Philip Rossman-Reich of Orlando Magic Daily analyzes the Orlando Magic every day on Locked On Magic. Get your daily Magic fix from the highs of chasing the Finals with Shaquille O'Neal and Penny Hardaway to the lows of the Dwight-mare and rebuild. Everything Orlando Magic is covered on Locked On Magic every day on the Locked On Podcast Network.
Locked On Magic 09.27.19: Lessons Learned from ...
The Orlando Magic are preparing to embark on another season. We look back at the lesson to learn from their playoff series loss.
Locked On Magic 09.25.19: The Fultz is back!
The Orlando Magic announced Markelle Fultz is back for Orlando Magic training camp. The mystery is over.
Locked On Magic 09.24.19: Markelle Fultz mystery
The Orlando Magic have opted to redshirt Chuma Okeke. Meanwhile we all wait for more information on Markelle Fultz's return.
Locked On Magic 09.23.19: Orlando Magic star se...
The Orlando Magic want to grow this season and make noise in the playoffs. To do so, they need a star to bolster Nikola Vucevic's consistency.
Locked On Magic 09.19.19: The future is now for...
The Orlando Magic will need to begin filling out the edges of Jonathan Isaac and Aaron Gordon's game this year.
Locked On Magic 09.17.19: Fultz Hearts, Can't Lose
The Orlando Magic have plenty of excitement for the upcoming season. But they first doubled down on their young guys and put their faith in Markelle Fultz.
Locked On Magic 09.16.19: The Most Under-Apprec...
Adam Papageorgiou joins the podcast to discuss the most under-appreciated players in Orlando Magic history.
Locked On Magic 09.13.19: Overlooked and fighti...
D.J. Augustin delivered the most memorable moment of the season. Yet everyone is still trying to move on from him. Plus Wesley Iwundu could find himself a victim of the Magic's depth.
Locked On Magic 09.11.19: Terrence Ross' next s...
Terrence Ross became a fan favorite and key part of the Magic's playoff run. The next question in his search for consistency begins anew.
Locked On Magic 09.10.19: Achieving goals and s...
The Orlando Magic have indeed hung a banner for their Southeast Division championship. It is a small thing, but a good internal recognition of a great team. To reach that next step, they will need to stay hungry.
Locked On Magic 09.09.19: More FIBA Evan Fourni...
Evan Fournier admitted he was disappointed with his 2019 season. If he played as he has for France, he could be due for a big bounceback season.
Locked On Magic 09.05.19: Growing leadership
Nikola Vucevic has faded into the background for Montenegro as he still learns how to lead. For the Orlando Magic, it is their youth that will make the difference.
Locked On Magic 09.03.19: Injury luck
In 2019, the Orlando Magic certainly benefited from some injury luck. They are not counting on it again and are ready with improved depth to face it.
Locked On Magic 08.30.19: What to expect at the...
The Orlando Magic have four players participating in the World Cup. What should you expect from them and how will the tournament shake out?
Locked On Magic 08.29.19: Foundations and Next ...
Locked On Heat and The Step Back's David Ramil joins us to talk about the foundations the Orlando Magic built, what team they want to be and what happens next.
Locked on Magic 08.27.19: The evolving Khem Birch
Khem Birch had a good showing against Team USA for Canada. But the way he played looked a bit different as he prepares for the NBA season.
Locked On Magic 08.26.19: The key points of the...
With about a month to go before training camp, it is time to sit down with the schedule and identify the key points in the 2020 season.
Locked On Magic 08.22.19: The next stage of Aar...
Aaron Gordon has built his reputation as a versatile defender and growing offensive player. His next step is building his reputation as a versatile offensive player.
Locked On Magic 08.21.19: Regressing to the mean
The Orlando Magic are getting some quiet buzz to make a big playoff leap this year. And that is certainly possible. So too is regressing to the mean.
Locked On Magic 08.19.19: Redshirting Chuma Okeke
The Orlando Magic appear set to redshirt Chuma Okeke. What does this mean and why would it benefit him and the team?
Locked On Magic 08.16.19: The Goals for 2020
The Orlando Magic clearly have the playoffs as a baseline. But to take the next step will take more than just achieving that result.
Locked On Magic 08.15.19: The Eastern Conferenc...
The Orlando Magic hope to make the playoffs again this year and seem in a good position to do it. The East saw shuffling at the top and little change in the middle.
Locked On Magic 08.13.19: The Path back to the ...
The Orlando Magic's schedule is out for the 2020 season. And it sets up well for the Magic to build confidence and return to the playoffs.
Locked On Magic 08.12.19: Jonathan Isaac keeps ...
Jonathan Isaac showed up at the U.S. Basketball Blue-White Game and showed what he can do when he builds confidence.
Locked On Magic 08.09.19: World Cup prep focuse...
FIBA World Cup prep is well underway. The focus for the Orlando Magic will be on Evan Fournier as he tries to get past an admittedly down season.
Locked On Magic 08.08.19: Wild Cards and Jumpers
The biggest wild card for the Orlando Magic is shooting jumpers. Meanwhile we are not talking about another one who is fighting for his spot in the rotation.
Locked On Magic 08.06.19: Of dreams and Dwight-...
The Orlando Magic reached the NBA Finals 10 years ago. It was a wondrous season but not without its share of controversy and second-guessing. We revisit the rise and where it all went wrong with 407Area.com's David Baumann.
Locked On Magic 08.05.19: The Orlando Magic set...
The Orlando Magic are waiting the start of the 2020 season. They seem set for another playoff run. David Baumann of 407Area.com helps us break it all down and look into the future.
Locked On Magic 08.01.19: History watches what ...
The 2019 Orlando Magic have already established themselves as a fan favorite. But how we ultimately view this season will depend on what the team does next.
Locked On Magic 07.31.19: Building the chip cou...
The Orlando Magic's signing of Al-Farouq Aminu was about building up depth... and the chip count to push in.
Locked On Magic 07.29.19: Jonathan Isaac gets h...
Jonathan Isaac got his invitation to Team USA's camp as a member of the selected team
Locked On Magic 07.25.19: Jonathan Isaac and th...
The Orlando Magic re-invested in their previous roster. The only way for them to grow is for their young players to grow and push them up the standings.
Locked On Magic 07.23.19: Nikola Vucevic's lega...
Nikola Vucevic re-signed with the Orlando Magic, but his place among the Magic's greatest players is already set.
Locked On Magic 07.22.19: The margin for error
The Orlando Magic made the playoffs last year and doubled down on their roster to get back. The question is just how much they have reduced their margin fro error.
Locked On Magic 07.18.19: The injury crisis and...
The Orlando Magic have dealt with a lot of injuries in a patient manner. A new report explains the context.
Locked On Magic 07.17.19: Way-too-Early Predict...
The NBA offseason is beginning to settle and everyone is looking ahead to the 2020 season. So why not think about how it might end already.
Locked On Magic 07.15.19: Putting a bow on Summ...
The Orlando Magic wrapped up Summer League and came away with new information on the players they can add.
Locked On Magic 07.12.19: Capped Out
The Orlando Magic are wrapping up Summer League and their offseason is almost over. Their future looks set too for the next few years.
Locked On Magic 07.10.19: Finding the diamonds ...
The Orlando Magic shut down Mohamed Bamba, putting the focus in Summer League solely on finding the lesser-known players.
Locked On Magic 07.09.19: Allow me to re-introd...
The Orlando Magic re-introduced Nikola Vucevic and Terrence Ross as they explained why they have unfinished business.
Locked On Magic 07.08.19: Bamba returns!
Mohamed Bamba returned to the court for the first time since February. He shook off the rust and was encouraging in his Summer League debut.
Locked On Magic 07.04.19: Off to Summer League!
The Orlando Magic are off to Summer League with really only Mohamed Bamba dominating the story lines. There is still plenty to keep an eye on.
Locked On Magic 07.02.19: Weltman's winning ways
The Orlando Magic decided to bring the whole team back essentially. It may seem counterintuitive but it is part of Weltman's focus on making the Magic a winning culture.
Locked On Magic 07.01.19: The gang is back toge...
The Orlando Magic spent their free agency getting the crew back together for another playoff push.
Locked On Magic 06.28.19: All the options on th...
Free agency is finally here. The Orlando Magic dive into a big offseason as all their questions may get answered.
Locked On Magic 06.27.19: Setting the table for...
The Orlando Magic have a few avenues to go down in free agency. Finding real useful cap room will take some sacrifice and some opportunity.
Locked On Magic 06.26.19: Take care of your own
The Orlando Magic enter free agency hoping they can take care of their own. But that may prove to be a tough task.
Locked On Magic 06.25.19: Ready to work
Terrence Ross' snub for Sixth Man of the Year looks a whole lot worse and Chuma Okeke gets his welcome to the Orlando Magic.
Locked On Magic 06.21.19: Magic make long-term ...
The Orlando Magic took a long-term view with their draft pick, taking Chuma Okeke, and showing they will continue to be patient in their rebuild.
Locked On Magic 06.20.19: It's Draft Day 2020, ...
The Orlando Magic enter the NBA Draft with a ton of options that will whittle themselves down by the time they pick at 16.
Locked On Magic 06.19.19: Plotting free agency
Keith Smith of Yahoo! Sports joins us for part two of our conversation as we plot out what the Orlando Magic should do about Nikola Vucevic and how they must attack free agency.
Locked On Magic 06.18.19: Searching for the best
The Orlando Magic are in a new position drafting 16th. But they are not changing their approach. They still want to find the best player on the board.
Locked On Magic 06.17.19: The seismic free agen...
Everyone knows this could be a game-changing summer in the NBA. The ground beneath the league is about to shift. For the Orlando Magic, they will have to do their work to keep up.
Locked On Magic 6.14.19: Begin again
The 2019 NBA season is over with the Toronto Raptors celebrating their NBA title. Now the process begins again. And in 2020 nothing is guaranteed.
Locked On Magic 06.13.19: The limits of length
The Orlando Magic hosted Talen Horton-Tucker for a workout. The unusually long guard will test the limits of the team's infatuation with length.
Locked On Magic 06.11.19: Breaking the Mold... ...
Nickeil Alexander-Walker and Tyler Herro aim to break the mold and put questions about them to rest. Meanwhile, Game 5 of the NBA Finals showed us the tragedy and triumph of the league.
Locked On Magic 06.10.19: The Bigger They Are, ...
We detour our Draft coverage to talk about UCF Knights big man Tacko Fall and why he can make it in the NBA and his limitations.
Locked On Magic 06.07.19: Time for the Magic to...
The Orlando Magic already have signaled they will be more aggressive this offseason. They will need to be with an especially weak 2020 free agency class.
Locked On Magic 06.06.19: #AG4TeamUSA
Aaron Gordon is not yet on the list for Team USA's World Cup roster pool. I explain why he should be and why his omission is yet another snub to the Orlando Magic.
Locked On Magic 06.05.19: Going for the big fish
The Orlando Magic are starting to get connected to some big names in free agency. It suggests the team is not going to be idle to improve the roster.
Locked On Magic 06.03.19: Oh the places we coul...
The offseason is starting to rev up with the Draft a few weeks away. And there are so many different ways this offseason could unfold.
Locked On Magic 05.31.19: Picking 16th and the ...
The Orlando Magic are in a new position with the 16th pick. A new debate begins as the team tries to sort which direction it should go.
Locked On Magic 05.30.19: Reviewing the books
The Orlando Magic likely will operate this summer like a team over the cap. But they could free up enough cap space to have their cake and eat it too.
Locked On Magic 05.28.19: Closing the book on 2...
The Orlando Magic's 2019 season was an unmitigated success. The Magic built plenty of foundations but also left plenty of questions for a big offseason.
Locked On Magic 05.24.19: Clifford and Weltman ...
The Orlando Magic laid the true foundations for their project in their surprise playoff run. Their coaching hire was a home run.
Locked On Magic 05.23.19: Nikola Vucevic demand...
Aaron Gordon is not too happy right now as the Orlando Magic continue to get snubbed during award season. Plus Nikola Vucevic had a season that demanded our attention.
Locked On Magic 05.22.19: Evan Fournier's no-go...
Evan Fournier's main role is to shoot. So while the other parts of his game growing were vital and good. His inability to shoot hurt the team and led to a bad season.
Locked On Magic 05.20.19: Draft future and past
The NBA Draft Combine is done and we look ahead to what comes next for the NBA Draft process. We also look ahead to what is next for Mohamed Bamba.
Locked On Magic 05.16.19: Aaron Gordon's time i...
Aaron Gordon did not put up the gaudy statistics of his 2018 season, but he put together a more well-rounded season that bodes well for his future.
Locked On Magic 05.15.19: The Draft Board is se...
The NBA Draft Lottery has set the board and now the offseason game is ready to play. The Orlando Magic get ready for their first move.
Locked On Magic 05.14.19: The Diamonds in the R...
Khem Birch proved once again he is a NBA player and should be in line for a comfortable contract. Count that as the first diamond in the rough the Magic have found.
Locked On Magic 05.13.19: Terrence Ross changed...
Terrence Ross endeared himself to fans by being the Orlando Magic's tough-shot maker and energy burst off the bench.
Locked On Magic 05.10.19: The Top Games of 2019
The Orlando Magic had a memorable season filled with memorable games. I talk about the top games of the season.
Locked On Magic 05.08.19: Jonathan Isaac and wh...
Jonathan Isaac got a second rookie season and began to define what kind of player he can become. It has everyone very excited.
Locked On Magic 05.07.19: Evaluating D.J. Augus...
D.J. Augustin proved a lot of doubters wrong and became the steady drumbeat for the Orlando Magic throughout the season.
Locked On Magic 05.03.19: Waiting on Mo Bamba
Mohamed Bamba was not quite the defensive ace the Orlando Magic thought. He had the rookie year that was expected, but still fell short.
Locked On Magic 05.02.19: Shooters have to shoot
The Orlando Magic are still short on shooting and got a strong season from Terrence Ross, but not from Evan Fournier.
Locked On Magic 04.30.19: Nikola Vucevic went r...
Nikola Vucevic earned his All-Star spot and was the Orlando Magic's most consistent and best player. The playoffs nearly erased all of that.
Locked On Magic 04.29.19: Everything was pretty...
The Orlando Magic had little go wrong because they achieved their biggest goal -- they restored legitimacy in the franchise. And they can thank Steve Clifford.
Locked On Magic 04.26.19: Exit Interviews
The Orlando Magic parted ways for the final time in the 2019 season, reflecting on a surprise playoff run and hungry to get back and be better.
Locked On Magic 04.25.19: The road ahead
The Orlando Magic's season is over. The summer ahead will have some big questions to answer for the team to keep building momentum.
Locked On Magic 04.24.19: The end
The Orlando Magic have been eliminated from the playoffs. The way they exited is not how we should remember them.
Locked On Magic 04.23.19: One more fight to fight
The Orlando Magic do not know how many days are left in their season now. But the end is near as they face elimination with nothing left to do but fight one more time.
Locked On Magic 04.22.19: From the bowels of th...
Kawhi Leonard did a thing and the Orlando Magic continue to struggle on offense. We discuss Game 4 from deep inside the Amway Center as the Magic are near elimination.
Locked On Magic 04.21.19: It really is a make o...
The Orlando Magic are seeking a more efficient purpose of play to break the Toronto Raptors. But this thing really comes down to making shots.
Locked On Magic 04.20.19: Slipped through their...
The Orlando Magic fought hard again and gave themselves a chance to win Game 3, but the result slipped through their fingers in a surprising way.
Locked On Magic 04.19.19: The Keys to Game 3......
The Orlando Magic return home for Game 3 and they expect a raucous crowd. The Magic will have to execute to take advantage of it.
Locked On Magic 04.18.19: What is wrong with Ni...
The Orlando Magic have gotten virtually nothing from All-Star center Nikola Vucevic during their playoff series. What have the Raptors done to slow him down?
Locked On Magic 04.17.19: Back to Reality
The Toronto Raptors were desperate to avoid a 2-0 hole and reminded the Orlando Magic just how good they can be in a Game 2 blowout win. Series on.
Locked On Magic 04.16.19: The keys to Game 2 vs...
The Orlando Magic have put Game 1 behind them. Now the focus is on Game 2 and how the team will get a 2-0 lead.
Locked On Magic 04.15.19: Prepping for Game 2 a...
The Orlando Magic are already preparing for Game 2 as they try to learn lessons from their Game 1 victory. To be sure, it will be a different challenge.
Locked On Magic 04.14.19: D.J. Augustin is the ...
The Orlando Magic went to Toronto and stole Game 1. They can thank their veteran point guard D.J. Augustin who has helped the Magic prove all the doubters wrong.
Locked On Magic 04.12.19: It's all in preparation
The Orlando Magic got down to business to begin preparing for the Toronto Raptors and their playoff series. As much as things are the same they are very different.
Locked On Magic 04.11.19: Why not us, why not n...
The Orlando Magic won to enter the playoffs and did so displaying their best trait -- their belief and adaptability as they found a way to win again.
Locked On Magic 04.10.19: Measuring playoff suc...
The Orlando Magic are in the playoffs. Now what? The crew from Orlando Pinstriped Post joins the podcast to discuss and debate what these playoffs could mean.
Locked On Magic 04.09.19: How we got here
The Orlando Magic are going to the playoffs and there is already a buzz in Orlando. I chat with Stuart Hodge to recap what got the Magic to this point.
Locked On Magic 04.08.19: THE ORLANDO MAGIC ARE...
The Orlando Magic are officially playoff bound. They clinched a spot and have found their identity, shedding six years of frustration.
Locked On Magic 04.06.19: Knocking on the door
The Orlando Magic put on a clinic in their regular season home finale and are knocking on the door of a playoff spot.
Locked On Magic 04.05.19: Easy decisions, tough...
The Orlando Magic had to make some moves to clear up their playoff roster, cutting Isaiah Briscoe to keep Michael Carter-Williams.
Locked On Magic 04.04.19: Winning is all that m...
The Orlando Magic had an odd challenge against the New York Knicks. But they found a way to win and find themselves in the driver's seat again.