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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 19

Additional Commentary on Carmelo Anthony

Via John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com: After seeing what transpired in Miami this summer, of course anything can happen in the NBA. But acquiring superstars isn’t easy and to get one you usually must pay a heavy price. For example, for the [Orlando] Magic to pull off a blockbuster and acquire Anthony it would also mean …

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Aug 12

A Common Enemy for the Orlando Magic and the Boston Celtics

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Via George Diaz of the Orlando Sentinel: The Miami Heat have been disparaged as a bunch of privileged prima-donnas, intent on destroying the spirit of fair play in professional sports. LeBron, D-Wade , Chris Bosh and their gophers will break all NBA records, glom onto our TV screens every …

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Aug 02

Monday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “[Dwight] Howard’s stopover in Central Florida will be brief. He’ll be traveling to Senegal later this week to participate in a Basketball without Borders camp. He also is planning a trip to India to promote the NBA and a trip later this summer to work for a second time …

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Jul 29

Interview with David Steele, Part I

Photo by the Orlando Magic 21 years. The Orlando Magic have been in existence for 21 years and in each of those years, David Steele has handled the play-by-play duties and called the action on the floor — first on radio for nine years, then on television for 12 years and counting. As such, Steele’s …

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Jul 09

In a Blink of an Eye, a Rivalry Between the Orlando Magic and the Miami Heat Has Reached New Heights

Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images Welcome to Miami Thrice. There are a number of nicknames that are being used to illustrate the union of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh. Some complimentary, some not. Yet there are a number of adjectives that can also describe the newly-formed trio. ‘Unpredecented’ is, perhaps, the most appropriate …

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Jun 21

It’s Now or Never for the Orlando Magic

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images After the Los Angeles Lakers won their 16th championship in franchise history — that’s a lot — against the Boston Celtics on Thursday, one of the major storylines to emerge from the aftermath of the series was the future of the C’s. Head coach Doc Rivers dropped a bombshell, …

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Jun 03

Thursday’s Magic Word

Ben Q. Rock of Orlando Pinstriped Post: “Overall, [Dwight] Howard ranked in the 85th percentile of offensive players in 2008/09, compared to the 90th percentile this season. There is no way to argue that he got worse. None. I guess the commercials he filmed didn’t actually affect his game then, right? But plenty of people, it seems, …

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Jun 02

Evaluating Jameer Nelson’s Offense in the Playoffs

Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images Second in a three-part series, I’m going to analyze this year’s playoff performances of several Orlando Magic players. These posts will be offense-centric, given that I will be writing up player evaluations next week, so I’ll reserve analysis on the defense of Dwight Howard – for example — until then. …

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May 29

Second Look: Boston Celtics 96, Orlando Magic 84

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “In the end, it was the beginning of the games that doomed the Orlando Magic and derailed their championship chase. […] The Celtics built upon early leads in three of their four victories, a tell-tale Game 3 rout that put the Magic in a still inescapable 0-3 hole. Playing catch-up all series, …

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