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Grading The Deal: Elfrid Payton Gets Fresh Start With Suns

by Keith P Smith

Feb 8, 2018 5:53 PM

The Suns will get 25 games of Elfrid Payton to evaluate up close before he becomes a restricted free agent. Read more »

Tags: Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, NBA

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Eastern Conference Buyers & Sellers At The Trade Deadline

by Keith P Smith

Feb 5, 2018 4:05 PM

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 »

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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The Cautionary Tale Of The Magic

by Brett Koremenos

Jan 11, 2018 11:25 AM

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 »

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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 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 »