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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.

Locked On Magic 10.04.18: Same old, same old Ni...
Nikola Vucevic has been one of the most reliable options for the Orlando Magic for a long time. But it seems his days are numbered as the team prepares to turn a new page.
23 min
Locked On Magic 10.02.18: Just getting started...
The Orlando Magic played their first exhibition game. There was plenty to like and plenty to dislike. And resist the temptation to draw conclusions.
24 min
Locked On Magic 10.01.18: The first rehearsal
The Orlando Magic are preparing for their first preseason game and the expectations are... well... low. And they should be. It's the first preseason game.
24 min
Locked On Magic 09.28.18: Questions for preseason
Training camp is in full swing and the preseason is in full view. The Orlando Magic have some big questions to sort out as the games start to begin.
25 min
Locked ON Magic 09.27.18: The Terrence Ross Ret...
Terrence Ross is set to come back from a major leg injury that cost him 50-plus games last season. What state is he in heading into camp?
22 min
Locked On Magic 09.26.18: First Day of Camp
The Orlando Magic completed their first day of camp and are laying the foundations for their team. It takes a lot of detail and a lot of work.
21 min
Locked On Magic 09.25.18: It's Media Day!
The Orlando Magic held their Media Day and are ready to get going for the 2019 season. And optimism abounds as they prepare.
20 min
Locked On Magic 09.24.18: All about Mo' (and Me...
Mohamed Bamba figures to be a key piece for the Orlando Magic moving forward. But his development his rookie year may be slow.
36 min
Locked On Magic 09.21.18: Jonathan Isaac, the p...
Jonathan Isaac had a false start his rookie year. But he still showed plenty to get excited about for his second year.
24 min
Locked On Magic 09.20.18: Evan Fournier should ...
Evan Fournier is easy to forget amid the excitement for the Orlando Magic's new wave of young players. But Fournier is still valuable for the team and someone they can count on.
24 min
Locked On Magic 09.19.18: Swing through the Sou...
The Southeast Division seems like it is in turmoil after this summer. Each team is facing some serious issues heading into 2019.
24 min
Locked On Magic 09.18.18: Questions for young p...
The Orlando Magic added Jarell Martin and Isaiah Briscoe. Both players trying to find their place in the league who might get that opportunity in Orlando.
22 min
Locked On Magic 09.17.18: Aaron Gordon due for ...
Aaron Gordon had a breakthrough season last year. Now he has to show he is ready to take the next step.
25 min
Locked On Magic 09.14.18: It's not D.J. Augusti...
D.J. Augustin will surely get some of the blame for the Magic's poor point guard situation. It isn't him you are angry at. And Augustin still provides a calming presence for a young team.
24 min
Locked On Magic 09.13.18: Reviewing the last tw...
I finish my review of the last two draft classes with Stephen Cameron of Close Up Magic with a look at what to expect from Mohamed Bamba and Jonathan Isaac.
27 min
Locked On Magic 09.12.18: Reviewing the last tw...
The Orlando Magic have started to lay the foundation for their future through the draft with some intriguing young players. Today, I chat about the second-round picks from the last two years and what to expect this year.
33 min
Locked On Magic 09.11.18: The Orlando Update
Catching up on all things Orlando. I discuss the changes to the Amway Center Entertainment Complex and the oddly similar fate of the three major pro teams in Orlando.
25 min
Locked On Magic 09.10.18: Jonathon Simmons' 201...
Jonathon Simmons proved his place in the NBA with a career year with more minutes. Now he has to do it again as the Magic refine his role.
22 min
Locked On Magic 09.07.18: Remembering Rich DeVos
Orlando Magic owner Rich DeVos died Thursday at 92 years old. He left a legacy of service that made the Magic much more than a basketball team.
21 min
Locked On Magic 09.06.18: Grant Hill's unfulfil...
Grant Hill will enter the Hall of Fame on Friday. Orlando Magic fans did not see him at his best with seven years dominated with injury. It left his career unfulfilled, even according to Locked On Pistons.
40 min
Locked On Magic 09.05.18: The best players in O...
This year the Orlando Magic celebrate their 30th anniversary. I sat down to discuss some of the best players in Orlando Magic history with Aaron Goldstone of Orlando Pinstriped Post
57 min
Locked On Magic 09.04.18: Time to load up the h...
Labor Day has come and gone and the season is officially in focus. Time to get hyped.
20 min
Locked On Magic 08.31.18: An offseason of nothing
The Orlando Magic did not do very much this offseason, opting to sit it out and wait for the right moves rather than grabbing short-term glory.
19 min
Locked On Magic 08.30.18: The day the 2009 Fina...
Game 4 of the 2009 Finals is a game that gets debated endless and is full of regret. It sped up the inevitable defeat in that series.
40 min
Locked On Magic 08.28.18: The end of the bench
It is time to look at a few young players who will be fighting for playing time this year. What do Melvin Frazier and Isaiah Briscoe bring to the table?
20 min
Locked On Magic 08.27.18: The Most Popular Play...
It is time to review the results of our Orlando Magic Daily ranking of the most popular players in team history.
44 min
Locked On Magic 08.23.18: Mo Patience with Mo ...
Mohamed Bamba has captured a lot of excitement for Orlando Magic fans. But his rookie year will likely require some patience.
19 min
Locked On Magic 08.22.18: Looking back, looking...
Where do the 2018 Orlando Magic rank in Magic history? And what will make the 2019 Magic team successful? We look back and ahead.
25 min
Locked On Magic 08.17.18: The Eastern Conferenc...
The Orlando Magic are going to entertain the Playoffs nominally. So what does the Eastern Conference look like? And where do the Magic fall as we tier the teams?
30 min
Locked On Magic 08.15.18: Orlando Opportunities
The Orlando Solar Bears are getting a big boost with the Tampa Bay Lightning agreeing to be their affiliate. It feels like a good local team is all this market needs.
34 min
Locked On Magic 08.14.18: The stretches that de...
The table is set for the Orlando Magic with the 2019 season. What areas will define the season for the Magic?
27 min
Locked On Magic 08.11.18: The 2019 Schedule is ...
The Orlando Magic's 2018-19 season schedule is out. I run through the basic highlights of the schedule and what to expect as things get started.
21 min
Locked On Magic 08.10.18: For Jonathon Simmons'...
Jonathon Simmons had a career year in his first time in a defined role. Now he has to do the most difficult thing -- do it again.
15 min
Locked On Magic 08.08.18: Inside the NBA 2K Lea...
The NBA 2K League enters its final week with Magic Gaming in the driver's seat for a Playoff spot. I spoke with The Post Game's Jeff Eisenband to figure out where the league has thrived and what to expect from the Playoff push.
51 min
Locked On Magic 08.06.18: Win projections!
The first batch of win projections are out! What do they say about the expectations for the Orlando Magic's season and how should we really measure success?
24 min
Locked On Magic 08.03.18: Offseason Mailbag!
The Orlando Magic offseason is in full swing. I answered some of your questions about the direction the team will go and what the future might hold.
34 min
Locked On Magic 07.31.18: Length is the word
The Orlando Magic have put a focus on drafting and finding players with length. What effect does this actually have? We have actually seen it at work.
20 min
Locked On Magic 07.30.18: Nikola Vucevic's rema...
Mohamed Bamba will eventually become the starting center. But for now Nikola Vucevic is still the team's best option.
26 min
Locked On Magic 07.27.18: Reviewing the Depth C...
The Orlando Magic's offseason is pretty much done with a roster that is almost full. At this juncture, I review what the Magic's depth chart looks like.
27 min
Locked On Magic 07.25.18: Answering all the que...
The Orlando Magic were not able to get a lot done this offseason. But there were still a few moves made and a lot of questions left to answer.
59 min
Locked On Magic 07.24.18: A Trade, New Radio Ho...
Cleaning out the notebook this Tuesday as I recap an Orlando Magic trade, their new radio home and Magic Gaming's Playoff push.
24 min
Locked On Magic 07.23.18: Light at the end of t...
The Orlando Magic weren't able to do much this summer in free agency. Cap room is coming and could be here sooner than we think.
17 min
Locked On Magic 07.20.18: What the Orlando Magi...
The Orlando Magic were very quiet in free agency leaving a lot of things left to do to improve the team and a focus that is not on the 2019 season.
23 min
Locked On Magic 07.19.18: Jonathan Isaac's summ...
Jonathan Isaac had an impressive Summer League on both ends of the floor. His stats show there is still work to do.
23 min
Locked On Magic 07.18.18: Searching for identit...
The Orlando Magic are seeking to establish an identity and started during Summer League. But they are selling a similar story that failed before.
25 min
Locked On Magic 07.17.18: Summer League Takeaways
We put a bow on Summer League with my final takeaways from the Orlando Magic's Summer League run.
24 min
Locked On Magic 07.16.18: Summer League Review ...
The Orlando Magic are done with Summer League this year. To get a better picture of how they did, I chatted with Preston Ellis and Oleh Kosel of The Bird Calls who were both in Las Vegas taking in the action.
38 min
Locked On Magic 07.13.18: Waiting on the G-League
With the Orlando Magic sitting out Jonathan Isaac and Mohamed Bamba, the Orlando Magic's other players had a chance to shine at Summer League.
25 min
Locked On Magic 07.12.18: Aaron Gordon and avoi...
The Orlando Magic took care of free agent Aaron Gordon quickly getting a team-friendly deal in the process. that seemed to be fortunate especially considering how the restricted free agent market has played out.
28 min
Locked On Magic 07.11.18: The end of free agenc...
The Orlando Magic appear done with free agency. At least that is what Jeff Weltman says. What does that mean for the upcoming season?
27 min
Locked On Magic 07.10.18: Summer League Review
The Orlando Magic are done with preliminary play and their offense struggled in their first loss to the Phoenix Suns. I take stock with what it means on both sides of the ball.
29 min
Locked On Magic 07.09.18: Summer League & A Trade
The Orlando Magic kept busy on and off the court to start Summer League. They picked up two impressive wins and made a trade.
23 min
Locked On Magic 07.06.18: Jonathan Isaac's time
It has been a long time since we last saw Jonathan Isaac on a basketball floor. In his second Summer League, he is physically and mentally more mature. And ready to shine.
21 min
Locked On Magic 07.05.18: Isaiah Thomas in the ...
The Orlando Magic are reportedly looking to make a somewhat splashy move, talking with free agent guard Isaiah Thomas.
16 min
Locked On Magic 07.03.18: More Summer League th...
NBA Summer League is on the horizon. The team is in Las Vegas and the games start Friday. What should you be watching for when they start?
22 min
Locked On Magic 07.02.18: Aaron Gordon is back!
The Orlando Magic made their big move of the offseason bringing back Aaron Gordon on a four-year deal.
21 min
Locked On Magic 07.01.18: Free Agency is a thin...
Free agency opened up Sunday so I took to Facebook Live and reacted live to some of the contracts handed out and answered your Magic questions.
42 min
Locked On Magic 06.28.18: The situation as it is
Free agency is quickly approaching. Aaron Gordon sends signals that he would like to be done soon and Orlando has little more they can do but wait on him.
24 min
Locked On Magic 06.27.18: The questions remaining
The Orlando Magic got some things they wanted in the NBA Draft. But left plenty of questions about their team with little room to answer them.
18 min
Locked On Magic 06.26.18: Free agency and the p...
The Orlando Magic turn to free agency. They need a point guard for sure after dropping Shelvin Mack. And Aaron Gordon's free agency looms.
23 min
Locked On Magic 06.25.18: Mo Bamba No. 5
So who is Orlando Magic draft pick Mohamed Bamba? We begin to break down his game and get reaction from the Orlando Magic's draft pick.
20 min
Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 90: Drafter...
OMD Podcast: Draftermath -- Long Nights, Long Players, Long Podcasts
57 min
Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 89: 2018 NB...
The NBA Draft has finally arrived. The class is a deep one with plenty of stars to offer the Orlando Magic. So where will they go?
60 min
Locked On Magic 06.20.18: Marvin Bagley and Mo ...
We complete our look at the draft prospects with a look at the games of Marvin Bagley and Mohamed Bamba and how they might fit with the Orlando Magic.
30 min
Locked On Magic 06.19.18: Draft is coming
It is officially Draft week. Jeff Weltman helps set the table for what to expect this week as the big day draw closer and closer.
23 min
Locked On Magic 06.15.18: SURPRISE Mailbag
It is nearly draft week and so I decided to open up my mailbag and answer YOUR Orlando Magic questions ahead of the draft.
33 min
Locked On Magic 06.14.18: The Locked On NBA Moc...
The first six picks of the Locked On NBA Mock Draft are revealed. I dive deeper into my pick for the Orlando Magic at No. 6.
27 min
Locked On Magic 06.13.18: Magic management and ...
The Orlando Magic's management group has a distinct type when they go through the draft process. Will they follow it again?
22 min
Locked On Magic 06.12.18: Pulse, two years later
Tuesday marks the two years since the shooting at Pulse Nightclub, a gay nightclub near Downtown Orlando. What should we think about as time marches on past the emotion of that day.
29 min
Locked On Magic 06.11.18: Closing the book on 2018
The 2018 Finals are over and so is the NBA season. We look back on the lessons we learned as the Magic prepare to rebuild.
16 min
Locked On Magic 06.08.18: It's Trae Day
The Orlando Magic had Trae Young in for an individual workout. He comes with a lot of hype. But he might be the best fit for everything the Magic need.
25 min
Locked On Magic 06.07.18: Second round point gu...
The Orlando Magic have two picks in the second round of the NBA Draft and there are a lot of intriguing point guards with plenty of talent who could be available.
23 min
Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 88: Buildin...
OMD Podcast: Lessons from the Tampa Bay Lightning
49 min
Locked On Magic 06.05.18: Drafting for potential
The Orlando Magic could draft someone who can clearly play... or they could make the long-term play and go after someone who is purely potential.
23 min
Locked On Magic 06.04.18: Playing it safe with ...
Initial reactions to the Orlando Magic hiring Steve Clifford have died down. So what are the Magic left with? And what can he accomplish?
28 min
Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 87: Who is ...
Orlando Magic fans are familiar with Steve Clifford from his previous time with the Magic. But who is he as a head coach? I check in with Locked on Hornets' Walker Mehl to discuss who Clifford is as a coach and what he brings to the team.
38 min
Locked On Magic 05.31.18: Steve Clifford's Clea...
The Orlando Magic finally hired a head coach, naming Steve Clifford the team's next head man. What does he bring and where are the pitfalls? And what is the clean slate in front of the Magic now?
26 min
BREAKING NEWS: Orlando Magic hire Steve Clifford
The Orlando Magic's coaching search is finally over. The team has hired Steve Clifford as its next head coach.
7 min
Locked On Magic 05.30.18: Star Search
The Orlando Magic are looking for a star with the sixth pick. That has fans focused on two players. I profile Michael Porter Jr. on today's show.
17 min
Locked On Magic 05.29.18: Memorial Day Mock Draft
It is past Memorial Day and so it is time to turn our full attention to the NBA Draft. I start the preview by going through my first mock draft.
28 min
Locked On Magic 05.25.18: Coaching Rumors and L...
Some new coaching rumors have surfaced as the Orlando Magic continue to look for a new head coach. And as the Playoffs wind down, I ponder the lessons for a rebuilding team from the Playoffs.
32 min
Locked On Magic 05.24.18: The Summer of Aaron G...
As the Orlando Magic begin to consider making some major changes to their roster, they inevitably return to one major question. What to do with Aaron Gordon. In fact, that might be the question that hangs over their entire summer.
22 min
Locked On Magic 05.23.18: A matter of faith
The Orlando Magic are embarking on a rebuild and scarred fans are skeptical of what is to come. Jeff Weltman and John Hammond deserve your benefit of the doubt.
24 min
Locked On Magic 05.21.18: The Point Guard Debat...
The Orlando Magic need a point guard and there are a few of interest in the NBA Draft. As we enter Draft month, the debate on which point guard the Magic should take will take center stage.
23 min
Locked On Magic 05.18.18: What remains
The Orlando Magic have a draft to look forward to. But that is one piece of the puzzle. As the team tries to go in a new direction, they have to examine what they have left and how to improve the roster they have.
25 min
Locked On Magic 05.17.18: Sixth is fine, I swear
The Orlando Magic ended up sixth in the NBA Draft. While that is not the best spot for the team, there are still plenty of good players for the Magic to accomplish their goals.
35 min
Locked On Magic 05.16.18: The NBA Draft Lottery...
The Orlando Magic will pick sixth in the NBA Draft after Tuesday's NBA Draft Lottery. Relive the excitement as our panel breaks down the Magic's season, the future, the importance of this pick and where the Magic go now.
60 min
Locked On Magic 05.15.18: The Lottery Process &...
The Lottery is today! So how does it work? I try to explain. And then I answer your questions in my Orlando Magic Mailbag.
28 min
Locked On Magic 05.14.18: The dominos start to ...
Coaching changes are happening all around the league with a wave of new hires and one big firing in Toronto. The Orlando Magic remain quiet as we try to figure out what direction the team will head.
35 min
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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