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One thing that is generally a staple for successful teams is the vocal leadership of players with tenure on that specific team. Senior leadership cannot be undervalued. In an 82-game season, senior leadership is invaluable, not only for their statistical contribution on the court but also for maintaining morale and unity off the court.
So who will be the senior leaders in the locker room and on the court for Orlando this year?
Jameer Nelson, JJ Redick and Hedo Turkoglu immediately come to mind when thinking tenure. Since being drafted by the Magic in 2004, Nelson has had seasons averaging 16.7 points, 14.6 points and 13.1 points respectively. Add to that an All-Star appearance in the 2009 season and it should be clear that he should be a leader on this young team.
Since the Magic drafted J.J. Redick in 2006, Redick has shown progressive improvement, averaging a career high 11.6 points, 2.5 assists and 2.3 rebounds per game last season. Hedo Turkoglu had arguably his bes...
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It’s not like the Orlando Magic are swimming with talent these days after they traded — essentially — the best center in the league, Dwight Howard, for Arron Afflalo and Al Harrington. In fact, their squad may end up being the worst team in the league this season, but that hasn’t stopped the Orlando Magic [...]The post Orlando Magic’s Website Wants You To Pick Their Backup...
For the uninitiated among us, lets set the record straight: New Orlando Magic general manager Rob Hennigans most critical misstep this summer was not merely the act of trading franchise center Dwight Howard to the Los Angeles Lakers.
After all, it was plain to see that the Howard-Magic relationship had fallen into such a state of disrepair, the cloud hanging over the team growing...
So who will be the senior leaders in the locker room and on the court for Orlando this year? Jameer Nelson, JJ Redick and Hedo Turkoglu immediately come to mind when thinking tenure
ORLANDO - At least for one night, life without All-NBA center Dwight Howard doesn't look so bad. The rebuilt Orlando Magic, starting without Howard for the first time in eight seasons, opened a new era Friday night with a 102-89 victory over the Denver Nuggets. Forward Glen Davis, who has happily accepted the new leadership role, led everyone with 29 points and 10 rebounds...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- The Orlando Magic take the first step in the post-Dwight Howard era Friday night when they open the season at home against the Denver Nuggets, and it's still anyone's guess as to what direction they are headed.
Howard was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers in August. Gone too in offseason trades are power forward Ryan Anderson and shooting guard Jason...
Nobody knew quite what to expect from the Magic as they embarked on this new era. What would this team be? Who would be its leaders?
Inside the halls of Amway Center though, preparation was being done and the team was going about its business. There were no distractions from the prying eyes of media expectations, just a quiet resolve to play together and do what was necessary...
Nine-year veteran Jameer Nelson has spent his entire professional career creating opportunities for the Orlando Magic. The point guards everyday display of power and confidence compressed into his short, stocky frame can be likened to the conclusiveness of another concentrated point, used at the ends of sentences to finalize all doubt. In Nelsons mind, he is the man. Period. And...
For those of us who have supported this game since the days before Cable TV and the Internet it is almost unfathomable to think the NHL, a league which hasn't hit many homeruns in their day, is about to cut off the one true "magic in a bottle" event they have come up with.
Having been to all the Winter Classics I can tell you they are fantastic celebrations of the...
The Orlando Magic take the first step in the post-Dwight Howard era Friday night when they open the season at home against the Denver Nuggets, and it's still anyone's guess as to what direction they are headed.
Howard was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers in August. Gone too in offseason trades are power forward Ryan Anderson and shooting guard Jason Richardson, which means...
Magic/Nuggets RunningBy Tim Povtak ORLANDO - The rebuilt Orlando Magic, playing without All-NBA center Dwight Howard for the first time in eight seasons, opened a new era Friday night with a 102-89 victory over the Denver Nuggets. Forward Glen Davis led the charge with 29 points and 10 rebounds. Sixth man J.J. Redick had 21 points and six assists. The Magic never trailed after...