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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 02.20.17: Drones weren't made f...
The NBA All-Star Weekend was boring. Well, at least for the Orlando Magic. Aaron Gordon tried to go big in the dunk contest and fell short (2:40). It felt like a perfect metaphor for the Magic's season (8:05). I also preview my trade value column with ...
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Locked On Magic 02.17.17: All-Star Weekend take...
It is finally All-Star Weekend and we are excited to see Aaron Gordon fly again (1:40). Eventually, we may see Terrence Ross fly too (8:25). I take a look at what he can bring to the team. And I close the week with a radio segment with Tuck and O'Neill...
35 min
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Locked On Magic 02.16.17: Out with the old... h...
The Orlando Magic headed to the All-Star Break with another soul-crushing defeat, falling to the San Antonio Spurs in an absolute clinic (1:10). It was good riddance to the first half of the season as the Magic hope the second half of the season can br...
28 min
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Locked On Magic 02.15.17: Orlando Magic shake t...
The Orlando Magic did it. They made the trade everyone expected, shuttling Serge Ibaka to the Toronto Raptors for Terrence Ross and a first round pick. On today's episode I break down the deal and what it means for the Magic's future (6:25). I also dis...
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BREAKING: Serge Ibaka trade instant reaction
The Orlando Magic have reportedly traded Serge Ibaka to the Toronto Raptors for Terrence Ross and a first round pick. It is the deal we all expected...
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Locked On Magic 02.14.17: Leaders step up
The Orlando Magic responded to their devastating defeat on Saturday with a spirited and strong game to defeat the rival Miami Heat (1:25). I break down the game and explain how their leaders took personal responsibility in the response (9:50). I then d...
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Locked On Magic 02.13.17: Wish we could Feel th...
Things are not good in the Magic Kingdom. About the only positive going on is Naomi winning the SmackDown women's title in WWE! I recap a disheartening and frustrating loss to the Dallas Mavericks (3:30). Then I diagnose what the Magic must do to rebui...
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Locked On Magic 02.10.17: Tanks for the memories!
The Orlando Magic fans are licking their wounds or celebrating depending on your persuasion. The Magic suffered a disheartening and disappointing loss to the Philadelphia 76ers at the Amway Center (1:40). There were a few fans celebrating ready for the...
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Locked On Magic 02.09.17: A reset
The Orlando Magic have had some inconsistent performers. We focus today's podcast on two players who could use a bit of a reset. I ponder how Elfrid Payton can get back to dominating as he does in wins (8:00) and how Bismack Biyombo can simplify his ro...
24 min
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Locked On Magic 02.08.17: Just looking for some...
The Orlando Magic went to Houston to play the 3-point happy Houston Rockets and things... well, the Magic did not win (3:50). But it became so clear during the game how much the Magic need some better spacing and more 3-point shooting (12:10). The Rock...
40 min
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Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 64: The tra...
The NBA trade deadline is just two weeks away! Things will be ramping up shortly, so we caught up with our pal Keith Smith of RealGM to discuss the trade process, rumors, Serge Ibaka and where the Orlando Magic go from here.
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Locked On Magic 02.06.17: Talk, talk and more talk
The Orlando Magic spent last week saying all the right things and playing like they were about to turn the corner... and then Saturday happened. On today's episode, I recap Saturday's loss to the Atlanta Hawks (2:20) and discuss how the Magic once agai...
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Locked On Magic 02.03.17: The Aaron Gordon episode
Grab some popcorn. Aaron Gordon is back in the Slam Dunk Contest. But Gordon is more than just dunks. On today's podcast, I discuss Aaron Gordon's defense and why that has salvaged this experiment at the 3 (7:15). But Gordon's struggles to score and th...
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Locked On Magic 02.02.17: Excellence of Execution
The Orlando Magic took a tough loss to the Indiana Pacers (1:35). They played better, if you are into those kinds of moral victories, and are generally trending up. But execution and energy are still a question as the margin for error gets smaller (8:4...
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Locked On Magic 02.01.17: Looking at the long-term
The calendar has turned to February and that means it is trade deadline season. We listen in on Tuck & O'Neill's conversation with Sean Deveney of Sporting News as he discusses Serge Ibaka's future with the Orlando Magic (9:30). I discuss the Magic's l...
33 min
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Locked On Magic 01.31.17: Trust the Pass
The Orlando Magic fell to the Minnesota Timberwolves in overtime on Tuesday. I recap the game on today's podcast (00:50) and discuss how the Magic stopped passing the ball, leading to the ultimate defeat (07:15). I also discuss the latest in Serge Ibak...
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Locked On Magic 01.30.17: Laying blame so we ca...
Last week, Rob Hennigan and Frank Vogel expressed their optimism for the rest of the season. After another disheartening 30-point blowout loss, we have to ask how much of this optimism is warranted. And where to lay the blame (10:00). I also take a loo...
36 min
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Locked On Magic 01.27.17: Not giving up yet... ...
The Orlando Magic have heard everyone talking about packing it in. They are not having any of it. The Magic spoke at practice about still believing and pushing for the Playoffs (8:05). But it sure seems like those dreams are dying if not dead and the t...
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Locked On Magic 01.26.17: Some Nikola Vucevic a...
The Orlando Magic are in the midst of this long rebuild and facing a disappointing season. And no one may be as disappointed as Nikola Vucevic, the face of the franchise through all five years of this rebuild. I discuss his responsibility and place in ...
29 min
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Locked On Magic 01.25.17: The lineups and the c...
The Orlando Magic have a number of issues and they all came to a head it seemed in a loss to the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday (2:10). I recap that game and then take a look at how the Magic perform in close games (8:30) and the odd lineups the Magic use an...
28 min
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Locked On Magic 01.24.17: Rob Hennigan speaks!
It is nearly trade deadline time and so the cards get held closer. Orlando Magic general manager spoke to the Orlando Sentinel for a Q&A ahead of the deadline for an update on how he views the season. I discuss the big takeaways from the interview (9:2...
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Locked On Magic 01.23.17: Prepping for the thir...
The Orlando Magic are well into the third quarter already. I preview what to expect in the next 20 or so games (16:45). I also discuss Mario Hezonja's return to the rotation (8:50) and recap the weekend's games (1:25).
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Locked On Magic 01.20.17: The best and worst of...
We conclude our midseason recap with the best and worst of the second quarter of the season. I name the second quarter MVP (9:30), first half MVP (16:20) and biggest first half disappointment (28:10). I also preview Friday's game against the Milwaukee ...
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Locked On Magic 01.19.17: It is time to talk
The Orlando Magic will come home from their road trip 1-5 after a loss to the New Orleans Pelicans (1:00). And it was not encouraging. That is why it is time to have a serious talk and realize the 2017 Playoffs are not happening (8:35). I discuss how t...
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Locked On Magic 01.18.17: What we've learned
The Orlando Magic's road trip comes to a close. It seems like another nice dividing point to the season. I review what we have learned about the Orlando Magic in the first half of the season (10:15) and discuss the frustrating consistency and momentum ...
32 min
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Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 63: Where w...
The Orlando Magic have had a roller coaster season. Or maybe it is only a roller coaster because of the expectations we set for them. On this big podcast, we recap where this team has been and how they got to this point with our pal Chris Barnewall of ...
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Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 62: Midseas...
The Orlando Magic have officially passed the midpoint of the season. And there is a lot of mess to clean up. Zach Oliver of Orlando Pinstriped Post joins the podcast to discuss a crazy first half of the season, a telling road trip and what comes next f...
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Locked On Magic 01.13.17: New rotations!
The Orlando Magic head to Portland to take on the Trail Blazers (0:55) and it appears they will have a new rotation to play with. I break down what that new rotation means for the Magic and whether it can work (7:10). I then discuss what looks like a l...
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Locked On Magic 01.12.17: Experimenting and the...
The Orlando Magic fell to the LA Clippers on Wednesday (0:55) but got to experiment some with an injury to Serge Ibaka. I comment on how relying on the old ways -- and old rotations -- could have cost the game and why some experiments from Wednesday ar...
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Locked On Magic 01.11.17: Magic at a crossroads
The Orlando Magic prepare to continue their road trip. But the future is more uncertain than ever. The team is at a crossroads and has a few paths to travel that could greatly affect the franchise's future (11:05). I also discuss why Aaron Gordon needs...
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Locked On Magic 01.10.17: The Mario Conundrum
The Orlando Magic had a practice day in Los Angeles while the fans were left picking up the pieces of a loss. But how should the Magic approach things on this road trip? I discuss the Magic mindset as everyone looks far into the future (2:25). I also d...
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Locked On Magic 01.09.17: The wheels on the bus...
The Orlando Magic had high hopes for their West Coast trip and started out with a thud. The Magic got worked against the Lakers in a somewhat panic-inducing loss (at least for the fans). We recap the game (1:10) and then discuss whether this team can a...
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Locked On Magic 01.06.17: All-Star and All-Star...
It was a busy Thursday in the NBA. All-Star returns were in and... there are not any Orlando Magic players. I discuss who the Magic should nominate to be their All-Star representative (and dream if he could make it) (21:10). I also discuss Aaron Gordon...
32 min
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Locked On Magic 01.05.17: Seeking answers from ...
The Orlando Magic suffered another disappointing home loss to the Atlanta Hawks as they struggled again defensively (1:25). With so many big games on the horizon, the Magic must look inward to figure out how to fix things (8:10). No one else can solve ...
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Locked On Magic 01.04.17: Trade timing and rumors
The trade deadline is coming into sharper focus now that the calendar has turned to January. Should the Magic make a deal now (21:45) or wait a little longer (27:50)? I discuss the pros and cons of waiting to make the trade or doing it immediately. I ...
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Locked On Magic 01.03.17: You know it when you ...
The Orlando Magic got some inspiration in the form of "uncomfortable" conversations as they defeated the New York Knicks on the road for their first win of January (2:35). I take a look at why the Magic suddenly found some energy and how they can dupli...
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Locked On Magic 01.02.17: Still about the defense
The Orlando Magic defense is a problem. And it is not an easy one to solve. On today's episode, I discuss what is at the heart of the Magic's defensive problems (16:55) -- including some struggles at point guard (9:50). And I recap the Magic's loss to ...
26 min
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Locked On Magic 12.30.16: The Year in Review 2016
This is it, the final Locked On Magic of 2016. I go through the year that was for the Orlando Magic (17:30). And it was a year of transition, expectation and questions. I also dive a bit into the future, updating the trade market (8:30) and previewing ...
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Locked On Magic 12.29.16: One of 82, or don't p...
The Orlando Magic suffered another frustrating home blowout loss to the Charlotte Hornets. I break down and recap the game (1:50) and try to paint a positive picture, as this may have been "just one of those nights" and part and parcel to their poor of...
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Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 61: The Cha...
On this special edition of the Locked On Magic Podcast, we are joined by Doug Branson of Locked On Hornets to preview Wednesday's game and discuss how the Charlotte Hornets rebuilt and and turned themselves into a potential perennial playoff team. Can ...
47 min
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Locked On Magic 12.27.16: Revenge of the 2014s!
The Orlando Magic played a strong game, trouncing the Memphis Grizzlies 112-102 at the Amway Center (2:40). They did it largely behind the stellar play of Aaron Gordon and Elfrid Payton. The two 2014 Draftees are starting to come into their own (11:35)...
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Locked On Magic 12.26.16: Boxing Day Extravagan...
It is Boxing Day (whatever that means) and we have a packed Locked On Magic for the holiday season. I recap the Orlando Magic's win over the Los Angeles Lakers Friday (3:40) and the triumphant return of the team's defense (8:50). I look at what the Mag...
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Locked On Magic 12.23.16: The rules of the Magic
The Orlando Magic had a disappointing and kind of lifeless effort in a loss to the New York Knicks (2:00). They broke the three rules they need to be successful in the game (11:00). At least we know them now. Finally, I bring Christmas cheer by complai...
34 min
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Locked On Magic 12.22.16: This podcast is offen...
The Orlando Magic's offense has come alive the last few weeks. I discuss the reasons why the team's offense is suddenly playing better and what to expect moving forward (12:10). I also discuss the impact from Jodie Meeks' return (7:25) and preview Thur...
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Locked On Magic 12.21.16: Double the overtime, ...
The Orlando Magic got a big bounceback, emotional, come-from-behind, double-overtime win over the Miami Heat. I have a complete breakdown of the zaniness that was the fourth quarter and the overtime (1:20). I then discuss the team's dual nature again a...
30 min
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Locked On Magic 12.20.16: The first-quarter MVP...
The Orlando Magic are cruising through the first half of the season. I finish some first-quarter recaps by weighing in on who is my first-quarter MVP (8:45). I also discuss potential lineup changes as the Magic hit Game 30, a potential reflection point...
28 min
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Locked On Magic 12.19.16: The Good Team and the...
The Orlando Magic are two teams, and we saw them both this weekend. The Magic were good against the Brooklyn Nets, but very bad against the Toronto Raptors. I recap the Magic's loss to the Raptors (2:45) and discuss where the Magic's fight went between...
26 min
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Locked On Magic 12.16.16: Bismack Biyombo and T...
The band is back together. Or back at the Amway Center. On this Friday podcast, I review the team's free agent acquisitions at the quarter pole (16:00), specifically Bismack Biyombo and his curious impact (7:55). I also preview the Magic's home games a...
26 min
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Locked On Magic 12.15.16: Aaron Gordon actualized
The Orlando Magic fell to the L.A. Clippers at the Amway Center (3:40). But we finally saw Aaron Gordon actualized -- his potential becoming reality (12:55). It is also Dec. 15, which means the trade season has begun. I review the Magic's trade assets ...
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Locked On Magic 12.14.16: Starting Lineup Reviews
The Orlando Magic scored. I think they are still scoring. I recap Tuesday's 133-120 (not a typo) win over the Atlanta Hawks (1:10). I also discuss the Orlando Magic's starting lineups (14:00) and the big D-League announcement coming Wednesday (24:35).
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Locked On Magic 12.13.16: Wherefore art thou de...
The Orlando Magic took a bit of a tumble defensively the last week, going from third to 12th. I discuss how important it is for the Magic to rediscover their defensive identity (6:45). We then get the views from the Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast on the ...
30 min
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Locked On Magic 12.12.16: The D-League Episode
The Orlando Magic finish their brutal eight-in-12-days stretch with . . . two more brutal losses. I break down the losses to the Charlotte Hornets and Denver Nuggets (2:15). We then turn our attention to the D-League as Stephen Zimmerman returns from E...
30 min
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Locked On Magic 12.09.16: Nikola Vucevic is fig...
Nikola Vucevic is one of the hardest players to figure out on the Orlando Magic. The offensive savant struggled on that end early in the season and only recently has found his fit on that end with the new team. But defensively, his biggest weakness, he...
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Locked On Magic 12.08.16: The schedule finally ...
The Orlando Magic returned home from their road trip to face the Boston Celtics. And, well . . . The Celtics were the better team in the second half, pushing the Magic around and running away for a 30-point victory (1:55). It appeared fatigue and the ...
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Locked On Magic 12.07.16: Elfrid Payton shows o...
The Orlando Magic completed their five-game road trip with a win running away against the Washington Wizards on Tuesday. Orlando won despite some defensive struggles for a change to finish 4-1. We recap the game (2:10) and then discuss how Elfrid Payto...
29 min
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Locked On Magic 12.06.16: The Quarter Pole Review
The Orlando Magic have rounded the quarter pole of the season so we take some time to reset the season, answering where we have been (13:40) and what is in store for the second quarter of the season (22:05). I also address the latest trade rumors and p...
39 min
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Locked On Magic 12.05.16: The real deal with Aa...
The Orlando Magic picked up two big wins this weekend, guaranteeing a winning road trip (1:55). More importantly, they found out some important things. Like how to use Aaron Gordon more effectively (9:10) and how good their depth might really be (18:05).
26 min
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Locked On Magic 12.02.16: Missing the Grit in M...
The Orlando Magic suffered a difficult and frustrating defeat in Memphis against the Memphis Grizzlies (2:00). It reminded too much of losses from the last four years. It appears the Magic are still missing something innate to win games (12:00). Also, ...
37 min
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Locked On Magic 12.01.16: Early trade winds an...
The calendar has turned to December and the trade window is slowly creeping open. With the Orlando Magic struggling and some big questions facing them, I take a look and evaluate their trade needs and who might be available (25:45). I also talk about t...
51 min
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Locked On Magic 11.30.16: The Magic beat the Sp...
The Orlando Magic started their road trip with the best win of the year, defeating the San Antonio Spurs at the AT&T Center. We join Jeff Garcia of Locked On Spurs to discuss the game. I then talk about how pace played a role in the game and should con...
45 min
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Locked On Magic 11.29.16: Previewing the San An...
The Orlando Magic start a long road trip with a game against the San Antonio Spurs. We stopped by and chatted with our pal Jeff Garcia of Locked On Spurs to preview the game and discuss where our teams are at this early point in the season.
57 min
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Locked On Magic 11.28.16: The lineups they are ...
The Orlando Magic bit the bullet and made a big lineup change ahead of Sunday's game against the Milwaukee Bucks (8:25). What did we see in the new lineup and what is Frank Vogel searching for in the change? I also recap the losses to the Washington W...
28 min
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Locked On Magic 11.25.16: Make Shots
The Orlando Magic have a problem on offense. And it is a really simple one. They do not make shots. Is that the big fix for the worst offense in the league? (7:10) Also, I preview this weekend's games against the Washington Wizards and Milwaukee Bucks ...
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Locked On Magic 11.24.16: The Suns rise on Than...
A quick podcast here as the Orlando Magic struggled again on offense and it cost them in a pre-Thanksgiving loss to the Phoenix Suns at Amway Center.
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Locked On Magic 11.23.16: A little something ab...
The Orlando Magic's new rotation has cost Mario Hezonja his spot in the lineup for the moment. The Orlando Magic are obviously still invested in the second-year player's growth so how do they get him back in the lineup? (11:40) I also preview Wednesday...
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Locked On Magic 11.22.16: The Defense is for real?
The Orlando Magic fell to the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday 93-89. I discuss how that happened and recap the game (4:15). But one big takeaway remains: The Magic's defense is beginning to look like it is for real with another strong performance on the road...
32 min
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Locked On Magic 11.21.16: Everyone hates Jeff G...
Jeff Green, often the cause of derision on the Internet and, well, everywhere, has given little reason for optimism in his first five games as a starter. His stats are bad and there are questions about what he is really doing. I break down his role as ...
28 min
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Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 60: Early s...
The Orlando Magic are 5-7. It sure does not feel like it. To many the sky seems to be falling with the team. There is still a lot of season to go. On today's special episode of Locked On Magic, we chat with Keith Smith of RealGM and FanRag Sports about...
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Locked On Magic 11.17.16: Embrace the suck!
The Orlando Magic defeated the New Orleans Pelicans. Do not worry about the score, it was not pretty. OK it was 89-82. See? I break down what we can takeaway -- both good and bad -- from the win (2:00). I then discuss why I think the defense has turned...
31 min
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Locked On Magic 11.16.16: Let's fix a lineup!
The Orlando Magic have had three games to figure out their new lineup and the results are decided mixed. The decision still has its detractors too. Can this lineup change solve the Magic's problems? Can any? I discuss some of the options and why this r...
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Locked On Magic 11.15.16: Offense, we have a pr...
The Orlando Magic offense looked in shambles as they fell to the Indiana Pacers 88-69 on Monday, failing to match their strong game Sunday against the Oklahoma City Thunder. I break down Monday's loss, and try to find a silver lining (2:45). I then bre...
34 min
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Locked On Magic 11.14.16: The good Elfrid Payto...
The Orlando Magic went to Oklahoma City and did something unexpected. First, they scored a lot of points. Second, they won on a Serge Ibaka game winner. I break down the game on today's episode (2:05). A big factor to the game? Elfrid Payton played sup...
30 min
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Locked On Magic 11.12.16: I'd like to report a ...
The Orlando Magic lost to the Utah Jazz on Friday in a low-scoring offensive struggle. What was important though was what happened before. Frank Vogel made a lineup change that only increases questions for the team through nine games. Chris Barnewall o...
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Locked On Magic 11.11.16: Time for defensive pa...
The Orlando Magic head to their weekend with some big questions. After two straight blowouts and an uninspired start, is it time to panic? Dunc'd On Basketball podcast answers that question (9:00) and then I discuss whether the defense is really a poin...
29 min
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Locked On Magic 11.10.16: The boo birds are out
The Orlando Magic came home following Monday's blowout and . . . laid another egg. The Magic fell behind by 30 points in the first half and the Amway Center faithful were a little restless about it. What else is there to say? I break down the game (1:0...
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Locked On Magic 11.09.16: Aaron Gordon can be a...
The Orlando Magic are conducting a grand experiment with Aaron Gordon at the 3. With the team thinking about lineup changes, should we give up on this experiment? I say it is not time to stop Gordon at the 3 (9:55). It will take patience. Just like Elf...
30 min
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Locked On Magic 11.08.16: An offense to forget
The Orlando Magic went to Chicago. Or at least, I think they did. Another loss ended in a frustrating look at the offense and the defense as the Chicago Bulls easily dispatched the Magic to end those warm fuzzy three-game win streak feelings (1:50). I ...
26 min
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Locked On Magic 11.07.16: I love it when a team...
The Orlando Magic are beginning to come together. And the results are showing it. Another fourth-quarter defensive clinic for the Magic as they picked up their third win against the Washington Wizards (2:50). I discuss how the Magic are beginning to sh...
30 min
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Locked On Magic 11.04.16: Feeling complete afte...
The Orlando Magic began to show exactly who they want to be as a team with a solid 102-94 victory over the Sacramento Kings for a second straight win. I break down the win and how the Magic got their second win of the season (1:10). I also look at Evan...
29 min
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Locked On Magic 11.03.16: Defense is tough
The Orlando Magic have not quite figured out their defense yet. I discuss what went right defensively against the Philadelphia 76ers in their win and how they can duplicate that moving forward (6:35). I also draw on the relationship between the Magic's...
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Locked On Magic 11.02.16: THE MAGIC WIN!!!!!
The Orlando Magic picked up their long-awaited first win of the season, a 103-101 grinder against the Philadelphia 76ers. It was not perfect, but the Magic buckled down and executed the way they needed. We break down the game and comment on defense and...
26 min
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Locked On Magic 11.01.16: The Serge Ibaka Episode
The Orlando Magic head to Philadelphia seeking their first win. What will it take to win and what effect will the first win have? Then I discuss heavily Serge Ibaka and what has been an extremely disappointing three games for the Magic's newest acquisi...
30 min
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Locked On Magic 10.31.16: Slow your roll, let's...
The Orlando Magic suffered another two disappointing losses this weekend. I recap the Magic's loss to the Pistons and Cavaliers (1:00) and take a deep breath to remind you building chemistry takes time (8:35). I also explore whether Frank Vogel can tru...
28 min
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Locked On Magic 10.28.16: Weekend Double Dip wi...
It is the first weekend of the NBA season and the Orlando Magic have a double dip with the Detroit Pistons and Cleveland Cavaliers. I take a look at the aftermath of Wednesday's loss to the Miami Heat and preview Friday's game against the Detroit Pisto...
50 min
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Locked On Magic 10.27.16: Miami Heat 108, Orlan...
The season started, but the Orlando Magic sure did not. The Magic fell at the Amway Center 108-96 to the Miami Heat in a frustrating evening for the Magic. I break down what happened and how the Magic can improve their defense after struggling so much ...
23 min
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Locked On Magic 10.26.16: Locked On Magic vs. L...
The NBA season has finally arrived. The Orlando Magic open their season against the Miami Heat TONIGHT at the Amway Center. In this mega preview, we catch up with Wes Goldberg and David Ramil of Locked On Heat for a complete preview of Wednesday's game...
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Locked On Magic 10.25.16: Orlando Magic Daily P...
We are here at Opening Night Eve as the Orlando Magic prepare to play their 28th season of basketball. A season faced with several questions. With teh preseason over and some games to review, Locked On Magic chats with Zach Oliver of Orlando Pinstriped...
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Locked On Magic 10.24.16: Where are we in the r...
It is officially regular season week on Locked On Magic! We do our last bit of previewing to set the table for the season. Where are the Orlando Magic in the rebuild, and how did we get here (14:55)? After a quick Orlando City aside (3:40), I discuss t...
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Locked On Magic 10.21.16: Preseason goes out wi...
The preseason is over for the Orlando Magic. And after a rocky start, the Magic passed their dress rehearsal with a 114-111 win over the New Orleans Pelicans. How did the Magic do and what should we be concerned about? (1:45) I also provide my takeaway...
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Locked On Magic 10.20.16: Dress Rehearsal
The Orlando Magic are preparing for their dress rehearsal in their final preseason game against the New Orleans Pelicans. That comes a day after a disappointing effort and loss to the Miami Heat. How will the Magic respond? (1:10) I also dive into why ...
29 min
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Locked On Magic 10.19.16: About Mario Hezonja
The Orlando Magic looked particularly lifeless in a preseason loss to the Miami Heat. And it gave us all the frown emojis. I try to find some silver linings, but raise some alarms as the preseason ends (1:35). I also discuss Mario Hezonja's preseason a...
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Locked On Magic 10.18.16: Roster cuts and Prese...
The Orlando Magic began cutting their roster as the preseason comes to a close (3:40). I review what I want to see in Tuesday's game against the Miami Heat -- what I am dubbing a dress rehearsal (9:25). I also discuss Aaron Gordon's preseason and what ...
30 min
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Locked On Magic 10.17.16: Orlando Magic defense...
The Orlando Magic looked good Friday, looked less good Sunday as they split a few weekend games (1:25). But both got us excited about the defense. So what is the Magic's defense looking like these days? (10:45) Are they ready to be elite? And is Jeff G...
28 min
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Locked On Magic 10.14.16: Early impressions
The Orlando Magic are back in action Friday and Sunday as the preseason continues (2:20). What should you look for as the Magic take the court once again. I also take a look at the Orlando Magic's League Pass Ranking and what that means for the team (1...
34 min
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Locked On Magic 10.13.16: Just trying to get be...
The Orlando Magic were finally home for the first time this preseason. And they lost 95-89 to the San Antonio Spurs. Oh well, it is preseason. The Magic seemed to get better and are working to build with their roster finally back to full health. I brea...
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Locked On Magic 10.12.16: First preseason home ...
Today marks the first home game of the Orlando Magic (pre)season! And it is a doozy with the Magic coming at the San Antonio Spurs at full force. I discuss the game and the San Antonio Spurs with Jeff Garcia of Locked On Spurs. I also reflect on my tho...
67 min
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Locked On Magic 10.11.16: What does physical de...
Frank Vogel came to Orlando promising to bring a physical defense. That is not exactly what the Magic are known for already. So how does he go about instilling that in his new team? What does a physical defense entail? (6:45) I also discuss a fun new v...
25 min
1398
Locked On Magic 10.10.16: They're back! For the...
The Orlando Magic returned home, got back to work and became whole again. Aaron Gordon, Elfrid Payton and Serge Ibaka are back at practice (3:25). What do they add after last week's games and what do we take away from the first two preseason games? (8:...
24 min
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Locked On Magic 10.06.16: The Magic come home t...
The Orlando Magic are heading home after a loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers. I break down the game against the Cavaliers with some of my first impressions of the team. Also, I ask whether the Magic got what they needed out of their first two preseason g...
20 min
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Locked On Magic 10.05.16: Injury news and depth...
It is gameday again! The Orlando Magic are in Cleveland to face the defending champs. I break down what to expect and what the Magic need to get out of tonight's game (18:10). I also react to news about Serge Ibaka getting a MRI on his knee (3:10) and...
29 min