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Dwight Howard and the Orlando Magic’s First Impressions

November 1st, 2010
The Orlando Magic suffered their first bit of adversity on Friday night, after being thoroughly dominated by the Miami Heat in their first meeting of the season.This game came with all the hype of Miami’s Big Three in tow. For Heat fans, it would help reduce the anxiety created by ...

NBA Rumors: Orlando Magic Can Do Little in Free Agency, Wait for Trade Deadline

July 2nd, 2010
Once again, the Orlando Magic and general manager Otis Smith displayed silent patience as the onset of the NBA free agency began.   We heard about the visits to and by highly coveted super stars. Some shared the experience via twitter, while others did things in strictest confidence.   Atlanta Hawks guard Joe Johnson ...

NBA Free Agency 2010: What Are the Orlando Magic’s Choices?

June 30th, 2010
As we enter the final 24 hours in the run up to “The King Stakes”, the major players have been identified.   The 2010 NBA Draft resembled the emergency drill on my last cruise. General Managers began dumping “human” cargo faster than the crew on the Titanic.   Over the weekend, the free agent ...

2010 NBA Draft: Five Things to Watch For

June 24th, 2010
Today will be the day, when dreams become reality for 30 young men at the 2010 NBA Draft. The Washington Wizards took much of the drama out of tonight's events. When they won the NBA Draft Lottery, head coach Flip Saunders left no doubt as to who the Wizards intended to ...

2010 NBA Draft: Who Will Wear the Pinstripes Next?

June 23rd, 2010
As usual, Orlando Magic general manager Otis Smith has left a great deal to the imagination in the lead up to the 2010 NBA Draft.   The team just scheduled its first private workout this past Monday. Prior to that, we heard rumors about the Magic attending a private multi-team workout in ...

2010 NBA Draft: Orlando Magic Reportedly Attend Workouts In New Jersey

June 14th, 2010
If you follow the run up to the 2010 NBA draft, you will hear very little chatter about the Orlando Magic.   Presently, the Magic have scheduled no private workouts for potential draftees. Other than Dominique Jones—up until last week, the Magic seemed somewhat indifferent to the upcoming draft.   Orlando fans know general ...

Five Reasons the Celtics Will Win the NBA Finals

June 14th, 2010
Now the old legs of the Boston Celtics head west. The “Big Three” will take tired bodies across country to meet the Los Angeles Lakers in a two game showdown. Yes, the Celtics threesome of Paul Pierce, Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett will be worse for the wear come Tuesday night ...

Orlando Magic’s Big Questions at the Four Spot

June 10th, 2010
Like most sports, the NBA consists of two seasons—the regular season and the playoffs. The NBA's post-season differs from its regular season, perhaps more than any other sport.   Take a look at the past two seasons. The team with the best regular season record, has not reached the NBA Finals.   In the ...

2010 NBA Finals, Game 3: This Will Be a Test of Team Effort for Boston Celtics

June 8th, 2010
Boston's population claims some of the world's most intelligent people as its citizens while being home to many of the world's most renowned universities. I believe physicists at MIT might be involved in head coach Doc Rivers' strategy meetings. Using a Harvard word to describe the Boston Celtics, I choose ...

Orlando Magic Draft 2010: The Short List

June 4th, 2010
Orlando Magic general manager Otis Smith believes his team needs only an “eighth of an inch” improvement to be an NBA champion. He told fans finding ball handlers, and adding one or two pieces to the “puzzle” would be the priority. Orlando's lack of cap space, and multiple high-dollar contracts limit what ...