Magic Wands: vs. Mavericks 12/21

Orlando, Fla.
  (22-5) vs. (16-11)
Time/TV: 7 p.m./Sun Sports, NBATV
Line: Magic by 3
Season Series: Tonight in Orlando; Jan. 8 in Dallas
Video Vault:

Rashard Lewis has been the focus of a lot of fan criticism this year. But it is easy to forget how important Lewis was to this team. As Evan Dunlap of Orlando Pinstriped Post points out, it is time to appreciate Lewis.

–Stan Van Gundy did not expect the Magic to be anywhere near perfect in its first game together Monday night. But the new-look team looked completely out of sync in a 10-point loss. As Stan Van Gundy tells Josh Robbins of The Orlando Sentinel, the team is starting from scratch.

–Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel writes the Magic have lost their two best perimeter defenders in the last two years. Stopping Dwyane Wade and LeBron James just got that much harder.

Jason Richardson says the trade to Orlando is an incredible opportunity for him.

–The good news for Gilbert Arenas and company is that his teammates have told him and the new players not to be afraid to shoot. 

Philip Rossman-Reich

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Philip Rossman-Reich is the managing editor for Crossover Chronicles and Orlando Magic Daily. You can follow him on twitter @OMagicDaily