Otis Smith | Magic Basketball - Part 9

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Dec 24

Friday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “The Orlando Magic‘s recent blockbuster trades shocked many NBA observers, but in hindsight, those bold moves should not have surprised anyone. Last May’s Eastern Conference finals loss to the Boston Celtics exposed fundamental flaws with the Magic’s personnel on offense — defects that haunted the Magic intermittently during the first month and a half of …

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Dec 24

Second Look: Orlando Magic 123, San Antonio Spurs 101

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Gilbert Arenas walked into the Orlando Magic locker room Thursday afternoon and found a handwritten note sitting on his chair. It was from his new coach, Stan Van Gundy. Go out there and play your game. Don’t try to fit in. Push the ball. Arenas heeded that advice hours later, leading the …

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Dec 22

Navigating through murderer’s row

Photo by Fernando Medina Two games since the Orlando Magic acquired Gilbert Arenas, Jason Richardson, and Hedo Turkoglu. Two losses. Losing to the Atlanta Hawks and Dallas Mavericks is nothing the Magic should be ashamed of, considering head coach Stan Van Gundy is trying to integrate three players on the fly in the middle of …

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Dec 21

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: “While ESPN analyst Jeff Van Gundy, the brother of [Orlando] Magic coach Stan Van Gundy, admits he’s still a bit undecided on the Orlando Magic’s recent overhaul, he’s confident about one thing: this new Magic team ain’t winning it all. ‘I still don’t think they’re a candidate to reach …

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Dec 21

Orlando Magic players and coaches celebrate the holidays with the Parramore community

Photo by Fernando Medina Via John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com: Orlando’s Patsy Jacob stood back a few feet behind 10-year-old Oskaria Houser and shook her head in delight as her daughter rode up on a shiny, new scooter before tearing into a box of new toys. Christmas was still more than a week away, but Jacob …

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Dec 20

Reaction roundup

Looking around the web for reaction to the Orlando Magic’s blockbuster trades. Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Actually, the beginning of the end for the [Orlando] Magic as we knew them, came on July 8. That was the night LeBron announced his Decision. That was the night [Otis] Smith knew his team clearly wasn’t good enough …

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Dec 20

The “Great Magic Purge”

Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images On Saturday, general manager Otis Smith executed his version of “Order 66.”

Dec 20

Get to know Gilbert Arenas

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images On Saturday, the Orlando Magic acquired Gilbert Arenas from the Washington Wizards for Rashard Lewis. For months, the Magic and Arenas were linked to each other in trade rumors for several reasons but the main reason was because of general manager Otis Smith‘s relationship with the former superstar that dates …

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Dec 20

Get to know Hedo Turkoglu and Jason Richardson

Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images On Saturday, the Orlando Magic acquired Hedo Turkoglu and Jason Richardson (as well as Earl Clark) from the Phoenix Suns for Vince Carter, Marcin Gortat, Mickael Pietrus, a first round pick, and cash considerations. It’s ironic that Turkoglu and Carter switch teams. For those that don’t remember, general manager Otis …

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Dec 20

The Orlando Magic had a busy Saturday

Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images As seen on TrueHoop. Entering the season, some of the biggest question marks for the Orlando Magic were shot creation and perimeter scoring. After a 16-9 start to the year, in which the Magic’s offense ranked 14th in offensive efficiency, an inconvenient truth had been realized — Vince Carter and …

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