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Eastern Conference Buyers & Sellers At The Trade Deadline

by Keith P Smith

Feb 17, 2017 2:23 PM

While the Knicks, Bulls, Hawks and Heat could be either buyers or sellers, there are a number of teams in the East that will be aggressive at the deadline. 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

Grading The Deal: Raptors Acquire Serge Ibaka From Magic

by Keith P Smith

Feb 14, 2017 12:46 PM

Toronto is going all-in on this season by acquiring Serge Ibaka to fill their longtime need at power forward, while the Magic tried to recoup some of what was lost in dealing for him while also making their roster more coherent. Read more »

Tags: Orlando Magic, Toronto Raptors, NBA

2016 Year-End NBA Team Portfolio Rankings

by Christopher Reina

Dec 31, 2016 12:36 PM

The Warriors and Cavaliers remain atop our year-end rankings but there's considerable change behind them, most notably the Raptors, Bucks and 76ers. Read more »

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Orlando's Many-Intentioned Mess

by Colin McGowan

To be fair to Rob Hennigan, he hasn't had much draft luck and the problem with building through the draft is when it doesn't take, GMs tend to scramble for their jobs in ways that set the franchise back even further. Read more »
How To Fix The Magic Offense In The Short-Term

by Keith P Smith

Orlando's defense has been every bit as good as expected this season, but their offense has been dreadful. Here are several proposed fixes for the Magic to improve offensively in the short-term. Read more »
Five Question Season Preview: Southeast Division

by Brett Koremenos

How Bismack Biyombo may fit with Nikola Vucevic, big roles for Dwight Howard and Dennis Schroder, whether Erik Spoelstra can bring out the best in Goran Dragic, gauging Scott Brooks' coaching chops and the narrative of the Hornets. Read more »
Thirty Futures: Orlando Magic

by Colin McGowan

Whatever the original vision was, it's been scrapped in favor of an ill-fated win-now scheme that's selling out everyone who stuck with the Magic as they stumbled like foundlings through the past few seasons. Read more »
2016 NBA Offseason Review: Southeast Division

by Keith P Smith

While the Wizards and Hornets largely are bringing back the same teams, the Magic, Hawks and Heat enter 16-17 with meaningful changes to their roster. Read more »
Why Evan Fournier Will Need To Have The Season Of His Career

by Spencer Redmond

With Frank Vogel as coach, and players like Bismack Biyombo and Serge Ibaka added to their roster, the Magic will be improved on defense. Evan Fournier will be relied upon more heavily to provide efficient offense. Read more »
Revisiting The Top-5 Of The 2015 NBA Draft

by Rafael Uehara

A lot has changed for Karl-Anthony Towns, D'Angelo Russell, Jahlil Okafor, Kristaps Porzingis and Mario Hezonja since they were drafted just over a year ago. Read more »
Making Sense Of The Talented Yet Scattered Magic Roster

by Nick Zappulla

With Frank Vogel at the helm, a renewed sense of confidence and accountability, and a pecking order that doesn't have every player trying to get theirs, the future doesn't seem so bad for Orlando. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Bismack Biyombo Signs With Magic For $72M

by Christopher Reina

Seemingly out of nowhere, Bismack Biyombo became a plenty respectable generic drug version of Dikembe Mutombo. Now he joins a crowded yet talented Magic frontcourt on a reasonable contract. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Evan Fournier Re-Signs With Magic On $85M Deal

by Christopher Reina

Evan Fournier wisely rejected a four-year, $32 million extension this past offseason, giving himself an annual average increase of $9 million from that offer but this still feels like a team-friendly deal. Read more »
Leroux's 2016 NBA Draft Review

by Danny Leroux

Headlined by the great drafts from the 76ers and Nuggets, we go team-by-team to breakdown how every GM did based on the opportunities available to them. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Thunder Trade Serge Ibaka To Magic

by Christopher Reina

Four years after trading away James Harden, the Thunder made a similar deal involving Serge Ibaka as they enter the most important offseason in franchise history. Read more »
2016 Offseason Preview: Orlando Magic

by Keith P Smith

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

by Keith P Smith

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

by Brett Koremenos

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 »
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 »