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Another strong week for the Magic, going 2-1 after a disappointing loss against Atlanta on the homecoming from the West Coast trip.
As Matt Guokas pointed out on Saturday's broadcast of the game against the Bobcats, December is the time when teams really begin to settle in and discover their identity. So what identity have the Magic established? Surprisingly it is a defensive one as I discuss on this week's podcast:
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Expect Redick to be traded by the February deadline. Orlando wants to dump him and there are some contenders who could use him, mainly Chicago and Memphis.
Redick on the Grizzlies would be epic.
The likeliest trade partners for the Magic in regards to J.J. Redick are the Bulls, Grizzlies, Wolves, Bucks and Jazz.
ORLANDO - Magic forward Glen Davis just needed a little adversity to kick his game into high gear Monday night. It took a fourth personal foul, then getting knocked to the floor by Kevin Love early in the third period before Davis decided it was time to play, and he led the Magic through an inspired comeback and a 102-93 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Davis scored 28...
Jacque Vaughn has a calm demeanor at all times. He is the anti-Stan Van Gundy in that way. He doesn't stomp his feet and gesticulate, yell or gyrate. He gives a stern stare and a calm word. He and his coaching staff discuss and plan what they are going to say.
There is strategy behind everything.
Take the decision to move Maurice Harkless into the starting lineup. It...
Does Magic Johnson Run ESPN? Well, at least they got rid of Chris Broussard. Over the summer, I wrote a column that was highly critical of ESPN’s coverage of the NBA. Their coverage of the NBA was to say the least, deplorable, in so many different ways. The NBA on ESPN was cheap because [...]
Jacque Vaughn challenged his team at halftime, asking who was going to be the aggressor in Monday's game against the Timberwolves. Were the Magic going to step up to the plate and meet the physicality their opponents brought to them in the first half or would they allow Minnesota to dictate the pace, the score and the physicality of the game.
Orlando has not had to face many...
Ricky Rubio came back last night against the Mavericks and had 9 assists in only 18 minutes. Tonight he played 16 minutes and had 4 assists. The above GIF shows a nice between the legs pass to Kevin Love for the three ball (which he missed), and the video below shows a great pass between a couple defenders to Kevin Love for the layup (that he got fouled on). So basically neither...
Glen Davis scored 28 points and J.J. Redick had 18 points and seven assists as the Orlando Magic beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 102-93 on Monday night.
Kevin Love had 23 points and 15 rebounds and Nikola Pekovic added 19 points and 12 rebounds for the Timberwolves, who had won four straight coming into the game.
Minnesota led 87-85 with six minutes left when Orlando's Arron...
(12-9) vs. (10-13)
Time/TV: 7 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Timberwolves by 3.5
Tickets: $1-$850 on Vivid Seats
Season Series: Lost 90-75 in Minneapolis on Nov. 7; Tonight in Orlando
Not much was expected of the Magic after Dwight Howard was finally traded in August.
Orlando, however, is beginning to prove otherwise.
The Magic look to extend their season-high three-game win streak Wednesday night when they host the league-worst Washington Wizards.
After a 5-10 start, the new-look Magic (11-13) have started to come together by winning six of nine in December...