Orlando Magic: Early Observations in The First Game Since The Blockbusters

December 20th, 2010 by Mustache Gang Leave a reply »
A few early observations from the new look Orlando Magic:

Starting lineup of Jameer Nelson, Jason Richardson, Hedo Turkoglu, Brandon Bass, and Dwight Howard. No surprises there. We expected Gilbert Arenas to come off the bench.

Turkoglu just looks happy wearing an Orlando jersey. He is an active defender, and his chemistry with Howard still remains. He saw the lob to Superman before the spin, but somehow Jason Collins disrupted it (New Jersey fans: yes, Jason Collins even had a dunk tonight). You still have to wonder whether his energy on the defensive end will continue beyond these first few minutes, games, etc., as he will most likely be the one covering LeBron James and Paul Pierce when the time comes.

Jason Richardson is not the ball stopper like Vince Carter was. First possession he catches it on the wing and doesn't have to think. The ball went straight into the post. When he is open, it has been a catch and shoot. If this first half is any indication, he's a good fit for this offense. He had quite a few shots go in and out in the first quarter.

Agent Zero (He's now wearing number 1) came in at the five minute mark and on his fi ...

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