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The Magic Want To Brew Something BIG

by Nick Zappulla

Aug 15, 2018 10:56 PM

The Magic are bucking the trend by cementing their foundation with bigs in Jonathan Isaac, Aaron Gordon and Mohamed Bamba. Read more »

Tags: Orlando Magic, NBA

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The Improbable Yet Predictable Stardom Of Victor Oladipo

by Nick Zappulla

Jul 30, 2018 9:50 PM

Similar to Donovan Mitchell with the Jazz and James Harden leaving the Ginobili role behind in OKC, fit, freedom and usage play a critical part in raising the ceiling of shooting guards like Victor Oladipo. Read more »

Tags: Victor Oladipo, Indiana Pacers, Orlando Magic, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA

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2018 Eastern Conference Summer League Notes

by Keith P Smith

Jul 26, 2018 10:37 AM

Keith Smith emptied his notebook after speaking to players, coaches, front office personnel and agents with all 15 Eastern Conference teams. 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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Leroux's 2018 NBA Draft Review

by Danny Leroux

On how all 30 teams fared in the 2018 NBA Draft. Read more »
Dwight Howard's Long, Multi-Stop Journey Into Irrelevance

by Colin McGowan

Dwight Howard's personal peevishness and immaturity aside, the back half of his career has been a long, agonizing decline for someone who was a bona fide star not so long ago. Read more »
Projected 2018 Cap Space For All 30 NBA Teams, Version 2.0

by Keith P Smith

The Lakers, Pacers, Hawks and 76ers enter the offseason with the most project cap space. Read more »
Ten-Year Net Rating Rankings (Infographics For All 30 Teams)

by Christopher Reina

We look at the trajectory of every team in the NBA in terms of how they rank in the category. Read more »
Julius Randle, Aaron Gordon, Jabari Parker Are Adding Layers To The Power Forward Position

by Jonny Auping

This trio from the 2014 draft class came into the league as the evolution of that position, until Draymond Green and the Warriors interrupted that evolution. Read more »
Projected 2018 Cap Space For All 30 NBA Teams

by Keith P Smith

Approximately 80 percent of the league will be over the cap. The cap spike that caused multiple teams to have copious amounts of cap space each summer from 2015 through 2017 has now flattened out Read more »
Grading The Deal: Elfrid Payton Gets Fresh Start With Suns

by Keith P Smith

The Suns will get 25 games of Elfrid Payton to evaluate up close before he becomes a restricted free agent. Read more »
Eastern Conference Buyers & Sellers At The Trade Deadline

by Keith P Smith

With the Trade Deadline just a few days away, it is time to look at which teams are Buyers, Sellers, Either or Neither. Read more »
The Cautionary Tale Of The Magic

by Brett Koremenos

The Magic still don't find themselves on the right trajectory six years into their rebuild. But in this setback lies the opportunity for the team to come away with a better understanding of what they are. Read more »
2017 Year-End NBA Team Portfolio Rankings

by Christopher Reina

The Warriors, Rockets, Cavaliers, Celtics and 76ers enter 2018 as the top-5 teams in terms of players and assets. Read more »
Are The Magic For Real?

by Keith P Smith

For too long the Magic weren't only bad, they were forgettable. Here's how they've turned it around. Read more »
Elfrid Payton, Aaron Gordon Need To Bring The Best Out Of Each Other

by Jonny Auping

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 »
Thirty Futures: Orlando Magic

by Colin McGowan

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

by Keith P Smith

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 »