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Nov 02

The Clock is Ticking for the Orlando Magic

Via George Diaz of the Orlando Sentinel: The Orlando Magic are going to win a bunch of games this season. My guesstimate is that the bar starts at 50 and shoots up from there. Expect lots of good times in the fabulously-plush Amway Center. But the celebratory spirit may come crashing down in the playoff …

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Oct 29

Interview with Kevin Arnovitz and Tom Haberstroh of The Heat Index

Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images After nearly four months, the wait is over. We know the story by now. LeBron James and Chris Bosh joined forces with Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat to create the SuperFriends. Afterwards, general manager Otis Smith and head coach Stan Van Gundy had a few words to say about …

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Oct 15

MBN Roundtable Discussion: Orlando Magic 2010-2011 Season Preview, Part II

Here’s Part II of my roundtable discussion (click here for Part I). In this segment, different Orlando Magic writers talk about Dwight Howard‘s evolution on offense with the help of Hakeem Olajuwon, and more. _______ What will it take for opposing players to respect Howard’s jumpshot just enough and as such, alter the way they …

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Oct 14

Orlando Magic 2010-11 Season Preview

Photo by Fernando Medina adj. +/- net +/- stat. +/- PER WARP Win Shares/48 Ryan Anderson +0.65 +1.8 +1.97 18.1 2.7 .161 Brandon Bass N/A -4.9 -2.65 16.5 1.1 .147 Vince Carter +1.95 +7.5 +2.62 17.1 4.3 .154 Chris Duhon -2.02 +1.0 -2.41 10.7 -0.5 .045 Marcin Gortat +13.73 -7.8 -1.73 13.9 2.3 .151 Dwight Howard …

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Oct 05

Interview With Neil Paine of Basketball-Reference

Kristy Cannon/Orlandomagic.com The statistical revolution in the NBA continues to evolve, but one person that’s been at the forefront of the new wave of numbers and deserves more limelight is Neil Paine of Basketball-Reference. Paine is one of the brightest minds in the APBRmetrics community, with some of his most notable contributions including the introduction …

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Oct 04

Watch Out for Mickael Pietrus This Season

Via John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com: When Mickael Pietrus got word this summer that Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy was flying to Paris to chat with him, the good-natured, but sometimes quirky Magic swingman got somewhat worried. After all, it was Pietrus who vowed that he would be “sleeping with one eye open,” this summer …

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Sep 29

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Turning 34 in January, [Vince Carter] needs to squeeze out one very good season. And the Magic desperately need him to, as well. That’s where they are in this madcap chase of the new Heat and the old Celtics. They still need Vince Carter, on given nights, to counter, say, …

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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 03

Fact or Fiction: Rashard Lewis Should Start at Small Forward

Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images Fact or Fiction presents both sides of key issues the Orlando Magic will face in the upcoming season. Statement The Orlando Magic need to shift Rashard Lewis to the small forward position and run a “more traditional” scheme if they want to be able to advance to the NBA Finals and win. …

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Sep 01

Fact or Fiction: J.J. Redick Will Become a Starter This Season

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Fact or Fiction presents both sides of key issues the Orlando Magic will face in the upcoming season. Statement J.J. Redick will be the starting shooting guard by the beginning of the playoffs. _______ Fact If J.J. Redick is starting for the Orlando Magic at the shooting guard position on the eve …

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