Found October 23, 2012 on
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Believe it or not, we are about two weeks away from Opening Night. Orlando opened training camp on October 1 and have reach the midpoint of the preseason. So how will we get ready? By counting down to the beginning of the season on November 2 against Denver. Let's continue:
The big decisions we know are coming have finally started to pass down. The Magic trimmed their roster from 20 to 18 on Tuesday, waiving Christian Eyenga and Armon Johnson. Orlando will have to cut three more players before the beginning of the season next week.
The Magic acquired Eyenga from the Lakers as part of the Dwight Howard trade and brought with him a ton of athleticism and raw talent. Unfortunately, injuries kept Eyenga from participating in training camp or any preseason games. Even with a guaranteed contract for this year, Orlando it appears did not have a place for him on the roster.
Orlando also dropped Armon Johnson. Johnson played in five preseason games averaging 3.2 points per ga...
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Weve witnessed Glen Davis dominance in the post, seen Jameer Nelsons command at the point and watched J.J. Redicks accurate shooting from behind the arc.
In the first five games of the preseason, the core players on the Orlando Magic have looked good, but not great. On Wednesday night, we may get our first glimpse of the player the Magic hope will make all the difference.
Pick and rolls, hand offs, down screens, basket cuts. This is certainly a different Orlando Magic team from the in-and-out, spot-up basketball played under Stan Van Gundy.
Jacque Vaughns motion offense continues to produce easy scoring opportunities for a variety of players in the flow of the game. On Friday night against the Indiana Pacers, it was finally enough to give the new...
The Magic have waived Christian Eyenga and Armon Johnson.
Pop quiz: What do you get when take the games best center and turn him into a bunch of role players?
If you guessed the Orlando Magic -- congratulations. You win a trip to Disney World!
Not really, but if you do happen to visit Orlando anytime soon, Mickey Mouse is probably your best option. Dwight Howard is gone.
Not that the Magic were exactly world-beaters with Howard. But...
Orlando Magic center Gustavo Ayon will miss the next two weeks with a sprained left thumb, coach Jacque Vaughn said Wednesday. "(It's) a good thing it happened now and early, and he can continue his conditioning and hopefully get right back into the fold after those few weeks,” Vaughn told the Orlando Sentinel. Ayon appeared ticketed to be the backup center behind...
The NBA league office more than likely rejected ESPN’s bid to hire former Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy. ESPN considered hiring Van Gundy for the “NBA Countdown” studio show, but elected to go in a different direction. Earlier this month, The Big Lead reported that NBA Commissioner David Stern “allegedly stepped in and prevented ESPN from hiring Van Gundy, who he has...
The Magic are likely to choose between Justin Harper, Josh McRoberts, DeQuan Jones and Quentin Richardson for the 14th and 15th spots on the roster.
It’s no secret that the relationship between Stan Van Gundy and David Stern
isn’t exactly a pleasant one, and it doesn't appear to be getting any better.
After Van Gundy was fired as head coach of the Orlando Magic, ESPN had planned to hire the hard-nosed coach as an NBA analyst. Van Gundy’s fire and willingness to say just about anything seemed to be...
This past weekend I was in Orlando for one of my girlfriends friends wedding. Lebron must not have been the only one to take his talents to Florida because there were enough honeys there for Wilt Chamberlain to get his, have seconds, and everyone else get a taste too (note: I do not partake in these sort of shenanigans since I have a wonderful and loving girlfriend but instead relay...
In the building Dwight Howard's exploits helped build it's hard to find even the smallest remnant of the former Orlando center these days.
The photographs, murals and other likenesses that once adorned virtually every other crevice inside the Magic's Amway Center have been scraped away, now just painful reminders of championship aspirations never realized.
Believe it or not, we are about a month away from Opening Night. Orlando opened training camp on October 1 and have opened the preseason. So how will we get ready? By counting down to the beginning of the season on November 2 against Denver. Let's continue:
The Magic have an interesting contingent of former players that plan on plying their trade in China this year.
Orlando has looked better than expected in the perseason. Maybe the expectations were so low that any positive sign that this team could win games and do more than just compete was exceeding early expectations. The preseason is hardly a gauge for what the regular season will bring.
Seven games through the eight-game preseason, Orlando will play hard and will fight. The team will...
(2-4) vs. (3-3)
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Line: Grizzlies by 7
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Season Series: Feb. 22 in Memphis; March 3 in Orlando