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Leandro.

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Stats show SVG was right: Orlando's offense among the best

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"3 pointer shooting teams won't win an NBA tilte?" This study shows that taking a lot of 3 pointers has become the most efficient way to score, and that even last seaon the Magic under Stan Van Gundy ranked among the best teams in good shot selection, and good shooting (eFG). (Even with Turk, Big Baby, Q, and J. Richardson having a horrible shooting year)

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Are we too good to succeed in losing?

Orlando Magic, too good to rebuild by draft?

Stan Van Gundy: Magic management more to blame than Dwight Howard

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"Mainly my contention was with what happened with management and ownership. That's what made the situation into what it became. Had it been handled better on that end, it would've never gotten to the point that they did."

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OKC plan: it's not that easy.

So Howard was traded and we seem to be following the "OKC plan": tank, get cap space, young talent and rebuild. It seems many people think "top 5 pick=AllStar". The problem: this is not as easy at...

Rashard Lewis joins Miami Heat

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I know it's not the same in the states, but in Argentina the whole city would hate the guy, you just don't play for your former rival.

Hornacek to coach the Magic?

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If the front office didn't want Jerry Sloan I don't see why they would want Hornacek.

Dwight goes on record saying he wants to be traded.

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No more sources and rumors, he wants out. Go loyalty, whoo!

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I am tired of the guard's league.

Watched the Heat game yesterday. Great close game. Till the end. With the game on the line the Heat decided they wanted to be fouled, and with today NBA rules it was easy for them to do it. If...

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Otis Smith, a fair comprehensive trial of all his trades.

We all know how Otis ruined this team, but we often forget some good stuff he did. So here it is my attempt of a fair trial. I won't judge only on how things turned up, but as how they looked at...

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Poll: Dwight or Stan?

So what do you think, should Orlando fire Stan, or should they trade Dwight Howard? Which is the right move to make? I know for many people this is an obvious question "There are many great...

SVG confirms Howard wants him fired.

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"Orlando coach Stan Van Gundy confirmed rumors Thursday saying he knows that Dwight Howard went to management asking he be fired as coach, reports Howard Beck of the New York Times on twitter along multiple other journalists on the scene. Van Gundy said he was told this by people at the top of Orlando management. Minutes later Howard came over to the media scrum — unaware of what Van Gundy said — and put his arm around the coach."

Dwight Howard wants to fire Van Gundy?

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If this is true Dwight should be traded. We already had an Allstar leading a mutiny against the coach and we all know how it ended. We should go the Utah way. If not, what is the next coach supposed to do? He would have to start the players DH wants, call the plays DH wants, if not he knows he is gonna get fired.

Why corner threes matter for defenses

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Great article by the Sach Lowe, it helps to understand why the Celtics and Bulls are such a tough matchup for us.

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Stats: offense tendency to freeze, worst in years.

After Mike's great write up after the Bulls game I made some research. My search went as far as the year 2000, because the game has changed a lot. The Magic's offense seems to freeze quite often,...

SVG on learning Howard opted in: "It was a big moment for our organization but it wasn't like a JFK...

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SVG on learning Howard opted in: "It was a big moment for our organization but it wasn't like a JFK moment where everybody remembers ..." LOL I love SVG.

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Rumor: Howard could or couldn't be traded, source says.

According to the latest report some sources suggested that Dwight Howard could be traded today. Although the sources didn't say when, how or what are the chances this could happen, someone "close...

"Marcin Gortat Paying just $21.7 million through 2014 for a true center averaging a 16-11 with 56...

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"Marcin Gortat Paying just $21.7 million through 2014 for a true center averaging a 16-11 with 56 percent shooting? Sign me up.11 This had a chance to become Otis Smith's shrewdest signing ever, only he messed it up by flipping Gortat into $58.8 million of Hedo Turkoglu and Jason Richardson. Otis Smith, everybody! He's the Reverse Black Friday — instead of everything being 50 percent off, it's 220 percent on." Bill Simmons

Monta to Orlando?

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Sources said.. blah...

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Dwight Howard needs more shots

Something must be wrong when the worst shooter in the league takes as many shots as your All Star. Against the Heat Dwight took 10 shots, Big Baby 10, Nelson 11, Von Wafer 9, Q Rich 9. Right now...

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Jameer: no more heroes please! Just efficient clutch execution.

That's what I'm talking about. February 2007, it was the only time I got to see an NBA game. Brian hill was the coach and the Magic was trailing the Knicks with less than two minutes to...

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Fran Vazquez will likely play in the NBA next year.

This is an interview that "MundoDeportivo.com" made to Fran last year (during the lockout). I translated it myself from spanish to english, so hope it's understandable! I take two things from this...

Ginobilli is giving away 2 tickets for Orlando match

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If anyone is interested just tweet @manuginobili with the hash #espuelaenorlando He tweeted in spanish and so far only two guys has signed up, so go for it! (I didn't know where to post this information, hope it works here)

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Should the Magic improve their pace?

A few articles caught my eye: 1) Stan Van Gundy shares coaching secrets : "If you’ve ever sat near the court at a Magic game, you’ve surely heard Van Gundy plead for his players to “Get back!”...

Otis Smith: "If trying is a sin, then I have sinned"

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Sentinel interview with Otis Smith. If you ask me, if you try to win an NBA championship with Gilbert Arenas, then yeah, you are a sinner.

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How Orlando could land Deron

It's a long shot, of course, but it COULD happen given certain conditions: 1) Orlando is having an awesome season being a top 3 team in the east. Ryan Anderson has a monster year averaging 18 ppg,...

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Orlando Fans PLEASE treat Howard well!

Please Orlando Magic fans, even if you hate Dwight Howard, treat him well. I know that this ongoing trade saga is sick. He is acting like a big baby. But we still have a long shot to keep him in...

Grant Hill signs with Phoenix, ditches us (again).

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He is signing a 6.5M contract for a year. "The swingman revived his career in Orlando and has played four steady seasons for the Suns, averaging 12.3 points. He is still one of the league's best defensive players, often matched up against players like LeBron James, Chris Paul and Kobe Bryant, and has been durable in his later years, playing less than 80 games just once while in Phoenix." I think it would have been a nice gesture from him to sign with us for the minimum and help keeping Dwight in Orlando, instead of going after the money in a semi rebuilding team. We could have use his good D and scoring. We stood by him all those bad years, helped him to recover and then he dumped us and never care about Orlando anymore... "Mr. Nice Guy" yeah...

Howard "I could stay if changes are made"

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"After meeting with the Orlando Magic's new CEO and talking to new teammate Glen Davis, Dwight Howard seemed to re-open the door to staying with the team." I think it's quite awkward Howard training daily with these guys when he is basically saying to the media "If you keep this bunch of losers I am leaving, I need some decent talent to play with".

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