Potential Realized in Magic Rout of Spurs

ORLANDO — The Magic are still a work in progress. One game is not going to change the long road the Magic have to returning to an elite team in the NBA. There is still plenty of work to be done on both ends of the basketball. But one night sure can convince you of […]

Magic’s Focus Not on Standings

ORLANDO — Magic fans have probably been fretting over their place in the Eastern Conference during this recent slide that has seen Orlando lose eight of its past nine games. The Magic have dovetailed from the best record in the Eastern Conference at 14-4 to sixth in the conference at 16-12. Meanwhile, Orlando’s chief competition […]

Magic Wands: vs. Spurs 12/23

Orlando, Fla.  (25-3) vs. (16-12) Time/TV: 8 p.m./TNT, FSFloridaLine: Magic by 2.5 Season Series: Lost 106-97 in San Antonio on Nov. 22; Tonight in OrlandoVideo Vault: –Zach Lowe of The Point Forward echoes what I wrote yesterday (or I echo what he wrote since his article came first… whatever). The Magic are in it for now and money […]

Gameday Preview with Project Spurs

Tim Duncan and Dwight Howard clash for the final time this season Thursday night at Amway Center. ZumaPress/PicApp The Magic will begin day four of their renewed training camp preparing to take on the Spurs, the top team in the West. Stan Van Gundy is preaching to make every day better than the last. And […]

Assessing Magic’s Long-Term Future

Orlando took on a lot more money in this weekend’s deals and will now comfortably pay one of the highest payrolls in the NBA for the next few years. As much money as Orlando was paying before the trade, the team took on a lot more in the deal. But the Magic are not really […]

Training Camp Resumes, Magic Get Better

ORLANDO – Stan Van Gundy has never been one for moral victories. Tuesday night might have been an exception. The second day of “training camp” went much better than the first as Orlando nearly fought back to take a game from Dallas. Still, the new-look Magic are not quite there yet. Progress was made, but […]

Expect A Little Bit Better Tonight

ORLANDO — After a 91-81 loss Monday night in Atlanta, it is pretty clear this Magic team is going to need some time gel. A team that was put together literally Monday night really struggled to get on the same page at both ends of the floor. There surely was a little bit of nerves […]

Magic Wands: vs. Mavericks 12/21

Orlando, Fla.  (22-5) vs. (16-11) Time/TV: 7 p.m./Sun Sports, NBATVLine: Magic by 3 Season Series: Tonight in Orlando; Jan. 8 in DallasVideo 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 […]

Arenas Gets Fresh Start

                                                               Gilbert Arenas will get a fresh start in Orlando and the                                                  team’s future may depend on it.                                                       Kevin Deitsch/UPI/PicAppIt was not hard to find the Magic’s newest acquisitions smiling even after Monday’s 91-81 loss to the Hawks. It is safe to say they all know the incredible opportunity to play with Dwight […]

Magic Will Be A Work In Progress

Gilbert Arenas, Jason Richardson and Hedo Turkoglu arrived in Atlanta to inject some life into the offense. No one would expect Orlando to come rolling in against a pretty good Atlanta team and turn things around. Let’s face it, the Magic still have a lot of work to do. Orlando shot 35.2 percent from the […]

Magic Wands: at Hawks 12/20

Atlanta, Ga.  (16-10) vs. (17-12) Time/TV: 7 p.m./FSFloridaLine: Magic by 2.5  Season Series: Won 93-89 in Orlando (Nov. 8); Lost 80-74 in Orlando (Dec. 6); Tonight in Atlanta; March 30 in AtlantaVideo Vault: –Jonathan Abrams of the New York Times writes Orlando is continuing to overhaul its roster to duplicate the success that brought it to the […]

Magic Now Face Questions at Center

Marcin Gortat leaves a pretty big hole in Orlando’s bench. ZumaPress/PicApp Everything begins and ends with Dwight Howard. Everyone knows that. Dwight Howard knows that (“It starts and ends with me,” Howard said at shootaround Saturday. “I have to do more and lead my team.”). Stan Van Gundy knows that (“If you want to look […]

Magic Defense in 2nd Half Fails Again

ORLANDO — The shock of a day of upheaval was still settling in as Stan Van Gundy got to the podium pregame. Van Gundy there preached how the acquisition of Gilbert Arenas, Jason Richardson and Hedo Turkoglu would mean this team would be better offensively. He then preached, it will not matter how good Orlando’s […]


Van Gundy, Smith Address Needs with Deals

Rashard Lewis’ locker sits empty, but which his name placard still attached after Saturday’s loss. Philip Rossman-Reich/Orlando Magic Daily ORLANDO — Every one conceded Orlando had a glaring weakness on its roster. Perimeter scoring. When the team acquired Vince Carter last summer, it was assumed Carter could shoulder the bulk of the scoring load and […]

Magic Acquire Hedo Turkoglu, Jason Richardson, Gilbert Arenas

In a blockbuster deal Saturday, the Orlando Magic acquired Hedo Turkoglu, Jason Richardson and Early Clark from Phoenix in exchange for Vince Carter, Mickael Pietrus, Marcin Gortat and a 2011 first round pick. The team then sent Rashard Lewis to Washington for Gilbert Arenas. Get all that? The deals have not officially been announced by […]