The Orlando Magic knew they would be going through some growing pains in the 2014-15 NBA season. Already rolling with a rookie point guard, the team has also had to deal with a gap at shooting guard thanks to a facial fracture to star guard, Victor Oladipo. Naturally, we will not really know what this Magic team […]
This season has been one of opportunity. OK, maybe every game is that to a certain extent. There are opportunities missed and opportunities gained. Chance to build off momentum and chances to squirt it away. The tried and true statement that basketball is a game of runs is pretty evidently true to the point of […]
NBA rookies have a lot to learn. A lot to learn. Simple things. Hard things. Physical things. Mental things. The Magic are relying heavily on some young players learning things and their future is tied to how these players develop. But for now, they just need to learn how to properly rest their bodies . […]
The Magic had four seconds to separate themselves from a victory and another five-minute slog to fight and scratch for a win. At this point in the season, no team can panic too much about their record but 0-5 looks really bad. So Jacque Vaughn had to draw up a play for a final shot. […]
Welcome to Year Three of the Magic’s massive rebuild. It has been a hard two years. But Year Three, so everyone says, is when the team starts to turn a corner. The old regime and their players are completely gone. This is purely Rob Hennigan and Jacque Vaughn‘s team and their players. The future starts […]
Nikola Vucevic had things pretty easy in the first half. Pau Gasol was not able to keep Vucevic from getting to his spots and working to put the ball in the basket. Here was Vucevic showing all the improvement and all the wrinkles added to his game over the summer that has made him the […]
It is Monday and that can only mean another batch of Power Rankings. The click-baiting and hate-mongering have truly begun in full force! Last week, the Magic clocked in for many Power Rankers (not the Mighty Morphin’ kind) at No. 29. Only the extremely hapless Sixers were unanimously considered worse than the Magic. This week, […]
On the podcast, Adam Papageorgiou of Magic Basketball Online and I discussed with Jake the extension decisions on Nikola Vucevic and Tobias Harris along with the first three games for Elfrid Payton and the Magic this season.