April Autopsy: Orlando Magic

The Orlando Magic will carry a measure of regret into the NBA offseason. That said, the frustration attached to early tee times — at least there are plenty of great golfing options in Orlando — will burn off when the Magic consider how many resources lie at their disposal. However, check back with this team […]

The slam dunk contest is a showstopper, again

There is opinion. There is fact. There is sometimes opinion that is fact. And the fact is this: the NBA Slam Dunk Contest is the best individual event in team professional sports. Once again, it delivered Saturday night, won in spectacular fashion by Zach LaVine of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Like it or begrudgingly want it […]

The NBA’s most important players: Southeast Division

The NBA Southeast Division is a garden of thorns and flowers. There’s a little something for everyone in this division, with three teams that could make a run at the East Finals, an intriguing member of the underclass, and a dead-end team which could provide the bizarre fascination associated with watching a trainwreck. Which non-superstar […]

Orlando Magic to Rest Summer League Stars Gordon, Hezonja, Payton

With all eyes glued to “Emojigate” on Wednesday afternoon, the Orlando Magic announced that they’d be resting their three most important Summer League players for the final two games of the tournament. Arguably the MVP of the Orlando Summer League – don’t forget, we have summer action taking place in Utah and Las Vegas this […]

Orlando’s Harris, Gordon forget they’re on the same team

Hey fellas! Same team! Same team! Against the T-Wolves, the Magic’s Tobias Harris and Aaron Gordon were trying their best to secure the ball and fight for a rebound. Just one thing… they were not fending off Wolves players from getting the board… they were fighting each other. I guess that’s why coaches like to […]

Give the young guys a shot

When the Orlando Magic traded the rights to Dario Saric to the Philadelphia 76ers for the rights to Elfrid Payton during the 2014 NBA Draft, I would have needed Indiana Jones to lead me through that maze of Magic fan boos. All of my friends and colleagues who follow the Magic, they all deployed the […]

Rookies Aaron Gordon, Zach LaVine preparing for dunk showdown

It is the dead time of the season when solo workouts, high school gym-filling exhibitions and pick-up games take hold of the NBA. There are some really talented and athletic players in this year’s NBA Draft class. And they want you to know it. First, this past weekend at the Seattle ProAm, Timberwolves rookie Zach […]