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Locked On Magic - Daily Podcast On Th...
Philip Rossman-Reich of Orlando Magic Daily analyzes the Orlando Magic every day on Locked On Magic. Get your daily Magic fix from the highs of chasing the Finals with Shaquille O'Neal and Penny Hardaway to the lows of the Dwight-mare and rebuild. Everything Orlando Magic is covered on Locked On Magic every day on the Locked On Podcast Network.
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Basketball
1
Locked On Magic 02.27.20: Aaron Gordon's game i...
It is easy to get enamored with Aaron Gordon's athleticism and gravity-defying dunks. But lately his strong play is coming because he has kept his game grounded.
30 min
2
Locked On Magic 02.26.20: This isn't last year'...
The Orlando Magic are waiting for their run to kick in like last year. But that isn't going to happen. This isn't last year's team.
27 min
3
Locked On Magic 02.25.20: How the Orlando Magic...
The Orlando Magic were at rock bottom, trailing by 19 points in a game that had playoff meaning, then they found their swagger and reminded us of last year's team.
34 min
4
Locked On Magic 02.22.20: Defense wherefore art...
The Orlando Magic were supposed to be able to count on their defense. But it keeps letting them down.
35 min
5
Locked On Magic 02.21.20: The Devil is in the D...
The Orlando Magic do not see a wide gap to where they want to be this season. The rest of the way is all about the details.
28 min
6
Locked On Magic 02.19.20: The Rest of the Way
The Orlando Magic want to play their way into the Playoffs and the schedule will help them but trouble is still on the horizon.
28 min
7
Locked On Magic 02.18.20: Plenty Still to Play for
The Orlando Magic are not fighting for much this season. But getting to 7th is a goal worth fighting for in the last 27 games.
30 min
8
Locked On Magic 02.17.20: Who's Next for the Ma...
All-Star Weekend has come and gone for the NBA and the Orlando Magic can only ask who is next among their players to get to play on Sunday.
31 min
9
Locked On Magic 02.16.20: The People's Champ Again
Aaron Gordon was robbed again as a shocked United Center could not believe Aaron Gordon did not win the Dunk Contest.
26 min
10
Locked On Magic 02.13.20: This isn't last year ...
The Orlando Magic got an important overtime win over the Detroit Pistons. But it should be clear this isn't last year's team and it may not ever reach that level.
37 min
11
Locked On Magic 02.11.20: Amazing what shooting...
The Orlando Magic hit shots. Amazing what that can do for a team. A season-high 18 3-pointers helped the Magic top the Atlanta Hawks for a needed win.
31 min
12
Locked On Magic 02.10.20: Leadership in action
The Orlando Magic had a solid game plan, but their best players struggled to execute giving them no chance against the Milwaukee Bucks.
35 min
13
Locked On Magic 02.07.20: No one to blame but t...
The Orlando Magic are past the trade deadline. And there is no one to rely on -- or blame -- but themselves as they make the most of this season.
44 min
14
Locked On Magic 02.06.20: The National Perspective
The Orlando Magic made their lone scheduled national TV appearance and acquitted themselves well. But their fatal flaw was painfully obvious.
37 min
15
Locked On Magic 02.05.20: Everything is the fut...
The Orlando Magic enter the trade deadline with big questions about their team's future. And now is the time to begin asking and answering them.
57 min
16
Locked On Magic 02.04.20: A Full Season of Mark...
Markelle Fultz passed an important milestone, playing his 82nd career game. With a full season under his belt, Fultz is just getting started.
34 min
17
Locked On Magic 02.03.20: The future is coming ...
The Orlando Magic continue to struggle and with the trade deadline this week, big decisions are clearly on the horizon.
40 min
18
Locked On Magic 01.31.20: A soft reset and some...
The Orlando Magic got a bit of a soft reset as they got back to practice Thursday with eyes on a run to get to the All-Star Break.
28 min
19
Locked On Magic 01.30.20: Questions to ask a we...
We have entered the third-quarter of the season and the trade deadline is a week away. Several questions will come to a head.
39 min
20
Locked On Magic 01.28.20: Orlando Magic face id...
The Orlando Magic fell to the Miami Heat to reach their mini-break. With their defense in shambles and the playoff race getting tighter, they are seemingly in an identity crisis.
40 min
21
Locked On Magic 01.27.20: Kobe reminded us to r...
The Orlando Magic's game seemed secondary as news hit that Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter accident. I reflect on his legacy and the lessons he taught us on the basketball court.
35 min
22
Locked On Magic 01.25.20: The same old story
The Orlando Magic fell to the Boston Celtics in an oddly familiar fashion -- a star beat them and their defense collapsed.
30 min
23
Locked On Magic 01.23.20: Vooch's All-Star Down...
The Orlando Magic faltered against the Oklahoma City Thunder thanks to poor defense and poor execution late. Their All-Star's downturn is getting felt.
34 min
24
Locked On Magic 01.22.20: Where the Magic stand...
The Orlando Magic have passed the midpoint of their season. It feels like a disappointment and the team could do more. But it is also a season that has shown exactly what it needed to.
40 min
25
Locked On Magic 01.21.20: A Perfectly Even Road...
The Orlando Magic came home from their wacky road trip an even 3-3. A nice win over the Charlotte Hornets revealed some of the flaws of this team and its strengths.
37 min
26
Locked On Magic 01.20.20: Questions of leadership
Another puzzling loss after a lethargic effort had the Orlando Magic challenging their leaders. It is clear they need to step up.
33 min
27
Locked On Magic 01.17.20: End of the road, end ...
The Orlando magic ran out of gas against the LA Clippers as another injury raises questions about their depth.
36 min
28
Locked On Magic 01.16.20: Aaron Gordon takes fl...
The Orlando Magic were undermanned and found a way to upset the Los Angeles Lakers on the road.
34 min
29
Locked On Magic 01.15.20: Two Truths and a Trad...
The Orlando Magic near the midpoint of the season and the trade deadline (in three weeks) facing two truths and an uncertain future.
32 min
30
Locked On Magic 01.14.20: Surviving Late-Game P...
The Orlando Magic nearly lost another late lead but were saved on Aaron Gordon's buzzer beater. Where has the team's late-game poise gone?
35 min
31
Locked On Magic 01.13.20: A star, but not an Al...
Nikola Vucevic is starting to turn a corner and play at a higher level. He may not be an All-Star, but he is still the team's star.
27 min
32
Locked On Magic 01.11.20: Shooting Stars
The Orlando Magic rallied and fought to take a lead late. But Devin Booker's star power set the Magic's chances to defeat the Phoenix Suns.
30 min
33
Locked On Magic 01.10.20: Injury and Playoff Up...
The Orlando Magic updated the injury status of several players and the playoff picture is getting clearer at the season's midpoint.
35 min
34
Locked On Magic 01.09.20: Back to Defense, Elit...
The Orlando Magic are back to playing elite-level defense. Just in time before a big road trip.
32 min
35
Locked On Magic 01.07.20: Fultz Impact
Markelle Fultz had a career-high 25 points and carried the Orlando Magic to a big win.
29 min
36
Locked On Magic 01.05.20: Finding their way, gi...
The Orlando Magic are still trying to find their way after Jonathan Isaac's injury. But they have to give their lineup experiments time to get a rhythm.
35 min
37
Locked On Magic 01.04.20: The defense is warmin...
The Orlando Magic's defense has started to show signs of life. A dominant fourth quarter put the Miami Heat away and continued an encouraging defensive trend.
31 min
38
Locked On Magic 01.03.20: In the absence of Jon...
The Orlando Magic learned they will be without Jonathan Isaac for the next eight weeks. The goal then is to survive and stay in the race.
23 min
39
Locked On Magic 01.02.20: Resiliency
The Orlando Magic faced a test of their resolve following Monday's loss. They passed it and passed another after Jonathan Isaac's injury.
37 min
40
Locked On Magic 12.31.19: No excuses for this one
The Orlando Magic were flat offensively and eventually their defense followed in a disheartening loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
34 min
41
Locked On Magic 12.29.19: The coin flip bench
The Orlando Magic's bench has been a coin flip this season as injuries ravage the team and Steve Clifford sticks to his plans.
29 min
42
Locked On Magic 12.28.19: Cracks in the buildin...
The Orlando Magic got their resume win in defeating the Philadelphia 76ers. Yet it feels hollow after a near-collapse late.
26 min
43
Locked On Magic 12.27.19: Building a resume win
The Orlando Magic are struggling against teams with winning records as they look to build their resume and solidify their playoff position.
25 min
44
Locked On Magic 12.26.19: Storm clouds on the h...
The Orlando Magic find themselves clinging to a playoff spot at Christmas. But storm clouds on the horizon preview a lot of tough decisions ahead in this playoff battle.
31 min
45
Locked On Magic 12.24.19: Back to defense
The Orlando Magic bounced back with a strong defensive effort to defeat the Chicago Bulls, returning to the defense they need.
31 min
46
Locked On Magic 12.21.19: It's about more than ...
The Orlando Magic finished their road trip with a thud, losing to the Portland Trail Blazers and leaving major questions about their offense.
31 min
47
Locked On Magic 12.20.19: Searching for the Rhythm
The Orlando Magic are struggling to get through the road trip as they face the Portland Trail Blazers. The big thing they are looking for is more solidity on defense and Aaron Gordon's rhythm.
23 min
48
Locked On Magic 12.19.19: This is not the way
The Orlando Magic lost another lead and a game they should have won showing a team that is still reinforcing the lessons from last year.
33 min
49
Locked On Magic 12.18.19: Gravity and Anti-Gravity
The Orlando Magic raced ahead to take the lead. Then Donovan Mitchell took over and showed the Orlando Magic the big thing they don't have.
39 min
50
Locked On Magic 12.17.19: The Trade Deadline Trap
Trading season has officially begun. While the Magic are surely struggling and behind where they thought, waiting might be the best option to make the big move that seems necessary.
25 min
51
Locked On Magic 12.16.19: Welcome Back Vooch!
Nikola Vucevic returned and immediately made an impact as the Orlando Magic outpaced the New Orleans Pelicans.
27 min
52
Locked On Magic 12.14.19: The whole defending J...
James Harden happened. His 54-point game was the whole difference as the Houston Rockets routed the Orlando Magic.
25 min
53
Locked On Magic 12.12.19: Not good enough
The Orlando Magic erased a 24-point deficit to make it a game against the Los Angeles Lakers. Digging that hole is the problem for this team.
34 min
54
Locked On Magic 12.10.19: It's all in the details
The Orlando Magic are still trying to get all the details right to defeat the elite teams in the league. Their biggest help on those details might still be a week away.
31 min
55
Locked On Magic 12.09.19: First Quarter Review
The Orlando Magic completed their first quarter behind where everyone thought they would be. Now they have to rediscover who they are.
31 min
56
Locked On Magic 12.07.19: Chasing the Playoff M...
The Orlando Magic are seemingly chasing last year's feeling of success and seeking that playoff mentality. Slowly it is building.
32 min
57
Locked On Magic 12.05.19: Aaron Gordon, the bar...
Aaron Gordon is often the barometer for the team's ball movement and offense. They had him working better than ever in the Magic's win over the Suns.
32 min
58
Locked On Magic 12.04.19: Markelle Fultz at home
Markelle Fultz returned to his hometown and had a career night to help the Orlando Magic get a win. He has found his home again on the court.
30 min
59
Locked On Magic 12.03.19: Al-Farouq Aminu's Abs...
His shooting may have gone sideways this year, but the Orlando Magic undoubtedly are missing Al-Farouq Aminu.
24 min
60
Locked On Magic 12.02.19: What is offense?
The Orlando Magic continue to struggle offensively and it is getting harder to figure out what they are trying to do.
35 min
61
Locked On Magic 11.28.19: HAPPY THANKSGIVING! M...
HAPPY THANKSGIVING! The Orlando Magic closed out their road trip Wednesday with a professional win over the Cleveland Cavaliers where Mo Bamba finally showed tangible signs of his progress.
27 min
62
Locked On Magic 11.27.19: A little good news, j...
The Orlando Magic are still reeling from injuries and searching for a road win. But they got some good news on the injury front. Even if it is just a little.
27 min
63
Locked On Magic 11.26.19: Outside the comfort zone
The Orlando Magic struggled to find their offensive footing in a loss to the Detroit Pistons. No one is more out of his element than Jonathan Isaac.
33 min
64
Locked On Magic 11.25.19: Rely on your identity
The Orlando Magic put in a spirited fight in their loss to the Indiana Pacers. Without key players, they will have to rely on their identity even more.
32 min
65
Locked On Magic 11.23.19: Back to Square One
The Orlando Magic will try to piece together their center rotation and their way to play in their first game without Nikola Vucevic.
27 min
66
Locked On Magic 11.22.19: Hold the ship steady
The Orlando Magic got the bad news on Nikola Vucevic. He is out at least a week and probably more -- maybe a whole lot more -- as the team now has to hold itself steady without him.
35 min
67
Locked On Magic 11.21.19: Next Man Up
The Orlando Magic suffered a loss to the Toronto Raptors and injuries to Aaron Gordon and Nikola Vucevic. The season might have changed.
39 min
68
Locked On Magic 11.19.19: Chief is a good emerg...
The Orlando Magic took Al-Farouq Aminu out of the rotation after an injury to Jonathan Isaac. They needed him after Isaac's injury and he delivered.
22 min
69
Locked On Magic 11.18.19: Allow Markelle Fultz ...
Markelle Fultz made a big national statement with one play as he posted a career night in the Orlando Magic's win.
26 min
70
Locked On Magic 11.17.19: That Familiar Feeling
The Orlando Magic had a familiar feeling as they defeated the San Antonio Spurs on Friday. The team scrambled and scratched for a win.
29 min
71
Locked On Magic 11.15.19: Magic at the 10-game ...
The Orlando Magic have had a mixed run through the first 10-11 games of their season. A run that has brought some questions, fears and hopes as the second rolls on.
63 min
72
Locked On Magic 11.14.19: Big players in big mo...
The Orlando Magic needed a spark against the Philadelphia 76ers. They found it and their best players stepped up for a major fourth quarter win.
28 min
73
Locked On Magic 11.12.19: Taking Charge
The Orlando Magic's offense is starting to come around. But they have to remain patient and committed to their passing to unlock it fully.
31 min
74
Locked On Magic 11.11.19: Seeking a way to play
The Orlando Magic's defense let them down against the Indiana Pacers. It is clear 10 games into the season, the Magic are still seeking their way to play.
32 min
75
Locked On Magic 11.10.19: This might be offense
The Orlando Magic finally had an offensive breakthrough, defeating the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday.
19 min
76
Locked On Magic 11.08.19: Time to get serious o...
The Orlando Magic start a five-game homestand on Friday at a time when the team needs to start banking wins and showing results.
24 min
77
Locked On Magic 11.07.19: Enter Jonathan Isaac
The Orlando Magic came up a hair short against the Dallas Mavericks. But it is becoming clear that Jonathan Isaac is the center of this team's success, at least on defense.
36 min
78
Locked On Magic 11.06.19: Close, but still a wi...
The Orlando Magic continue to do a lot of things right. But the big thing they do wrong is the most important thing. They have to make shots.
31 min
79
Locked On Magic 11.05.19: Manipulating the Defense
The Orlando Magic know there is a lot to work on offensively. Most of it lies in them and their ability to make plays. That is where Markelle Fultz can make a difference.
23 min
80
Locked On Magic 11.04.19: The problems run deeper
The Orlando Magic's offense continues to struggle and a change in the lineup is only the first step to fixing it.
27 min
81
Locked On Magic 11.02.19: Got to be better
The Orlando Magic let go of the rope and got beat up bad by the Milwaukee Bucks with everyone promising they have to be better.
18 min
82
Locked On Magic 11.01.19: A Pro's Pro
The Orlando Magic will rest Mo Bamba and turn to their pro's pro, Khem Birch.
22 min
83
Locked On Magic 10.31.19: Offensive relief
The Orlando Magic finally saw their offense work as they rode a second half wave to defeat the New York Knicks.
24 min
84
Locked On Magic 10.30.19: Jonathan Isaac in the...
Jonathan Isaac found his groove in the Orlando Magic's loss to the Toronto Raptors. How he did it showed off his basketball smarts.
24 min
85
Locked On Magic 10.29.19: Missing the stars
The Orlando Magic nearly gutted out a win against the Toronto Raptors. But their two best players were noticeably absent again in defeat.
33 min
86
Locked On Magic 10.28.19: Make Shots
The Orlando Magic fell to the Atlanta Hawks but nobody seems worried. The solution is simple: make shots.
28 min
87
Locked On Magic 10.26.19: Let's Get Physical
The Orlando Magic prepare for a tough game against the Atlanta Hawks by focusing on increasing their physicality to lock down the board.
22 min
88
Locked On Magic 10.24.19: And so it begins
The Orlando Magic showed flashes of who they can be in a solid win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
28 min
89
Locked On Magic 10.23.19: Regular season is her...
The Orlando Magic are eager to open their season and take on the Cleveland Cavaliers. Their preseason brought plenty of questions they must answer.
25 min
90
Locked On Magic 10.22.19: Orlando Magic's agent...
The Orlando Magic are looking to improve their offense. They will need to rely on their agent of chaos to do so.
23 min
91
Locked On Magic 10.21.19: Preseason is over
The Orlando Magic got a warning from their preseason struggles. But they got to work in practice to prepare for the regular season.
23 min
92
Locked On Magic 10.18.19: The Good and the Bad
The Orlando Magic showed the best and the worst of what they can be in their preseason finale.
27 min
93
Locked On Magic 10.16.19: Previewing the entire...
The Orlando Magic have high hopes for the upcoming season. But getting to all those hopes and dreams will be a big challenge.
55 min
94
Locked On Magic 10.15.19: Cause for Concern
The Orlando Magic got back to practice to try to fine tune things and get themselves back on track.
29 min
95
Locked On Magic 10.14.19: A Pair of Wake-Up Calls
The Orlando Magic were riding high... then they came crashing back to earth and worse this weekend.
32 min
96
Locked On Magic 10.11.19: Let's talk about pace...
The Orlando Magic are hoping to change their offense by picking up their pace.
25 min
97
Locked On Magic 10.10.19: Defense is the backbone
The Orlando Magic rode their top-10 defense to the playoffs. They know they have to do it again and that backbone is strong.
28 min
98
Locked On Magic 10.08.19: Ahead of the curve
The Orlando Magic won another preseason game in convincing fashion and look far ahead of the curve.
29 min
99
Locked On Magic 10.07.19: It's good to be back!
The Orlando Magic came back to the court with a fun-filled, exciting romp over the San Antonio Spurs.
29 min
100
Locked On Magic 10.04.19: T-Mac imparts some le...
Tracy McGrady was at Orlando Magic practice to impart some lessons to the team and work with several players including Jonathan Isaac.
23 min