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  • joined Apr 14, 2010
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Nickedy-Names

I confess: I really just wanted to be the first one to write a fanpost in the new format. Which, by the way, reminds me more of a health-care provider site than a sports site. I keep expecting Evan...

ORLANDO MAGIC SEASON PREVIEW

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Alright, so my title is misleading. But it got you this far, didn't it? Now click on the link and have a good laugh. And, goldurnit, be nice to yourself today.

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Dead Titans, and other such nonsense.

The Orlando Magic are in transition: a relatively new arena, a new GM, a new coach, and probably some new faces on the roster. Much discussion related to the franchise, of late, has centered around...

SVG Quotes

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This is a Dan Devine article that showed up on Ball Don't Lie. It's an entertaining read on NBA coaching, but it also has excerpts from a radio interview that Stan gave. So, for those of you jonesing for a SVG quote - you're welcome!

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NBA Rumors: Magic Expand GM Search

Hey all - I found this on realbasketballgmstuff.com and thought it was an interesting read: The Orlando Magic revealed today that they have expanded their list of GM candidates. Citing a need to...

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OT: Pacers/Heat Game Six Thread

Little known fact: there are actually teams still playing basketball at this point. I know-I was shocked to discover it as well. It turns out that the season continued even after the Magic were...

Sam Amick is Wrong

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But here's the link to his article anyway.

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Trade Machine Failure

Hey everyone, I found this link on line and thought you might like to see it: ESPN announced today that their popular flash-based on-line trade resource, the Trade Machine, had completely and...

Front Office Holding On

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Wojnarowski discusses how Alex Martins is trying to hold on to Dwight.

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Stupid Dwight Howard Trade Posts

Like many Orlando magic fans, I anticipate that the chatter regarding Dwight Howard's trade status is only going to increase. It is, I believe, primarily a function of media-the number of media...

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Orlando Versus Chicago - Fan Preview

Our society is, inescapably, one of imitation. If one movie studio is working on the giant 'earth-is-about-to-explode' film, another studio will try to beat them to the punch with the same story...

Dwights' Magic Charity Game

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Did any one attend this? Or does anyone know anything more about it than what I've found on ESPN? I don't live in Orlando anymore, so if anyone has local insight, please share!

Simmons/Abrams on Orlando's Amnesty Abrams: Pick one — Gilbert Arenas ($62.4 million through...

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Simmons/Abrams on Orlando's Amnesty Abrams: Pick one — Gilbert Arenas ($62.4 million through 2014) or Hedo Turkoglu ($34.5 million through 2014). Both have underperformed (and then some), but Otis Smith has a longstanding relationship with Arenas that dates back to their days together in Oakland. My take: They need to shed Arenas to give Dwight Howard extra help. Simmons: Agreed — has to be Arenas. Although it's a shame Hedo is going to escape Amnesty 2.0's wrath; few deserve the indignity more than him. Lemme throw this idea at you: What if the Magic amnesty'd Arenas, then traded Hedo and J.J. Redick to Atlanta for Joe Johnson? That's the best possible teammate out there for Dwight Howard; meanwhile, Atlanta could use the clause on Hedo (wiping $11.1 million off their 2012 cap) and turn Johnson ($107.3 million remaining through 2016) into Redick ($12.9 million through 2013) while dropping their 2012 cap from $66.56 to $55.3 million. I'm a genius. How am I not running a team, Abrams?

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Drown your sorrows here.

Well, it's the doldrums now. The league occasionally meets with the players, the players occasionally put on an exhibition, the fans try to watch FIBA or get really into college football season. Y...

7. Stan Van Gundy, Orlando Magic (3): Circumstances were beyond difficult, but I thought Stan took...

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7. Stan Van Gundy, Orlando Magic (3): Circumstances were beyond difficult, but I thought Stan took a step back last season. His roster was gutted at midseason, to be fair, and nothing is more difficult for a coach than to have to adjust to so many new faces at once like that. But a lot of the offensive creativity departed in favor of straight post-ups for Dwight Howard, and I think that hurt Orlando at times. He was also very much outcoached by Larry Drew in the playoffs, which is troubling. Still, I'd take him over almost anyone

http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2011/8/19/2368431/nba-coach-rankings-2011-phil-jackson

What do the Magic Have Up Their Sleeves?

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ESPN's 5-on-5 today featured the Orlando Magic, and had comments from Eddy Rivera and Nate Drexler. Enjoy!

BUCHER: I argued this earlier in the year and I believe it still holds true: If Howard is going to...

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BUCHER: I argued this earlier in the year and I believe it still holds true: If Howard is going to leave Orlando, the New Jersey Nets are the best team for him to join because he can put an indelible stamp on that franchise simply by: A. Choosing them over gaudier destinations and, B. Winning a single championship. (I'm only considering teams in which I know he's interested, thereby eliminating the Bulls and Celtics and Thunder. The choices are the Nets, Knicks, Mavericks and Lakers.) Going to the Mavericks now is a bit like LeBron going to the Miami Heat -- no matter what he does, he'll be viewed as a bandwagon jumper of sorts. Going to the Lakers means winning, minimum, three titles to stand among the franchise's previous great big men, the Shaquille O'Neals and Kareem Abdul-Jabbars, and I don't see Kobe Bryant lasting long enough to pull that off. And without Kobe, there is no championship-caliber closer in purple and gold. If Howard went to the Knicks, Amare Stoudemire or Carmelo Anthony would have to go to Orlando. Amare-Dwight is a bad fit, and while from a basketball standpoint Melo-DH could work, I don't see a leader. Dwight can have the limelight in New Jersey and be the court jester when it strikes him while Deron Williams sets the pace and provides the proper attitude.

http://insider.espn.go.com/nba/insider/news/story?id=6715287&action=login&appRedirect=http%3a%2f%2finsider.espn.go.com%2fnba%2finsider%2fnews%2fstory%3fid%3d6715287
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A GM Rubric

  Sartre: “It is only in our decisions that we are important.”   Apparently, Jean-Paul knew a great deal about basketball, and more specifically, the role of the basketball general manager....

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DH Trade Suggestions

This is not a post on how to trade Dwight Howard. This is a post with some suggestions on: "how to write a Dwight Howard trade post," and also: "how NOT to write a Dwight Howard trade post." As...

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Aftermath Poll

Well, the playoffs are over for the Magic. But, let's be honest, there is still some really cool basketball being played. While I didn't much enjoy the Magic's run, I think this has been one of the...

The Beginning of the End

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"The NBA players' union has enough votes from its members to decertify . . ." I hope the season doesn't end with this next game, because it will probably be a while before we see another one.

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Magic/Hawks Playoff Predictions

I've created a poll where you can vote on how you think the 1st Round playoff series will end. After you cast your vote, please list your choice in the comments section below as "proof" of how you...

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OT: Race to the Rim

  This is not supposed to be a funny post. If you find it funny, then I have clearly failed in my attempt.   Three basketball-related incidents occurred recently that got me to thinking about a...

The focus here is fully on Florida, despite the fact (A) GM Otis Smith should really be under far...

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The focus here is fully on Florida, despite the fact (A) GM Otis Smith should really be under far more pressure in Orlando than Stan Van Gundy after making the Gilbert Arenas trade so many of us deemed unnecessary in addition to the Vince Carter-for-Hedo Turkoglu swap and (B) Stan Van Gundy would instantly become one of the hottest commodities on the coaching market even if the Magic can't get out of the first round and Van Gundy is ousted.

http://espn.go.com/nba/dailydime/_/page/dime-110318-20/nba-coaching-carousel

Van Gundy Evolution

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Archaeologists are studying the fossilized remains of a previously undiscovered species of Van Gundy found in Montana this week. Previously believed to be a subspecies of the Homo genus, scientists now believe Van Gundys are an altogether separate species, which has been living alongside humans and surviving off their refuse since the dawn of civilization.

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The Post previously known by a title not befitting its content.

With the playoffs looming, I thought now would be an opportune time to find out how Magic fans feel about the competition in the Eastern conference. I was originally thinking of doing a post...

The Perfect Futility of Basketball Analytics

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Here's an interesting article, slightly slanted to the postive, on the use of parametric statistics in basketball analysis. It seems pertinent to some of the discussions that take place here on OPP>

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ESPN Trade Machine Collapses

Hey everyone, I found this story on online and I thought you would all be interested: ESPN announced today that their popular flash-based on-line trade resource, the Trade Machine, had completely...

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Not a Trade Post

  This is not a trade post. It does not reference trade machine, nor is it about bringing my favorite player to the Magic (where are you, Cherokee Parks?). It’s a post about Jameer Nelson.   In...

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Who is your number 2?

Please vote in the following poll to indicate which Orlando Magic player, in your opinion, has been the 2nd Most Valuable Player since the trade. I've included everyone on the roster, regardless of...

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