2013-14 Season Preview: Orlando Magic

LAST SEASON: (20-62), Failed to make NBA Playoffs PROJECTED STARTERS: G – Jameer Nelson, Arron Afflalo F – Tobias Harris, Glen Davis C – Nikola Vucevic 6TH MAN: Victor Oladipo KEY ADDITIONS: Jason Maxiell, Ronnie Price KEY LOSSES: DeQuan Jones FORECAST: Orlando chose Victor Oladipo with the second pick in this year’s draft. After an impressive outing during summer league, the 21-year-old rookie looks to become a great all-around threat … Continue reading 2013-14 Season Preview: Orlando Magic

Baseline to Baseline – 3/13/13

Heat roll to 19th straight victory. In what was thought to be one of Miami’s toughest tests in the upcoming weeks — a matchup against an Atlanta Hawks team fighting for playoff positioning — the Heat rolled to a dominating 98-81 romp. And despite a mediocre performance from LeBron (15 points on 3-11 shooting, 7 rebounds and 7 assists), the Heat had no trouble in … Continue reading Baseline to Baseline – 3/13/13

BallB4All’s Top 50: No. 5 – Dwight Howard

2012-13: 16.5 ppg, 11.9 rpg, 2.4 bpg, 1.6 apg, 58 FG% Dwight Howard flashes his branded smile more than any player in this league, and while times have been rough this season, he’s still in L.A.  He’s put his former team through hell with his deceptiveness; throwing his coach under the bus, demanding trades and lying about leaving Orlando during his contract year. Today, he’s … Continue reading BallB4All’s Top 50: No. 5 – Dwight Howard

2012-2013 NBA Preview: Southeast Division

1. Miami Heat After winning the NBA Finals last season, the Heat enter 2013 as this year’s favorites after bolstering their lineup in the offseason. The additions of veterans Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis provide the Heat with a few more options along the perimeter. Those two could improve upon Miami’s already staggering 104.3 points per game last season, while the defense will continue to … Continue reading 2012-2013 NBA Preview: Southeast Division

2012 Free Agency Steam

Now that Dwight Howard has made it clear he seeks the colossal spotlight in Brooklyn, the Magic should prepare to look deep into their future when it comes to their front court. Orlando has already extended a qualifying offer to Ryan Anderson, but it’s going to take much more than that to heal a departure of Howard. Orlando will seek the best deal for the … Continue reading 2012 Free Agency Steam

Wishes Granted: Orlando’s Van Gundy Gets the Boot

It was announced today that the Orlando Magic have fired head coach, Stan Van Gundy after five winning seasons with the team. Van Gundy posted a record of 259-135 while in Orlando, but as the team’s CEO states, “It’s time for new leadership and new voices.” Most of this spawned from Dwight Howard’s prima donna actions during the season. Several weeks ago Van Gundy famously stepped to … Continue reading Wishes Granted: Orlando’s Van Gundy Gets the Boot

Four teams could close out series tonight

Orlando Magic vs. Indiana Pacers – After dropping Game 1 to the Magic, the Pacers have reeled off three straight victories to all but end the Magic’s season. Game 3 was Orlando’s for the taking, and going back to Indiana won’t make things any easier. It’ll be a true testament of this team how they react on the road behind Stan Van Gundy. Boston Celtics vs. … Continue reading Four teams could close out series tonight

Ryan Anderson Wins Most Improved Player Award

Ryan Anderson has earned this season’s Most Improved Player Award, after an efficient year with the Orlando Magic. Anderson is only in his third season in the league and posted averages of 16.1 points and 7.7 rebounds this year. Orlando remains in the thick of things during a first round series against the Indiana Pacers. The play of Glen Davis has sparked some offense for … Continue reading Ryan Anderson Wins Most Improved Player Award

Spurs and Pacers roll, take control of series

The San Antonio Spurs made their mark in the second quarter of Wednesday’s 114-83 dominating victory over the Utah Jazz in Game 2 of the Western Conference first round playoffs. After trailing by 11 going into the second quarter, the Jazz responded with a 9-0 run over about a span of two minutes that cut San Antonio’s deficit to 31-26 with 7:04 to play before … Continue reading Spurs and Pacers roll, take control of series