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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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Locked On Magic 05.11.18: NBA Draft Big Board, ...
The coaching search has hit a dead end (so to speak) and the NBA Draft Lottery is on the horizon. It is time to start focusing on that as I reveal my top 10 prospects for the Orlando Magic.
32 min
1002
Locked On Magic 05.08.18: Stan Van Gundy Nostal...
Stan Van Gundy is suddenly on the market and Orlando Magic fans are feeling nostalgic and believing they should reunite with the franchise's best coach. But that may not be the best idea. And we still wait...
23 min
1003
Locked On Magic 05.07.18: The Weltman Evaluation
We conclude our look back at the 2018 season by reviewing what Jeff Weltman got right and wrong this first season and what he has in store now that his work can really begin.
25 min
1004
Locked On Magic 05.03.18: The first steps
The Orlando Magic's coaching search is picking up steam. They are in the interview stage. While everyone begins to back their favored candidates, it is important to remember just how important the coach is and that this is the first important step.
18 min
1005
Locked On Magic 05.02.18: Questions and Answers...
The Orlando Magic's season is in the rearview mirror. Today we look ahead to the future, answering some of the burning questions to set up the offseason.
50 min
1006
Locked On Magic 05.01.18: What was lost from in...
The Orlando Magic lost two important players to injury and it likely changed their season. I review the years Jonathan Isaac and Terrence Ross had this year.
18 min
1007
Locked On Magic 04.30.18: Coaching Search Update
The Orlando Magic's coaching search has moved along slowly. But a new reported rumor shows the team is taking steps forward and coming closer to their targets.
22 min
1008
Locked On Magic 04.27.18: Evan Fournier & Mario...
The Orlando Magic had two wing players stand out for different reasons this year. While they weren't everything fans wanted, their production was still notable.
22 min
1009
Locked On Magic 04.25.18: The Center predicament
The Orlando Magic have invested a lot in centers on their roster. But both Nikola Vucevic and Bismack Biyombo disappointed in different ways.
25 min
1010
Locked On Magic 04.24.18: The Point Guard Evalu...
The Orlando Magic clearly need an upgrade at point guard. But their three point guards each had strong individual seasons. So how do you evaluate them?
23 min
1011
Locked On Magic 04.23.18: Aaron Gordon Player E...
Aaron Gordon had a breakout season for the Orlando Magic, becoming a potential star. That does not mean he is already there. Big questions remain.
24 min
1012
Locked On Magic 04.20.18: The Unanswered Questions
The Orlando Magic season has been a week gone. Before we dive into player evaluations, what unanswered questions remain from the 2018 season heading into the offseason?
21 min
1013
Locked On Magic 04.19.18: Postseason Q&A
You have questions, I have answers. On today's Locked On Magic, I sit down with a Stuart Hodge to answer some questions about the Orlando Magic's recently completed season as we look ahead to the offseason.
38 min
1014
Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 86: What ha...
The Orlando Magic have gone through six years in the wilderness. And while the Amway Center is more full than you would expect, fan excitement is at an all time low. I sat down with a writer from Orlando Weekly to find out where the Magic fans are.
35 min
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Locked On Magic 04.17.18: Coaches new and old
The Orlando Magic's coaching rumor mill is starting to get going as the team begins its coaching search. Our player evaluations also begin as I discuss why the Orlando Magic parted ways with Frank Vogel to begin with.
29 min
1016
Locked On Magic 04.16.18: The Day-Late NBA Play...
The Orlando Magic season is done, but the NBA season carries on. On the season finale of the OMD Facebook Live, I answer your last Magic questions and offer my humble Playoff predictions.
58 min
1017
Locked On Magic 04.13.18: The aftermath of 2018
The Orlando Magic picked up the pieces of their season, firing Frank Vogel and looking to figure out what went wrong and how to fix it. Expect some change.
29 min
1018
Locked On Magic 04.12.18: BREAKING NEWS -- Fran...
The Orlando Magic started their offseason of change by dismissing coach Frank Vogel and moving in a new direction at head coach.
6 min
1019
Locked On Magic 04.12.18: The end
The Orlando Magic season came to an oddly satisfying end with a gutsy and energetic win that, yes, hurt the team's Lottery odds.
31 min
1020
Locked On Magic 04.11.18: The illusion of defense
The Orlando Magic have one game left -- and they probably need to lose it. I also break down a positive statistics that may not be all that it appears.
25 min
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Locked On Magic 04.10.18: Seeking purpose... ju...
The Orlando Magic lost their fight in the second half and fell to the Milwaukee Bucks. With just one game remaining, what is left for the Orlando Magic to do?
26 min
1022
Locked On Magic 04.09.18: Always look on the br...
The Orlando Magic's disappointing season is almost over. We go digging for some positives to close out the year on our final Facebook Live.
32 min
1023
Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 84: Prepari...
The Orlando Magic's season is coming to an end. The year has been a disappointment and change is coming to the roster. We begin pondering what change comes and how to correct the past's mistakes with our friends from the Orlando Magic Podcast.
64 min
1024
Locked On Magic 04.05.18: Shot selection, win s...
The Orlando Magic's young guys again delivered a win in the end. But Aaron Gordon bounced back and showed exactly where he needs to continue working before the season ends.
29 min
1025
Locked On Magic 04.04.18: From the G-League to ...
The Orlando Magic turned to their young players to defeat the New York Knicks and they delivered.
27 min
1026
Locked On Magic 04.03.18: A message for the res...
As the season concludes, opinions are getting hot on the web. I want to make sure everyone understands my role and where I come from with my controversial position on tanking.
41 min
1027
Locked On Magic 04.02.18: Worse than tanking
Is there something worse than tanking in the NBA? The way the Orlando Magic are playing right now would suggest there might be.
29 min
1028
Locked On Magic 03.30.18: Rodney Purvis gets hi...
Rodney Purvis had to travel a long road to get to the NBA. He finally made it and another opportunity lies ahead of him.
18 min
1029
Locked On Magic 03.29.18: Who are you, offense?
The Orlando Magic never could keep up with a Brooklyn Nets team that looked assured of what they are trying to do. So who are the Magic on offense?
24 min
1030
Locked On Magic 03.28.18: Aaron Gordon and the ...
Orlando Magic fans have long waited for one of their young players to make the star turn. Aaron Gordon is still learning what it takes.
22 min
1031
Locked On Magic 03.27.18: Hair today, gone at t...
Locked On Magic: Elfrid Payton made his return to the Amway Center for the first time since the trade. He reminded us all of what the Magic miss.
24 min
1032
Locked On Magic 03.26.18: Vogel or Vo-go?
As the season winds to a close, questions about the Magic's future at coach are popping up. I examine where the Magic should head in this uncertain future.
47 min
1033
Locked On Magic 03.23.18: Do not relent
A simple message from coach Frank Vogel in the face of another blowout defeat shows how much their culture needs to evolve.
24 min
1034
Locked On Magic 03.22.18: Together again for th...
The Orlando Magic finally got to see Aaron Gordon and Jonathan Isaac on the court together. And things looked as promising as we were sold.
26 min
1035
Locked On Magic 03.21.18: Offensive collapse
The Orlando Magic lost a lead in the fourth quarter and completely no-showed on offense, continuing a disturbing trend.
27 min
1036
Locked On Magic 03.20.18: Going younger
The Orlando Magic will get Aaron Gordon back Tuesday... but the general trend of the team is to focus less on the starters and more to go younger.
30 min
1037
Locked On Magic 03.19.18: The depth of despair ...
The Orlando Magic season is winding down with not much to play for. We saw the Magic hit their lowest this week. And we look ahead to some glimmer of hope.
46 min
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Locked On Magic 03.16.18: The Point Guard Problem
The Orlando Magic have gotten some strong play from D.J. Augustin and Shelvin Mack. But everyone knows a point guard question needs answering.
28 min
1039
Locked On Magic 03.15.18: Home cooking
The Orlando Magic returned home from their road trip and got exactly what they needed -- some fire and the pride to win.
25 min
1040
Locked On Magic 03.14.18: The writing on the wall
Another blowout loss has us thinking about the big picture for the Orlando Magic... and the move that seems inevitable.
22 min
1041
Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 84: NCAA To...
The Orlando Magic and their fans will have their eyes squarely on the NCAA Tournament. Ricky Scricca and I preview what to watch for.
60 min
1042
Locked On Magic 03.12.18: Monday Mailbag
The Orlando Magic are focused on their future... and so are its fans. This Monday Mailbag episode talks all about what comes next for the Magic with an eye on the Draft.
56 min
1043
Locked On Magic 03.09.18: Recognizing the women...
Thursday was International Women's Day. So a day late, I highlight two women breaking the glass ceiling in the NBA industry with the Magic.
29 min
1044
Locked On Magic 03.08.18: A play short... wait,...
The Orlando Magic were a play short against the Los Angeles Lakers. A play they didn't even get.
22 min
1045
Locked On Magic 03.07.18: A Frank discussion
With the Orlando Magic dropping in the standings, it becomes inevitable to look to the coach. And the rumor mill is churning already...
27 min
1046
Locked On Magic 03.06.18: Jonathan Isaac's clea...
Jonathan Isaac has been back for three games and his impact is already really clear.
18 min
1047
Locked On Magic 03.05.18: Tanking, Third Quarte...
The Orlando Magic won two games over the weekend that set off existential questions around the fan base. I address those and look back at the last 20 games.
50 min
1048
Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 83: New beg...
Orlando City is set to begin a new season this weekend. What is in store for the Lions as they too look to rebuild.
62 min
1049
Locked On Magic 03.01.18: D is the problem
The Orlando Magic could not get to the finish line against the Toronto Raptors. Defense again proved to be the problem.
25 min
1050
Locked On Magic 02.28.18: Jonathan Isaac -- the...
Joanthan Isaac is scheduled to return Wednesday. He looked good in the G-League, but now the test comes creating a huge roster crunch.
26 min
1051
Locked On Magic 02.27.18: Starters, not finishers
The Orlando Magic starters have played well to start games since the break. But the Magic are still losing. Why is the big question.
27 min
1052
Locked On Magic 02.26.18: Trust what process?
The Orlando Magic and Philadelphia 76ers started their rebuild at several times. One team got it right, the other got it wrong. The difference is more than draft picks.
50 min
1053
Locked On Magic 02.23.18: Not so happy returns
The Orlando Magic welcomed back Aaron Gordon and Nikola Vucevic. But they could not help the Magic avoid a disheartening loss.
25 min
1054
Locked On Magic 02.22.18: The D.J. Augustin Epi...
D.J. Augustin admitted he was disappointed with his year last season. He has made good on his second year and his second chance.
24 min
1055
Locked On Magic 02.21.18: New Beginnings
The Orlando Magic got back to work Tuesday after the All-Star Break. They are excited to do so too as they appear healthy again.
21 min
1056
Locked On Magic 02.20.18: What to watch for aft...
The Orlando Magic get back to work Tuesday. Here is what to watch for after the All-Star Break.
21 min
1057
Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 82: NBA 2K ...
The NBA 2K League is getting set to draft for its inaugural season. I sat down with the league's managing director to learn more about the league and the growing world of eSports.
31 min
1058
Locked On Magic 02.15.18: Being admirable
The Orlando Magic fell short to the Charlotte Hornets in crunch time. At the All-Star Break, they can only feel like they have put forward an admirable effort.
27 min
1059
Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 81: Trade d...
The Orlando Magic made a minor move at the trade deadline in dealing Elfrid Payton. What does that tell us about their plans and where they go next?
70 min
1060
Locked On Magic 02.13.18: Foundations of winning
The Orlando Magic have been on a nice win streak of late. But the scars of their losing continue to show up.
31 min
1061
Locked On Magic 02.12.18: Picking up the pieces
The Orlando Magic have moved on at the trade deadline. What is left for the team and how do they move forward?
50 min
1062
Locked On Magic 02.09.18: A new hair-a
The Orlando Magic traded Elfrid Payton and their reconstruction is now just beginning.
35 min
1063
Locked On Magic 02.08.18: Trade Deadline Day
The Orlando Magic enter the trade deadline with a bit of a pickle. The team does not have a ton of assets to use and face a tight trade market.
27 min
1064
Locked On Magic 02.07.18: A matter of trust... ...
The Orlando Magic completed an incredible comeback against the Cleveland Cavaliers to win their second straight game.
29 min
1065
Locked On Magic 02.06.18: Always in Rhythm
Mario Hezonja's confidence is back. And it was on full display in a win over the Miami Heat.
30 min
1066
Locked On Magic 02.05.18: Looking ahead to the ...
The trade deadline is quickly coming into focus as Thursday approaches. I look ahead to what the Magic might do at the deadline, why they might wait and what deals seem to have a framework already.
54 min
1067
Locked On Magic 02.02.18: Cleaning the notebook
Today, we are cleaning the notebook as I discuss Aaron Gordon's trip to the dunk contest and Nikola Vucevic's impending return.
18 min
1068
Locked On Magic 02.01.18: Trusting the Pass
The Orlando Magic offense is scorching right now. And it was on full display against the Los Angeles Lakers.
23 min
1069
Locked On Magic 01.31.18: Competitive Spirit
The Orlando Magic have picked up their play lately and are at least giving themselves a chance to win every night again.
26 min
1070
Locked On Magic 01.30.18: Jonathon Simmons' Sec...
Jonathon Simmons has seen his numbers decline as the year has gone on. He needs to find his second wind and push through fatigue.
18 min
1071
Locked On Magic 01.29.18: Winning the rest of t...
The Orlando Magic's season has gone off the rails, so what is the point of winning? There is plenty.
61 min
1072
Locked On Magic 01.26.18: The Victor Oladipo th...
The Orlando Magic prepare to meet again with Victor Oladipo, now a NBA All Star.
41 min
1073
Locked On Magic 01.25.18: The keys at the deadline
The Orlando Magic are two weeks away from the trade deadline. I explain why waiting might be the right path and why the Magic hold the power these next two weeks.
19 min
1074
Locked On Magic 01.24.18: Frank Vogel's stern m...
Frank Vogel had a stern message for his team after the game as they suffered a disappointing and deflating loss to the league-worst Sacramento Kings.
20 min
1075
Locked On Magic 01.22.18: Green and Grit
The Orlando Magic won for the second time in three games. But this one was different. The Magic needed grit this time.
25 min
1076
Locked On Magic 01.19.18: Foundations
The Orlando Magic nearly beat the Cleveland Cavaliers and have some echoes of their good team that has built for several games now.
32 min
1077
Locked On Magic 01.18.18: After the fight comes...
Arron Afflalo literally fought for the Orlando Magic in Tuesday's win. He expressed his regret over the escalation. But it may have been what the team needed.
24 min
1078
Locked On Magic 01.17.18: Finding the fight (li...
The Orlando Magic found the fight, and energy, from some different places to snap their losing streak.
24 min
1079
Locked On Magic 01.16.18: The Moral Victory
The Orlando Magic claimed a moral victory Friday. And sure they can. But the notion is meaningless without actual improvement.
27 min
1080
Locked On Magic 01.15.18: Midseason Review
We have passed the midpoint of the season. I recap the season that has been and what is left for the Orlando Magic in 2018.
48 min
1081
Locked On Magic 01.12.18: Say Nice Things About...
There is a lot of negativity about the Orlando Magic. I try to find something nice to say about the team.
35 min
1082
Locked On Magic 01.11.18: The Question for a Star
The Orlando Magic hope to groom Aaron Gordon as their next star. He learned some valuable lessons from Giannis Antetokounmpo.
26 min
1083
Locked On Magic 01.10.18: Trash
The Orlando Magic played like trash with their coach questioning their toughness. The losses only seem to be piling up more now.
31 min
1084
Locked On Magic 01.09.18: Trade winds are blowi...
The trade rumor mill is churning a month from the trade deadline. And the Orlando Magic might have a market to work with.
24 min
1085
Locked On Magic 01.08.18: Midseason Mailbag
The Orlando Magic reach the midpoint of the season so I answer your questions about the team on our weekly Facebook Live.
56 min
1086
Locked On Magic 01.05.18: Jeff Weltman's mid-se...
Jeff Weltman spoke to the Orlando Sentinel and spoke about what he has seen from the team so far and how those famous evaluations are going.
35 min
1087
Locked On Magic 01.04.18: Make or Miss League
The Orlando Magic missed shots. The result was predictable
23 min
1088
Locked On Magic 01.03.18: The Biz effect
The Orlando Magic have turned to Bismack Biyombo without Nikola Vucevic, and the potential of his effects are clear.
25 min
1089
Locked On Magic 01.02.18: Late game blues
The Orlando Magic struggled for a second straight game to execute and lost a game they probably deserved to win.
27 min
1090
Locked On Magic 01.01.18: What to watch for in ...
We are putting a forgettable 2017 behind us and looking forward to what the Orlando Magic can do in 2018.
48 min
1091
Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 80: Rock bo...
The Orlando Magic officially hit rock bottom, coming in 30th in the latest CBS Sports Power Rankings. We ask the ranker himself how we got here.
49 min
1092
Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 79: The tra...
The Orlando Magic have a very uncertain future and the trade market does not even see a clear salvation. I discuss the market with The Step Back's Andrew Bernucca.
58 min
1093
Locked On Magic 12.27.17: Some good news and so...
The Orlando Magic got some renewed energy with Evan Fournier back in the lineup. But the result was still the same.
30 min
1094
Locked On Magic 12.26.17: Merry Welpmas
The Orlando Magic are feeling the pain as another injury to a major player sends their season a lump of coal.
25 min
1095
Locked On Magic 12.22.17: New Orleans Pelicans ...
The New Orleans Pelicans are heading to Orlando. I preview the game with The Bird Writes.
24 min
1096
Locked On Magic 12.21.17: Everyone sees it... t...
The Orlando Magic did not play with the energy they needed undermanned (again). And everyone knows it.
23 min
1097
Locked On Magic 12.20.17: Time is now
The Orlando Magic have to get going now. And as players come back, they need to get up to speed quickly to save the season.
24 min
1098
Locked On Magic 12.19.17: Big Mo' and Mario Hez...
The Orlando Magic struggle to build momentum and that is stifling the team and their ability to find their normal. Mario Hezonja though appears to be setting a new normal as he defines his role.
28 min
1099
Locked On Magic 12.18.17: What's wrong with the...
The Orlando Magic have had a lot of problems in the last month. Locating a problem, needs an hourlong episode.
59 min
1100
Locked On Magic 12.15.17: The 3-pointer
The Orlando Magic promised to modernize their offense. They have not been afraid to let their 3-pointers fly, but their efficiency and quality has been impressive.
28 min