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2016 Offseason Preview: Orlando Magic

by Keith P Smith

Apr 21, 2016 8:54 PM

The Magic improved by 10 wins but still didn't reach the playoffs. With the potential to add two maximum salary players to an exciting young core, it is easy to see Orlando getting in the postseason next year. Read more »

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The Maximum Available 2016 Cap Space For All 30 NBA Teams, Version 2.0

by Keith P Smith

Mar 11, 2016 4:51 PM

Several teams will start the summer assured of having cap space. They'll be joined by several more as roster decisions are made leading up to the summer with more max contract slots available than ever before. Read more »

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Orlando And The Difficulty Of Finding A Truly Elite Player In Lottery-Land

by Brett Koremenos

Mar 4, 2016 6:24 PM

The Magic have a collection of promising, young pieces that will be at least a notch below a truly elite player. And that outcome that should cause teams to reassess their expectations and path forward from multiple forays into lottery-land. Read more »

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Tobias Harris And The Evolution Of The Stan Van Gundy Stretch 4

by Brett Koremenos

Today's power forward needs to be able to do a lot more than shoot -- facilitate offense on the perimeter, drive to the basket when chased off the 3-point line and mercilessly attack smaller players switched onto them in the post. Read more »
Ten Questions Following The NBA Trade Deadline

by Jonathan Tjarks

What to expect from Channing Frye, Donatas Motiejunas, Markieff Morris, Jeff Green, Randy Foye, Courtney Lee, Jarnell Stokes, plus the future of Mike Conley and whether Orlando kept the right players. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Cavs Trade For Channing Frye

by Keith P Smith

In trading for Channing Frye, the Cavs get the stretch 4 they wanted, and they also cleared away the last mostly guaranteed year of Anderson Varejao. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Magic Trade Tobias Harris To Pistons For Brandon Jennings, Ersan Ilyasova

by Keith P Smith

In acquiring Brandon Jennings and Ersan Ilyasova, the Magic add two veterans while clearing cap space for 2016 and turning Aaron Gordon into the face of the franchise. Read more »
Eastern Conference: Buyers & Sellers

by Keith P Smith

With the trade deadline quickly approaching, we look at which teams in the Eastern Conference will be buying or selling, or could even do either. Read more »
2015 Year-End NBA Team Portfolio Rankings

by Christopher Reina

The only considerations are talent, age, cap flexibility and future draft picks with the goal being to eventually compete for and win the NBA Finals. Read more »
How Scott Skiles And Channing Frye Took The Magic From The Lottery To The Playoffs

by Keith P Smith

The Magic turned around their season when they began starting Channing Frye instead of Victor Oladipo, improving dramatically on offense and winning at the rate of a top-8 team in the NBA. Read more »
The Improved Offensive Execution Of The Magic

by Brett Koremenos

An offense that can understand what the defense is giving them -- or more importantly, taking away -- is one that is bound to be successful. And in this early part of the season, you are starting to see a Magic team transforming into an execution machine. Read more »
How Evan Fournier Will Determine The Next Steps For The Magic

by Keith P Smith

A large portion of Orlando's future will be determined by what happens with a wing from France who originally projected as a decent backup. Read more »
Wings For Days: The Four-Out Revolution Hits Orlando

by Jonathan Tjarks

Even though the Magic play almost exclusively four-out basketball, their defensive rating has skyrocketed from 24th in the league to 10th this season. Read more »
NBA Season Preview: Orlando Magic

by Brett Koremenos

Hoping to accelerate their rebuild, the Magic brought in veteran coach Scott Skiles with the hopes he can whip the team's defense into shape and put the team back in the playoff picture. Read more »
Evan Fournier's Place In Orlando's Perimeter Clog

by Jonathan Tjarks

Evan Fournier has a great combination of size and athleticism for a plus shooter and he can comfortably slide between either wing position, but he still might be victim of a number's game with the Magic. Read more »
Top-12 NBA Draft Review

by Jonathan Tjarks

Here's some (admittedly long-winded) thoughts about what the Wolves, Lakers, 76ers, Knicks, Magic, Kings, Nuggets, Pistons, Hornets, Heat, Pacers and Jazz did in the top-12. Read more »
Leroux's 2015 NBA Draft Review

by Danny Leroux

Great drafts for the Nuggets, Wolves, Heat, 76ers and Raptors; good drafts for the Bulls, Magic, Pacers, Thunder, Warriors, Rockets and Celtics, along with teams having enh and bad drafts. Read more »
Strengths, Weaknesses Of All 30 NBA Teams Entering Draft, Free Agency

by Christopher Reina

These infographics show the percentile rankings for all 30 teams in the critical categories of offensive efficiency, defensive efficiency, rebound percentage, assist percentage, three-point percentage and foul rate during the 14-15 regular season. Read more »
Orlando's Draft Options As Franchise Hopes To End Rebuilding Era

by Spencer Oshman

With Scott Skiles and a maturing core, the Magic hope this will be their last high lottery pick. Orlando figures to select a wing or a floor-stretching complement to Nikola Vucevic at No. 5. Read more »
Potential Destinations For Tom Thibodeau

by Danny Leroux

A Tom Thibodeau team should have played below expectations on defense, have some key players capable of performing at a high level who will still be under team control a few seasons from now and the total talent to be relevant within the first two seasons. Read more »