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It is a common refrain from me, from Jacque Vaughn and from everyone else. This is a year for young players to grow and learn. This is a year to make mistakes and create habits.
The habit part is probably the most important for this young squad. The one thing the Magic are guarding against in this period of losing is complacency or acceptance of losing. This is perhaps some of the reason why Orlando has kept veterans like Jameer Nelson, Glen Davis and Arron Afflalo around. These three players have kept the Magic hungry throughout the season.
And this young squad has shown that the investment has been worth it. Maybe not in the win column, but in the way the team plays. In just this past week, the Magic have shown an ability to fight and work their way back from impossible deficits. Learning to win is the next part.
Maybe the hardest part of that is winning close games. These are the games where one play unfairly gets pointed out and dissected more than any other. Many co...
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The Orlando Magic have a 19-57 record, one win up on the Charlotte Bobcats for the worst record overall in the league. While it's not the most attractive record, very few (if any) will say the Magic are heading in the wrong direction in the long term. Jacque Vaughn has been praised by his peers this season and his mentor is no exception.
After the San Antonio Spurs defeated...
Things were going great for Andrew Nicholson.
His advanced post game made him a player who could instantly get inserted into the lineup and produce for the Magic. Orlando could trust him with the ball to score more often than not. It was refreshing to see from the rookie that he was able to contribute almost immediately.
Nicholson though has recently found himself buried...
Orlando Magic Youth Foundation Black Tie and Tennies Charity Gala Raises More Than $500k for the Central Florida Community
The Orlando Magic and their Youth Foundation has always support the Central Florida Community. With food drives and community events the Magic makes sure that they are present in the community. The Orlando Magic Youth Foundation held a Black Tie and Tennies...
These articles come out every once in a while as the intersection of money, sports and production makes for interesting discussion.
These articles have also not been kind to the Magic since Otis Smith went on his spending binge in the summer of 2009 and it continued with the woeful trade. The Magic are still paying Gilbert Arenas.
Forbes Magazine came out with its list of...
Beno Udrih and Nate Robinson were trading body blows as the Magic and Bulls played Friday night. There was no knockout punch to deliver. Just a major whiff from the Magic and Udrih.
Orlando had the final possession, down by a point and got the ball to the guy they wanted. That would be the veteran point guard from Slovenia who scored 18 of his 27 points in the third quarter,...
(19-57) vs. (41-33)
Time/TV: 8 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Bulls by 8
Tickets: $15-$332 on Vivid Seats
Season Series: Magic lost 99-93 in Chicago on Nov. 6; Magic lost 96-94 in Orlando on Jan. 2; Tonight in Chicago; April 15 in Orlando
The Magic just needed one shot to fall to stem one more tide from the Cavaliers.
Orlando had controlled the game the entire way, taking eight-point leads in both the first and third quarter and staying in the lead for pretty much the entire game. Nikola Vucevic was dominating the glass. Kyrie Irving was struggling. The defense was creating stops.
The Magic were doing everything...
(19-58) vs. (23-52)
Time/TV: 6 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Cavaliers by 6
Tickets: $20-$50 on TiqIQ
Season Series: Magic won 108-104 in Orlando on Nov. 23; Magic lost 119-108 in Cleveland on Feb. 8; Magic lost 111-94 in Orlando on Feb. 23; Tonight in Cleveland
The playoffs are coming, do you have a point guard emergency? Mo Williams consistency driving you insane? Kyrie Irving just not cutting it since his return? Steve Nash can’t stay on the floor? Tony Parker goes down! Well according to Lt. Dangle there might be a new sheriff in Orlando, all he needs is a killer ‘stache. Beno Udrih was Udraining shots from all over the floor Friday...