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2 years, 5 months ago on Report: Dwight Howard is opting in for 2012-2013 season
I know Turk committed 6 to's on the night and that certainly sucks....but only 1 in the second half.
Lebron James shot 7-20 on the night....by my eyesight it was Turk guarding him most of the time....especially being on an island by himself in the 4th quarter....not an easy assignment for sure.
Does Turk still suck (according to most Magic fans) or does he get any credit here ???
He also had the 2nd highest +/- stat for the game not far behind J.J. Redick.
And yes, I'm a big Turkoglu fan, lol.....
2 years, 5 months ago on Recap: Orlando Magic 104, Miami Heat 98 (OT)
Mr. Rivera....or anybody else for that matter....what do you think about John Hollinger's trade idea listed on the last dot here right above my question ???
I happen to like it.
2 years, 5 months ago on Friday's Magic Word
Go Magic !!!!....Hopefully the recent slump of Turkoglu is history and J. Rich can continue with his improved play as of late.
Saw a Sentinel article yesterday where Dwight Howard wants to be the closer for this team now....said he doesn't get the ball in crunch time and doesn't like it....He said SVG needs to learn to trust him when the game is on the line late in the 4th.
Was wondering what you guys thought about that .....?
2 years, 6 months ago on Recap: Orlando Magic 99, Milwaukee Bucks 94
Didn't get to see the game but I really enjoy reading Eddie's recaps.....And to my knowledge and Eddie's credit he is the only writer with the intestional fortitude to suggest Howard is coasting and or taking plays off.
Why don't you tell us how you really feel Eddiie, j/k.....
Sadly, with all the money Howard makes I don't care how much he wants to be somewhere else.....you're getting paid millions of dollars....at least give an honest effort.....I'm really stunned by Howard's attitude and actions this year.....regardless of Otis's poor front office decisions.
2 years, 6 months ago on Recap: Orlando Magic 102, Cleveland Cavaliers 94
I'm afraid Magic basketball is getting ready to take a nosedive in terms of popularity.....If the players don't care, which they've exhibited then why should we as fans ?
Did you see all the empty seats at the Washington game ????...Look for it to get worse.
2 years, 6 months ago on Thursday's Magic Word
Wow, Eddie.....way to hit on all points concerning the Magic right now.....AND I COULDN'T AGREE MORE !!!!!
Otis is incompetent.....but Howard Sucks !
2 years, 7 months ago on Recap: Philadelphia 76ers 74, Orlando Magic 69
This is what I was actually trying to say......link:
Couldn't have said it better myself.....thanks, Bruce Bowen.
2 years, 7 months ago on Recap: New Orleans Hornets 93, Orlando Magic 67
Totally agree....when I read the first paragraph of this article and saw Mr. Rivera giving Dwight props and no one else I didn't like it....at least Eddie told the truth about Dwight in this article.
Sick of seeing Dwight blaming his teammates...some of those Turkoglu passes were catchable....when it hits you in your hands like on that one lob pass for a dunk then you need to finish those instead of running down the court yealling at your teammates.
Howard shooting in the low 40's from the ft line (career low)....always fussing with the refs....and lastly, since SVG and Dwight have been with the Magic I'd be willing to bet the Magic have had a top 5 defense every single year.
As we speak the Magic are ranked 15th in efficiency on defense....and it's been lower most of the year.
Think Dwight is focused....?
Unless Howard changes his heart and his attitude I see rough waters on the horizon for this team.
Thanks Dwight for throwing an entire franchise and team under the bus.
Mr. Rivera, I've never thought of Hedo as a great shot creator, but where he is really effective is the high 3/5 pick-n-roll with Howard that you have diagrammed for us here on this website.
If my memory serves we didn't run this set much at all....why not ?
I'm never one to play the blame game with referees but it just seems like the Celtics are allowed to go to a different level with their physicality.
What grade would you have given Jameer Nelson ?
2 years, 7 months ago on Recap: Boston Celtics 91, Orlando Magic 83
Hey Mr. Rivera, do you think the Magic can win a championship this year....or are a contender ???
There really don't seem to be any dominant teams so far and with the way Anderson (top 10 PER), Redick and Turk (statistically one of the top SF in the league) have been playing so far it just seems to me we could be.
Our offense just recently was rated number 1 in the league efficiency wise and is still close to the top.
You gotta figure when Dwight hits that extra gear on the defensive side of the ball the sky is the limit.....no ???
2 years, 7 months ago on Recap: Orlando Magic 92, Los Angeles Lakers 80
Mr. Rivera, you think Hedo can keep this play up all year ?....Can the Magic as a team keep this up ???....Why would Dwight want to go to either the Lakers, Nets or Mavs when the Magic look like a better team right now than any of those ?
2 years, 7 months ago on Recap: Orlando Magic 102, New York Knicks 93
Great Job by SVG !!!!
GO MAGIC !!!!
J.J. Redick and Ryan Anderson.....2 guys playing very, very well this season.....Redick with a PER above twenty and Anderson as of yesterday had the 7th best PER in the league.
Didn't get to see the game but, what happened to their production tonight ???
2 years, 7 months ago on Recap: Chicago Bulls 97, Orlando Magic 83
With Ryan Anderson's PER now sitting at 27.37, good for 7th in the league (I know it's early but he;s looking pretty consistent) wanted to get some reaction and opinion's from other people.
There has been a lot of Otis bashing going on lately (myself included)....
Was wondering what you all think of the Vince Carter trade now....I think it was V.C. and Ryan Anderson for Tony Battie (is he in the league still ?), Rafer Alston (coaching high school basketball ?) and Courtney Lee (been traded multiple times) ?
Mr. Rivera .....?
2 years, 7 months ago on Recap: Orlando Magic 103, Washington Wizards 85
One last question....In last years depressing loss to the Hawks in the 1st round was Hedo's poor play more of his own fault or the fact that the Hawks could guard Dwight one-on-one thus negating the advantages the Magic normally hold over most every other NBA team ?
2 years, 8 months ago on Recap: Orlando Magic 100, Charlotte Bobcats 79
Mr. Rivera, I've been reading your write-ups about the Magic and that you feel Hedo returning to be more aggressive and assertive is imperative for a successful season for the Magic....I saw a post-game interview with SVG wherein he quoted John Hollinger and stated Hollinger was a writer he had tremendous respect for.
Hollinger basically said Hedo's efficiency is the same for the last 5 years...only difference is Hedo's scoring average has dipped from around 20 ppg 5 years ago to around 12 ppg last year.....Hollinger said definitetively one thing Hedo can still do is shoot !
First off, I agree with your assessments of Turkoglu and his importance to our success.
Secondly, everybody knows and can see what a great facillatator of offense Hedo can be....How important is his scoring for our team ?....What would you personally like to see Hedo's ppg at for the Magic to have maximum success this season ?