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This team sucks most often than not, and since the rebuilding started there has to be more than a few beat downs. However, this is a first for you.
Oladipo scored 22 points some how efficiently and grabbed 9 rebounds.
Vuc had an average game for him.
They just were playing a hungrier and fresher team.
2 months ago on Grades: Cleveland Cavaliers 106, Orlando Magic 74
I thought these grades were based on individual performances for the Magic players. To give all of them F is a little excessive.
Enjoying your vacation in the Bahamas?
Do you imagine how faster that dunk would happened if Oladipo had a better handle? He actually hesitated and slowed down a bit before attacking the rim.
1 year, 2 months ago on Video: Victor Oladipo elevates and detonates
Agree with most of the grades except Drew's. He earned at least an A.
He was that good in only 12 minutes.
1 year, 3 months ago on Grades: Indiana Pacers 97, Orlando Magic 87
@CarloSimone I will respectfully disagree with your last sentence. I will go on a limp here and say that TMac was as skillful as MJ, just not a manic competitor like Jordan was. That's what set them apart.
But again, not that many NBA players, past or present will match MJ in that sense.
1 year, 4 months ago on 2003: A magical odyssey
Why would the Magic want to carry Gordon's albatross of a contract and he can't even stay healthy a half a season.
Also, Harkless could be special some day, so is a no.
1 year, 8 months ago on 3-on-3: Who should be the 2nd pick?
Great analysis guys. I hope that the Magic pick McLemore. I think people are been a little too harsh on him on the motor thing. We will see in five years, with this draft you just don't know.
Side note: It is refreshing that this site allows you to express your opinion without being ridiculed and banned for not agreeing with the MASTER BLOGGER. There is certain Orlando Magic blog, in which the Administrator is a total jerk. Even using a pseudo account to attack anyone not in agreement with him. Unbelievable.
@shapentra I think is a different situation. Bynum has a history of cronic knee problems and Noel has not. They need to get the 1st pick first and then will find out 6/27/13.
1 year, 9 months ago on The road ahead for the Magic
Draft Noel with first pick, bring him slowly & sit him for the year. Repeat, suck again next year and have top five pick in 2014. Draft one of the studs in next year draft.
I think that was Hennigan's idea all along.
He is as good as gone.
1 year, 9 months ago on Let Hedo Turkoglu go
Great article Mr. Lund. Maurice is my favorite player with the Magic. He has been impressive the last couple of months.
He should be ready for a breakout season next year, if he works hard this off season.
1 year, 10 months ago on Meet the Magic’s small forward of the future
Sell high, sell low..just sell, Big Baby has no future in Orlando.
1 year, 10 months ago on Glen Davis’ future with the Magic
Under Harkless comment you state "Harris", I'm guessing you meant Moe's. On the offense side Harris, KOQ and Harkless played well, so I'm surprised that you gave Harkless a C+. I think he deserved a B.
The defensive side of the ball was another story. Moe seemed tentative and was killed on a lot of switches by Henderson and Kemba. I don't like that defensive strategy by the Magic at all, they get abused on those switches most of the times. It remind me ATL under the Woodson era.
1 year, 10 months ago on Grades: Charlotte Bobcats 114, Orlando Magic 108
This game was a weird one to watch.
The Magic starting five looked one step too slow in defense, understandable in a back to back game. On offense, the feed Andrew in the post play, although effective most of the times, was ugly, with him being stripped a few times and in others he was unable to capitalize against lesser players due to lack of strength.
Harkless got a few kudos from the Knicks announcer and color commentator. He is coming along very nicely.
1 year, 10 months ago on Grades: New York Knicks 106, Orlando Magic 94
And to think that there was a certain Orlando Magic blogger that thought he was garbage or on his own words "not a very good basketball player"
1 year, 10 months ago on Highlights: Maurice Harkless’ career day in Milwaukee
What, no Moe's grading for the second game in a row? He had a pretty efficient game, 5-7 FG and 1-2 3pt and a poster dunk.
1 year, 11 months ago on Grades: Sacramento Kings 125, Orlando Magic 101
You are missing one very important point. Luc was 22 years old when he was drafted as a senior from UCLA. Moe's a 19 year old rookie with only one year of college, and no training camp or pre-season seasoning under his belt.
I think Maurrice will be much closer to Gerald Wallace type of player than Luc by a mile in a few years.
2 years ago on Maurice Harkless: basketball Play-Doh
It's Marcus Smart time.
The Magic point guard of the future...
2 years, 2 months ago on Beginning to consider the 2013 NBA draft lottery