Found August 08, 2013 on Crossover Chronicles:
Point guard has become the most important position on the floor in the NBA. With the floor so spread out with shooters and the emphasis moving away from the dominating post game of the 1990s -- not to mention rule changes that have enabled ball handlers to get to the basket -- point guards are more than just floor generals. In many cases they are the point man and teams go as they go. The person who has the ball primarily in his hands and controls the team's offense, and that is the way the NBA is going. With good reason too as there are more great point guards in the league now than there have been in quite some time. From Derrick Rose to Rajon Rondo to Tony Parker to Jrue Holiday to Chris Paul, there are lots of point guards worth writing about and the NBA is using a style that seems to accentuate all their skills. And Summer League is the perfect place for these young guards to begin learning how to ply their new craft and trade. About a month ago in Orlando, seve...

Magic to open preseason Oct. 9 in Jacksonville

Via Orlando Magic press release Orlando, Fla. -- The Orlando Magic will open the 2013 preseason at Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla., on Wednesday, Oct. 9 against New Orleans. Orlando then hosts its first preseason game at Amway Center on Friday, Oct. 11 vs. Cleveland. Tip-off is 7 p.m. The Magic will play a total of eight preseason games, including four at Amway Center...

Harold Ellis sees Magic improving, slim chance for Afflalo trade

So where are the Magic right now? They are still in asset collection mode. Winning is not at the forefront. We will get to that in a moment. Part of asset collection mode is being able to move pieces and Arron Afflalo has been rumored to be the most tradeable piece on the Magic's roster. The veteran guard can fit into a role very easily and be a solid contributor for...

Carding Victor Oladipo

Victor Oladipo is 21 years old. He does not need to worry about being carded anywhere (if that is the sort of thing he is in to... just be sure to include Maurice Harkless in your plans for the next year). No, what Oladipo is probably worrying about is how his official NBA trading card comes out. He and the other rookies were posing for Panini for their official playing cards...

Victor Oladipo, Cody Zeller posterize rookies

Former Indiana teammates Cody Zeller and Victor Oladipo joined forces to dunk all over (aka posterize) their fellow NBA rookies at a recent photo shoot.

Ronnie Price officially wearing No. 10

The Magic's official roster has been updated to reflect Ronnie Price's most important decision. Picking a jersey number. Price will don the famed No. 10 jersey for the Magic. Most notably this helps us preview -- or at least eliminate -- one of the events for the Magic's Silver Anniversary Season. That would be the potential celebration for Darrell Armstrong, one...

City, County agree to funding for Orlando soccer stadium

The Magic should be getting some company as the city's major sports team. MLS may not be at the level of the NBA, but the city of Orlando and Orange County paved the way for Orlando City Soccer to join the Magic in the top league for their sport in this country. David Damron of the Orlando Sentinel reports Orlando mayor Buddy Dyer and Orange County mayor Teresa Jacobs reached...

Orlando officials approve funding for soccer stadium

Major League Soccer is now a significant step closer to placing a team in Orlando. Orlando mayor Buddy Dyer and Orange County mayor Teresa Jacobs agreed to a deal for a new 85 million soccer stadium, according to the Orlando Sentinel. MLS has long looked to expand to the Southeast, and the league is clearly keeping an eye - in the long term at putting a franchise in Florida. ...

Magic announce preseason schedule

The Magic will open up an eight-game preseason slate in Jacksonville against the Pelicans and take two Texas road trips to play the three Texas teams on the road. Orlando will make its Amway Center debut on October 11 against Cleveland. The Magic will wrap up their preseason schedule on Oct. 25 against the Pelicans (just a week before the team opens up its home schedule against...

Learning with the point guards this summer

I am admittedly still cleaning up my notebook from Summer League a month ago. That week gives you a treasure trove of story ideas and storylines to follow, not mention quotes and information. I do not believe I am sitting on anything too important (I covered most of the major Magic storylines I wanted to cover on this site already). One of the key storylines throughout the week...

Beno Udrih To Sign One-Year Deal With Knicks

Beno Udrih will sign a one-year deal with the New York Knicks, according to a source. The contract will be worth the veteran's minimum. The Knicks had made Udrih their top point-guard target to sign. Udrih played for the Orlando Magic and Milwaukee Bucks last season.

Utah Jazz: What All 5 Projected Starters MUST Work On

Utah Jazz: What 5 Projected Starters MUST Work On By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… PG: Trey Burke- Adjusting to NBA - Burke may be the reigning NCAA Player of the Year, but like any rookie, espeically one who will be thrown into the starting lineup, he will have growing pains. But he will just have to get through them and adjust to running an NBA team. He has the...

Victor Oladipo dunks on Trey Burke at Panini rookie photo shoot

Yesterday, we posted a video of Detroit Pistons rookie Tony Mitchell throwing down a two-ball dunk at the Panini Rookie Photo Shoot. That wasn’t the only nasty dunk of the day as Orlando rookie Victor Oladipo decided to throw down a trash-can dunk on Jazz rookie Trey Burke. Also to note, Bobcats rookie Cody Zeller with the assist…

NBA released 2013-14 Magic schedule

The NBA's 2013-14 season will open up October 29 with the Magic in Indiana to play the Pacers at 7 p.m. before a TNT doubleheader that will feature the Bulls visiting the Heat and the Clippers playing the Lakers. The opener will mark Victor Oladipo's debut just a short drive from Bloomington, Indiana, where Oladipo played three years at Indiana University. The Pacers...
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