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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.

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.
33 min
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.
34 min
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.
22 min
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.
22 min
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.
40 min
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.
44 min
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.
33 min
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.
19 min
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
30 min
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.
25 min
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.
24 min
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.
27 min
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.
31 min
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.
23 min
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.
29 min
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.
29 min
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.
31 min
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.
17 min
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.
26 min
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.
30 min
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.
26 min
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.
35 min
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.
57 min
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.
28 min
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.
32 min
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.
24 min
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.
27 min
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.
24 min
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.
51 min
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.
35 min
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.
44 min
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.
29 min
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.
22 min
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.
40 min
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.
20 min
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.
22 min
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.
28 min
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.
33 min
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.
22 min
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.
25 min
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.
36 min
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.
28 min
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.
35 min
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.
30 min
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.
35 min
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.
31 min
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.
23 min
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.
31 min
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.
23 min
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.
26 min
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.
32 min
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.
21 min
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.
32 min
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.
23 min
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.
32 min
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.
29 min
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.
25 min
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.
22 min
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.
37 min
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.
33 min
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.
45 min
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.
38 min
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.
30 min
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.
35 min
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.
27 min
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?
27 min
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.
32 min
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.
26 min
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.
28 min
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.
35 min
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.
23 min
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.
27 min
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.
49 min
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.
45 min
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.
34 min
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.
21 min
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.
23 min
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.
26 min
Locked On Magic 04.03.19: A Playoff Look-Ahead
The Orlando Magic could very well see the Toronto Raptors again. I break down Monday's game with Locked On Raptors and discuss the playoff race.
52 min
Locked On Magic 04.02.19: This is not how we play
The Orlando Magic lost to the Toronto Raptors with a third straight poor defensive performance. This is not who the Magic are.
27 min
Locked On Magic 04.01.19: The ace in the hole
The Orlando Magic are in the playoff race and have an ace in the hole to make the playoffs. They just have to take care of business.
22 min
Locked On Magic 03.31.19: Aaron Gordon's maturity
The Orlando Magic picked up a critical win against the Indiana Pacers that showed just how much Aaron Gordon's game has matured.
26 min
Locked On Magic 03.29.19: Punch first
The Orlando Magic took the first punch again from the Detroit Pistons and never recovered, falling out of playoff position.
27 min
Locked On Magic 03.28.19: The biggest game sinc...
The Orlando Magic go from the huge game against the Miami Heat to the huge game against the Detroit Pistons.
39 min
Locked On Magic 03.27.19: Dousing the Heat
The Orlando Magic scored a major victory over the Miami Heat. We break it down with Locked on Heat.
38 min
Locked On Magic 03.26.19: Michael Carter-Willia...
Michael Carter-Williams has been a revelation during his first 10-day contract, providing the energy needed to blow out the Philadelphia 76ers.
23 min
Locked On Magic 03.25.19: The Playoffs are here
The Orlando Magic have nine games to go to make their playoff push. The playoff pressure has already arrived.
20 min
Locked On Magic 03.22.19: Home Sweet Home
The Orlando Magic have slowly established a home-court advantage at the Amway Center. It has been central to their turnaround and Playoff hopes.
19 min
Locked On Magic 03.21.19: Defense Leads the Way
The Orlando Magic dominated the New Orleans Pelicans. Their defense was again the key as it led the way to another blowout victory at home.
21 min
Locked On Magic 03.20.19: Home cooking
The Orlando Magic are in the middle of a critical homestand that will set the tone for a big road trip starting next week.
26 min
Locked On Magic 03.19.19: A bright future... A ...
The Orlando Magic are playing better and setting themselves up for a brighter future. But there are still plenty of question hanging over the team as the summer approaches.
30 min
Locked On Magic 03.18.19: Light the fire
The Orlando Magic needed to find some energy to hold off the Atlanta Hawks. New acquisition Michael Carter-Williams provided the spark.
25 min
Locked On Magic 03.15.19: Back on track for now
The Orlando Magic got the win they needed to open up a critical homestand, dispatching the Cleveland Cavaliers with little trouble.
19 min
Locked On Magic 03.14.19: Leading by more than ...
The Orlando Magic have gotten off to great starts this year. Their leaders set the tone and right now they need them more than ever.
31 min
Locked On Magic 03.13.19: Elimination Chamber
The Orlando Magic are rebounding at an elite level, but something still seems to be missing. And Jerian Grant has to step up now for the Magic.
28 min
Locked On Magic 03.12.19: Playing to the standard
The Orlando Magic need to rescue themselves and get back into the Playoff race. They can only do that by playing to their Playoff standard. There is no room for error.
27 min
Locked On Magic 03.11.19: Lacking Late-Game Poise
The Orlando Magic lost again because of poor late-game execution. They find themselves searching for poise to close these games and save their Playoff chase.
36 min
Locked On Magic 03.08.19: A chance to refocus
The Orlando Magic got a chance to refocus and reset their batteries as they begin a soft spot in the schedule. Ultimately success is up to them.
19 min
Locked On Magic 03.07.19: Lapses in consistency
The Orlando Magic have struggled since the All-Star Break and it is because their defensive consistency has dropped off.
29 min
Locked On Magic 03.06.19: Missed opportunities
The Orlando Magic sleepwalked defensively through three quarters. They still had a chance to win, but another opportunity slipped away.
37 min