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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 12.14.17: Bigger questions than...
The Orlando Magic lost to the LA Clippers and left themselves asking some bigger questions than they need right now.
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Locked On Magic 12.13.17: Greater thans and les...
The Orlando Magic are hoping to be more full for Wednesday's game and they now face a critical juncture of their schedule.
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Locked On Magic 12.12.17: Orlando Magic in space?
The Orlando Magic had an (unfortunately) easy day at practice with all their injuries. So I talk about these space uniforms supposedly coming down the pike.
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Locked On Magic 12.11.17: The Nikola Vucevic co...
The Orlando Magic are facing a lot of injuries right now. Nikola Vucevic is at the center of what the team will need to do to survive.
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Locked On Magic 12.08.17: Sans Fournier
The Orlando Magic will be without Evan Fournier and it is a big hole to fill...
29 min
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Locked On Magic 12.07.17: Ugly is beautiful (or...
The Orlando Magic won ugly. It is important to look at the negatives and acknowledge them. But also to embrace winning this way.
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Locked On Magic 12.06.17: Learning from the past
The Orlando Magic have gotten a breakout season from Aaron Gordon. But learning from his past has helped him prepare for the future.
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Locked On Magic 12.05.17: Free throws are not s...
The Orlando Magic gave up a lot of free throws to the Charlotte Hornets. But their real problem is their inability to get to the foul line.
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Locked On Magic 12.04.17: First Quarter Review
The first quarter of the season is done. What questions do we have for the next 20 games and who is the team MVP?
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Locked On Magic 12.01.17: Missing Terrence Ross
Terrence Ross is officially out indefinitely with a knee injury. How do the Orlando Magic replace him?
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Locked On Magic 11.30.17: The Will to Win
The Orlando Magic finally made the plays they needed and snapped their nine-game losing streak.
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Locked On Magic 11.29.17: The going is tough
The Orlando Magic need to redevelop their trust in each other and develop some toughness to get out of this rut.
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Locked On Magic 11.28.17: Cosmetic changes
The Orlando Magic made a lineup change. . . and it had only a small effect.
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Locked On Magic 11.27.17: Rotation changes and ...
The Orlando Magic are on an eight-game losing streak and it is time to start thinking about changing the lineup.
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Locked On Magic 11.23.17: Happy Thanksgiving......
The Orlando Magic took another loss with a frustrating, inconsistent effort against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
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Locked On Magic 11.22.17: Righting the ship on D
The Orlando Magic's offense has taken a lot of focus, but players want to focus on getting their defense right to get out of this rut.
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Locked On Magic 11.21.17: A Normal Loss at an A...
The Orlando Magic took a loss to the Indiana Pacers thanks to poor execution and a little too much isolation ball. But in a losing streak, the loss felt bigger.
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Locked On Magic 11.20.17: Differential Diagnosi...
The Orlando Magic took a hard loss to the Utah Jazz. An embarrassing loss actually. I discuss what the defeat means and answer your questions.
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Locked On Magic 11.17.17: Lessons learned out West
The Orlando Magic's 1-3 West Coast trip was revealing for many reasons. What lessons will the Magic learn from it?
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Locked On Magic 11.16.17: The Barometer of Motion
Evan Fournier is the barometer for the Orlando Magic's motion offense. When he falls back into bad habits, it is bad news.
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Locked On Magic 11.15.17: The Simmons-Ross dilemma
Fans restless for some change have targeted Terrence Ross' spot for it. I explain why Jonathon Simmons works in his role and why Terrence Ross works in his.
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Locked On Magic 11.14.17: Measuring up
The Orlando Magic got a chance to measure themselves against the Golden State Warriors. And in that loss, their flaws were revealed.
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Locked On Magic 11.13.17: Let's talk about pace...
The Orlando Magic talk a lot about pace. It is not something we can measure, but what does it really mean?
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Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 78: Fast st...
The Orlando Magic are out to a fast start as they head out West. I sit down with Will Ogburn of Orlando Pinstriped Post to talk about the first 11 games.
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Locked On Magic 11.09.17: Elfrid Payton is back
The Orlando Magic scored a win against an undermanned New York Knicks team. But the big story was how Elfrid Payton reinvigorated the Magic offense.
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Locked On Magic 11.08.17: The Elfrid Connection
The Orlando Magic are still waiting for Elfrid Payton to return. I explain today why he is so important.
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Locked On Magic 11.07.17: Early season trends a...
The Orlando Magic hit the 10-game mark to their season, so we check in on some key stats to find out what is real and what is not.
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Locked On Magic 11.06.17: Looking for the Orlan...
The Orlando Magic have gotten out to a hot start, but have started to falter. hat is their place in the Eastern Conference now?
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Locked On Magic 11.03.17: The secret ingredients
The Orlando Magic's fast start has been because of some obvious things. But also because of some consistent things built over the summer.
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Locked On Magic 11.02.17: Finding a way. . .
The Orlando Magic found a way to get a win over the Memphis Grizzlies, continuing a very encouraging trend.
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Locked On Magic 11.01.17: Cracks in the foundation
The Orlando Magic are playing some great basketball, but there are a few cracks to examine.
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Locked On Magic 10.31.17: Depth is the difference
The Orlando Magic have gotten off to a 5-2 start and they have their depth to thank for it.
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Locked On Magic 10.30.17: Big wins, little loss...
The Orlando Magic scored a big victory and appear on the right path. Now they hit the road.
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Locked On Magic 10.26.17: Mario Hezonja's early...
Mario Hezonja remains a major lightning rod and flashpoint among Orlando Magic fans. Some think he is a star being held back, others are frustrated with his poor production and lack of development. Where does that leave him this year and how has he pla...
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Locked On Magic 10.25.17: Aaron Gordon = Happy
Aaron Gordon had himself a night with 41 points in a 125-121 win over the Brooklyn Nets. But that feeling Gordon engenders when he plays like this? That could be the most important thing of all.
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Locked On Magic 10.24.17: Moving in the right d...
The Orlando Magic have come away with two wins that followed the same theme -- they were games they probably do not win last year. That is a sign as much as anything that the team is moving in the right direction (7:15). I also look at the Magic's craz...
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Locked On Magic 10.23.17: Early Season Impressions
The Orlando Magic are three games in and they have been quite a three games. On today's Facebook Live episode, I look back at the weekend set of games, including the win over the Cleveland Cavaliers, answer your questions and list my early season impre...
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Locked On Magic 10.20.17: Here's what's next...
The Orlando Magic are still basking in their 1-0 start. But the schedule is unforgiving. Here come the fast-charging Brooklyn Nets (2:30). I look back at players we overlooked from Wednesday's game (10:50), comment on why winning Friday could be huge (...
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Locked On Magic 10.19.17: First adversity, firs...
The Orlando Magic did not handle adversity well last season. But they came through big to defeat the Miami Heat down the stretch. I break down the game on today's episode and dream of what this all could mean.
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Locked On Magic 10.18.17: The Day is Finally Here!
Opening night is finally here! I preview what to watch for in the Orlando Magic's opening night game against the Miami Heat (2:25). I also take a global view with a look at some important points in the schedule -- especially the beginning (11:05) -- an...
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Locked On Magic 10.17.17: The Night Before
A few roster touchups to get to on Regular Season's Eve. The Orlando Magic did not get to an extension agreement with Aaron Gordon or Elfrid Payton, I calm you down on what that means (3:30). Orlando also added Jamel Artis and made Khem Birch the last ...
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Locked On Magic 10.16.17: OMD Facebook Live NBA...
I took to Facebook Live this Sunday to officially log my predictions for the NBA season. How do I see the season shaking out? Where will the Orlando Magic finish? Who makes the Playoffs? And can anyone dethrone the Golden State Warriors?
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Locked On Magic 10.13.17: Fast Starts
The Orlando Magic play their final preseason game Friday, but we are already looking ahead to the regular season. On today's show, I talk about why winning is important for the Magic this year (10:40) and why they need to get off to a fast start (17:55...
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Locked On Magic 10.12.17: The post-up stretch-5...
Nikola Vucevic always seems to come with something good and a criticism to follow. On offense, Vucevic is looking to recover from last year by expanding to the 3-point line and regaining his efficiency in the post (10:30). I also (finally) discuss Trac...
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Locked On Magic 10.11.17: The mirages are real?
The preseason is coming to a close after the Orlando Magic's win over the San Antonio Spurs. I wonder if the mirages of the preseason are real (14:15). I am leaning yes. I also recap the Magic's win over the Spurs (2:45) and why Elfrid Payton is great ...
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Locked On Magic 10.10.17: Jonathon Simmons and ...
The Orlando Magic are certainly willing to explore and let Jonathon Simmons be Jonathon Simmons. They are looking to expand his game off the bench for now, and he is proving to them in the preseason just how good he might be (9:40). I also take a look...
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Locked On Magic 10.09.17: Transition and Defense
The Orlando Magic's identity is beginning to emerge as we hit the midpoint of the preseason. On today's episode, I discuss the Magic's transition game and why it is critical for the team's offense (12:55). I also analyze where the defense is at (22:50)...
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Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 77: Nationa...
As we parse through the preseason predictions and what the national experts think of the Orlando Magic, something is clear. The Magic get no respect. This may seem unimportant, but it has major consequences. On today's episode, I explore those conseque...
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Locked On Magic 10.05.17: On to the next
The Orlando Magic prep for their second preseason game against the Dallas Mavericks and their preseason home opener Thursday. I look at what the Magic did well in Monday's game and what they hope to build on and improve for Thursday (5:50). I also prev...
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Locked On Magic 10.04.17: For the fans
The Orlando Magic had their annual open practice Tuesday. And like them, I think the fans were eager to see their Magic team play live (2:50). I also discuss how the Magic need to get better use from the 3-point line (11:45) and why Frank Vogel's secon...
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Locked On Magic 10.03.17: Games sound familiar
The Orlando Magic are off and running, playing their first game of the preseason. I break down the 92-84 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies and what the big takeaways are from the preseason opener (1:45). I then discuss the already apparent effects of famil...
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Locked On Magic 10.02.17: The first game is here!
Training camp officially ended Friday and the first game is upon us. As the Orlando Magic prepare for their game against the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday (15:00), I discuss what the Magic built in training camp (1:30) and what they hope to get out of th...
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Locked On Magic 09.29.17: Aaron Gordon rising
The Orlando Magic and its fans are eagerly awaiting to see Aaron Gordon take the floor this year. It feels like this season is his time to shine. To do so, he will have to improve his jumper and take a big leap (9:40). The stakes are high as it appears...
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Locked On Magic 09.28.17: Focused on Defense
Orlando Magic training camp continues as the team continues to install its offensive and defensive principles. It is clear the Magic will put a lot of their focus on defense after struggling last year (1:15). As for the future, it is also clear Jeff We...
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Locked On Magic 09.27.17: Off and Running!
Orlando Magic training camp is off and running as the team got going in its first day. It was a bit different as the team's familiarity with each other and the coach helped them get off to a fast start (2:05). I also check in on Jonathan Isaac's first...
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Locked On Magic 09.26.17: Media Day Expectations
The Orlando Magic gathered together for the first time in the 2018 season as they prepare for training camp Tuesday. There was no talk of the Playoff like last year, but rather a simple directive and expectation to meet. That simple task may be the har...
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Locked On Magic 09.25.17: Expectations for 2018
The Orlando Magic enter the 2018 season with uncertainty. What will this team be and how does it achieve its goals? What even are its goals. As we prepare for media day and training camp, I look at what to expect for the Magic this season (3:05) and re...
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Locked On Magic: 09.22.17: Potential to Reality
We finish our player outlooks with a look at perhaps the most promising and important player for the Orlando Magic: Aaron Gordon (11:45). This is the year where he has to turn potential into reality. I also discuss the Magic's recent hire of David Tenn...
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Locked On Magic 09.21.17: Put up or shut up
For Elfrid Payton and Mario Hezonja it is a big prove-it year as both players try to establish themselves in the NBA. For Payton, he has to prove his post-All-Star run was more than a fluke (2:10). For Hezonja, he has to prove he belongs in the NBA (11...
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Locked On Magic 09.20.17: Evan Fournier and Nik...
Evan Fournier (11:00) and Nikola Vucevic (18:45) arguably had down years last year in 2016. They both will figure to be important in 2017 and the Orlando Magic will need them both to breakthrough to find success. I also discuss the ESPN report the Magi...
29 min
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Locked On Magic 09.19.17: It's the bench!
The Orlando Magic worked to remake their bench this year, I dug into the numbers a bit to find out why this was so important, and why the season might rest on how the bench performs (9:25). I also give an outlook on a key player off that bench in Arron...
23 min
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Locked On Magic 09.18.17: New and Not-So-New
We are officially a week away from Orlando Magic Media Day! We kick our player outlooks into high gear looking at Jonathan Isaac and what he can bring to the team his rookie year (2:30) and Bismack Biyombo and how to reconcile his contract with his pro...
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Locked On Magic 09.15.17: Lottery Reform and To...
I close the week with a special Facebook Live episode . . . IN AUDIO FORM! I discuss the NBA's efforts to reform the NBA Lottery and why I do not think they will have the desired effect. I also discuss the Magic's presence -- or lack thereof -- in the ...
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Locked On Magic 09.14.17: Terrence Ross' outlook
Today, I continue our player outlook series by looking at Terrence Ross and whether this is (finally) the year he finds consistency (7:55). I also take a look at Marreese Speights (18:25) and what his role could be and review the leaked image of the Ma...
28 min
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Locked On Magic 09.13.17: Jonathon Simmons Outlook
Locked On Magic is up and running once again as we begin our player outlook series. Today I look at what the expectations are for Jonathon Simmons (3:20). And I recap why Orlando Magic management restored some faith this summer (17:05).
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Locked On Magic 09.12.17: Back from the Storm
No basketball talk on today's episode of Locked On Magic as we get back up and running after Hurricane Irma. I update you on how Orlando is recovering following this weekend's hurricane and set the table for the rest of the week. Thank you all for your...
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Locked On Magic 09.08.17: Preparing for Irma
A few things to clean up before we shut down for Hurricane Irma. The Orlando Magic re-signed Damjan Rudez (yay?) for some extra training camp depth (6:35). But I put most of the focus today on how Evan Fournier and Nikola Vucevic are playing at Eurobas...
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Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 76: Where t...
On today's episode of Locked On Magic, I am joined by Alex Kennedy of HoopsHype as we discuss where the Orlando Magic left off, what they added this offseason and where they go from here.
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Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 75: Tracy M...
Tracy McGrady is a legend in Orlando Magic circles as one of the team's greatest players. This week, he enters the Basketball Hall of Fame. Today, I am joined by Ben DuBose of Locked on Rockets to discuss McGrady's career with the Magic and Rockets and...
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Locked On Magic 09.04.17: It's T-MAC Week!
Happy Labor Day everyone! I do a quick recap of this weekend's Eurobasket action (2:40) and discuss the coaching changes (9:25). I then kick off Tracy McGrady Week by discussing his legacy and why it seems to endure (17:45).
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Locked On Magic 09.01.17: Eurobasket on my TV!
It is September, and we have actual basketball to watch! I recap France's Eurobasket opener against Finland and break down Evan Fournier's 25-point performance (1:15). I then discuss why I think Eurobasket is important and what lessons Evan Fournier an...
33 min
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Locked On Magic 08.31.17: Locked on Fantasy Bas...
On today's episode of Locked On Magic, I join Josh Lloyd of Locked on Fantasy Basketball to preview the Orlando Magic from the fantasy basketball perspective.
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Locked On Magic 08.29.17: Jonathan Defense
With all the changes to the Orlando Magic, everyone seems to have forgotten about draft pick Jonathan Isaac. I discuss how he can help change the Magic's perimeter defense and what some basic expectations for him should be for his rookie year.
20 min
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Locked On Magic 08.28.17: The Patience Problem
The Orlando Magic have never had to display patience throughout their team history. The last five years have tested them and they have learned a lot of lessons. Or we will find out if they have.
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Locked On Magic 08.25.17: Don't Google this epi...
Evan Fournier has been getting some undeserved Internet hate this summer after an inefficient year last year. But I tell you why you should stick with Fournier a little longer (14:50). I also break down NBA2K18's All-Time Orlando Magic team (1:15).
29 min
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Locked On Magic 08.23.17: Working hard or hardl...
With the earth moving in the Eastern Conference, I discuss what I hope the Orlando Magic's key players are working on this summer with a special focus on Aaron Gordon.
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Locked On Magic 08.22.17: Bright side of the ec...
I celebrate Monday's eclipse with a look at the reasons to be optimistic about the 2018 Orlando Magic season (10:25). Even with the team's evaluative stance to the season (24:20). I also discuss the Magic's recent signing of Adreian Payne to a two-way ...
34 min
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Locked On Magic 08.21.17: Fournier vs. Vuc to t...
This weekend featured the marquee matchup of Evan Fournier vs. Nikola Vucevic! Well, for four minutes. But I still tell you how Fournier is playing for France in Eurobasket prep (0:50). I also dive deeper into the 2018 schedule (7:05) and talk about ex...
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Locked On Magic 08.18.17: The Greatest of All Time
We conclude our history week by revealing Orlando Magic Daily's pick for the best Magic team of all time and discuss the case for and against that team (1:05). I also break down who I would put on the all-time Magic team for NBA2K18 (22:20).
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Locked On Magic 08.17.17: Star search and trans...
Our history week continues as I examine how this star search differs from other Orlando Magic star searches after big trades and departures and why it is important the Magic find their star somewhere (6:55). I also discuss some news about Mario Hezonja...
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Locked On Magic 08.16.17: Flash!
Our history week continues as I say some words and remember Darrell Armstrong and what he means to the Orlando Magic franchise (8:25). I also break down the leaks of the Magic's new Nike jerseys (1:30).
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Locked On Magic 08.15.17: Schedule Day!
The NBA schedule is out. I break down the important stretches on the Orlando Magic schedule this year and other trends I notice in how the team's schedule is constructed (1:15). I also discuss what happened in the 2017 season and where it fits in with ...
33 min
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Locked On Magic 08.14.17: Lessons from the worst
This week on Orlando Magic Daily, we are ranking the best teams in Orlando Magic history. Today on Locked On Magic, I look at what lessons we learn about rebuilding from the five worst teams in Magic history (9:55). I also discuss Eurobasket and why it...
29 min
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Locked On Magic 08.11.17: Face-boom shaka laka ...
We close out the week on Locked On Magic with another Facebook Live episode. Today, I chat about the Orlando Magic's all-time NBA JAM team and begin constructing a NBA JAM team for the current Magic.
29 min
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Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 74: To the ...
We continue to begin breaking down the Orlando Magic's offseason as we do a deep dive into the depths of the Magic roster with Orlando Magic Daily contributor Zach Palmer.
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Locked On Magic 08.09.17: Southeast kind of life
The Southeast Division did not see the massive changes seen throughout the NBA. Staying relatively still may have very well helped several teams improve their standing in the Eastern Conference (21:00). I also discuss the Lakeland Magic's new hires (4:...
30 min
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Locked On Magic 08.08.17: G-Leagerness
It being the doldrums, I vent my G-League eagerness and ponder how the Orlando Magic will use the G-League (2:35). I also discuss the Magic's intent in investing more in their basketball operations and what that means (17:20).
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Locked On Magic 08.07.17: What are we fighting ...
Locked On Magic is back from vacation and there is plenty to talk about! Bismack Biyombo plays in the NBA Africa Game (2:20)! Early reviews of the Magic's offseason (8:20)! Playoff talk (16:45)!
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Locked On Magic 08.01.17: Facebook Live Mailbag!
Before Locked On Magic heads off on vacation for the rest of the week, I opened up the Orlando Magic Daily Mailbag and answered your questions in this special Facebook Live Mailbag episode. I also discuss the surprise waiving of Marcus Georges-Hunt.
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Locked On Magic 07.31.17: Beyond Homecoming Week
Last week in Orlando was homecoming week as the Orlando Magic welcomed back Arron Afflalo and Marreese Speights came home. Orlando City also welcomed back Dom Dwyer. But homecomings are not always what they seem (18:55). I also discuss Mario Hezonja no...
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Locked On Magic 07.28.17: Happy Homecoming
The Orlando Magic welcomed two new players "home" in some way as they introduced Arron Afflalo (2:35) and Marreese Speights (8:30). Both players have ties to Orlando with Afflalo returning to the place of his best years and Speights returning to his ho...
25 min
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Locked On Magic 07.27.17: Salary cap streeeeetch
The Orlando Magic seemingly completed their summer without addressing their big shooting need. Then a pair of minimum contracts seemed to help solve it. Does Arron Afflalo fill the Magic's needs (16:35)? I also look at the implications of the Magic str...
27 min
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Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 73: New Kid...
On this episode of the Orlando Magic Daily Podcast, we welcome in some new kids on the block. Not just Arron Afflalo, Jonathon Simmons and the Magic newcomers, but also our new friends from the Orlando Magic Podcast! We get their fan perspective on the...
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Locked On Magic 07.25.17: Thinking small, going...
The Orlando Magic's gamble to go big last year failed and now they are fully embracing going small. What kind of small team are they trying to be? I break down how the Magic have gone small (6:30) and why their current starting lineup works (for now) (...
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Locked On Magic 07.24.17: Mo' Rumors, Mo' Trades
The Orlando Magic are not done yet. The team is reportedly set to sign Marreese Speights (0:50). I react to the signing and discuss what it means for Nikola Vucevic and the trade market (7:00). I then address the Kyrie Irving trade rumors and why the M...
29 min
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Locked On Magic 07.21.17: The Shelvin Mack Show
Shelvin Mack was the somewhat confusing and surprising signing for the Orlando Magic at point guard. There are a lot of ways the signing raises questions, but a lot of ways it makes sense. I explore the Mack signing and what it means for the Magic movi...
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Locked On Magic 07.20.17: All about Jonathon Si...
On today's episode of Locked On Magic we are talking all about Jonathon Simmons. We sit down with Jeff Garcia of Locked On Spurs to find out who Simmons is on the player, why things were not perfect with the Spurs and what the reaction is to losing him...
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Locked On Magic 07.19.17: Finding Intangibles
The Orlando Magic introduced Jonathon Simmons and Shelvin Mack to the media Tuesday. What was it about them that drew the Magic to them. It is hard to count that is for sure. Their intangibles were part of the equation (6:00). I also discuss the NBA an...
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Locked On Magic 07.18.17: The Landscape
The Orlando Magic's summer is essentially done (1:30), so I spend today's podcast scaling back and looking at the Eastern Conference landscape (9:00).
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Locked On Magic 07.17.17: A complete roster wit...
The Orlando Magic completed their roster this weekend by signing Jonathon Simmons. Where does that leave the team looking ahead to this season? (1:30) And what do the Magic's free agent signings say about Jeff Weltman's vision for the team? (10:25)
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