Magic embarked on their four-game road trip to the West Coast, it was said that the players would learn a lot about themselves and as a whole, they’d figure out where they stand vis-a-vis the rest of the NBA elite — the Los Angeles Lakers, the Miami Heat, the Boston …

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Nov 18

Recap: Orlando Magic 105, Phoenix Suns 89

BOX SCORE In a game with little drama, the Orlando Magic were able to defeat the Phoenix Suns by the score of 105-89 in front of a nationally televised audience. No Steve Nash (out with an injury), no rebounding or defending capabilities, and playing on a back-to-back against the Magic, a roster that was well-rested, …

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Nov 05

Revisiting the Issue of Playing Time

Via Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: Coach Stan Van Gundy and General Manager Otis Smith met Thursday before the Magic’s practice. […] Their meeting came in the wake of small forward Mickael Pietrus‘ shouting match with Van Gundy near the bench on Wednesday night. Frustrated with his dwindling role, Pietrus was pulled out of …

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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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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 12

Source: Orlando Magic to Sign Quentin Richardson to a Multi-Year Contract

Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images Via John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com: Unable to reach a contract agreement with gritty small forward Matt Barnes, the Orlando Magic instead agreed to a deal with veteran wing Quentin Richardson on Monday. Just four days after inking Chris Duhon to a four-year, $15 million pact to shore …

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Jun 28

A Look at the Orlando Magic’s Roster and Assets as of Today

Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images The 2010 NBA Draft has come and gone, which means it’s time to focus entirely on free agency. The Orlando Magic won’t be among the primary teams vying for the services of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, and others, barring a sign-and-trade that falls from the heavens. But it’s …

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Jun 25

Stanley Robinson Selected by the Orlando Magic as the 59th Pick in the 2010 NBA Draft

With the No. 59 pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, the Orlando Magic selected 6’9” small forward Stanley Robinson from the University of Connecticut. Robinson is expected to compete for minutes with Matt Barnes, if he re-signs with the Magic, and Mickael Pietrus.

May 14

Interview with Ben Q. Rock of Orlando Pinstriped Post, Part III

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images No introduction necessary. A few days ago, I was able to ask Rock a few questions to preview the 2010 NBA Eastern Conference Finals between the Orlando Magic and the Boston Celtics. _______ One of the major storylines last year, and even this year, was the “what if” …

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May 08

Recap: Orlando Magic 105, Atlanta Hawks 75

Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images BOX SCORE In a game that was rather uneventful from the opening tip, the Orlando Magic were able to defeat the Atlanta Hawks by the score of 105-75 to take a commanding 3-0 series lead in the 2010 NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals. The Magic were led by an …

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