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Mark Jackson was faced witha difficult dilemma entering his team's second matchup with Denver in the Playoffs. With David Lee out for the Postseason thanks to a torn hip flexor, Jackson asked his assistant coaches to talk him out of starting point guard Jarrett Jack alongside Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry.
They gave him the go-ahead and the rest was history. Golden State evened up its series behind a 64 percent shooting night, one of the great offensive performances in Playoff history. The move worked perfectly and seems to continue to work as Golden State's offense continued to efficiently hum along in Game Three on Friday night.
The Rockets were faced with a similar decision and opted to sit power forward Greg Smith for Game Two and commit to a small lineup by starting Patrick Beverly. It worked to some degree as Houston turned a 29-point Game One loss into a two-point Game Two loss.
Even the Celtics, looking for an offensive spark, opted to slide Jason Terry...
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Despite the likelihood that he will be offered a more lucrative contract elsewhere, perhaps a non-playoff team, Jarrett Jack likes his role in Golden State and had his agent remind management that this is where he wants to be next season.
According to NBA.com:
Jack is so sure [staying in Golden State], he told NBA.com, that he has informed management and directed his agents to re...
ORLANDO, Fla. In a sense, the career of Jameer Nelson has come full circle.
When he came to the Orlando Magic in 2004, they were coming off a season in which they finished with the worst record in the NBA. Nine years and a franchise-record 3,025 assists later, he again finds himself part of a team with the dubious distinction of holding the best odds of winning the leagues annual...
Mark Jackson had a major dilemma facing him and his team entering Game Two last week in Denver. David Lee would be out for the remainder of the Playoffs with a torn hip flexor. Andrew Bogut, despite a strong Game One performance, had not put in performances like that one consistently throughout the season. It was unclear what Jackson could get out of him. Sure, Carl Landry can...
The Orlando Magic season is two weeks from its conclusion. The focus for the organization has slowly turned toward the NBA Draft and the next stage of the team's growth and development. The players have dispersed from Amway Center and from Orlando for a brief vacation and they will be going in and out of the city as they prep for the 2013-14 season. It is a long way away.
John Amaechi said several of his Orlando Magic teammates knew that he was gay when he played for the franchise between 1999 and 2001.
"I just thought I would lose my job," Amaechi said during an interview on Wednesday. "My teammates knew. We didn't talk about, but they knew. ... My teammates took care of me."
Amaechi said that the climate of the United States...
Jarrett Jack was denied at the rim emphatically by Kenneth Faried during the first half of the Nuggets and Warriors Game 5 Playoff match-up. The block came from behind and Jack had no clue that Faried was trailing him and in perfect position to block his layup attempt. The surprise attack worked, and it worked well.
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Over the next few weeks Orlando Magic Daily will be taking a look at the things that went right and wrong this season as Orlando ended its season with its first Lottery season in six years.
They hit on game number one and did not seem to relent. The Magic had no choice but to roll with the punches and stay positive as they derailed any chance for consistency and success this...
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Tobias Harris, Orlando | Final Ownership: 86% | 2012-2013 ADP: 149
One team’s serviceable player is another team’s superstar in the making. Harris rated amongst the most versatile and dynamic fantasy options during his 27 games with the Magic: 17 points and nine rebounds, with a steal, block and three-point make (not to mention 3.4 assists...
Record: 20-62… 15th in Eastern Conference
Overview: After firing long-time head coach, Stan Van Gundy, long-time GM, Otis Smith and trading their franchise player, Dwight Howard and their second best player, Ryan Anderson, it was well known that this team would take a large step back. Few, if any, knew how far back that step would be, as they finished with the NBA’s...
Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry said Wednesday that he and his teammates are done talking about the Denver Nuggets alleged attempt to rough him up and have moved onto preparing for Game 6 at Oracle Arena on Thursday night.