4 Teams and Not Enough Time: Who’s Going To Choke?

It’s been nearly 77 games and in the Eastern Conference there are four teams fighting each other for three playoff spots. Reality is that whoever gets in (Orlando, Miami, Brooklyn, Detroit) it probably will be a short playoff experience, kind of like that cup of coffee at Starbucks. But the playoffs is an important stepping…

The Season: Orlando Magic

Magic New Faces: Mohamed Bomba (R), Justin Jackson (R), Isaiah Briscoe (R), Jarrell Martin, Timofey Mozgov, Jerian Grant, Melvin Frazier (5) Magic 2017-18 Weaknesses: 28th: 3-Point Percentage. 26th: Total Rebounding.  25th: Offensive Rebounding, Offensive Rating. 24th: Defensive Rebounding. Points Scored. 24th: Opponents Points. 20th: Steals, Field Goal Percentage (Defense). Magic 2017-18 Achievements:  8th: 3-Point Attempts. Leading Scorer: Evan Fournier, 17.8 points Best Defensive Rating: Nikola Vucevic, 106…

The Tanking 8 Hoping For the Dream

Despite Adam Silver’s empty threat to punish teams tanking for a top-3 lottery pick, teams are still tanking and there is nothing Adam Silver can do. It’s easy. Just put a lineup on the court that is overmatched and overhelmed. Rest key players with knee or groin tightness and then watch your team lose. Of…

Believe in Orlando’s Resurrection? Numbers Don’t Lie

The Orlando Magic, who were projected to finish 13th in the conference by Sports Illustrated, are leading the Eastern Conference, the first time they have done that since their NBA Finals season when Dwight Howard was running through, over, and dunking his way to the best in the East. After a long, long torturous playoff…

Will Year 6 Be Magic?

Excluding the magical early 90’s with Shaquille O’Neal and Penny Hardaway, and the Dwight Howard NBA Finals year, Orlando has been anything but the happiest place on earth.  Players incapable of carrying a franchise like their predecessors were drafted. Orlando is such a small market, nailing the draft is an essential part of their rebuild.…