Carmelo Anthony To Orlando: Could This Deal Work for the Magic?

November 4th, 2010 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
The Orlando Magic defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 128-86 Wednesday night in a game that illustrated how good they have the potential to be when coach Stan Van Gundy's offense is firing on all cylinders.

However, their recent game against the Miami Heat resides on the other end of the spectrum, and it provides a good example of why defeating Boston or Miami in the postseason could be an impossible task.

Miami defeated the Magic 96-70 in that contest, and to be honest the game ended the moment Vince Carter was injured in the first half and did not return.

Even if Carter would have been able to continue there is no guarantee he could have made a difference, but a close game quickly turned into a Miami blow-out shortly after he departed.

Unfortunately, the Magic will likely find themselves in that situation often against the NBA's elite teams because Van Gundy's system has a fatal flaw that was exposed against the Heat.

Orlando's offense is based on placing center Dwight Howard in the post and surrounding him with perimeter scorers.

In most cases it's a successful strategy because Howard is the most dominant in ...

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