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Are The Magic For Real?

by Keith P Smith

Nov 1, 2017 6:32 PM

For too long the Magic weren't only bad, they were forgettable. Here's how they've turned it around. Read more »

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Elfrid Payton, Aaron Gordon Need To Bring The Best Out Of Each Other

by Jonny Auping

Oct 10, 2017 10:45 PM

Orlando's future and present are tied to two players in Aaron Gordon and Elfrid Payton, who aren't currently good and don't have long to prove they're not bad. Read more »

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Thirty Futures: Orlando Magic

by Colin McGowan

Oct 6, 2017 4:48 PM

Let's imagine Orlando's quite good rotation players on other teams. Read more »

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Southeast Division Offseason Review

by RealGM Administrator

A rare trade between division rivals, the Heat re-signing their core, the Magic keeping it small and the Wizards matching Otto Porter's offer sheet. Read more »
2017 Summer League Notes On All 30 NBA Teams

by Keith P Smith

Notes and observations on all 30 NBA teams from how they evaluated their offseason moves and what they saw from their Summer League prospects. Read more »
2017 NBA Offseason Preview: Orlando Magic

by Keith P Smith

The Magic have a mismatched roster low on high end talent and are undergoing a regime change in the front office. Read more »
Ten-Year Net Rating Rankings (Infographics For All 30 Teams)

by Christopher Reina

Beyond strictly looking at wins and losses, net rating gives a clear picture of team performance. The following infographics show the trajectory of every team in the NBA in terms of how they rank in the category. Read more »
The Maximum Available 2017 Cap Space For All 30 NBA Teams, Version 4.0

by Keith P Smith

With the NBA Trade Deadline behind us and rosters locked in for the most part, it is time for an updated look at what all 30 teams cap space picture looks likes for the summer of 2017. Read more »
Eastern Conference Buyers & Sellers At The Trade Deadline

by Keith P Smith

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 »
Grading The Deal: Raptors Acquire Serge Ibaka From Magic

by Keith P Smith

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 »
2016 Year-End NBA Team Portfolio Rankings

by Christopher Reina

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 »
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 »