More Wheeling and Dealing to Come?

With the move of Marcin Gortat to Phoenix, I can’t but think that there is more to come with this trade deal. Dwight Howard, with the new roster following the acquisition of Gilbert Arenas, Hedo Turkoglu, Jason Richardson, and Earl Clark, has no solid big man to put in quality minutes off the bench as […]

Magic Wands: vs. 76ers 12/18

Orlando, Fla.(10-16) vs. (16-9) Time/TV: 7 p.m./Sun SportsLine: Magic by 6.5  Season Series: Tonight in Orlando; Jan. 19 in Orlando; Feb. 9 in Philadelphia; April 11 in PhiladelphiaVideo Vault: –The Magic pulled off a major deal that would send Hedo Turkoglu, Gilbert Arenas and Jason Richardson to Orlando with Rashard Lewis, Vince Carter and Mickael […]

Otis Smith Says Trade Talks Ongoing as Rumors Swirl

Magic general manager Otis Smith said trade talks with multiple teams, including the Wizards, have occurred but that nothing is imminent as has been reported in the last 24 hours. Smith said this morning that he would characterize the seriousness of discussions with Washington over a potential deal involving Gilbert Arenas at about an 8 […]

Some Hard Truths

The Magic are back in Orlando. Where the team we thought we had is somewhere else. it did not go out West that is for sure. Otis Smith and just about every one on the team said the West Coast trip would be revealing. So what did we learn in a 1-3 trip to Portland, […]

Dwight Howard Leads Eastern Conference in All-Star Votes

Dwight Howard leads the Eastern Conference in votes for the All-Star Game after the first returns. ZumaPress/PicApp Dwight Howard came in second overall and the top vote-getter in the Eastern Conference in the first returns of NBA All-Star Balloting. Howard got 611,561 votes, almost 400,000 more votes than runner-up Shaquille O’Neal. There is definitely no […]

Time for Dwight Howard to Become a Leader

Dwight Howard promised he would become more of a leader on the floor. On the West Coast trip, he did just that. Brian Kersey/Newscom/PicApp The development of Dwight Howard will continue to be one of the running subplots of this season. We knew it at the beginning of the year that Orlando would only go […]

Magic Come Home Empty

JJ Redick completed the rarest of the rare. A five-point play. J.R. Smith fouled Redick as he hit one of his six 3-pointers on the night, was fouled and sank the technical free throw. That is the type of play that oftentimes turns games around and gets to the rest of the team. In fact, […]

Magic Wands: at Nuggets 12/14

Denver, Colorado(16-8) vs. (14-9) Time/TV: 9:00 p.m. – Sun Sports & NBATVLine: Nuggets by 2  Season Series: Tonight in Denver; March 18 in Orlando Will he stay or will he go?Source: Player Profiles Video Vault: – Are you panicking about the Magic’s recent 4-game skid on their west coast road trip? Josh Cohen of the […]

When a 9-point Win Doesn’t Feel Good

It’s a start. That was Stan Van Gundy’s terse assessment of Sunday’s 94-85 victory at Staples Center. The Magic raced out to a 26-point lead in the first quarter and looked to rediscover the spark that made them such a potent team early in the season. Then it dropped off. The sluggishness of a four-game […]

Magic Rumor Mill: Monta Ellis

Monta Ellis might be in Orlando’s future… or he might not. Terry Schmitt/Newscom/PicApp Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul and Gilbert Arenas have all been names connected to the Magic at one time or another. And with Orlando struggling and looking more and more likely to make the blockbuster deal to get over the top, the rumor […]

Magic Wands: at Clippers 12/12

(15-8) vs. (5-19) Time/TV: 9:30 p.m./Sun Sports Line: Magic by 8 Season Series: Tonight in Los Angeles; Feb. 8 in Orlando Video Vault:  –Orlando is not hitting the panic button despite facing a four-game losing streak. –Brandon Bass will start his second consecutive game and Rashard Lewis will start at the three tonight, Josh Robbins […]

Frustration Sets in Against Jazz

Orlando spent about 30 minutes behind closed doors following Thursday’s loss in Portland. In that 30-minute meeting, Dwight Howard pretty much told the team they folded once the Trail Blazers turned it into second gear and started putting pressure on the team. Pretty strong words for sure. The first sign of trouble in Salt Lake […]

Magic Wands: at Jazz 12/10

(15-7) vs. (16-7) Time/TV: 9 p.m./FSFlorida Line: Jazz by 3 Season Series: Lost 104-94 in Orlando on Nov. 10; Tonight in Utah Video Vault:  –Dwight Howard scored 39 points last night in Portland but expressed disappointment that his team folded as Portland mounted a comeback and took a 97-83 victory at home. –Brian Schmitz of The […]

Trouble in Portland

Dwight Howard had an excellent performance in Portland tonight, notching a season high 39 points against the Blazers. Unfortunately, Dwight had little help from his teammates as the Magic (15-7) lost the 97-83 contest to Portland (11-11), leaving the Magic with a third straight loss and questions as to why Orlando has come up short […]

Magic Wands: at Trail Blazers 12/9

(15-6) vs. (10-11) Time/TV: 10:30 p.m./TNT, Sun Sports Line: Magic by 2.5 Season Series: Tonight in Portland; March 7 in Orlando Video Vault: –Evan Dunlap of Orlando Pinstriped Post examines Rashard Lewis’ sharp decline. –The Magic are out West for the next four games, starting tonight in Portland, and are in game two of a […]