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Nov 22

Sneak Preview: Orlando Magic at San Antonio Spurs

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Leave it to Stan Van Gundy to compare one of his starting forwards to one of baseball’s best sluggers. A couple of years ago, Van Gundy — a lifelong baseball fan — responded to the calls of doom and gloom when the Detroit Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera started a season …

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Nov 16

The New and Improved Brandon Bass

Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images There’s been a lot of talk about Dwight Howard‘s improvements on offense and the praise is well-deserved, but there’s another player for the Orlando Magic that has improved this year as well. So far, at least. His name is Brandon Bass. Bass received a lot of criticism last season for …

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Nov 04

Thursday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “The [Orlando] Magic haven’t taken part in a competitive game since camp began, all their games lopsided one way or the other, speaking of the Miami Heat. [...] Strangely, [Otis] Smith said he could see it coming, given the Magic were on a back-to-back, had rolled through the preseason and …

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Oct 25

Monday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade all pooling their talents is unseemly or just unfair … unless they do it in your town, of course. [...] Remember the summer of 2000, when the [Orlando] Magic boldly toyed with signing their own Big Three — Tim Duncan, Grant Hill …

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Oct 25

Magic Basketball Featured at Hardwood Paroxysm

Last week, Matt Moore of Hardwood Paroxysm approached me to see if I was interested in writing a prologue of the Orlando Magic’s season for his site. Needless to say, the decision was a no-brainer. Here’s a snippet of what I wrote: It’s championship or bust for the Orlando Magic. Like last year. But this …

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Oct 20

Checking Up on Adonal Foyle’s New Role With the Orlando Magic

Via Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: Adonal Foyle recently endured the toughest day of his working career. More difficult than a playoff defeat. More painful than knee surgery. More demanding than facing Shaquille O’Neal or David Robinson in their primes. On Sept. 28, Foyle watched the Orlando Magic practice for the first time since …

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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 15

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

Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images To continue Magic Basketball’s preview of the 2010-2011 season for the Orlando Magic, I gathered writers that cover them on a day-to-day basis. Each writer, except for one, has media access with the Magic and offers an authoritative voice concerning the team. So, without further ado, here are the participants: …

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Oct 14

Thursday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “An arena isn’t the only magnificent structure recently completed on the [Orlando] Magic‘s campus. As difficult a project as it was, from start to finish, the shiny new place comes in second to what has been built inside its walls. Under construction for years, Otis Smith made the declaration on Wednesday. [...] …

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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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