Victor Oladipo | Magic Basketball - Part 23

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Oct 25

Examining the Magic’s cap situation

Source: ShamSports.com With all kinds of new harsh taxes and roster building limitations based on how a team spends its money, salary cap management is becoming ever more important. This isn’t an issue for the Orlando Magic yet, as they’re largely stocked with young guys still on cheap deals that are preset. But there are …

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Oct 24

Meet Victor Oladipo, the post player

Photos by D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images Victor Oladipo’s best asset might be his versatility. Few guards in the league boast his combination of strength, length, athleticism, intensity and burgeoning overall offensive skill-set. In Oladipo, the Orlando Magic drafted a player certainly capable of defending multiple positions. And this summer, the Magic made clear …

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Oct 23

How can the Magic improve on offense?

AP Photo/Eric Gay When I covered high school sports and had to interview a coach of a young team that just got blown out of the water, there was one phrase that I heard more than any other. “The guys are learning. They are getting better.” As obnoxious and coach-speaky as it may seem, there’s …

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Oct 22

Tuesday’s Mini-Magic Word

According to NBA GMs, Victor Oladipo is the runaway favorite to win the Rookie of the Year award. Kurt Helin of ProBasketballTalk with a prediction: “When this season ends Glen Davis is going to be playing for someone other than Orlando. There are no sure things in the NBA, I could be wrong, but if …

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Oct 22

Is it smart to end morning shootarounds?

Photos by D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images It’s been more than 40 years since Bill Sharman invented the morning shootaround. Ever since proposing that his 1971 Lakers show up on game days to shoot baskets in a lazy practice the morning of games, it’s become a staple of game day routines around the league. …

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Oct 21

Monday’s Magic Word

Matt Dollinger of Sports Illustrated: “A Magic sell-off is likely at some point, with veterans Jameer Nelson (two years, $16.6 million left on his deal, with $2 million guaranteed in final season), Arron Afflalo (three years, $22.5M) and Glen Davis (two years, $13M) taking up too much cap room and playing time to stick around. …

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Oct 18

Victor Oladipo and potential at its infancy

Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images Potential is an interesting thing. It’s exciting, a little bit scary, and truly hard to gauge. Just ask every GM who has participated in an NBA draft. You can crunch the numbers, consult the experts, or even just have a really good feeling about someone. Trouble is, you …

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Oct 16

Video: Victor Oladipo challenges Dwight Howard

Oct 16

Grades: Houston Rockets 108, Orlando Magic 104

Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images   Houston Rockets

Oct 15

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Dwight Howard lets it be known, in advance of Wednesday’s preseason game between the Orlando Magic and Houston Rockets, that he’s disappointed that the Magic have allowed Tobias Harris to wear No. 12. In that same link, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel has the backstory behind Harris’ number choice: “Howard likely didn’t know, and …

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