Otis Smith | Magic Basketball - Part 21

Tag Archive: Otis Smith

Jun 08

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Dan Savage of OrlandoMagic.com: “There are a lot of players in the league that would be happy to be in Marcin Gortat’s shoes. He’s played an integral role on a team that’s reached the Eastern Conference Finals in two straight seasons. He’s won over the hearts of fans throughout Orlando and in his home country of …

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Jun 08

2009-2010 Player Evaluation: J.J. Redick

Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images Synergy-fueled player evaluations, with the help of other metrics, are always fun. Today, the shooting guards. 2009-2010 regular season J.J. Redick Games Played 82 Minutes Played 22.0 adj. +/- -9.19 net +/- -6.1 statistical +/- +0.99 PER 15.0 WARP 2.1 Win Shares/48 .173

Jun 08

2009-2010 Player Evaluation: Vince Carter

Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images Synergy-fueled player evaluations, with the help of other metrics, are always fun. Today, the shooting guards. 2009-2010 regular season Vince Carter Games Played 75 Minutes Played 30.8 adj. +/- +1.95 net +/- +7.5 statistical +/- +2.62 PER 17.1 WARP 4.3 Win Shares/48 .154

Jun 07

2009-2010 Player Evaluation: Jason Williams

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Synergy-fueled player evaluations, with the help of other metrics, are always fun. Today, the point guards. 2009-2010 regular season Jason Williams Games Played 82 Minutes Played 20.8 adj. +/- -2.59 net +/- -1.4 statistical +/- -0.45 PER 12.9 WARP 2.1 Win Shares/48 .127

Jun 06

Sunday’s Magic Word

Ben Q. Rock of Orlando Pinstriped Post: “In an Orlando Magic season which featured uneven or unimpressive performances from All-Stars Jameer Nelson, Rashard Lewis, and Vince Carter, J.J. Redick‘s development into one of the league’s most reliable reserves came as a welcome surprise, but it shouldn’t have. Not to play the “I told you so” card, …

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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 23

Sunday’s Magic Word

Tania Ganguli of the Orlando Sentinel: “In 1989 after sweeping through the first three rounds of the NBA playoffs, the Los Angeles Lakers met the Detroit Pistons in the NBA Finals. But with Los Angeles’ Byron Scott and Magic Johnson out with hamstring injuries, the Bad Boy Pistons won the championship in a four-game sweep. That win avenged …

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May 13

Thursday’s Magic Word

Tania Ganguli of the Orlando Sentinel: “Magic coach Stan Van Gundy doesn’t usually watch games live on television where he has to navigate through commercials and free throws and other stoppages. He will watch tonight’s Game 6 between the Boston Celtics and Cleveland since if Boston wins, the [Orlando] Magic will have to prepare to face …

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May 12

A Progress Report of “The Magic Show,” Part I

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images With the Orlando Magic halfway home to their goal of winning a championship, it seems more than appropriate to conduct a progress report on each player that has been in head coach Stan Van Gundy‘s 10-man rotation (excluding Ryan Anderson, due to lack of minutes) since the start …

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May 10

Sneak Preview: Orlando Magic at Atlanta Hawks, Game 4

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Want to play with Dwight Howard and the Magic? Only shooters need apply. It’s all part of the plan or “formula,” as General Manager Otis Smith calls it. When the Magic landed Howard in the 2004 draft, they decided to surround him with guys who could put the ball in the basket, especially from …

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