Locked On Magic - Daily Podcast On Th...
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.
Sports
Basketball
801
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...
31 min
802
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...
29 min
803
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...
27 min
804
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...
31 min
805
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).
27 min
806
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 ...
26 min
807
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...
32 min
808
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...
33 min
809
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...
34 min
810
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...
29 min
811
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.
68 min
812
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.
8 min
813
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).
41 min
814
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 ...
25 min
815
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 ...
42 min
816
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...
32 min
817
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...
22 min
818
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 ...
25 min
819
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...
22 min
820
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...
23 min
821
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...
22 min
822
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.
41 min
823
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 ...
34 min
824
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...
33 min
825
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...
27 min
826
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...
30 min
827
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...
34 min
828
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...
30 min
829
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...
29 min
830
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
831
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...
32 min
832
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...
30 min
833
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
834
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
835
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
836
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...
21 min
837
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...
29 min
838
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...
28 min
839
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...
35 min
840
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
841
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
842
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
843
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
844
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).
26 min
845
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'...
29 min
846
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...
25 min
847
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...
34 min
848
Locked On Magic 02.21.17: Boogie Blues (just no...
The All-Star Break is over and the trade deadline is in full review. I discuss the latest rumors involving the Orlando Magic, including the DeMarcus Cousins situation and why the risk was not worth it for Orlando (1:50). I then discuss how Elfrid Payto...
39 min
849
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 ...
33 min
850
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
851
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
852
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...
30 min
853
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...
5 min
854
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...
33 min
855
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...
33 min
856
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...
37 min
857
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
858
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
859
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.
70 min
860
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...
36 min
861
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...
35 min
862
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...
25 min
863
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
864
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...
25 min
865
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
866
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...
26 min
867
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
868
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
869
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...
34 min
870
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).
28 min
871
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 ...
34 min
872
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...
28 min
873
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
874
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 ...
75 min
875
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...
72 min
876
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...
25 min
877
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...
28 min
878
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...
36 min
879
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...
30 min
880
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...
31 min
881
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
882
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 ...
29 min
883
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 ...
39 min
884
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...
29 min
885
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
886
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 ...
32 min
887
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...
28 min
888
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
889
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)...
34 min
890
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...
43 min
891
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
892
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...
21 min
893
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
894
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
895
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
896
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
897
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 ...
34 min
898
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).
33 min
899
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
900
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