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Eastern Conference: Buyers & Sellers

by Keith P Smith

Feb 8, 2016 11:51 AM

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 »

Tags: Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, Charlotte Hornets, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers, Miami Heat, Milwaukee Bucks, New York Knicks, Orlando Magic, Philadelphia Sixers, Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards, Brooklyn Nets, NBA

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2015 Year-End NBA Team Portfolio Rankings

by Christopher Reina

Dec 29, 2015 8:16 PM

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 »

Tags: Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, Charlotte Hornets, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons, Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat, Milwaukee Bucks, Minnesota Timberwolves, New Orleans Pelicans, New York Knicks, Orlando Magic, Philadelphia Sixers, Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers, Sacramento Kings, San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors, Utah Jazz, Washington Wizards, Oklahoma City Thunder, Brooklyn Nets, NBA

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How Scott Skiles And Channing Frye Took The Magic From The Lottery To The Playoffs

by Keith P Smith

Dec 29, 2015 7:06 PM

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 »

Tags: Channing Frye, Victor Oladipo, Orlando Magic, NBA

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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 »
Reviewing The Lottery Teams In Infographics

by Christopher Reina

The Thunder, Suns, Jazz, Pacers, Heat, Hornets, Pistons, Nuggets, Kings, Magic, Lakers, 76ers, Knicks and Wolves missed the playoffs. Here's where they struggled and where there's hope. Read more »
Coach's Corner: D.J. Augustin Next In Line

by Brett Koremenos

Everything about what Stan Van Gundy wants offensively -- the spacing, the high volume of pick-and-rolls and the presence of a capable low post scorer to share some of the offensive burden-- lends to it being an ideal spot for most NBA guards with an attacking mindset and an accurate jumpshot. Read more »
Coach's Corner: Fixing The Magic Offense

by Brett Koremenos

The Magic are on the right track in general, but they can still do better. Here are three suggestions that could push the teamís offense from their inexplicable 28th-place ranking to a more respectable position. Read more »
Rookie Seasons About Survival, Patience

by Jonathan Tjarks

When it comes to long-term potential, it doesnít really matter how much better Nikola Mirotic is right now than guys like Exum, LaVine and Caboclo. Mirotic is the same age as Tobias Harris, who has the better shot of being a combo forward star. Read more »
2014-15 NBA Season Tiers Preview

by Danny Leroux

The Spurs, Clippers and Cavaliers enter the season as Tier One teams, while the Bulls, Raptors, Thunder, Warriors, Rockets and several other Western Conference teams are in that second tier. Read more »
Leroux's 2014 NBA Offseason Review

by Danny Leroux

The Cavs, 76ers, Spurs, Nuggets, Hornets and Suns were amongst teams to have a great offseason, while the Thunder, Magic, Kings, Lakers, Pacers and Knicks had bad ones. Read more »
Internal Improvement Candidates: Southeast Division

by Jonathan Tjarks

Tobias Harris, Norris Cole, Cody Zeller, Otto Porter and Dennis Schroeder are five players in the Southeast Division that could offer their teams a boost by taking the next step in their development. Read more »
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