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Mar 21

A closer look at Victor Oladipo’s defense

AP Photo/Matt York The players that we consider the NBA’s best defenders — at perimeter positions, at least — are usually those who guard the ballhandler well: the Tony Allens, the Paul Georges, and the Andre Iguodalas of the league. Perhaps players feel particularly pressured to guard the ball well, since everyone is always watching …

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Jul 11

Days of future present

Photo by Fernando Medina/Orlando Magic Few teams come to Summer League with more than one or two rotation players. Fewer still come with multiple players that are expected to be focal points for the team in the upcoming season. Few teams are the Orlando Magic. What we’ve seen from the Magic so far this week …

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Mar 04

Grades: Memphis Grizzlies 108, Orlando Magic 82

Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images   Memphis Grizzlies 108 Final Recap | Box Score 82 Orlando Magic Nikola Vucevic 3-7 FG | 0-0 FT | 4 REB | 2 AST | 6 PTS | -19 In early January, there was an article on Grantland suggesting that Vucevic could become the next Marc Gasol: …

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Mar 03

Preview: Memphis Grizzlies at Orlando Magic

Essentials Teams: Memphis Grizzlies at Orlando Magic Date: March 3, 2013 Time: 6:00 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: Amway Center Records Grizlies: 38-19 Magic: 16-43 Probable starters Grizzlies: Mike Conley Tony Allen Tayshaun Prince Darrell Arthur Marc Gasol Magic: E’Twaun Moore Arron Afflalo Maurice Harkless Andrew Nicholson Nikola Vucevic Advanced stats Grizzlies: Pace: 89.0 …

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May 09

Orlando’s Dwight Howard headlines 2010-11 NBA All-Defensive First Team

Via the Orlando Magic: Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard, winner of the last three Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year Awards, headlines the NBA All-Defensive First Team, the NBA announced today. Howard totaled 56 points overall, including 27 First Team votes. Howard earned the 2010-11 Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award, becoming …

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Apr 20

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “If the Orlando Magic struggled to shoot the ball against the Atlanta Hawks in just one game, you could call it an aberration. If it happened twice, you could label that a mere coincidence. But the Magic’s continued offensive woes against the Hawks now have to be considered a pattern — a pattern …

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Nov 15

Sneak Preview: Memphis Grizzlies at Orlando Magic

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Stan Van Gundy already has had a heart-to-heart with Rashard Lewis, so he got to him before the rest of us. […] If you’re wondering whether Van Gundy would bench Lewis, the answer is no. Not now, anyway. If Stan didn’t sit Vince Carter through a horrid January last …

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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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May 23

Second Look: Boston Celtics 94, Orlando Magic 71

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Boston Celtics 94, Magic 71 holds a place in club infamy because of all that was riding on Saturday night. Desperately needing a victory to essentially keep a title-or-bust dream alive, the [Orlando] Magic caved in early and never recovered. The Sentinel asked small forward Matt Barnes just who that team …

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May 22

Sneak Preview: Orlando Magic at Boston Celtics, Game 3

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “A not-so-funny thing happened to the [Orlando] Magic on the way to a second consecutive Finals appearance: The 2008 championship Celtics have materialized.They didn’t step out of an Iowa cornfield or magically appear through some heaven-sent cigar smoke from the late Red Auerbach. The tough old birds got their legs back, …

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