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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 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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Locked On Magic 07.14.17: Back from vacation an...
You would think things would be easy coming back from vacation. Nope. The Orlando Magic signed Jonathon Simmons while I was recording this podcast so I have a live reaction (21:20). I also answer your questions about the Magic's future cap room (0:00) ...
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Locked On Magic 07.09.17: Return of the MACK
Sorry, had to use that one. I will use it again. On this special episode, I react to the Orlando Magic's reported signing of Shelvin Mack (00:50) and what it means for the team next year and the rest of the summer. I also discuss briefly Evan Fournier'...
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Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 72: Summer ...
Summer League is over and there is a lot to recap. We are joined by Cory Hutson of Orlando Pinstriped Post to discuss what we saw including how Jonathan Isaac and played and which players made an impression. We also discuss free agency... and the lack ...
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Locked On Magic 07.06.17: Summer League winding...
Summer League is winding down as we get set for Championship Thursday. I discuss some of the lesser-known players who are going to get their chance in the final two days and some early takeaways (1:35). I then turn the attention to free agency and expl...
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Locked On Magic 07.05.17: The Development Question
Jonathan Isaac's Summer League is officially over and it was pretty much a success (2:40). The future though is all about his development. There the Magic have had their struggles and may need a new approach to resolving this tricky question (9:05). Th...
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Locked On Magic 07.04.17: The Free Agent Conundrum
The Orlando Magic have done nothing in free agency so far (at least publicly). I explain why this is not a cause for alarm and might be the right strategy for the team (1:25). I also recap Summer League so far for Jonathan Isaac as he has gotten better...
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Locked On Magic 07.03.17: The Foundation
The Orlando Magic played their first two Summer League games, working out their nerves and beginning to lay an interesting foundation defensively. I look at how Jonathan Isaac has played and how the team is previewing what it wants to be (5:50). I also...
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Locked On Magic 06.30.17: Summer League'ing, ha...
It is the end of June, and while the specter of free agency hangs over the league, the Orlando Magic are getting ready for Summer League. I preview what to expect from Jonathan Isaac and the Magic for Summer League next week (3:35). I also preview what...
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Locked On Magic 06.29.17: Positions of Need
The Orlando Magic are getting closer and closer to a free agency period that will be difficult to piece together. Today, I look at two positions of some need -- power forward (1:30) and shooting guard (10:40).
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Locked On Magic 06.28.17: Real Free Agency Rumo...
Yes, that is right. Something leaked out about the Orlando Magic's free agency plans (and not on a white board). I break down whether the Orlando Magic should, or even can, chase after Andre Iguodala (6:45). I then also take a look at some other small ...
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Locked On Magic 06.27.17: Free Agency Primer
We turn our attention away from the NBA Draft and put free agency in the crosshairs. I explain how much cap room the Orlando Magic have and what options to sign new players they have (1:15). And then I discuss the free agent point guards the Magic coul...
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Locked On Magic 06.26.17: Welcome the Rookies
The Orlando Magic's picks -- Jonathan Isaac and Wesley Iwundu -- were formally introduced Friday. Here what they had to say about how they reached the NBA and their sometimes difficult journey to get to the Magic (1:25). I then discuss what the selecti...
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Locked On Magic 06.23.17: NBA Draft Reactions, ...
The Orlando Magic entered the night with four draft picks and came out with . . . well, it was interesting. First the Magic made a controversial pick of Jonathan Isaac and then got to work trading two of the remaining three picks from this Draft. I cha...
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Locked On Magic 06.22.17: Judgment Day
It is finally here -- the NBA Draft. I take a macro view at the NBA Draft and why things will be fine for the Orlando Magic no matter what happens (4:35). I also discuss the trends I saw in the various mock drafts I participated in this week (12:30).
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Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 71: 2017 NB...
The NBA Draft is one day away! We do a comprehensive preview with Aaron Goldstone of Orlando Pinstriped Post to talk about the top of the Draft, mid-round steals and the end of the first round for the Orlando Magic.
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Locked On Magic 06.20.17: Good options upon goo...
The Orlando Magic are making their final preparations for the NBA Draft and like where they stand. Here what Jeff Weltman has to say as the Magic approach the Draft (5:00). I also discuss the last big prospect to profile, Florida State's Jonathan Isaac...
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Locked On Magic 06.19.17: If it keeps on rumori...
Draft week starts off with a bang as the Boston Celtics trade the No. 1 overall pick. I look back on when the Magic traded the No. 1 pick in 1993 and discuss its effects (4:10). I also answer your questions in our regular mailbag (28:50) and talk speci...
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Locked On Magic 06.16.17: Draft Prospect-palooza
It is the end of the week and it is officially draft week! I catch up on our draft prospect review with a look at Derrick White (2:15), Terrance Ferguson (7:05), T.J. Leaf (11:15), Harry Giles (15:10), Anzejs Pasecniks (17:55) and Isaiah Hartenstein (2...
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Locked On Magic 06.15.17: The Job Interview
We are one week away from the NBA Draft. I discuss what the Orlando Magic are looking for in these individual workouts with the top prospects as things have remained quiet (7:55). I also break down the excitement of the Magic's new front office hires (...
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Locked On Magic 06.14.17: Draft Studs
On today's episode of Locked On Magic, I play some catch up with draft prospects, profiling three players the Magic would do backflips over at 6. I break down my favorite prospect in this Draft, Josh Jackson (4:15); the best shooter in this draft, Mali...
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Locked On Magic 06.13.17: The Warriors are champs
The NBA season is officially over. I break down the Golden State Warriors' win over the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals and the legacy Kevin Durant has now built (1:50). I also discuss the optimism of being 0-0 (13:20) and remind everyone where t...
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Locked On Magic 06.12.17: One Year Later
On today's episode of Locked on Magic, I reflect on the City of Orlando a year after Pulse and share my memories of that evening, the memorials after and where the city is now.
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Locked On Magic 06.09.17: That's a stretch
I finish off the week on Locked On Magic by profiling two prospects who might be a bit of a reach for the Orlando Magic with the sixth pick in Lauri Markkanen (10:20) and Frank Ntilikina (15:40). I also discuss Game Three of the NBA Finals and the late...
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Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 70: The Sta...
On today's episode of Locked On Magic and the Orlando Magic Daily Podcast, I discuss the state of the Magic fan with Orlando Magic Daily contributor Ricky Scricca. We look at a recent Harvard study that tracked fan loyalty and where the Magic stand usi...
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Locked On Magic 06.07.17: Rebuild or Reset?
The Orlando Magic have some big decisions to make this summer. But it does not look like the team is going to do a complete makeover. The Magic still intend to win and improve this season (8:45). I also profile Arizona center Lauri Markkanen as draft p...
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Locked On Magic 06.06.17: Opening up the Mailbag
It is mailbag day on Locked On Magic as I open up the Orlando Magic Daily Mailbag and answer some roster questions about the team ahead of the NBA Draft (9:30). I also look back at the last six sixth overall picks (2:00).
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Locked On Magic 06.05.17: Draft Profile Roulette
We start off the week with a quick look at several NBA Draft prospects the Orlando Magic may target at pick No. 25 -- Tyler Lydon, Ivan Rabb, Rodions Kurucs, Ike Anigbogu and D.J. Wilson (7:15). I also recap Game Two of the NBA Finals (2:20).
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Locked On Magic 06.02.17: Resetting the needs
The calendar has turned to June and the focus is squarely on the Draft. To close the week, I reset the table and describe what was positive and what was concerning about the end of the season (5:55). I then discuss the Magic's big needs for the Draft (...
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Locked On Magic 06.01.17: NBA Finals Preview
The NBA Finals begin tonight! I take a break from strictly Orlando Magic talk to discuss the history that is about to be made when the Cleveland Cavaliers take on the Golden State Warriors (4:05). I then discus how LeBron James helped cause the Magic's...
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Locked On Magic 05.31.17: Four's a crowd?
The Orlando Magic have four picks in this year's NBA Draft. What should they do with them? There is a compelling argument to keep all four and restock the cupboard (2:20). I also take a look at Jayson Tatum from Duke as our draft prospect profiles cont...
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Locked On Magic 05.30.17: Reputation is everything
The Orlando Magic were inadvertently in the news as Kevin Durant asked why the team was not in the Playoffs for the last five years. No, it is not Kevin Durant's fault. But Durant name-dropping the Magic shows how far their reputation has fallen (2:40)...
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Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 69: Who is ...
Happy Memorial Day! On this episode of the Orlando Magic Daily Podcast, we sit down with Sean Woodley of Locked On Raptors to learn a little bit more about new president of basketball operations Jeff Weltman and the process he plans to bring to the Mag...
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Locked On Magic 05.26.17: All eyes on the Draft
Now that the Orlando Magic's front office has begun to settle in, all eyes turn to the NBA Draft. And this one is a doozy. The Magic are in a precarious situation where the Draft might be the best way to add talent. They have to hit on this Draft (1:50...
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Locked On Magic 05.25.17: Stop, Collaborate and...
The Orlando Magic officially introduced president of basketball operations Jeff Weltman to the media Wednesday. I give my initial impressions of the new boss and explain what his approach might be as he takes over this team.
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Locked On Magic 05.24.17: Spare no expense
The Orlando Magic added to their front office by hiring John Hammond in what seems like a strong hire. I talk about the Magic's new front office leaders and what it means for the front office. I also discuss how the team can make its own luck as it loo...
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Locked On Magic 05.23.17: Weltman, defeater of ...
The Orlando Magic have a new president of basketball operations, reportedly. The team has reportedly hired Jeff Weltman to be their new president of basketball operations. Meet the new man in charge (1:30) and hear what lies in store for him to fix the...
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Locked On Magic 05.22.17: Building Culture
The 'c' word -- culture -- has been thrown around a lot for the Orlando Magic the last five years. How did the Magic try to build their culture and where did they lose it? Most importantly, how do they ensure they build their culture properly this time...
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Locked On Magic 05.19.17: Lottery Reaction with...
On this special episode of the Locked On Magic Podcast, I join the Heart and Hustle Podcast to react to the NBA Draft Lottery and what comes next for the Orlando Magic.
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Locked On Magic 05.18.17: The Lottery Fallout
The Lottery has come and gone and the dust is still settling as the Orlando Magic prepare to select with the sixth overall pick. While there is the disappointment the Magic's hopes were not rewarded in the Lottery, there is still plenty to believe in a...
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Orlando Magic Daily/Locked On Magic NBA Draft L...
The NBA Draft Lottery is here! We prepare for the Draft Lottery by reviewing the Orlando Magic season, previewing the offseason and diving deep into the Draft. We then watch the Draft Lottery live with instant analysis and second-screen fun. Joined tod...
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Orlando Magic Daily/Locked On Magic NBA Draft L...
The NBA Draft Lottery is here! We prepare for the Draft Lottery by reviewing the Orlando Magic season, previewing the offseason and diving deep into the Draft. We then watch the Draft Lottery live with instant analysis and second-screen fun. Joined tod...
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Locked On Magic 05.16.17: It's here!
The NBA Draft Lottery is finally here. It is Lottery day and we talk to Orlando Magic coach Frank Vogel and interim general manager Matt Lloyd about their feelings heading into Lottery day (9:15). I also have a profile of draft prospect Dennis Smith, J...
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Locked On Magic 05.15.17: Stability
The Orlando Magic's Draft Combine preparations end, but the Draft prep has only just begun. A big prospect is coming to town for a workout Monday in Dennis Smith, Jr. (2:15). The bigger question for the Magic though is one of stability. The Draft Lotte...
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Locked On Magic 05.12.17: Putting a bow on 2017
The Orlando Magic are at the Draft Combine and the Lottery is right around the corner. We put a bow on the 2017 season with our final player evaluation, focusing on Terrence Ross (11:20). I also hand out some awards for 2017 (20:25). I also discuss the...
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Locked On Magic 05.10.17: Our Draft powers Combine
The NBA Draft Combine starts today. I preview it with a few things I am looking for as related to the Orlando Magic (2:10). I also discuss some reasons to be hopeful for the 2018 season (11:50).
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Locked On Magic 05.09.17: Great expectations
We continue to wrap up our player evaluation series with a look at Mario Hezonja and his struggles to meet some basic expectations (2:30). I also begin to look ahead to the offseason with a breakdown of where the Magic stand in relation to the salary c...
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Locked On Magic 05.08.17: Youth and Karma
The season recap is almost over as we look to the future for the Orlando Magic and the 2018 offseason. I start by talking about basketball karma and Frank Vogel's position on the end of the season and what may happen in the Lottery (2:00). I then chat ...
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Locked On Magic 05.05.17: Massive Expansion
The Orlando Magic are expanding their business interests. I discuss the team's move to buy the Orlando Solar Bears and start a new eLeague team (1:05). I also discuss the latest in the Magic's GM search (9:25) and continue with player evaluations with ...
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Locked On Magic 05.04.17: May the Fourth be wit...
The GM search gets some meat as Alex Martins confirms the team has begun interviewing candidates (2:35). Like Vader at the end of Rogue One, I tear apart rebel scum and try to steal the Magic's GM plans! I also discuss how now is the time for the Magic...
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Locked On Magic 05.03.17: The plot thickens!
Just when you thought you knew everything about the GM search, a new rumor seems to throw everything off. I discuss the latest rumor involving the Magic's GM search and Cavaliers GM David Griffin (1:40). Our player evaluations also continue as I discus...
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Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 68: Sorting...
The Orlando Magic are starting to buckle down and get serious about their GM search. Some names have leaked and it is hard to sort through what is real and what direction the team will head. We sit down for an extended talk about the Magic's future wit...
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Locked On Magic 05.01.17: GM & Draft Update
The GM rumor mill stirred this weekend. I update all the comings and goings as the team hones in on its general manager search (1:35). I also begin discussing the NBA Draft and some of the prospects the mock drafts have the Magic taking (11:00). I also...
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Locked On Magic 04.28.17: The Stat Profile
As we get a little distance from the season, I take a look at the Orlando Magic's statistical profile and see what we can learn about where the team needs to go and what the Magic did well (3:05). Player evaluations also continue with a look at Bismack...
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Locked On Magic 04.27.17: Singles when you need...
Aaron Gordon needed to step up for the Orlando Magic this season in a strange new position. He was game, but clearly not the right fit at small forward. How did that shape perceptions of him and where does that leave him moving forward? I evaluate Aaro...
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Locked On Magic 04.26.17: So needy
The Orlando Magic changed their styles midseason and that means their needs have changed. I briefly go over what the Magic should be searching for this offseason (5:20). Player evaluations also continue with free agent Jodie Meeks (13:50). And I talk a...
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Locked On Magic 04.25.17: Structure
The Orlando Magic GM search soldiers on with a juicy rumor involving Cleveland Cavaliers GM David Griffin. I break down the rumor and what it means for the GM search (1:30). I also discuss how the team should review its organizational structure with th...
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Locked On Magic 04.24.17: The big takeaways
Today on Locked On Magic, I finish up our What Went Right/What Went Wrong season by summarizing the big takeaways from a disappointing 2017 season (3:05). I also begin player evaluations by discussing Nikola Vucevic's season (14:20).
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Locked On Magic 04.21.17: Lessons Learned
We finish our look back at what went right and what went wrong for the Orlando Magic with some of the lessons the team may have learned through the failures this season (12:55). I also talk about why the Magic's ignoring their offense cost them in the ...
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Locked On Magic 04.20.17: Let's dissect the def...
The Orlando Magic's defense was supposed to be the team's strength. But as the season developed, the team struggled to gain traction. And no one symbolized this struggle more than Bismack Biyombo and the promise he had when he signed (16:10). I also di...
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Locked On Magic 04.19.17: Assume the position
The Orlando Magic had two key players who struggled in their search for position all season. One of them found it despite a failed experiment early (9:55). The other was still searching for his long-term fit (19:55). Also, the Orlando Magic find out wh...
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Locked On Magic 04.18.17: Elements of Style
The season recap continues as we take a look at the Orlando Magic's style changes and how they played a role. First I look at how the Magic's speed-it-up style paid dividends late in the season (13:40) and then how the Serge Ibaka experiment failed (23...
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Locked On Magic 04.17.17: What Went Right & Wro...
Our season recap begins with a look at what went right and wrong this season, focusing on the Magic's coach, Frank Vogel. While Vogel did some individually good things, he holds his responsibility for the team's struggles. Plus we debut #OneLotteryPerD...
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Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 67: The end...
The Orlando Magic season officially came to a close with the ending of the Rob Hennigan era. We begin to autopsy the 2017 season and the past five years as I chat with Zach Palmer of Orlando Magic Daily.
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Locked On Magic: The Rob Hennigan is fired special
The Orlando Magic finally lowered the boom, firing Rob Hennigan the day after a disappointing season ended. In this special episode, I break down the decision and why it was time to fire Hennigan.
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Locked On Magic 04.13.17: The end of the journe...
The Orlando Magic season is officially over. The Magic won against the Detroit Pistons (1:05) and gave the fans a fun night to remember (8:55). But now the focus turns quickly to the future (18:40).
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Locked On Magic 04.12.17: Overcoming the frustr...
The Orlando Magic play their final game of the season against the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday and I have no idea what to expect (2:50). Let's start by discussing Nikola Vucevic's season and his admitted frustration and disappointment with this season ...
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Locked On Magic 04.11.17: Rock Bottom
The Orlando Magic hoped to play two games with Playoff intensity as a measuring stick. They did not measure well with a 47-point loss to the Chicago Bulls (2:20). What did these two games say about the Magic (7:45)? I discuss and I explain what's left ...
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Locked On Magic 04.10.17: No 'D'iggity, I'd lik...
The Orlando Magic wanted to be a defensive team at the beginning of the season. Well, they are not. They proved that a few times over, lately in a loss to the Indiana Pacers (3:30). I discuss the defense and how things went so wrong (13:45). Then I tal...
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Locked On Magic 04.07.17: Youth Revolution!
The Orlando Magic did something different in Thursday's win over the Brooklyn Nets (1:00). They rested some veteran players and relied solely on young players. And it worked, showing a glimpse of their future (6:40). I also discuss Elfrid Payton's fini...
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Locked On Magic 04.06.17: Shutdown
The Orlando Magic are in the home stretch with four games left. So we are cleaning up some loose ends. The Magic first take on the Brooklyn Nets and we preview that (4:25). I then discuss the decision to shut down Jeff Green for the rest of the season ...
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Locked On Magic 04.05.17: Stop the bleeding
The Orlando Magic fell to the Cleveland Cavaliers thanks to a killer third quarter from the Cavaliers (0:55). In the last few losses, the Magic have struggled to stop the bleeding during long runs. I discuss what the Magic have to learn from this (6:30...
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Locked On Magic 04.04.17: What is a white board...
The Orlando Magic found themselves in hot water when a white board with their trade and free agency targets leaked online. It was embarrassing, to say the least, but what was on the board mattered less than allowing it to happen and the growing dysfunc...
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Locked On Magic 04.03.17: Batteries on low
The Orlando Magic lost two games over the weekend. I recap the weekend's losses to the Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets (1:00). I then discuss how the bench has struggled with one of its basic duties (7:40). And I congratulate Tracy McGrady on his nomi...
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Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 66: What's ...
With the Orlando Magic officially out of the Playoffs, we check in with our friend Brett Roberts of Hocus Podcast to discuss where the Orlando Magic are today, where they are going next and what to make of this season.
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Locked On Magic 03.30.17: The wrong side of his...
Russell Westbrook did a thing Wednesday night. I break down the Orlando Magic's 114-106 overtime loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder with Locked On Thunder's Fred Katz. I then take a moment to explain the frustration of letting another win slip away and ...
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Locked On Magic 03.29.17: Elimination, and what...
The Orlando Magic were officially eliminated from the Playoffs on Tuesday. We begin to dissect the season by examining what went wrong and the feelings of a failed season (1:55). I then discuss what the Magic have to do next to get things back on track...
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Locked On Magic 03.28.17: Return of Serge
The Orlando Magic faced off against Serge Ibaka and the Toronto Raptors for the first time since the trade and found themselves climbing uphill in a track meet (1:15). With the Ibaka reunion taking place, I look back on what went wrong and what could h...
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Locked On Magic 03.27.17: Trust the Pass (finally)
The Orlando Magic saw exactly what it means to trust the pass in a rout of the Detroit Pistons. The Magic did exactly what they had to do offensively to win the game (12:20). Can they repeat it against the Toronto Raptors (1:10)? And what will Terrence...
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Locked On Magic 03.24.17: Mario Hezonja the pow...
The Orlando Magic are trying something new with Mario Hezonja. He played power forward and it kind of maybe worked. At the very least the Magic need to find a way to use him effectively with the rest of their season (7:35). I then dive into the mailbag...
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Locked On Magic 03.23.17: The 3-point Paradox
The Orlando Magic want to play with more space and create better driving lanes and 3-point opportunities. That has largely worked, yet the Magic are a worse 3-point shooting team than before (8:30). How do we make sense of this? And how did it cost the...
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Locked On Magic 03.22.17: The good hair and the...
As the Orlando Magic continue this home stand, I take a look at what has been good and bad since the All-Star Break. The good? Elfrid Payton is making his statement in this new style that will make some decisions a little more difficult (10:20). The ba...
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Locked On Magic 03.21.17: Wins, the future and you
The Orlando Magic got their first back-to-back wins since Dec. 26 in defeating the Philadelphia 76ers (1:05). To do so, they had to find the energy and do something winning teams have to do (6:05). I then discuss the team's more immediate future and ad...
25 min
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Locked On Magic 03.20.17: Lessons from the NCAA...
Locked On Magic is back after a brief hiatus. On today's episode I review what happened on last week's West Coast road trip and discuss how the team is far away from building the culture it wants (16:50). I then talk about my experience at the NCAA Tou...
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Locked On Magic 03.15.17: Out of position
The Orlando Magic have a few days before they take on the Golden State Warriors out in California. So we pause to look at the NCAA Tournament and some of the players to watch as the tournament kicks off. I also discuss Evan Fournier (9:45) and Terrenc...
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Locked On Magic 03.14.17: Culture clash
The Orlando Magic head out West hoping to build winning habits and a culture. That is not exactly what they did in a 120-115 loss at Sacramento (4:20). What is this culture they are trying to build and why is it so important they build it to end this s...
34 min
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Locked On Magic 03.13.17: A for effort, I guess
The Orlando Magic had an interesting weekend with an embarrassing loss to the Charlotte Hornets and a better, but futile effort against the Cleveland Cavaliers (2:20). I discuss the Magic's problems with big losses and what I guess we can call "effort...
30 min
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Locked On Magic 03.10.17: What's to come in the...
The Orlando Magic go for another win as they take on the Charlotte Hornets in a battle of teams struggling (0:45). Before we get too deep into the fourth quarter, I review the questions the team faces the rest of the season (8:10). I then discuss how A...
30 min
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Locked On Magic 03.09.17: Elfrid Payton triple ...
The Orlando Magic got a big win against the Chicago Bulls, executing late to pull out the victory (0:50). Elfrid Payton was a big part of that, willing them to victory and looking more and more comfortable within the new offense (6:40). I also break do...
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Locked On Magic 03.08.17: Third Quarter in Review
A week late, I review the third quarter of the season. I answer some of the big questions I laid out for the Magic entering the third quarter of the season (9:50) and discuss why Nikola Vucevic was the MVP of the last 20 games (20:10). I also preview t...
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Locked On Magic 03.07.17: 4th Quarter Blues
The Orlando Magic dropped a disappointing game against the New York Knicks, crumbling in the fourth quarter for the second straight game (1:00). The fourth quarter has proven to be a difficult time for the Magic throughout this season (11:35). And find...
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Locked On Magic 03.06.17: Let's talk about spac...
The Orlando Magic went to Washington and nearly came out with a win. They didn't, blowing a 17-point lead instead in a loss that feels unacceptable (6:25). The good news is the Orlando Magic's offense seems to be moving in the right direction finding s...
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Locked On Magic 03.03.17: Thoughts from the future
The Orlando Magic get their crack at finsihing off the Miami Heat and winning the season series (1:05). The worry should still be on themselves. I then turn my attention to the Magic's future and discuss how the end of this season could help save Rob H...
24 min
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Locked On Magic 03.02.17: The 't' question
The Orlando Magic had a chance to build momentum... and dropped the ball. I recap Wednesday's loss to the New York Knicks (1:15) and discuss how the Magic broke all their rules again (6:10). I then turn my attention to the 't' question and discuss whet...
25 min
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Locked On Magic 03.01.17: Small is tall
The Orlando Magic are back in action trying to build some momentum and get their first win streak since December (8:15). They are doing that by changing their identity and going small. It appears to be working (15:20). And the New York Knicks are next ...
26 min
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Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 65: The Ann...
With the Orlando Magic having some time off before their next game, we shift our attention a few blocks from the Amway Center. We chat with Gavin Ewbank of The Mane Land about the upcoming Orlando City season -- a big one as the Lions move into their n...
32 min
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Locked On Magic 02.27.17: Wasn't that fun?
The Orlando Magic, dare I say, had some fun in blowing out the Atlanta Hawks. I recap the game (1:45) and explain what has really been different about the Magic since the trade (9:05). I also discuss the opportunity in front of Aaron Gordon now (16:55).
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Locked On Magic 02.24.17: Trade Deadline and wh...
The Orlando Magic let the trade deadline pass without making any deals. And that is not a bad thing. There are still opportunities to deal (17:05). The next step is establishing the base for 2018 and building winning habits (8:50). That makes Thursday'...
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Locked On Magic 02.23.17: Back (from the Break)...
The Orlando Magic are finally ready to hit the court as they take on the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday (1:00). And we are excited to see what this team looks like. The post-All-Star Break games do seem like a bit of a reset as the Magic plan to us...
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Locked On Magic 02.22.17: Trade Deadline Strate...
The trade deadline is quickly on the horizon. Just two days remain before the deadline. What should the Orlando Magic's strategy be (13:15)? What do we make of these rumors and how do we decipher them (4:25)? And what are the Orlando Magic's final goal...
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