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Locked on Magic
Philip Rossman-Reich of Orlando Magic Daily now does in podcast form with the daily podcast Locked on Magic part of the Locked on Podcast Network. #nba #magic #orlandomagic
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Locked On Magic 10.17.18: The BIG Day is here!
The big day is here! The Orlando Magic open their season against the Miami Heat tonight! I preview the game and discuss the early part of the season.
25 min
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Locked On Magic 10.16.18: The Eastern Conferenc...
With the NBA season starting today, I preview the Eastern Conference and where the Orlando Magic fit in.
28 min
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Locked On Magic 10.15.18: The Western Conferenc...
The NBA season is finally here! Well, almost. As we get set for the first slate of games and the season to begin, I preview the Western Conference.
32 min
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Locked On Magic 10.11.18: Jonathan Isaac makes ...
Jonathan Isaac returned from injury and suddenly the Orlando Magic looked ready for the regular season, routing the Memphis Grizzlies.
21 min
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Locked On Magic 10.10.18: The next steps for Aa...
Aaron Gordon is set to take another step this year and is playing well in the preseason. What will he do in the regular season now?
22 min
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Locked On Magic 10.09.18: Feeling the Heat
The Orlando Magic are starting to feel the pressure as they try to round into form. The loss to the Miami Heat raised some discouraging signs even with some time to correct.
24 min
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Locked On Magic 10.08.18: Paving your own way
The Orlando Magic are trying to pave their own way as Steve Clifford takes over and the team tries to build itself from the bottom.
27 min
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Locked On Magic 10.05.18: The Eastern Conferenc...
The Orlando Magic season is quickly approaching and we dive into expectations for the year and the Eastern Conference landscape with Orlando Pinstriped Post's Zach Oliver.
65 min
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Locked On Magic 10.04.18: Same old, same old Ni...
Nikola Vucevic has been one of the most reliable options for the Orlando Magic for a long time. But it seems his days are numbered as the team prepares to turn a new page.
23 min
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Locked On Magic 10.02.18: Just getting started...
The Orlando Magic played their first exhibition game. There was plenty to like and plenty to dislike. And resist the temptation to draw conclusions.
24 min
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Locked On Magic 10.01.18: The first rehearsal
The Orlando Magic are preparing for their first preseason game and the expectations are... well... low. And they should be. It's the first preseason game.
24 min
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Locked On Magic 09.28.18: Questions for preseason
Training camp is in full swing and the preseason is in full view. The Orlando Magic have some big questions to sort out as the games start to begin.
25 min
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Locked ON Magic 09.27.18: The Terrence Ross Ret...
Terrence Ross is set to come back from a major leg injury that cost him 50-plus games last season. What state is he in heading into camp?
22 min
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Locked On Magic 09.26.18: First Day of Camp
The Orlando Magic completed their first day of camp and are laying the foundations for their team. It takes a lot of detail and a lot of work.
21 min
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Locked On Magic 09.25.18: It's Media Day!
The Orlando Magic held their Media Day and are ready to get going for the 2019 season. And optimism abounds as they prepare.
20 min
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Locked On Magic 09.24.18: All about Mo' (and Me...
Mohamed Bamba figures to be a key piece for the Orlando Magic moving forward. But his development his rookie year may be slow.
36 min
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Locked On Magic 09.21.18: Jonathan Isaac, the p...
Jonathan Isaac had a false start his rookie year. But he still showed plenty to get excited about for his second year.
24 min
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Locked On Magic 09.20.18: Evan Fournier should ...
Evan Fournier is easy to forget amid the excitement for the Orlando Magic's new wave of young players. But Fournier is still valuable for the team and someone they can count on.
24 min
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Locked On Magic 09.19.18: Swing through the Sou...
The Southeast Division seems like it is in turmoil after this summer. Each team is facing some serious issues heading into 2019.
24 min
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Locked On Magic 09.18.18: Questions for young p...
The Orlando Magic added Jarell Martin and Isaiah Briscoe. Both players trying to find their place in the league who might get that opportunity in Orlando.
22 min
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Locked On Magic 09.17.18: Aaron Gordon due for ...
Aaron Gordon had a breakthrough season last year. Now he has to show he is ready to take the next step.
25 min
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Locked On Magic 09.14.18: It's not D.J. Augusti...
D.J. Augustin will surely get some of the blame for the Magic's poor point guard situation. It isn't him you are angry at. And Augustin still provides a calming presence for a young team.
24 min
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Locked On Magic 09.13.18: Reviewing the last tw...
I finish my review of the last two draft classes with Stephen Cameron of Close Up Magic with a look at what to expect from Mohamed Bamba and Jonathan Isaac.
27 min
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Locked On Magic 09.12.18: Reviewing the last tw...
The Orlando Magic have started to lay the foundation for their future through the draft with some intriguing young players. Today, I chat about the second-round picks from the last two years and what to expect this year.
33 min
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Locked On Magic 09.11.18: The Orlando Update
Catching up on all things Orlando. I discuss the changes to the Amway Center Entertainment Complex and the oddly similar fate of the three major pro teams in Orlando.
25 min
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Locked On Magic 09.10.18: Jonathon Simmons' 201...
Jonathon Simmons proved his place in the NBA with a career year with more minutes. Now he has to do it again as the Magic refine his role.
22 min
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Locked On Magic 09.07.18: Remembering Rich DeVos
Orlando Magic owner Rich DeVos died Thursday at 92 years old. He left a legacy of service that made the Magic much more than a basketball team.
21 min
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Locked On Magic 09.06.18: Grant Hill's unfulfil...
Grant Hill will enter the Hall of Fame on Friday. Orlando Magic fans did not see him at his best with seven years dominated with injury. It left his career unfulfilled, even according to Locked On Pistons.
40 min
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Locked On Magic 09.05.18: The best players in O...
This year the Orlando Magic celebrate their 30th anniversary. I sat down to discuss some of the best players in Orlando Magic history with Aaron Goldstone of Orlando Pinstriped Post
57 min
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Locked On Magic 09.04.18: Time to load up the h...
Labor Day has come and gone and the season is officially in focus. Time to get hyped.
20 min
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Locked On Magic 08.31.18: An offseason of nothing
The Orlando Magic did not do very much this offseason, opting to sit it out and wait for the right moves rather than grabbing short-term glory.
19 min
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Locked On Magic 08.30.18: The day the 2009 Fina...
Game 4 of the 2009 Finals is a game that gets debated endless and is full of regret. It sped up the inevitable defeat in that series.
40 min
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Locked On Magic 08.28.18: The end of the bench
It is time to look at a few young players who will be fighting for playing time this year. What do Melvin Frazier and Isaiah Briscoe bring to the table?
20 min
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Locked On Magic 08.27.18: The Most Popular Play...
It is time to review the results of our Orlando Magic Daily ranking of the most popular players in team history.
44 min
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Locked On Magic 08.23.18: Mo Patience with Mo ...
Mohamed Bamba has captured a lot of excitement for Orlando Magic fans. But his rookie year will likely require some patience.
19 min
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Locked On Magic 08.22.18: Looking back, looking...
Where do the 2018 Orlando Magic rank in Magic history? And what will make the 2019 Magic team successful? We look back and ahead.
25 min
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Locked On Magic 08.17.18: The Eastern Conferenc...
The Orlando Magic are going to entertain the Playoffs nominally. So what does the Eastern Conference look like? And where do the Magic fall as we tier the teams?
30 min
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Locked On Magic 08.15.18: Orlando Opportunities
The Orlando Solar Bears are getting a big boost with the Tampa Bay Lightning agreeing to be their affiliate. It feels like a good local team is all this market needs.
34 min
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Locked On Magic 08.14.18: The stretches that de...
The table is set for the Orlando Magic with the 2019 season. What areas will define the season for the Magic?
27 min
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Locked On Magic 08.11.18: The 2019 Schedule is ...
The Orlando Magic's 2018-19 season schedule is out. I run through the basic highlights of the schedule and what to expect as things get started.
21 min
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Locked On Magic 08.10.18: For Jonathon Simmons'...
Jonathon Simmons had a career year in his first time in a defined role. Now he has to do the most difficult thing -- do it again.
15 min
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Locked On Magic 08.08.18: Inside the NBA 2K Lea...
The NBA 2K League enters its final week with Magic Gaming in the driver's seat for a Playoff spot. I spoke with The Post Game's Jeff Eisenband to figure out where the league has thrived and what to expect from the Playoff push.
51 min
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Locked On Magic 08.06.18: Win projections!
The first batch of win projections are out! What do they say about the expectations for the Orlando Magic's season and how should we really measure success?
24 min
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Locked On Magic 08.03.18: Offseason Mailbag!
The Orlando Magic offseason is in full swing. I answered some of your questions about the direction the team will go and what the future might hold.
34 min
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Locked On Magic 07.31.18: Length is the word
The Orlando Magic have put a focus on drafting and finding players with length. What effect does this actually have? We have actually seen it at work.
20 min
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Locked On Magic 07.30.18: Nikola Vucevic's rema...
Mohamed Bamba will eventually become the starting center. But for now Nikola Vucevic is still the team's best option.
26 min
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Locked On Magic 07.27.18: Reviewing the Depth C...
The Orlando Magic's offseason is pretty much done with a roster that is almost full. At this juncture, I review what the Magic's depth chart looks like.
27 min
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Locked On Magic 07.25.18: Answering all the que...
The Orlando Magic were not able to get a lot done this offseason. But there were still a few moves made and a lot of questions left to answer.
59 min
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Locked On Magic 07.24.18: A Trade, New Radio Ho...
Cleaning out the notebook this Tuesday as I recap an Orlando Magic trade, their new radio home and Magic Gaming's Playoff push.
24 min
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Locked On Magic 07.23.18: Light at the end of t...
The Orlando Magic weren't able to do much this summer in free agency. Cap room is coming and could be here sooner than we think.
17 min
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Locked On Magic 07.20.18: What the Orlando Magi...
The Orlando Magic were very quiet in free agency leaving a lot of things left to do to improve the team and a focus that is not on the 2019 season.
23 min
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Locked On Magic 07.19.18: Jonathan Isaac's summ...
Jonathan Isaac had an impressive Summer League on both ends of the floor. His stats show there is still work to do.
23 min
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Locked On Magic 07.18.18: Searching for identit...
The Orlando Magic are seeking to establish an identity and started during Summer League. But they are selling a similar story that failed before.
25 min
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Locked On Magic 07.17.18: Summer League Takeaways
We put a bow on Summer League with my final takeaways from the Orlando Magic's Summer League run.
24 min
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Locked On Magic 07.16.18: Summer League Review ...
The Orlando Magic are done with Summer League this year. To get a better picture of how they did, I chatted with Preston Ellis and Oleh Kosel of The Bird Calls who were both in Las Vegas taking in the action.
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Locked On Magic 07.13.18: Waiting on the G-League
With the Orlando Magic sitting out Jonathan Isaac and Mohamed Bamba, the Orlando Magic's other players had a chance to shine at Summer League.
25 min
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Locked On Magic 07.12.18: Aaron Gordon and avoi...
The Orlando Magic took care of free agent Aaron Gordon quickly getting a team-friendly deal in the process. that seemed to be fortunate especially considering how the restricted free agent market has played out.
28 min
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Locked On Magic 07.11.18: The end of free agenc...
The Orlando Magic appear done with free agency. At least that is what Jeff Weltman says. What does that mean for the upcoming season?
27 min
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Locked On Magic 07.10.18: Summer League Review
The Orlando Magic are done with preliminary play and their offense struggled in their first loss to the Phoenix Suns. I take stock with what it means on both sides of the ball.
29 min
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Locked On Magic 07.09.18: Summer League & A Trade
The Orlando Magic kept busy on and off the court to start Summer League. They picked up two impressive wins and made a trade.
23 min
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Locked On Magic 07.06.18: Jonathan Isaac's time
It has been a long time since we last saw Jonathan Isaac on a basketball floor. In his second Summer League, he is physically and mentally more mature. And ready to shine.
21 min
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Locked On Magic 07.05.18: Isaiah Thomas in the ...
The Orlando Magic are reportedly looking to make a somewhat splashy move, talking with free agent guard Isaiah Thomas.
16 min
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Locked On Magic 07.03.18: More Summer League th...
NBA Summer League is on the horizon. The team is in Las Vegas and the games start Friday. What should you be watching for when they start?
22 min
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Locked On Magic 07.02.18: Aaron Gordon is back!
The Orlando Magic made their big move of the offseason bringing back Aaron Gordon on a four-year deal.
21 min
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Locked On Magic 07.01.18: Free Agency is a thin...
Free agency opened up Sunday so I took to Facebook Live and reacted live to some of the contracts handed out and answered your Magic questions.
42 min
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Locked On Magic 06.28.18: The situation as it is
Free agency is quickly approaching. Aaron Gordon sends signals that he would like to be done soon and Orlando has little more they can do but wait on him.
24 min
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Locked On Magic 06.27.18: The questions remaining
The Orlando Magic got some things they wanted in the NBA Draft. But left plenty of questions about their team with little room to answer them.
18 min
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Locked On Magic 06.26.18: Free agency and the p...
The Orlando Magic turn to free agency. They need a point guard for sure after dropping Shelvin Mack. And Aaron Gordon's free agency looms.
23 min
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Locked On Magic 06.25.18: Mo Bamba No. 5
So who is Orlando Magic draft pick Mohamed Bamba? We begin to break down his game and get reaction from the Orlando Magic's draft pick.
20 min
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Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 90: Drafter...
OMD Podcast: Draftermath -- Long Nights, Long Players, Long Podcasts
57 min
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Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 89: 2018 NB...
The NBA Draft has finally arrived. The class is a deep one with plenty of stars to offer the Orlando Magic. So where will they go?
60 min
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Locked On Magic 06.20.18: Marvin Bagley and Mo ...
We complete our look at the draft prospects with a look at the games of Marvin Bagley and Mohamed Bamba and how they might fit with the Orlando Magic.
30 min
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Locked On Magic 06.19.18: Draft is coming
It is officially Draft week. Jeff Weltman helps set the table for what to expect this week as the big day draw closer and closer.
23 min
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Locked On Magic 06.15.18: SURPRISE Mailbag
It is nearly draft week and so I decided to open up my mailbag and answer YOUR Orlando Magic questions ahead of the draft.
33 min
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Locked On Magic 06.14.18: The Locked On NBA Moc...
The first six picks of the Locked On NBA Mock Draft are revealed. I dive deeper into my pick for the Orlando Magic at No. 6.
27 min
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Locked On Magic 06.13.18: Magic management and ...
The Orlando Magic's management group has a distinct type when they go through the draft process. Will they follow it again?
22 min
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Locked On Magic 06.12.18: Pulse, two years later
Tuesday marks the two years since the shooting at Pulse Nightclub, a gay nightclub near Downtown Orlando. What should we think about as time marches on past the emotion of that day.
29 min
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Locked On Magic 06.11.18: Closing the book on 2018
The 2018 Finals are over and so is the NBA season. We look back on the lessons we learned as the Magic prepare to rebuild.
16 min
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Locked On Magic 06.08.18: It's Trae Day
The Orlando Magic had Trae Young in for an individual workout. He comes with a lot of hype. But he might be the best fit for everything the Magic need.
25 min
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Locked On Magic 06.07.18: Second round point gu...
The Orlando Magic have two picks in the second round of the NBA Draft and there are a lot of intriguing point guards with plenty of talent who could be available.
23 min
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Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 88: Buildin...
OMD Podcast: Lessons from the Tampa Bay Lightning
49 min
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Locked On Magic 06.05.18: Drafting for potential
The Orlando Magic could draft someone who can clearly play... or they could make the long-term play and go after someone who is purely potential.
23 min
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Locked On Magic 06.04.18: Playing it safe with ...
Initial reactions to the Orlando Magic hiring Steve Clifford have died down. So what are the Magic left with? And what can he accomplish?
28 min
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Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 87: Who is ...
Orlando Magic fans are familiar with Steve Clifford from his previous time with the Magic. But who is he as a head coach? I check in with Locked on Hornets' Walker Mehl to discuss who Clifford is as a coach and what he brings to the team.
38 min
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Locked On Magic 05.31.18: Steve Clifford's Clea...
The Orlando Magic finally hired a head coach, naming Steve Clifford the team's next head man. What does he bring and where are the pitfalls? And what is the clean slate in front of the Magic now?
26 min
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BREAKING NEWS: Orlando Magic hire Steve Clifford
The Orlando Magic's coaching search is finally over. The team has hired Steve Clifford as its next head coach.
7 min
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Locked On Magic 05.30.18: Star Search
The Orlando Magic are looking for a star with the sixth pick. That has fans focused on two players. I profile Michael Porter Jr. on today's show.
17 min
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Locked On Magic 05.29.18: Memorial Day Mock Draft
It is past Memorial Day and so it is time to turn our full attention to the NBA Draft. I start the preview by going through my first mock draft.
28 min
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Locked On Magic 05.25.18: Coaching Rumors and L...
Some new coaching rumors have surfaced as the Orlando Magic continue to look for a new head coach. And as the Playoffs wind down, I ponder the lessons for a rebuilding team from the Playoffs.
32 min
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Locked On Magic 05.24.18: The Summer of Aaron G...
As the Orlando Magic begin to consider making some major changes to their roster, they inevitably return to one major question. What to do with Aaron Gordon. In fact, that might be the question that hangs over their entire summer.
22 min
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Locked On Magic 05.23.18: A matter of faith
The Orlando Magic are embarking on a rebuild and scarred fans are skeptical of what is to come. Jeff Weltman and John Hammond deserve your benefit of the doubt.
24 min
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Locked On Magic 05.21.18: The Point Guard Debat...
The Orlando Magic need a point guard and there are a few of interest in the NBA Draft. As we enter Draft month, the debate on which point guard the Magic should take will take center stage.
23 min
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Locked On Magic 05.18.18: What remains
The Orlando Magic have a draft to look forward to. But that is one piece of the puzzle. As the team tries to go in a new direction, they have to examine what they have left and how to improve the roster they have.
25 min
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Locked On Magic 05.17.18: Sixth is fine, I swear
The Orlando Magic ended up sixth in the NBA Draft. While that is not the best spot for the team, there are still plenty of good players for the Magic to accomplish their goals.
35 min
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Locked On Magic 05.16.18: The NBA Draft Lottery...
The Orlando Magic will pick sixth in the NBA Draft after Tuesday's NBA Draft Lottery. Relive the excitement as our panel breaks down the Magic's season, the future, the importance of this pick and where the Magic go now.
60 min
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Locked On Magic 05.15.18: The Lottery Process &...
The Lottery is today! So how does it work? I try to explain. And then I answer your questions in my Orlando Magic Mailbag.
28 min
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Locked On Magic 05.14.18: The dominos start to ...
Coaching changes are happening all around the league with a wave of new hires and one big firing in Toronto. The Orlando Magic remain quiet as we try to figure out what direction the team will head.
35 min
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Locked On Magic 05.11.18: NBA Draft Big Board, ...
The coaching search has hit a dead end (so to speak) and the NBA Draft Lottery is on the horizon. It is time to start focusing on that as I reveal my top 10 prospects for the Orlando Magic.
32 min
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Locked On Magic 05.08.18: Stan Van Gundy Nostal...
Stan Van Gundy is suddenly on the market and Orlando Magic fans are feeling nostalgic and believing they should reunite with the franchise's best coach. But that may not be the best idea. And we still wait...
23 min
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Locked On Magic 05.07.18: The Weltman Evaluation
We conclude our look back at the 2018 season by reviewing what Jeff Weltman got right and wrong this first season and what he has in store now that his work can really begin.
25 min
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Locked On Magic 05.03.18: The first steps
The Orlando Magic's coaching search is picking up steam. They are in the interview stage. While everyone begins to back their favored candidates, it is important to remember just how important the coach is and that this is the first important step.
18 min
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Locked On Magic 05.02.18: Questions and Answers...
The Orlando Magic's season is in the rearview mirror. Today we look ahead to the future, answering some of the burning questions to set up the offseason.
50 min
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Locked On Magic 05.01.18: What was lost from in...
The Orlando Magic lost two important players to injury and it likely changed their season. I review the years Jonathan Isaac and Terrence Ross had this year.
18 min
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Locked On Magic 04.30.18: Coaching Search Update
The Orlando Magic's coaching search has moved along slowly. But a new reported rumor shows the team is taking steps forward and coming closer to their targets.
22 min
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Locked On Magic 04.27.18: Evan Fournier & Mario...
The Orlando Magic had two wing players stand out for different reasons this year. While they weren't everything fans wanted, their production was still notable.
22 min
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Locked On Magic 04.25.18: The Center predicament
The Orlando Magic have invested a lot in centers on their roster. But both Nikola Vucevic and Bismack Biyombo disappointed in different ways.
25 min
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Locked On Magic 04.24.18: The Point Guard Evalu...
The Orlando Magic clearly need an upgrade at point guard. But their three point guards each had strong individual seasons. So how do you evaluate them?
23 min
108
Locked On Magic 04.23.18: Aaron Gordon Player E...
Aaron Gordon had a breakout season for the Orlando Magic, becoming a potential star. That does not mean he is already there. Big questions remain.
24 min
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Locked On Magic 04.20.18: The Unanswered Questions
The Orlando Magic season has been a week gone. Before we dive into player evaluations, what unanswered questions remain from the 2018 season heading into the offseason?
21 min
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Locked On Magic 04.19.18: Postseason Q&A
You have questions, I have answers. On today's Locked On Magic, I sit down with a Stuart Hodge to answer some questions about the Orlando Magic's recently completed season as we look ahead to the offseason.
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Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 86: What ha...
The Orlando Magic have gone through six years in the wilderness. And while the Amway Center is more full than you would expect, fan excitement is at an all time low. I sat down with a writer from Orlando Weekly to find out where the Magic fans are.
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Locked On Magic 04.17.18: Coaches new and old
The Orlando Magic's coaching rumor mill is starting to get going as the team begins its coaching search. Our player evaluations also begin as I discuss why the Orlando Magic parted ways with Frank Vogel to begin with.
29 min
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Locked On Magic 04.16.18: The Day-Late NBA Play...
The Orlando Magic season is done, but the NBA season carries on. On the season finale of the OMD Facebook Live, I answer your last Magic questions and offer my humble Playoff predictions.
58 min
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Locked On Magic 04.13.18: The aftermath of 2018
The Orlando Magic picked up the pieces of their season, firing Frank Vogel and looking to figure out what went wrong and how to fix it. Expect some change.
29 min
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Locked On Magic 04.12.18: BREAKING NEWS -- Fran...
The Orlando Magic started their offseason of change by dismissing coach Frank Vogel and moving in a new direction at head coach.
6 min
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Locked On Magic 04.12.18: The end
The Orlando Magic season came to an oddly satisfying end with a gutsy and energetic win that, yes, hurt the team's Lottery odds.
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Locked On Magic 04.11.18: The illusion of defense
The Orlando Magic have one game left -- and they probably need to lose it. I also break down a positive statistics that may not be all that it appears.
25 min
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Locked On Magic 04.10.18: Seeking purpose... ju...
The Orlando Magic lost their fight in the second half and fell to the Milwaukee Bucks. With just one game remaining, what is left for the Orlando Magic to do?
26 min
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Locked On Magic 04.09.18: Always look on the br...
The Orlando Magic's disappointing season is almost over. We go digging for some positives to close out the year on our final Facebook Live.
32 min
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Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 84: Prepari...
The Orlando Magic's season is coming to an end. The year has been a disappointment and change is coming to the roster. We begin pondering what change comes and how to correct the past's mistakes with our friends from the Orlando Magic Podcast.
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Locked On Magic 04.05.18: Shot selection, win s...
The Orlando Magic's young guys again delivered a win in the end. But Aaron Gordon bounced back and showed exactly where he needs to continue working before the season ends.
29 min
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Locked On Magic 04.04.18: From the G-League to ...
The Orlando Magic turned to their young players to defeat the New York Knicks and they delivered.
27 min
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Locked On Magic 04.03.18: A message for the res...
As the season concludes, opinions are getting hot on the web. I want to make sure everyone understands my role and where I come from with my controversial position on tanking.
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Locked On Magic 04.02.18: Worse than tanking
Is there something worse than tanking in the NBA? The way the Orlando Magic are playing right now would suggest there might be.
29 min
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Locked On Magic 03.30.18: Rodney Purvis gets hi...
Rodney Purvis had to travel a long road to get to the NBA. He finally made it and another opportunity lies ahead of him.
18 min
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Locked On Magic 03.29.18: Who are you, offense?
The Orlando Magic never could keep up with a Brooklyn Nets team that looked assured of what they are trying to do. So who are the Magic on offense?
24 min
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Locked On Magic 03.28.18: Aaron Gordon and the ...
Orlando Magic fans have long waited for one of their young players to make the star turn. Aaron Gordon is still learning what it takes.
22 min
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Locked On Magic 03.27.18: Hair today, gone at t...
Locked On Magic: Elfrid Payton made his return to the Amway Center for the first time since the trade. He reminded us all of what the Magic miss.
24 min
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Locked On Magic 03.26.18: Vogel or Vo-go?
As the season winds to a close, questions about the Magic's future at coach are popping up. I examine where the Magic should head in this uncertain future.
47 min
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Locked On Magic 03.23.18: Do not relent
A simple message from coach Frank Vogel in the face of another blowout defeat shows how much their culture needs to evolve.
24 min
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Locked On Magic 03.22.18: Together again for th...
The Orlando Magic finally got to see Aaron Gordon and Jonathan Isaac on the court together. And things looked as promising as we were sold.
26 min
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Locked On Magic 03.21.18: Offensive collapse
The Orlando Magic lost a lead in the fourth quarter and completely no-showed on offense, continuing a disturbing trend.
27 min
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Locked On Magic 03.20.18: Going younger
The Orlando Magic will get Aaron Gordon back Tuesday... but the general trend of the team is to focus less on the starters and more to go younger.
30 min
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Locked On Magic 03.19.18: The depth of despair ...
The Orlando Magic season is winding down with not much to play for. We saw the Magic hit their lowest this week. And we look ahead to some glimmer of hope.
46 min
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Locked On Magic 03.16.18: The Point Guard Problem
The Orlando Magic have gotten some strong play from D.J. Augustin and Shelvin Mack. But everyone knows a point guard question needs answering.
28 min
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Locked On Magic 03.15.18: Home cooking
The Orlando Magic returned home from their road trip and got exactly what they needed -- some fire and the pride to win.
25 min
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Locked On Magic 03.14.18: The writing on the wall
Another blowout loss has us thinking about the big picture for the Orlando Magic... and the move that seems inevitable.
22 min
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Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 84: NCAA To...
The Orlando Magic and their fans will have their eyes squarely on the NCAA Tournament. Ricky Scricca and I preview what to watch for.
60 min
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Locked On Magic 03.12.18: Monday Mailbag
The Orlando Magic are focused on their future... and so are its fans. This Monday Mailbag episode talks all about what comes next for the Magic with an eye on the Draft.
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Locked On Magic 03.09.18: Recognizing the women...
Thursday was International Women's Day. So a day late, I highlight two women breaking the glass ceiling in the NBA industry with the Magic.
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Locked On Magic 03.08.18: A play short... wait,...
The Orlando Magic were a play short against the Los Angeles Lakers. A play they didn't even get.
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Locked On Magic 03.07.18: A Frank discussion
With the Orlando Magic dropping in the standings, it becomes inevitable to look to the coach. And the rumor mill is churning already...
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Locked On Magic 03.06.18: Jonathan Isaac's clea...
Jonathan Isaac has been back for three games and his impact is already really clear.
18 min
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Locked On Magic 03.05.18: Tanking, Third Quarte...
The Orlando Magic won two games over the weekend that set off existential questions around the fan base. I address those and look back at the last 20 games.
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Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 83: New beg...
Orlando City is set to begin a new season this weekend. What is in store for the Lions as they too look to rebuild.
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Locked On Magic 03.01.18: D is the problem
The Orlando Magic could not get to the finish line against the Toronto Raptors. Defense again proved to be the problem.
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Locked On Magic 02.28.18: Jonathan Isaac -- the...
Joanthan Isaac is scheduled to return Wednesday. He looked good in the G-League, but now the test comes creating a huge roster crunch.
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Locked On Magic 02.27.18: Starters, not finishers
The Orlando Magic starters have played well to start games since the break. But the Magic are still losing. Why is the big question.
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Locked On Magic 02.26.18: Trust what process?
The Orlando Magic and Philadelphia 76ers started their rebuild at several times. One team got it right, the other got it wrong. The difference is more than draft picks.
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Locked On Magic 02.23.18: Not so happy returns
The Orlando Magic welcomed back Aaron Gordon and Nikola Vucevic. But they could not help the Magic avoid a disheartening loss.
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Locked On Magic 02.22.18: The D.J. Augustin Epi...
D.J. Augustin admitted he was disappointed with his year last season. He has made good on his second year and his second chance.
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Locked On Magic 02.21.18: New Beginnings
The Orlando Magic got back to work Tuesday after the All-Star Break. They are excited to do so too as they appear healthy again.
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Locked On Magic 02.20.18: What to watch for aft...
The Orlando Magic get back to work Tuesday. Here is what to watch for after the All-Star Break.
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Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 82: NBA 2K ...
The NBA 2K League is getting set to draft for its inaugural season. I sat down with the league's managing director to learn more about the league and the growing world of eSports.
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Locked On Magic 02.15.18: Being admirable
The Orlando Magic fell short to the Charlotte Hornets in crunch time. At the All-Star Break, they can only feel like they have put forward an admirable effort.
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Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 81: Trade d...
The Orlando Magic made a minor move at the trade deadline in dealing Elfrid Payton. What does that tell us about their plans and where they go next?
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Locked On Magic 02.13.18: Foundations of winning
The Orlando Magic have been on a nice win streak of late. But the scars of their losing continue to show up.
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Locked On Magic 02.12.18: Picking up the pieces
The Orlando Magic have moved on at the trade deadline. What is left for the team and how do they move forward?
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Locked On Magic 02.09.18: A new hair-a
The Orlando Magic traded Elfrid Payton and their reconstruction is now just beginning.
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Locked On Magic 02.08.18: Trade Deadline Day
The Orlando Magic enter the trade deadline with a bit of a pickle. The team does not have a ton of assets to use and face a tight trade market.
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Locked On Magic 02.07.18: A matter of trust... ...
The Orlando Magic completed an incredible comeback against the Cleveland Cavaliers to win their second straight game.
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Locked On Magic 02.06.18: Always in Rhythm
Mario Hezonja's confidence is back. And it was on full display in a win over the Miami Heat.
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Locked On Magic 02.05.18: Looking ahead to the ...
The trade deadline is quickly coming into focus as Thursday approaches. I look ahead to what the Magic might do at the deadline, why they might wait and what deals seem to have a framework already.
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Locked On Magic 02.02.18: Cleaning the notebook
Today, we are cleaning the notebook as I discuss Aaron Gordon's trip to the dunk contest and Nikola Vucevic's impending return.
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Locked On Magic 02.01.18: Trusting the Pass
The Orlando Magic offense is scorching right now. And it was on full display against the Los Angeles Lakers.
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Locked On Magic 01.31.18: Competitive Spirit
The Orlando Magic have picked up their play lately and are at least giving themselves a chance to win every night again.
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Locked On Magic 01.30.18: Jonathon Simmons' Sec...
Jonathon Simmons has seen his numbers decline as the year has gone on. He needs to find his second wind and push through fatigue.
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Locked On Magic 01.29.18: Winning the rest of t...
The Orlando Magic's season has gone off the rails, so what is the point of winning? There is plenty.
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Locked On Magic 01.26.18: The Victor Oladipo th...
The Orlando Magic prepare to meet again with Victor Oladipo, now a NBA All Star.
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Locked On Magic 01.25.18: The keys at the deadline
The Orlando Magic are two weeks away from the trade deadline. I explain why waiting might be the right path and why the Magic hold the power these next two weeks.
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Locked On Magic 01.24.18: Frank Vogel's stern m...
Frank Vogel had a stern message for his team after the game as they suffered a disappointing and deflating loss to the league-worst Sacramento Kings.
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Locked On Magic 01.22.18: Green and Grit
The Orlando Magic won for the second time in three games. But this one was different. The Magic needed grit this time.
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Locked On Magic 01.19.18: Foundations
The Orlando Magic nearly beat the Cleveland Cavaliers and have some echoes of their good team that has built for several games now.
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Locked On Magic 01.18.18: After the fight comes...
Arron Afflalo literally fought for the Orlando Magic in Tuesday's win. He expressed his regret over the escalation. But it may have been what the team needed.
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Locked On Magic 01.17.18: Finding the fight (li...
The Orlando Magic found the fight, and energy, from some different places to snap their losing streak.
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Locked On Magic 01.16.18: The Moral Victory
The Orlando Magic claimed a moral victory Friday. And sure they can. But the notion is meaningless without actual improvement.
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Locked On Magic 01.15.18: Midseason Review
We have passed the midpoint of the season. I recap the season that has been and what is left for the Orlando Magic in 2018.
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Locked On Magic 01.12.18: Say Nice Things About...
There is a lot of negativity about the Orlando Magic. I try to find something nice to say about the team.
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Locked On Magic 01.11.18: The Question for a Star
The Orlando Magic hope to groom Aaron Gordon as their next star. He learned some valuable lessons from Giannis Antetokounmpo.
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Locked On Magic 01.10.18: Trash
The Orlando Magic played like trash with their coach questioning their toughness. The losses only seem to be piling up more now.
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Locked On Magic 01.09.18: Trade winds are blowi...
The trade rumor mill is churning a month from the trade deadline. And the Orlando Magic might have a market to work with.
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Locked On Magic 01.08.18: Midseason Mailbag
The Orlando Magic reach the midpoint of the season so I answer your questions about the team on our weekly Facebook Live.
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Locked On Magic 01.05.18: Jeff Weltman's mid-se...
Jeff Weltman spoke to the Orlando Sentinel and spoke about what he has seen from the team so far and how those famous evaluations are going.
35 min
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Locked On Magic 01.04.18: Make or Miss League
The Orlando Magic missed shots. The result was predictable
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Locked On Magic 01.03.18: The Biz effect
The Orlando Magic have turned to Bismack Biyombo without Nikola Vucevic, and the potential of his effects are clear.
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Locked On Magic 01.02.18: Late game blues
The Orlando Magic struggled for a second straight game to execute and lost a game they probably deserved to win.
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Locked On Magic 01.01.18: What to watch for in ...
We are putting a forgettable 2017 behind us and looking forward to what the Orlando Magic can do in 2018.
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Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 80: Rock bo...
The Orlando Magic officially hit rock bottom, coming in 30th in the latest CBS Sports Power Rankings. We ask the ranker himself how we got here.
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Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 79: The tra...
The Orlando Magic have a very uncertain future and the trade market does not even see a clear salvation. I discuss the market with The Step Back's Andrew Bernucca.
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Locked On Magic 12.27.17: Some good news and so...
The Orlando Magic got some renewed energy with Evan Fournier back in the lineup. But the result was still the same.
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Locked On Magic 12.26.17: Merry Welpmas
The Orlando Magic are feeling the pain as another injury to a major player sends their season a lump of coal.
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Locked On Magic 12.22.17: New Orleans Pelicans ...
The New Orleans Pelicans are heading to Orlando. I preview the game with The Bird Writes.
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Locked On Magic 12.21.17: Everyone sees it... t...
The Orlando Magic did not play with the energy they needed undermanned (again). And everyone knows it.
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Locked On Magic 12.20.17: Time is now
The Orlando Magic have to get going now. And as players come back, they need to get up to speed quickly to save the season.
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Locked On Magic 12.19.17: Big Mo' and Mario Hez...
The Orlando Magic struggle to build momentum and that is stifling the team and their ability to find their normal. Mario Hezonja though appears to be setting a new normal as he defines his role.
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Locked On Magic 12.18.17: What's wrong with the...
The Orlando Magic have had a lot of problems in the last month. Locating a problem, needs an hourlong episode.
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Locked On Magic 12.15.17: The 3-pointer
The Orlando Magic promised to modernize their offense. They have not been afraid to let their 3-pointers fly, but their efficiency and quality has been impressive.
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Locked On Magic 12.14.17: Bigger questions than...
The Orlando Magic lost to the LA Clippers and left themselves asking some bigger questions than they need right now.
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Locked On Magic 12.13.17: Greater thans and les...
The Orlando Magic are hoping to be more full for Wednesday's game and they now face a critical juncture of their schedule.
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Locked On Magic 12.12.17: Orlando Magic in space?
The Orlando Magic had an (unfortunately) easy day at practice with all their injuries. So I talk about these space uniforms supposedly coming down the pike.
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Locked On Magic 12.11.17: The Nikola Vucevic co...
The Orlando Magic are facing a lot of injuries right now. Nikola Vucevic is at the center of what the team will need to do to survive.
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Locked On Magic 12.08.17: Sans Fournier
The Orlando Magic will be without Evan Fournier and it is a big hole to fill...
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Locked On Magic 12.07.17: Ugly is beautiful (or...
The Orlando Magic won ugly. It is important to look at the negatives and acknowledge them. But also to embrace winning this way.
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Locked On Magic 12.06.17: Learning from the past
The Orlando Magic have gotten a breakout season from Aaron Gordon. But learning from his past has helped him prepare for the future.
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Locked On Magic 12.05.17: Free throws are not s...
The Orlando Magic gave up a lot of free throws to the Charlotte Hornets. But their real problem is their inability to get to the foul line.
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Locked On Magic 12.04.17: First Quarter Review
The first quarter of the season is done. What questions do we have for the next 20 games and who is the team MVP?
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Locked On Magic 12.01.17: Missing Terrence Ross
Terrence Ross is officially out indefinitely with a knee injury. How do the Orlando Magic replace him?
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Locked On Magic 11.30.17: The Will to Win
The Orlando Magic finally made the plays they needed and snapped their nine-game losing streak.
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Locked On Magic 11.29.17: The going is tough
The Orlando Magic need to redevelop their trust in each other and develop some toughness to get out of this rut.
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Locked On Magic 11.28.17: Cosmetic changes
The Orlando Magic made a lineup change. . . and it had only a small effect.
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Locked On Magic 11.27.17: Rotation changes and ...
The Orlando Magic are on an eight-game losing streak and it is time to start thinking about changing the lineup.
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Locked On Magic 11.23.17: Happy Thanksgiving......
The Orlando Magic took another loss with a frustrating, inconsistent effort against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
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Locked On Magic 11.22.17: Righting the ship on D
The Orlando Magic's offense has taken a lot of focus, but players want to focus on getting their defense right to get out of this rut.
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Locked On Magic 11.21.17: A Normal Loss at an A...
The Orlando Magic took a loss to the Indiana Pacers thanks to poor execution and a little too much isolation ball. But in a losing streak, the loss felt bigger.
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Locked On Magic 11.20.17: Differential Diagnosi...
The Orlando Magic took a hard loss to the Utah Jazz. An embarrassing loss actually. I discuss what the defeat means and answer your questions.
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Locked On Magic 11.17.17: Lessons learned out West
The Orlando Magic's 1-3 West Coast trip was revealing for many reasons. What lessons will the Magic learn from it?
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Locked On Magic 11.16.17: The Barometer of Motion
Evan Fournier is the barometer for the Orlando Magic's motion offense. When he falls back into bad habits, it is bad news.
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Locked On Magic 11.15.17: The Simmons-Ross dilemma
Fans restless for some change have targeted Terrence Ross' spot for it. I explain why Jonathon Simmons works in his role and why Terrence Ross works in his.
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Locked On Magic 11.14.17: Measuring up
The Orlando Magic got a chance to measure themselves against the Golden State Warriors. And in that loss, their flaws were revealed.
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Locked On Magic 11.13.17: Let's talk about pace...
The Orlando Magic talk a lot about pace. It is not something we can measure, but what does it really mean?
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Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 78: Fast st...
The Orlando Magic are out to a fast start as they head out West. I sit down with Will Ogburn of Orlando Pinstriped Post to talk about the first 11 games.
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Locked On Magic 11.09.17: Elfrid Payton is back
The Orlando Magic scored a win against an undermanned New York Knicks team. But the big story was how Elfrid Payton reinvigorated the Magic offense.
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Locked On Magic 11.08.17: The Elfrid Connection
The Orlando Magic are still waiting for Elfrid Payton to return. I explain today why he is so important.
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Locked On Magic 11.07.17: Early season trends a...
The Orlando Magic hit the 10-game mark to their season, so we check in on some key stats to find out what is real and what is not.
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Locked On Magic 11.06.17: Looking for the Orlan...
The Orlando Magic have gotten out to a hot start, but have started to falter. hat is their place in the Eastern Conference now?
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Locked On Magic 11.03.17: The secret ingredients
The Orlando Magic's fast start has been because of some obvious things. But also because of some consistent things built over the summer.
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Locked On Magic 11.02.17: Finding a way. . .
The Orlando Magic found a way to get a win over the Memphis Grizzlies, continuing a very encouraging trend.
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Locked On Magic 11.01.17: Cracks in the foundation
The Orlando Magic are playing some great basketball, but there are a few cracks to examine.
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Locked On Magic 10.31.17: Depth is the difference
The Orlando Magic have gotten off to a 5-2 start and they have their depth to thank for it.
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Locked On Magic 10.30.17: Big wins, little loss...
The Orlando Magic scored a big victory and appear on the right path. Now they hit the road.
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Locked On Magic 10.26.17: Mario Hezonja's early...
Mario Hezonja remains a major lightning rod and flashpoint among Orlando Magic fans. Some think he is a star being held back, others are frustrated with his poor production and lack of development. Where does that leave him this year and how has he pla...
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Locked On Magic 10.25.17: Aaron Gordon = Happy
Aaron Gordon had himself a night with 41 points in a 125-121 win over the Brooklyn Nets. But that feeling Gordon engenders when he plays like this? That could be the most important thing of all.
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Locked On Magic 10.24.17: Moving in the right d...
The Orlando Magic have come away with two wins that followed the same theme -- they were games they probably do not win last year. That is a sign as much as anything that the team is moving in the right direction (7:15). I also look at the Magic's craz...
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Locked On Magic 10.23.17: Early Season Impressions
The Orlando Magic are three games in and they have been quite a three games. On today's Facebook Live episode, I look back at the weekend set of games, including the win over the Cleveland Cavaliers, answer your questions and list my early season impre...
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Locked On Magic 10.20.17: Here's what's next...
The Orlando Magic are still basking in their 1-0 start. But the schedule is unforgiving. Here come the fast-charging Brooklyn Nets (2:30). I look back at players we overlooked from Wednesday's game (10:50), comment on why winning Friday could be huge (...
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Locked On Magic 10.19.17: First adversity, firs...
The Orlando Magic did not handle adversity well last season. But they came through big to defeat the Miami Heat down the stretch. I break down the game on today's episode and dream of what this all could mean.
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Locked On Magic 10.18.17: The Day is Finally Here!
Opening night is finally here! I preview what to watch for in the Orlando Magic's opening night game against the Miami Heat (2:25). I also take a global view with a look at some important points in the schedule -- especially the beginning (11:05) -- an...
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Locked On Magic 10.17.17: The Night Before
A few roster touchups to get to on Regular Season's Eve. The Orlando Magic did not get to an extension agreement with Aaron Gordon or Elfrid Payton, I calm you down on what that means (3:30). Orlando also added Jamel Artis and made Khem Birch the last ...
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Locked On Magic 10.16.17: OMD Facebook Live NBA...
I took to Facebook Live this Sunday to officially log my predictions for the NBA season. How do I see the season shaking out? Where will the Orlando Magic finish? Who makes the Playoffs? And can anyone dethrone the Golden State Warriors?
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Locked On Magic 10.13.17: Fast Starts
The Orlando Magic play their final preseason game Friday, but we are already looking ahead to the regular season. On today's show, I talk about why winning is important for the Magic this year (10:40) and why they need to get off to a fast start (17:55...
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Locked On Magic 10.12.17: The post-up stretch-5...
Nikola Vucevic always seems to come with something good and a criticism to follow. On offense, Vucevic is looking to recover from last year by expanding to the 3-point line and regaining his efficiency in the post (10:30). I also (finally) discuss Trac...
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Locked On Magic 10.11.17: The mirages are real?
The preseason is coming to a close after the Orlando Magic's win over the San Antonio Spurs. I wonder if the mirages of the preseason are real (14:15). I am leaning yes. I also recap the Magic's win over the Spurs (2:45) and why Elfrid Payton is great ...
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Locked On Magic 10.10.17: Jonathon Simmons and ...
The Orlando Magic are certainly willing to explore and let Jonathon Simmons be Jonathon Simmons. They are looking to expand his game off the bench for now, and he is proving to them in the preseason just how good he might be (9:40). I also take a look...
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Locked On Magic 10.09.17: Transition and Defense
The Orlando Magic's identity is beginning to emerge as we hit the midpoint of the preseason. On today's episode, I discuss the Magic's transition game and why it is critical for the team's offense (12:55). I also analyze where the defense is at (22:50)...
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Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 77: Nationa...
As we parse through the preseason predictions and what the national experts think of the Orlando Magic, something is clear. The Magic get no respect. This may seem unimportant, but it has major consequences. On today's episode, I explore those conseque...
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Locked On Magic 10.05.17: On to the next
The Orlando Magic prep for their second preseason game against the Dallas Mavericks and their preseason home opener Thursday. I look at what the Magic did well in Monday's game and what they hope to build on and improve for Thursday (5:50). I also prev...
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Locked On Magic 10.04.17: For the fans
The Orlando Magic had their annual open practice Tuesday. And like them, I think the fans were eager to see their Magic team play live (2:50). I also discuss how the Magic need to get better use from the 3-point line (11:45) and why Frank Vogel's secon...
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Locked On Magic 10.03.17: Games sound familiar
The Orlando Magic are off and running, playing their first game of the preseason. I break down the 92-84 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies and what the big takeaways are from the preseason opener (1:45). I then discuss the already apparent effects of famil...
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Locked On Magic 10.02.17: The first game is here!
Training camp officially ended Friday and the first game is upon us. As the Orlando Magic prepare for their game against the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday (15:00), I discuss what the Magic built in training camp (1:30) and what they hope to get out of th...
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Locked On Magic 09.29.17: Aaron Gordon rising
The Orlando Magic and its fans are eagerly awaiting to see Aaron Gordon take the floor this year. It feels like this season is his time to shine. To do so, he will have to improve his jumper and take a big leap (9:40). The stakes are high as it appears...
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Locked On Magic 09.28.17: Focused on Defense
Orlando Magic training camp continues as the team continues to install its offensive and defensive principles. It is clear the Magic will put a lot of their focus on defense after struggling last year (1:15). As for the future, it is also clear Jeff We...
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Locked On Magic 09.27.17: Off and Running!
Orlando Magic training camp is off and running as the team got going in its first day. It was a bit different as the team's familiarity with each other and the coach helped them get off to a fast start (2:05). I also check in on Jonathan Isaac's first...
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Locked On Magic 09.26.17: Media Day Expectations
The Orlando Magic gathered together for the first time in the 2018 season as they prepare for training camp Tuesday. There was no talk of the Playoff like last year, but rather a simple directive and expectation to meet. That simple task may be the har...
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Locked On Magic 09.25.17: Expectations for 2018
The Orlando Magic enter the 2018 season with uncertainty. What will this team be and how does it achieve its goals? What even are its goals. As we prepare for media day and training camp, I look at what to expect for the Magic this season (3:05) and re...
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Locked On Magic: 09.22.17: Potential to Reality
We finish our player outlooks with a look at perhaps the most promising and important player for the Orlando Magic: Aaron Gordon (11:45). This is the year where he has to turn potential into reality. I also discuss the Magic's recent hire of David Tenn...
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Locked On Magic 09.21.17: Put up or shut up
For Elfrid Payton and Mario Hezonja it is a big prove-it year as both players try to establish themselves in the NBA. For Payton, he has to prove his post-All-Star run was more than a fluke (2:10). For Hezonja, he has to prove he belongs in the NBA (11...
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Locked On Magic 09.20.17: Evan Fournier and Nik...
Evan Fournier (11:00) and Nikola Vucevic (18:45) arguably had down years last year in 2016. They both will figure to be important in 2017 and the Orlando Magic will need them both to breakthrough to find success. I also discuss the ESPN report the Magi...
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Locked On Magic 09.19.17: It's the bench!
The Orlando Magic worked to remake their bench this year, I dug into the numbers a bit to find out why this was so important, and why the season might rest on how the bench performs (9:25). I also give an outlook on a key player off that bench in Arron...
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Locked On Magic 09.18.17: New and Not-So-New
We are officially a week away from Orlando Magic Media Day! We kick our player outlooks into high gear looking at Jonathan Isaac and what he can bring to the team his rookie year (2:30) and Bismack Biyombo and how to reconcile his contract with his pro...
26 min
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Locked On Magic 09.15.17: Lottery Reform and To...
I close the week with a special Facebook Live episode . . . IN AUDIO FORM! I discuss the NBA's efforts to reform the NBA Lottery and why I do not think they will have the desired effect. I also discuss the Magic's presence -- or lack thereof -- in the ...
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Locked On Magic 09.14.17: Terrence Ross' outlook
Today, I continue our player outlook series by looking at Terrence Ross and whether this is (finally) the year he finds consistency (7:55). I also take a look at Marreese Speights (18:25) and what his role could be and review the leaked image of the Ma...
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Locked On Magic 09.13.17: Jonathon Simmons Outlook
Locked On Magic is up and running once again as we begin our player outlook series. Today I look at what the expectations are for Jonathon Simmons (3:20). And I recap why Orlando Magic management restored some faith this summer (17:05).
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Locked On Magic 09.12.17: Back from the Storm
No basketball talk on today's episode of Locked On Magic as we get back up and running after Hurricane Irma. I update you on how Orlando is recovering following this weekend's hurricane and set the table for the rest of the week. Thank you all for your...
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Locked On Magic 09.08.17: Preparing for Irma
A few things to clean up before we shut down for Hurricane Irma. The Orlando Magic re-signed Damjan Rudez (yay?) for some extra training camp depth (6:35). But I put most of the focus today on how Evan Fournier and Nikola Vucevic are playing at Eurobas...
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Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 76: Where t...
On today's episode of Locked On Magic, I am joined by Alex Kennedy of HoopsHype as we discuss where the Orlando Magic left off, what they added this offseason and where they go from here.
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Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 75: Tracy M...
Tracy McGrady is a legend in Orlando Magic circles as one of the team's greatest players. This week, he enters the Basketball Hall of Fame. Today, I am joined by Ben DuBose of Locked on Rockets to discuss McGrady's career with the Magic and Rockets and...
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Locked On Magic 09.04.17: It's T-MAC Week!
Happy Labor Day everyone! I do a quick recap of this weekend's Eurobasket action (2:40) and discuss the coaching changes (9:25). I then kick off Tracy McGrady Week by discussing his legacy and why it seems to endure (17:45).
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Locked On Magic 09.01.17: Eurobasket on my TV!
It is September, and we have actual basketball to watch! I recap France's Eurobasket opener against Finland and break down Evan Fournier's 25-point performance (1:15). I then discuss why I think Eurobasket is important and what lessons Evan Fournier an...
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Locked On Magic 08.31.17: Locked on Fantasy Bas...
On today's episode of Locked On Magic, I join Josh Lloyd of Locked on Fantasy Basketball to preview the Orlando Magic from the fantasy basketball perspective.
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Locked On Magic 08.29.17: Jonathan Defense
With all the changes to the Orlando Magic, everyone seems to have forgotten about draft pick Jonathan Isaac. I discuss how he can help change the Magic's perimeter defense and what some basic expectations for him should be for his rookie year.
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Locked On Magic 08.28.17: The Patience Problem
The Orlando Magic have never had to display patience throughout their team history. The last five years have tested them and they have learned a lot of lessons. Or we will find out if they have.
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Locked On Magic 08.25.17: Don't Google this epi...
Evan Fournier has been getting some undeserved Internet hate this summer after an inefficient year last year. But I tell you why you should stick with Fournier a little longer (14:50). I also break down NBA2K18's All-Time Orlando Magic team (1:15).
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Locked On Magic 08.23.17: Working hard or hardl...
With the earth moving in the Eastern Conference, I discuss what I hope the Orlando Magic's key players are working on this summer with a special focus on Aaron Gordon.
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Locked On Magic 08.22.17: Bright side of the ec...
I celebrate Monday's eclipse with a look at the reasons to be optimistic about the 2018 Orlando Magic season (10:25). Even with the team's evaluative stance to the season (24:20). I also discuss the Magic's recent signing of Adreian Payne to a two-way ...
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Locked On Magic 08.21.17: Fournier vs. Vuc to t...
This weekend featured the marquee matchup of Evan Fournier vs. Nikola Vucevic! Well, for four minutes. But I still tell you how Fournier is playing for France in Eurobasket prep (0:50). I also dive deeper into the 2018 schedule (7:05) and talk about ex...
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Locked On Magic 08.18.17: The Greatest of All Time
We conclude our history week by revealing Orlando Magic Daily's pick for the best Magic team of all time and discuss the case for and against that team (1:05). I also break down who I would put on the all-time Magic team for NBA2K18 (22:20).
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Locked On Magic 08.17.17: Star search and trans...
Our history week continues as I examine how this star search differs from other Orlando Magic star searches after big trades and departures and why it is important the Magic find their star somewhere (6:55). I also discuss some news about Mario Hezonja...
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Locked On Magic 08.16.17: Flash!
Our history week continues as I say some words and remember Darrell Armstrong and what he means to the Orlando Magic franchise (8:25). I also break down the leaks of the Magic's new Nike jerseys (1:30).
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Locked On Magic 08.15.17: Schedule Day!
The NBA schedule is out. I break down the important stretches on the Orlando Magic schedule this year and other trends I notice in how the team's schedule is constructed (1:15). I also discuss what happened in the 2017 season and where it fits in with ...
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Locked On Magic 08.14.17: Lessons from the worst
This week on Orlando Magic Daily, we are ranking the best teams in Orlando Magic history. Today on Locked On Magic, I look at what lessons we learn about rebuilding from the five worst teams in Magic history (9:55). I also discuss Eurobasket and why it...
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Locked On Magic 08.11.17: Face-boom shaka laka ...
We close out the week on Locked On Magic with another Facebook Live episode. Today, I chat about the Orlando Magic's all-time NBA JAM team and begin constructing a NBA JAM team for the current Magic.
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Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 74: To the ...
We continue to begin breaking down the Orlando Magic's offseason as we do a deep dive into the depths of the Magic roster with Orlando Magic Daily contributor Zach Palmer.
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Locked On Magic 08.09.17: Southeast kind of life
The Southeast Division did not see the massive changes seen throughout the NBA. Staying relatively still may have very well helped several teams improve their standing in the Eastern Conference (21:00). I also discuss the Lakeland Magic's new hires (4:...
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Locked On Magic 08.08.17: G-Leagerness
It being the doldrums, I vent my G-League eagerness and ponder how the Orlando Magic will use the G-League (2:35). I also discuss the Magic's intent in investing more in their basketball operations and what that means (17:20).
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Locked On Magic 08.07.17: What are we fighting ...
Locked On Magic is back from vacation and there is plenty to talk about! Bismack Biyombo plays in the NBA Africa Game (2:20)! Early reviews of the Magic's offseason (8:20)! Playoff talk (16:45)!
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Locked On Magic 08.01.17: Facebook Live Mailbag!
Before Locked On Magic heads off on vacation for the rest of the week, I opened up the Orlando Magic Daily Mailbag and answered your questions in this special Facebook Live Mailbag episode. I also discuss the surprise waiving of Marcus Georges-Hunt.
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Locked On Magic 07.31.17: Beyond Homecoming Week
Last week in Orlando was homecoming week as the Orlando Magic welcomed back Arron Afflalo and Marreese Speights came home. Orlando City also welcomed back Dom Dwyer. But homecomings are not always what they seem (18:55). I also discuss Mario Hezonja no...
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Locked On Magic 07.28.17: Happy Homecoming
The Orlando Magic welcomed two new players "home" in some way as they introduced Arron Afflalo (2:35) and Marreese Speights (8:30). Both players have ties to Orlando with Afflalo returning to the place of his best years and Speights returning to his ho...
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Locked On Magic 07.27.17: Salary cap streeeeetch
The Orlando Magic seemingly completed their summer without addressing their big shooting need. Then a pair of minimum contracts seemed to help solve it. Does Arron Afflalo fill the Magic's needs (16:35)? I also look at the implications of the Magic str...
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Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 73: New Kid...
On this episode of the Orlando Magic Daily Podcast, we welcome in some new kids on the block. Not just Arron Afflalo, Jonathon Simmons and the Magic newcomers, but also our new friends from the Orlando Magic Podcast! We get their fan perspective on the...
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Locked On Magic 07.25.17: Thinking small, going...
The Orlando Magic's gamble to go big last year failed and now they are fully embracing going small. What kind of small team are they trying to be? I break down how the Magic have gone small (6:30) and why their current starting lineup works (for now) (...
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Locked On Magic 07.24.17: Mo' Rumors, Mo' Trades
The Orlando Magic are not done yet. The team is reportedly set to sign Marreese Speights (0:50). I react to the signing and discuss what it means for Nikola Vucevic and the trade market (7:00). I then address the Kyrie Irving trade rumors and why the M...
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Locked On Magic 07.21.17: The Shelvin Mack Show
Shelvin Mack was the somewhat confusing and surprising signing for the Orlando Magic at point guard. There are a lot of ways the signing raises questions, but a lot of ways it makes sense. I explore the Mack signing and what it means for the Magic movi...
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Locked On Magic 07.20.17: All about Jonathon Si...
On today's episode of Locked On Magic we are talking all about Jonathon Simmons. We sit down with Jeff Garcia of Locked On Spurs to find out who Simmons is on the player, why things were not perfect with the Spurs and what the reaction is to losing him...
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Locked On Magic 07.19.17: Finding Intangibles
The Orlando Magic introduced Jonathon Simmons and Shelvin Mack to the media Tuesday. What was it about them that drew the Magic to them. It is hard to count that is for sure. Their intangibles were part of the equation (6:00). I also discuss the NBA an...
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Locked On Magic 07.18.17: The Landscape
The Orlando Magic's summer is essentially done (1:30), so I spend today's podcast scaling back and looking at the Eastern Conference landscape (9:00).
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Locked On Magic 07.17.17: A complete roster wit...
The Orlando Magic completed their roster this weekend by signing Jonathon Simmons. Where does that leave the team looking ahead to this season? (1:30) And what do the Magic's free agent signings say about Jeff Weltman's vision for the team? (10:25)
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Locked On Magic 07.14.17: Back from vacation an...
You would think things would be easy coming back from vacation. Nope. The Orlando Magic signed Jonathon Simmons while I was recording this podcast so I have a live reaction (21:20). I also answer your questions about the Magic's future cap room (0:00) ...
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Locked On Magic 07.09.17: Return of the MACK
Sorry, had to use that one. I will use it again. On this special episode, I react to the Orlando Magic's reported signing of Shelvin Mack (00:50) and what it means for the team next year and the rest of the summer. I also discuss briefly Evan Fournier'...
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Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 72: Summer ...
Summer League is over and there is a lot to recap. We are joined by Cory Hutson of Orlando Pinstriped Post to discuss what we saw including how Jonathan Isaac and played and which players made an impression. We also discuss free agency... and the lack ...
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Locked On Magic 07.06.17: Summer League winding...
Summer League is winding down as we get set for Championship Thursday. I discuss some of the lesser-known players who are going to get their chance in the final two days and some early takeaways (1:35). I then turn the attention to free agency and expl...
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Locked On Magic 07.05.17: The Development Question
Jonathan Isaac's Summer League is officially over and it was pretty much a success (2:40). The future though is all about his development. There the Magic have had their struggles and may need a new approach to resolving this tricky question (9:05). Th...
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Locked On Magic 07.04.17: The Free Agent Conundrum
The Orlando Magic have done nothing in free agency so far (at least publicly). I explain why this is not a cause for alarm and might be the right strategy for the team (1:25). I also recap Summer League so far for Jonathan Isaac as he has gotten better...
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Locked On Magic 07.03.17: The Foundation
The Orlando Magic played their first two Summer League games, working out their nerves and beginning to lay an interesting foundation defensively. I look at how Jonathan Isaac has played and how the team is previewing what it wants to be (5:50). I also...
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Locked On Magic 06.30.17: Summer League'ing, ha...
It is the end of June, and while the specter of free agency hangs over the league, the Orlando Magic are getting ready for Summer League. I preview what to expect from Jonathan Isaac and the Magic for Summer League next week (3:35). I also preview what...
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Locked On Magic 06.29.17: Positions of Need
The Orlando Magic are getting closer and closer to a free agency period that will be difficult to piece together. Today, I look at two positions of some need -- power forward (1:30) and shooting guard (10:40).
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Locked On Magic 06.28.17: Real Free Agency Rumo...
Yes, that is right. Something leaked out about the Orlando Magic's free agency plans (and not on a white board). I break down whether the Orlando Magic should, or even can, chase after Andre Iguodala (6:45). I then also take a look at some other small ...
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Locked On Magic 06.27.17: Free Agency Primer
We turn our attention away from the NBA Draft and put free agency in the crosshairs. I explain how much cap room the Orlando Magic have and what options to sign new players they have (1:15). And then I discuss the free agent point guards the Magic coul...
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Locked On Magic 06.26.17: Welcome the Rookies
The Orlando Magic's picks -- Jonathan Isaac and Wesley Iwundu -- were formally introduced Friday. Here what they had to say about how they reached the NBA and their sometimes difficult journey to get to the Magic (1:25). I then discuss what the selecti...
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Locked On Magic 06.23.17: NBA Draft Reactions, ...
The Orlando Magic entered the night with four draft picks and came out with . . . well, it was interesting. First the Magic made a controversial pick of Jonathan Isaac and then got to work trading two of the remaining three picks from this Draft. I cha...
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Locked On Magic 06.22.17: Judgment Day
It is finally here -- the NBA Draft. I take a macro view at the NBA Draft and why things will be fine for the Orlando Magic no matter what happens (4:35). I also discuss the trends I saw in the various mock drafts I participated in this week (12:30).
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Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 71: 2017 NB...
The NBA Draft is one day away! We do a comprehensive preview with Aaron Goldstone of Orlando Pinstriped Post to talk about the top of the Draft, mid-round steals and the end of the first round for the Orlando Magic.
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Locked On Magic 06.20.17: Good options upon goo...
The Orlando Magic are making their final preparations for the NBA Draft and like where they stand. Here what Jeff Weltman has to say as the Magic approach the Draft (5:00). I also discuss the last big prospect to profile, Florida State's Jonathan Isaac...
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Locked On Magic 06.19.17: If it keeps on rumori...
Draft week starts off with a bang as the Boston Celtics trade the No. 1 overall pick. I look back on when the Magic traded the No. 1 pick in 1993 and discuss its effects (4:10). I also answer your questions in our regular mailbag (28:50) and talk speci...
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Locked On Magic 06.16.17: Draft Prospect-palooza
It is the end of the week and it is officially draft week! I catch up on our draft prospect review with a look at Derrick White (2:15), Terrance Ferguson (7:05), T.J. Leaf (11:15), Harry Giles (15:10), Anzejs Pasecniks (17:55) and Isaiah Hartenstein (2...
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Locked On Magic 06.15.17: The Job Interview
We are one week away from the NBA Draft. I discuss what the Orlando Magic are looking for in these individual workouts with the top prospects as things have remained quiet (7:55). I also break down the excitement of the Magic's new front office hires (...
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Locked On Magic 06.14.17: Draft Studs
On today's episode of Locked On Magic, I play some catch up with draft prospects, profiling three players the Magic would do backflips over at 6. I break down my favorite prospect in this Draft, Josh Jackson (4:15); the best shooter in this draft, Mali...
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Locked On Magic 06.13.17: The Warriors are champs
The NBA season is officially over. I break down the Golden State Warriors' win over the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals and the legacy Kevin Durant has now built (1:50). I also discuss the optimism of being 0-0 (13:20) and remind everyone where t...
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Locked On Magic 06.12.17: One Year Later
On today's episode of Locked on Magic, I reflect on the City of Orlando a year after Pulse and share my memories of that evening, the memorials after and where the city is now.
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Locked On Magic 06.09.17: That's a stretch
I finish off the week on Locked On Magic by profiling two prospects who might be a bit of a reach for the Orlando Magic with the sixth pick in Lauri Markkanen (10:20) and Frank Ntilikina (15:40). I also discuss Game Three of the NBA Finals and the late...
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Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 70: The Sta...
On today's episode of Locked On Magic and the Orlando Magic Daily Podcast, I discuss the state of the Magic fan with Orlando Magic Daily contributor Ricky Scricca. We look at a recent Harvard study that tracked fan loyalty and where the Magic stand usi...
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Locked On Magic 06.07.17: Rebuild or Reset?
The Orlando Magic have some big decisions to make this summer. But it does not look like the team is going to do a complete makeover. The Magic still intend to win and improve this season (8:45). I also profile Arizona center Lauri Markkanen as draft p...
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Locked On Magic 06.06.17: Opening up the Mailbag
It is mailbag day on Locked On Magic as I open up the Orlando Magic Daily Mailbag and answer some roster questions about the team ahead of the NBA Draft (9:30). I also look back at the last six sixth overall picks (2:00).
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Locked On Magic 06.05.17: Draft Profile Roulette
We start off the week with a quick look at several NBA Draft prospects the Orlando Magic may target at pick No. 25 -- Tyler Lydon, Ivan Rabb, Rodions Kurucs, Ike Anigbogu and D.J. Wilson (7:15). I also recap Game Two of the NBA Finals (2:20).
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Locked On Magic 06.02.17: Resetting the needs
The calendar has turned to June and the focus is squarely on the Draft. To close the week, I reset the table and describe what was positive and what was concerning about the end of the season (5:55). I then discuss the Magic's big needs for the Draft (...
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Locked On Magic 06.01.17: NBA Finals Preview
The NBA Finals begin tonight! I take a break from strictly Orlando Magic talk to discuss the history that is about to be made when the Cleveland Cavaliers take on the Golden State Warriors (4:05). I then discus how LeBron James helped cause the Magic's...
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Locked On Magic 05.31.17: Four's a crowd?
The Orlando Magic have four picks in this year's NBA Draft. What should they do with them? There is a compelling argument to keep all four and restock the cupboard (2:20). I also take a look at Jayson Tatum from Duke as our draft prospect profiles cont...
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Locked On Magic 05.30.17: Reputation is everything
The Orlando Magic were inadvertently in the news as Kevin Durant asked why the team was not in the Playoffs for the last five years. No, it is not Kevin Durant's fault. But Durant name-dropping the Magic shows how far their reputation has fallen (2:40)...
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Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 69: Who is ...
Happy Memorial Day! On this episode of the Orlando Magic Daily Podcast, we sit down with Sean Woodley of Locked On Raptors to learn a little bit more about new president of basketball operations Jeff Weltman and the process he plans to bring to the Mag...
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Locked On Magic 05.26.17: All eyes on the Draft
Now that the Orlando Magic's front office has begun to settle in, all eyes turn to the NBA Draft. And this one is a doozy. The Magic are in a precarious situation where the Draft might be the best way to add talent. They have to hit on this Draft (1:50...
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Locked On Magic 05.25.17: Stop, Collaborate and...
The Orlando Magic officially introduced president of basketball operations Jeff Weltman to the media Wednesday. I give my initial impressions of the new boss and explain what his approach might be as he takes over this team.
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Locked On Magic 05.24.17: Spare no expense
The Orlando Magic added to their front office by hiring John Hammond in what seems like a strong hire. I talk about the Magic's new front office leaders and what it means for the front office. I also discuss how the team can make its own luck as it loo...
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Locked On Magic 05.23.17: Weltman, defeater of ...
The Orlando Magic have a new president of basketball operations, reportedly. The team has reportedly hired Jeff Weltman to be their new president of basketball operations. Meet the new man in charge (1:30) and hear what lies in store for him to fix the...
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Locked On Magic 05.22.17: Building Culture
The 'c' word -- culture -- has been thrown around a lot for the Orlando Magic the last five years. How did the Magic try to build their culture and where did they lose it? Most importantly, how do they ensure they build their culture properly this time...
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Locked On Magic 05.19.17: Lottery Reaction with...
On this special episode of the Locked On Magic Podcast, I join the Heart and Hustle Podcast to react to the NBA Draft Lottery and what comes next for the Orlando Magic.
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Locked On Magic 05.18.17: The Lottery Fallout
The Lottery has come and gone and the dust is still settling as the Orlando Magic prepare to select with the sixth overall pick. While there is the disappointment the Magic's hopes were not rewarded in the Lottery, there is still plenty to believe in a...
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Orlando Magic Daily/Locked On Magic NBA Draft L...
The NBA Draft Lottery is here! We prepare for the Draft Lottery by reviewing the Orlando Magic season, previewing the offseason and diving deep into the Draft. We then watch the Draft Lottery live with instant analysis and second-screen fun. Joined tod...
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Orlando Magic Daily/Locked On Magic NBA Draft L...
The NBA Draft Lottery is here! We prepare for the Draft Lottery by reviewing the Orlando Magic season, previewing the offseason and diving deep into the Draft. We then watch the Draft Lottery live with instant analysis and second-screen fun. Joined tod...
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Locked On Magic 05.16.17: It's here!
The NBA Draft Lottery is finally here. It is Lottery day and we talk to Orlando Magic coach Frank Vogel and interim general manager Matt Lloyd about their feelings heading into Lottery day (9:15). I also have a profile of draft prospect Dennis Smith, J...
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Locked On Magic 05.15.17: Stability
The Orlando Magic's Draft Combine preparations end, but the Draft prep has only just begun. A big prospect is coming to town for a workout Monday in Dennis Smith, Jr. (2:15). The bigger question for the Magic though is one of stability. The Draft Lotte...
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Locked On Magic 05.12.17: Putting a bow on 2017
The Orlando Magic are at the Draft Combine and the Lottery is right around the corner. We put a bow on the 2017 season with our final player evaluation, focusing on Terrence Ross (11:20). I also hand out some awards for 2017 (20:25). I also discuss the...
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Locked On Magic 05.10.17: Our Draft powers Combine
The NBA Draft Combine starts today. I preview it with a few things I am looking for as related to the Orlando Magic (2:10). I also discuss some reasons to be hopeful for the 2018 season (11:50).
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Locked On Magic 05.09.17: Great expectations
We continue to wrap up our player evaluation series with a look at Mario Hezonja and his struggles to meet some basic expectations (2:30). I also begin to look ahead to the offseason with a breakdown of where the Magic stand in relation to the salary c...
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Locked On Magic 05.08.17: Youth and Karma
The season recap is almost over as we look to the future for the Orlando Magic and the 2018 offseason. I start by talking about basketball karma and Frank Vogel's position on the end of the season and what may happen in the Lottery (2:00). I then chat ...
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Locked On Magic 05.05.17: Massive Expansion
The Orlando Magic are expanding their business interests. I discuss the team's move to buy the Orlando Solar Bears and start a new eLeague team (1:05). I also discuss the latest in the Magic's GM search (9:25) and continue with player evaluations with ...
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Locked On Magic 05.04.17: May the Fourth be wit...
The GM search gets some meat as Alex Martins confirms the team has begun interviewing candidates (2:35). Like Vader at the end of Rogue One, I tear apart rebel scum and try to steal the Magic's GM plans! I also discuss how now is the time for the Magic...
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Locked On Magic 05.03.17: The plot thickens!
Just when you thought you knew everything about the GM search, a new rumor seems to throw everything off. I discuss the latest rumor involving the Magic's GM search and Cavaliers GM David Griffin (1:40). Our player evaluations also continue as I discus...
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Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 68: Sorting...
The Orlando Magic are starting to buckle down and get serious about their GM search. Some names have leaked and it is hard to sort through what is real and what direction the team will head. We sit down for an extended talk about the Magic's future wit...
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Locked On Magic 05.01.17: GM & Draft Update
The GM rumor mill stirred this weekend. I update all the comings and goings as the team hones in on its general manager search (1:35). I also begin discussing the NBA Draft and some of the prospects the mock drafts have the Magic taking (11:00). I also...
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Locked On Magic 04.28.17: The Stat Profile
As we get a little distance from the season, I take a look at the Orlando Magic's statistical profile and see what we can learn about where the team needs to go and what the Magic did well (3:05). Player evaluations also continue with a look at Bismack...
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Locked On Magic 04.27.17: Singles when you need...
Aaron Gordon needed to step up for the Orlando Magic this season in a strange new position. He was game, but clearly not the right fit at small forward. How did that shape perceptions of him and where does that leave him moving forward? I evaluate Aaro...
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Locked On Magic 04.26.17: So needy
The Orlando Magic changed their styles midseason and that means their needs have changed. I briefly go over what the Magic should be searching for this offseason (5:20). Player evaluations also continue with free agent Jodie Meeks (13:50). And I talk a...
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Locked On Magic 04.25.17: Structure
The Orlando Magic GM search soldiers on with a juicy rumor involving Cleveland Cavaliers GM David Griffin. I break down the rumor and what it means for the GM search (1:30). I also discuss how the team should review its organizational structure with th...
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Locked On Magic 04.24.17: The big takeaways
Today on Locked On Magic, I finish up our What Went Right/What Went Wrong season by summarizing the big takeaways from a disappointing 2017 season (3:05). I also begin player evaluations by discussing Nikola Vucevic's season (14:20).
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Locked On Magic 04.21.17: Lessons Learned
We finish our look back at what went right and what went wrong for the Orlando Magic with some of the lessons the team may have learned through the failures this season (12:55). I also talk about why the Magic's ignoring their offense cost them in the ...
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Locked On Magic 04.20.17: Let's dissect the def...
The Orlando Magic's defense was supposed to be the team's strength. But as the season developed, the team struggled to gain traction. And no one symbolized this struggle more than Bismack Biyombo and the promise he had when he signed (16:10). I also di...
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Locked On Magic 04.19.17: Assume the position
The Orlando Magic had two key players who struggled in their search for position all season. One of them found it despite a failed experiment early (9:55). The other was still searching for his long-term fit (19:55). Also, the Orlando Magic find out wh...
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Locked On Magic 04.18.17: Elements of Style
The season recap continues as we take a look at the Orlando Magic's style changes and how they played a role. First I look at how the Magic's speed-it-up style paid dividends late in the season (13:40) and then how the Serge Ibaka experiment failed (23...
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Locked On Magic 04.17.17: What Went Right & Wro...
Our season recap begins with a look at what went right and wrong this season, focusing on the Magic's coach, Frank Vogel. While Vogel did some individually good things, he holds his responsibility for the team's struggles. Plus we debut #OneLotteryPerD...
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Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 67: The end...
The Orlando Magic season officially came to a close with the ending of the Rob Hennigan era. We begin to autopsy the 2017 season and the past five years as I chat with Zach Palmer of Orlando Magic Daily.
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Locked On Magic: The Rob Hennigan is fired special
The Orlando Magic finally lowered the boom, firing Rob Hennigan the day after a disappointing season ended. In this special episode, I break down the decision and why it was time to fire Hennigan.
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Locked On Magic 04.13.17: The end of the journe...
The Orlando Magic season is officially over. The Magic won against the Detroit Pistons (1:05) and gave the fans a fun night to remember (8:55). But now the focus turns quickly to the future (18:40).
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Locked On Magic 04.12.17: Overcoming the frustr...
The Orlando Magic play their final game of the season against the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday and I have no idea what to expect (2:50). Let's start by discussing Nikola Vucevic's season and his admitted frustration and disappointment with this season ...
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Locked On Magic 04.11.17: Rock Bottom
The Orlando Magic hoped to play two games with Playoff intensity as a measuring stick. They did not measure well with a 47-point loss to the Chicago Bulls (2:20). What did these two games say about the Magic (7:45)? I discuss and I explain what's left ...
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Locked On Magic 04.10.17: No 'D'iggity, I'd lik...
The Orlando Magic wanted to be a defensive team at the beginning of the season. Well, they are not. They proved that a few times over, lately in a loss to the Indiana Pacers (3:30). I discuss the defense and how things went so wrong (13:45). Then I tal...
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Locked On Magic 04.07.17: Youth Revolution!
The Orlando Magic did something different in Thursday's win over the Brooklyn Nets (1:00). They rested some veteran players and relied solely on young players. And it worked, showing a glimpse of their future (6:40). I also discuss Elfrid Payton's fini...
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Locked On Magic 04.06.17: Shutdown
The Orlando Magic are in the home stretch with four games left. So we are cleaning up some loose ends. The Magic first take on the Brooklyn Nets and we preview that (4:25). I then discuss the decision to shut down Jeff Green for the rest of the season ...
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Locked On Magic 04.05.17: Stop the bleeding
The Orlando Magic fell to the Cleveland Cavaliers thanks to a killer third quarter from the Cavaliers (0:55). In the last few losses, the Magic have struggled to stop the bleeding during long runs. I discuss what the Magic have to learn from this (6:30...
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Locked On Magic 04.04.17: What is a white board...
The Orlando Magic found themselves in hot water when a white board with their trade and free agency targets leaked online. It was embarrassing, to say the least, but what was on the board mattered less than allowing it to happen and the growing dysfunc...
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Locked On Magic 04.03.17: Batteries on low
The Orlando Magic lost two games over the weekend. I recap the weekend's losses to the Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets (1:00). I then discuss how the bench has struggled with one of its basic duties (7:40). And I congratulate Tracy McGrady on his nomi...
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Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 66: What's ...
With the Orlando Magic officially out of the Playoffs, we check in with our friend Brett Roberts of Hocus Podcast to discuss where the Orlando Magic are today, where they are going next and what to make of this season.
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Locked On Magic 03.30.17: The wrong side of his...
Russell Westbrook did a thing Wednesday night. I break down the Orlando Magic's 114-106 overtime loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder with Locked On Thunder's Fred Katz. I then take a moment to explain the frustration of letting another win slip away and ...
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Locked On Magic 03.29.17: Elimination, and what...
The Orlando Magic were officially eliminated from the Playoffs on Tuesday. We begin to dissect the season by examining what went wrong and the feelings of a failed season (1:55). I then discuss what the Magic have to do next to get things back on track...
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Locked On Magic 03.28.17: Return of Serge
The Orlando Magic faced off against Serge Ibaka and the Toronto Raptors for the first time since the trade and found themselves climbing uphill in a track meet (1:15). With the Ibaka reunion taking place, I look back on what went wrong and what could h...
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Locked On Magic 03.27.17: Trust the Pass (finally)
The Orlando Magic saw exactly what it means to trust the pass in a rout of the Detroit Pistons. The Magic did exactly what they had to do offensively to win the game (12:20). Can they repeat it against the Toronto Raptors (1:10)? And what will Terrence...
30 min
376
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
377
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
378
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
379
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
380
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
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Locked On Magic 03.15.17: Out of position
The Orlando Magic have a few days before they take on the Golden State Warriors out in California. So we pause to look at the NCAA Tournament and some of the players to watch as the tournament kicks off. I also discuss Evan Fournier (9:45) and Terrenc...
30 min
382
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
383
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
384
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
385
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
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Locked On Magic 03.08.17: Third Quarter in Review
A week late, I review the third quarter of the season. I answer some of the big questions I laid out for the Magic entering the third quarter of the season (9:50) and discuss why Nikola Vucevic was the MVP of the last 20 games (20:10). I also preview t...
29 min
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Locked On Magic 03.07.17: 4th Quarter Blues
The Orlando Magic dropped a disappointing game against the New York Knicks, crumbling in the fourth quarter for the second straight game (1:00). The fourth quarter has proven to be a difficult time for the Magic throughout this season (11:35). And find...
28 min
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Locked On Magic 03.06.17: Let's talk about spac...
The Orlando Magic went to Washington and nearly came out with a win. They didn't, blowing a 17-point lead instead in a loss that feels unacceptable (6:25). The good news is the Orlando Magic's offense seems to be moving in the right direction finding s...
35 min
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Locked On Magic 03.03.17: Thoughts from the future
The Orlando Magic get their crack at finsihing off the Miami Heat and winning the season series (1:05). The worry should still be on themselves. I then turn my attention to the Magic's future and discuss how the end of this season could help save Rob H...
24 min
390
Locked On Magic 03.02.17: The 't' question
The Orlando Magic had a chance to build momentum... and dropped the ball. I recap Wednesday's loss to the New York Knicks (1:15) and discuss how the Magic broke all their rules again (6:10). I then turn my attention to the 't' question and discuss whet...
25 min
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Locked On Magic 03.01.17: Small is tall
The Orlando Magic are back in action trying to build some momentum and get their first win streak since December (8:15). They are doing that by changing their identity and going small. It appears to be working (15:20). And the New York Knicks are next ...
26 min
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Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 65: The Ann...
With the Orlando Magic having some time off before their next game, we shift our attention a few blocks from the Amway Center. We chat with Gavin Ewbank of The Mane Land about the upcoming Orlando City season -- a big one as the Lions move into their n...
32 min
393
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
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Locked On Magic 02.24.17: Trade Deadline and wh...
The Orlando Magic let the trade deadline pass without making any deals. And that is not a bad thing. There are still opportunities to deal (17:05). The next step is establishing the base for 2018 and building winning habits (8:50). That makes Thursday'...
29 min
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Locked On Magic 02.23.17: Back (from the Break)...
The Orlando Magic are finally ready to hit the court as they take on the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday (1:00). And we are excited to see what this team looks like. The post-All-Star Break games do seem like a bit of a reset as the Magic plan to us...
25 min
396
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
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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
398
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
399
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
400
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
401
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
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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...
5 min
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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...
33 min
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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...
33 min
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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...
37 min
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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
407
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
408
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
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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...
36 min
410
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
411
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
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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
413
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
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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...
26 min
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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
417
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...
34 min
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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).
28 min
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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 ...
34 min
421
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
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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
423
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
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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...
72 min
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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...
25 min
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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...
28 min
427
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
428
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
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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...
31 min
430
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 ...
29 min
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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 ...
39 min
433
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
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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
435
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
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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...
28 min
437
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
438
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
439
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
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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
441
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
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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
443
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
444
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 ...
34 min
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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).
33 min
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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
449
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
450
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...
41 min
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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 ...
32 min
452
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
460
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 ...
27 min
461
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.
12 min
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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...
31 min
463
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
465
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...
58 min
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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...
31 min
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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
469
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
470
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...
43 min
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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...
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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...
17 min
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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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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...
51 min
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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...
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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...
25 min
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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...
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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
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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:...
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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...
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Locked On Magic 10.04.16: The Orlando Magic los...
The Orlando Magic lose to the Memphis Grizzlies in the first preseason game of the year. That is not a big deal though. The Magic played well (I think) and began building on their foundations (2:35). Part of that foundation is rim protection and I expl...
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Locked On Magic 10.03.16: It's GAMEDAY!
The Orlando Magic season is feeling realer than ever. Tonight is the first Orlando Magic game of the season. What should the Magic expect to gain from tonight's game (2:55) and what should we watch for (if we could watch it) (20:20)? I also discuss the...
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Locked On Magic 09.30.16: The Magic's relations...
The Orlando Magic are running a new offense -- potentially, a fast offense. What does that mean for the Magic and the 3-point line? (11:10) Can they use the 3-point line effectively? I also discuss how the Magic are laying the foundation in the first ...
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Locked On Magic 09.29.16: Injury Updates, Passi...
Practice is in full swing. Today on Locked On Magic, I give an update to injuries from Aaron Gordon and Elfrid Payton and what is going on at Magic practice (2:00). I then discuss why passing and assists will be critical to the Magic and why some of th...
26 min
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Locked On Magic 09.28.16: Practice begins! So w...
The Orlando Magic opened training camp Tuesday with a spirited and energetic practice as the foundation is laid for the team (2:00). Since everything is just beginning, I discuss how the Magic might approach closing games (7:15). I also talk about why ...
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Locked On Magic 09.27.16: It's Media Day and Pl...
Monday was Media Day for the Orlando Magic. And you can smell those Playoff expectations in the air. Literally. The Magic were not hiding from their expectations either (3:10). The goal was stated simply and openly, adding more pressure. With that pres...
24 min
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Locked On Magic 09.26.16: Media Day is here! Ge...
We have finally made it through basketball winter and media day is here! The Orlando Magic come together for the first time today mostly healthy. I discuss Aaron Gordon having to miss the early part of camp with an ankle sprain and why that is not a bi...
28 min
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Locked On Magic 09.23.16: The big training camp...
This is the go-home show. On Monday we basketball! Our week of player outlooks conclude with a look at Evan Fournier as I ask and give some brief answers to the five big questions I have heading into training camp beginning next week. Our five qu...
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506
Locked On Magic 09.22.16: Oh the frontcourt pos...
Our positional group previews wrap up with a look at the frontcourt rotation (6:35). That is probably the most important and intriguing group that has to sort itself out this training camp for the Magic. I also discuss the Magic's over/under odds from ...
24 min
507
Locked On Magic 09.21.16: The Nikola Vucevic qu...
Position previews continue this week with a look at small forward and why Aaron Gordon's move to the 3 must work (8:30). The main discussion though is reserved for our player outlook on Nikola Vucevic and why the questions about him get answered this y...
27 min
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Locked On Magic 09.20.16: The Backcourt Preview...
Playing some catchup as the Locked On Network previews each position group heading to the season. Today I preview the point guard (5:05) and shooting guards (10:45) on the Magic. I also discuss Jodie Meeks' potential return from his foot injury (2:20) ...
27 min
509
Locked On Magic 09.19.16: Player Outlook: Serge...
We are officially one week away from the opening of training camp and the return of the Orlando Magic. Today's podcast continues our player outlook series. I discuss the opportunity for C.J. Wilcox and Jodie Meeks (3:15). And then tackle the big questi...
28 min
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Locked On Magic 09.16.16: On the outside, fight...
We finish up our Locked On Podcast Network crossover week with a discussion of two teams trying to break their way into the Playoffs. Jared Dubin of Locked On Knicks discusses the Magic and the Knicks and how these two teams get into the Playoffs (3:30...
58 min
511
Locked On Magic 09.15.16: Fantasy Preview with ...
Crossover week at the Locked On Podcast Network continues as Locked On Magic's Philip Rossman-Reich joins Josh Lloyd on the Locked on Fantasy Basketball to preview the Orlando Magic this season (9:00). I also discuss Bismack Biyombo's outlook this seas...
76 min
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Locked On Magic 09.14.16: Talking Serge Ibaka-V...
The Locked on Podcast Network's crossover week continues as I chat with Fred Katz of Locked On Thunder about the Orlando Magic's big deal this summer and what is in store for Serge Ibaka (9:30). I also continue our player outlook series with some thoug...
70 min
513
Locked on Magic 09.13.16: Talking Orlando Magic...
This is an odd season. Neither the Orlando Magic nor the Miami Heat are expected to make the Playoffs. These two teams are very similar with playoff aspirations and young rosters. We sat down with Wes Goldberg and David Ramil of Locked on Heat to check...
64 min
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Locked On Magic 09.12.16: Aaron Gordon's outlook
We make the turn toward the season and training camp! Two weeks to go, I begin a look at individual players and player outlooks to preview Aaron Gordon (4:25), including what he has been up to this summer (1:55). I also talk about the Magic's potential...
20 min
515
Locked On Magic 09.09.16: Shaquille O'Neal is a...
He may have spent only four years -- and left controversially -- but Shaquille O'Neal is an important part of the Orlando Magic story. Today, as he gets inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame, I discuss his legacy with the team and why Magic fans sh...
32 min
516
Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 58: The gre...
Our last distraction before the season begins. Fellow Orlando Magic historian Adam Papageorgiou of Magic Basketball Online and I talk about the best players in Orlando Magic history, what stories we tell about the players we love in Magic history and S...
60 min
517
Locked On Magic 09.07.16: Top Five Small Forwards
Today on Locked On Magic, we continue positional rankings with a look at the very deep small forward position (8:50). I also discuss Frank Vogel's ideas for the Magic's versatility (2:15) and compare the two finalists for the Magic's new D-League team ...
40 min
518
Locked On Magic 09.05.16: Why the Magic will/wo...
Back at it for Locked On Magic on a Labor Day. Today I break down the reasons why the Orlando Magic will (13:30) or will not (5:55) make the Playoffs. Also Nikola Vucevic had a stellar game for Montenegro once again (2:40).
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Locked On Magic 09.02.16: Serge Ibaka and Frank...
The Orlando Magic are clearly betting on defense. Today on Locked On Magic, I discuss how Serge Ibaka and Frank Vogel signal the Magic are fully committed to this identity after only talking about it for four years (7:35). I also wrap up our top 25 ser...
35 min
520
Locked On Magic 09.01.16: Dealing with expectat...
The Orlando Magic have Playoff aspirations this year. No national media seems willing to jump on board at the moment. Why is this so and how do the Magic measure up to their own expectations when no one believes in them? We sample Kevin Pelton of ESPN....
38 min
521
Locked On Magic 08.31.16: Who should be Elfrid ...
Today on Locked On Magic, I break down whether there is a good model for Elfrid Payton in the NBA and how exactly Payton can find improvement in this important third year (3:45). I also talk to Orlando Magic Daily contributor Spencer Henderson as we br...
45 min
522
Locked On Magic 08.30.16: The difference of Fra...
Frank Vogel is heading to Orlando with many of the same promises Scott Skiles made coming to the Magic -- to build an elite defense and get to the Playoffs. Why will the results be different this time? I discuss why the Vogel situation will work where ...
36 min
523
Locked On Magic 08.29.16: Do the Orlando Magic ...
The Orlando Magic have made a ton of offseason moves to add depth to the roster. The question is have they? A big reason they have improved the roster is simply the added depth to the roster (4:50). Also, I begin breaking down the OMD Top 25 players i...
23 min
524
Locked On Magic 08.26.16: Under pressure
Today's episode is all about pressure. That is a word that will go around a lot at Magic headquarters as the team needs to find its way into the Playoffs in 2017. On today's episode, I count down the five players under the most pressure on the team (5:...
27 min
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Locked On Magic 08.24.16: The Falcons are coming!
The NFL is on its way to Orlando on Thursday for the first preseason NFL game in more than a decade. On today's episode, I preview the game with Locked on Falcons' Knox Bardeen (6:05). I also discuss Bismack Biyombo's upcoming trip with Basketball With...
29 min
526
Locked On Magic 08.23.16: Ranking the top-10 po...
On today's Locked on Magic, I continue our position rankings series by ranking the top 10 points guards in the NBA and where Elfrid Payton fits (7:25). I also discuss what is left on the calendar before training camp (1:55) and the big questions throug...
27 min
527
Locked On Magic 08.22.16: The top five centers ...
We begin looking at positional rankings around the league and the Orlando Magic's place in them by breaking down the top five centers in the league (8:20). I also discuss the U.S. Olympic Team's gold medal victory (2:20) and how Frank Vogel's past will...
27 min
528
Locked On Magic 08.19.16: Mario Hezonja and the...
The Olympics are winding down as we reach Friday's semifinal round. On today's episode, I discuss the quarterfinal round and preview the U.S.'s game against Spain (2:25). I also talk about Mario Hezonja and his play for Croatia during the Olympic tourn...
31 min
529
Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 57: Schedul...
The NBA schedule is out and the Orlando Magic are not too happy. Or at least their fans are not. Orlando Magic Daily editor Philip Rossman-Reich sits down to chat with staff writer David Iwanowski about why the Magic cannot get on national TV and what ...
47 min
530
Locked On Magic 08.17.16: What's next for Elfri...
The Orlando Magic had change at every position in their starting lineup. . . except point guard. Coming off a difficult season last year, what does Elfrid Payton have to do to succeed in 2017? How can the Magic get the most out of him (8:15)? I also pr...
26 min
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Locked On Magic 08.16.16: The Next Level for Ni...
Today's podcast is all about center Nikola Vucevic. As debate rages on what the Orlando Magic might do with Vucevic, I wonder how Vucevic can reach the next level on both offense (7:30) and defense (17:00). I also discuss Croatia's win over Lithuania t...
27 min
532
Locked On Magic 08.15.16: What would be better ...
With Mario Hezonja having a small role with Croatia, I discuss what is best for his development with Hardwood Paroxysm and At The Hive's Chris Barnewall (09:30). Would Hezonja be better served playing Summer League for the Magic or playing this reserve...
43 min
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Locked On Magic 08.12.16: We have a schedule!
The Orlando Magic schedule is out! The Orlando Magic know who they will play in this 82-game journey to wherever it takes us. I break down the schedule announcement including the important stretches and trouble spots (2:30). I list my five games I am l...
30 min
534
Locked on Magic 08.11.16: How do you use Bismac...
Bismack Biyombo is not known for his offense . . . at all. But the Orlando Magic can still find a way to use him successfully to benefit their offense. On today's episode, I discuss how the Magic can use Biyombo effectively to help the offense (7:10). ...
23 min
535
Locked On Magic 08.10.16: What's next for Evan ...
On today's episode of Locked On Magic, I discuss what is next for Evan Fournier and what he has to do to replicate his breakout season last year as he moves permanently to shooting guard (8:20). I also talk about why the Magic need to stay healthy this...
23 min
536
Locked On Magic 08.09.16: Greatest Magic team o...
On today's episode, I discuss who is the greatest team of all time with our Orlando Magic Daily roundtable and hand out some other Magic historical superlatives (6:05). I also rank my favorite Magic teams of all time (15:50) and discuss Team USA's win ...
28 min
537
Locked On Magic 08.08.16: Best- and Worst-Case ...
There are a lot of questions about the Orlando Magic this season. Plenty of optimism and plenty of doubt. On today's show, I look over the best- and worst-case scenarios for the Magic this season (7:30). I also discuss why the Magic have to prove thems...
26 min
538
Locked On Magic 08.05.16: Olympics Preview
It is Olympics Opening Ceremony day, and Locked On Magic has the Olympic spirit! On today's show, I preview the U.S. Olympic Team and the Olympic Men's Basketball Tournament (6:10). I also countdown my five favorite NBA JAM duos for the 2017 Magic (14:...
25 min
539
Locked On Magic 08.04.16: Where does 2016 rank ...
It is entering the dead point of the season and we are thinking about Orlando Magic history some. The Magic's 2016 season was a strange one to play in team history (4:15). I discuss where it ranks in Magic history and what its potential legacy might be...
32 min
540
Locked on Magic 08.03.16: Thinking big expectat...
There are some big expectations for the Orlando Magic's big men and a big need for them to step up for the Magic to achieve their goals. On today's episode, I discuss the expectations for the Magic's big men, Serge Ibaka (7:30) and Bismack Biyombo (14:...
24 min
541
Locked On Magic 08.02.16: Can Aaron Gordon make...
No, Aaron Gordon is not likely the next Paul George. But like George, many expect Frank Vogel to guid Aaron Gordon to a big third-year leap like he did with George. The question is can Aaron Gordon define himself this year? (6:50) I also chat about the...
25 min
542
Locked On Magic 08.01.16: The rebuild is over
The Orlando Magic enter the season with a Playoffs-or-bust mentality. That means the rebuild is over and results matter more than developing young players (7:40). No player may feel that pressure more than Elfrid Payton, I also discuss where he needs t...
26 min
543
Locked On Magic 07.29.16: Who starts at center?
The biggest question for the Orlando Magic entering training camp is who starts at center? On today's Locked On Magic, I discuss the Magic's center position and how the Magic should manage their options (7:15). I also discuss Aaron Gordon at U.S. Selec...
27 min
544
Locked On Magic 07.28.16: Are the Magic's plans...
The Orlando Magic have a versatile and varied roster that could go in a number of different directions. Today, I discuss whether those plans are set for the Magic and the directions they could go (4:40). I also discuss some video of Aaron Gordon at U.S...
25 min
545
Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 56: CARMELO...
The Orlando Magic are a pretty uncertain team to figure out. There are a lot of established players who have to take a step up and a lot of young players who have to prove themselves for the team to make the Playoffs. Using the CARMELO player rankings ...
70 min
546
Locked On Magic 07.27.16: Is Serge Ibaka a 4 or...
Questions about what the Orlando Magic are doing and what direction they are headed continue to swirl. Today, I break down whether Serge Ibaka is a power forward or a center (10:30), the rumor the Magic are in no rush to trade Nikola Vucevic (2:15) and...
28 min
547
Locked On Magic 07.26.16: The Aaron Gordon ques...
We begin our series looking at some of the big questions about roles on the team with a look at the biggest mystery in the Orlando Magic's development -- whether Aaron Gordon is a 3 or a 4 (6:30). I also discuss U.S. Basketball (2:15) and the Magic's f...
29 min
548
Locked On Magic 07.25.16: CARMELO Rankings and ...
We spend this Monday trying to look to the future, breaking down the latest batch of CARMELO Rankings to see what the Magic might do in the 2017 season. I also chat about France leaving Evan Fournier off the roster and a personal note on sports in Orla...
30 min
549
Locked On Magic 07.22.16: The Magic's free agen...
Today on Locked On Magic, I discuss the NBA's decision to move the All-Star Game from Charlotte, whether the Magic's free agency pitch was successful and I take your questions in our mini mailbag!
29 min
550
Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 55: Offseas...
The Orlando Magic's offseason is more or less over now and there were a lot of changes. On this episode of the Orlando Magic Daily Podcast, Philip Rossman-Reich and Ryan Doyle break down what all the changes mean for the Magic and what is at stake duri...
51 min
551
Locked On Magic 07.21.16: The better fit with E...
Today on Locked On Magic, I discuss who was a better fit with Elfrid Payton between Victor Oladipo and Evan Fournier. The numbers may surprise you. I also chat about the Eastern Conference Playoff picture and Orlando City's new coach in the Orlando spo...
35 min
552
Locked On Magic 07.20.16: Nikola Vucevic still ...
Today, I discuss how Nikola Vucevic still fits with the Orlando Magic and why he is still important to the team this year. I also discuss Jodie Meeks' injury and the prospects of draft pick Stephen Zimmerman.
26 min
553
Locked On Magic 07.19.16: Defense is the key
The Orlando Magic bet their money on defense. Today, I talk about why defense was the correct bet and why the Magic invested so heavily in it at the expense of their offense. I also talk about positional versatility and its advantages and what is next ...
25 min
554
Locked On Magic 07.18.16: Nikola Vucevic trade ...
The Orlando Magic fan base is discussing the future of Nikola Vucevic pretty heavily. Today, I discuss some of the trade proposals offered by other blogs and dig into why Vucevic seems to be on the block. I also talk about U.S. National Team Select opp...
28 min
555
Locked On Magic 07.15.16: Vuc says he's the sta...
One of the bigger questions for the Orlando Magic after their summer acquisitions is who will start at center. Nikola Vucevic went on radio and said unequivocally it is him. Is that true? I also discuss the acquisition of C.J. Wilcox and more on Tim Du...
26 min
556
Locked on Magic 07.14.16: The Summer of Aaron G...
The Orlando Magic are expecting a lot out of Aaron Gordon. Most of his work and his role is still behind the scenes, but he has continued to show maturity and enthusiasm for what the Magic are doing. I also discuss the message from the ESPYs and Devyn ...
27 min
557
Locked On Magic 07.13.16: Orlando Magic address...
The big question about the Orlando Magic is: What are they doing? It is clear though they addressed some critical needs in free agency and met some key defensive metrics that signal a Playoff turn. Also I discuss the new hack-a-Shaq rule and answer you...
25 min
558
Locked On Magic 07.12.16: Deciphering the Orlan...
With all the changes going on with the Orlando Magic, I ask the question: Who is the Orlando Magic's core now? Today, I try to answer that question as the team prepares for this critical season. I also discuss what the Magic still need and the beginnin...
25 min
559
Locked On Magic 07.11.16: The future for Aaron ...
What does the future hold for Aaron Gordon and Nikola Vucevic? No two players may have a more uncertain future with the team than these two and so I discuss what they have to do this year and where the Magic might go. I also discuss Tim Duncan's retire...
29 min
560
Locked On Magic 07.08.16: Orlando Magic complet...
The Orlando Magic introduced their new players Thursday and set a clearer vision for what the team will look like in the 2017 season. The new transformation of the team may leave a few players on the outside looking in.
22 min
561
Locked On Magic 07.07.16: Which Magic player ha...
Our big questions continue this week as I ask which Orlando Magic player has the biggest opportunity with the new-look Magic. I also break down Orlando City's firing of Adrian Heath and parallels to the Magic and answer your questions in the Mini Mailbag.
25 min
562
Locked On Magic 07.06.16: Deciphering the team'...
The Orlando Magic made some short-term gains to try to make the Playoffs in free agency. The question remains though what is the long-term direction of the team. And that remains uncertain. I also chat about Victor Oladipo's tenure in Orlando an the Sh...
24 min
563
Locked On Magic 07.05.16: Establishing a new id...
The Orlando Magic completed some major signings this weekend to wrap up free agency. What has become clear for the team is what its identity will look like in 2017. I also discuss the Kevin Durant signing and the first three days of Summer League.
27 min
564
Locked On Magic - IMMEDIATE REACTION -- Biyombo?
The Orlando Magic continue to make a big splash o. Free agency, signing Bisnack Biyombo to a four-year deal and raising big questions about what direction the Magic are truly heading.
7 min
565
Locked On Magic 07.01.16: Welcome Serge Ibaka.....
Serge Ibaka was officially introduced to the media Thursday and so I share my first impressions of him. The Magic also reportedly agreed to a deal with D.J. Augustin as their free agency plans come into further focus.
20 min
566
LOCKED ON MAGIC - Free Agency Opening Hour Lock...
Philip Rossman-Reich is joined by Locked on Celtics, Locked on Jazz, Locked on Thunder and Locked on Pelicans as the opening hour of free agency happens
51 min
567
Locked on Magic Podcast 06.30.16 BONUS: Serge I...
A little bonus podcast for everyone before free agency. I joined Tuck and O'Neill on Sports Talk Florida 1080 AM in Orlando to talk about first impressions of Serge Ibaka and free agency.
20 min
568
Locked On Magic Podcast 06.30.16: Free Agency F...
The Orlando Magic filled their power forward and post need with Serge Ibaka already. Are there any other power forwards worth pursuing? Also I chat about free agency rumors and what the Victor Oladipo trade means for Evan Fournier.
23 min
569
Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 54: Free ag...
Zach Oliver of Orlando Pinstriped Post joins the podcast for a little bit longer discussion of the Orlando Magic's summer post-Serge Ibaka trade with free agency coming quickly on the horizon.
44 min
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Locked On Magic Podcast 06.29.16: Free Agency F...
On today's Locked On Magic Podcast, I review what the Magic might be looking at in this point guard free agency class. I also break down the Summer League roster and Jamal Crawford rumors.
26 min
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Locked On Magic Podcast 06.28.16: Free Agency F...
Today on the Locked on Magic Podcast we turn our focus on the free agent shooting guard class and ponder what a successful summer is for the Magic in our mini mailbag.
28 min
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Locked on Magic Podcast 06.28.16 BONUS: Breakin...
The Locked on Magic Podcast recently joined Tuck & O'Neill on Sports Talk Florida 1080 AM to break down the Victor Oladipo and Serge Ibaka trade and where the Orlando Magic go from here.
19 min
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Locked On Magic Podcast: June 27, 2016
It is the Draftermath episode of the Locked On Magic Podcast! We are still dissecting the Serge Ibaka trade and what it means for the Magic long term and for free agency this summer. We also preview the small forward free agent selections.
25 min
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Locked On Magic Podcast: June 24, 2016
Nothing happened last night right? Nothing. Nada. Oh, the Orlando Magic acquired Serge Ibaka and traded Victor Oladipo. On today's episode, I break down the deal and what it means for the Magic moving forward.
22 min
575
Locked On Magic Podcast: June 23, 2016
It is Draft Day! On today's episode I discuss what the Magic's draft strategy should be and the Magic's trade involvement. I also discuss who the Magic should be looking at.
24 min
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Locked On Magic Podcast: June 22, 2016
Today on the Locked On Magic Podcast, I share some thoughts on the Draft class overall and what I learned in a couple of live mock drafts I have done so far.
18 min
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Locked On Magic Podcast: June 21, 2016
The Orlando Magic enter a big offseason with all the pressure focused squarely on them. And that puts the pressure on Rob Hennigan. What does he need to accomplish this summer to keep the team on the right track? Also I discuss where the Magic need to ...
23 min
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Locked On Magic Podcast: June 20, 2016
The NBA season is over, that means the offseason can begin! On this inaugural episode, I discuss Game Seven of the NBA Finals and the season that just ended. I then count down the biggest needs for the Magic this offseason and discuss how the Magic ge...
24 min
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Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 53: The off...
The calendar has flipped to June and the NBA Finals are well underway. It is time to get serious about the offseason. Orlando Magic Daily’s Philip Rossman-Reich and Zach Palmer got together to discuss everything that could, might, should and will happe...
86 min
580
Orlando Magic Daily Live — NBA Draft Lottery Sp...
The Orlando Magic will put their faith in the mighty ping pong ball once again during the NBA Draft Lottery. We will be broadcasting and reacting live to the festivities in New York City. Orlando Pinstriped Post editor Zach Oliver and Orlando Magic Dai...
63 min
581
Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 52: ‘This M...
The ESPN 30 for 30 documentary ‘This Magic Moment’ chronicles the rise and fall of the Orlando Magic in the mid-1990s. It hits a nerve with Magic’s fans and brings back some fresh wounds. But it teaches us lessons and gives a chance to look back. On th...
50 min
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Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 51: The fut...
The Orlando Magic are winding down to the end of their season and are on a winning streak? I am not so sure what one of those are. Instead we are looking at the team’s future with rumors coming up about the Magic’s reported activity in the summer and a...
80 min
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Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 50: What’s ...
We are 12 games away from the end of the 2016 season for the Orlando Magic. And it has been a season of… well it will be 82 games. And every one of them is important. On this episode, Orlando Magic Daily editors Philip Rossman-Reich and Brett Roberts l...
65 min
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Orlando Magic Daily on Tuck and O’Neill — Feb. ...
The Orlando Magic closed February with a win over the Philadelphia 76ers and sitting four games out of the final Playoff spot. March though is coming and it looks extremely difficult and raises a lot of questions both short and long term. Ahead of Marc...
17 min
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Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 49: Orlando...
It is March and while the Orlando Magic are still in the midst of a Playoff chase and race, the sports attention may be getting split some in the City Beautiful. It is Orlando City Soccer time as the Lions kick off their second season in MLS. We sat do...
44 min
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Orlando Magic Live — Trade Deadline Special
The Orlando Magic Live crew is back to break down a busy trade deadline for the Orlando Magic. Orlando Magic Daily editor Philip Rossman-Reich and Orlando Pinstriped Post editor Zach Oliver break down the deal that sent Tobias Harris to the Detroit Pis...
41 min
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Orlando Magic Live: Not so live before the break
It has been a while since Orlando Magic Daily editor Philip Rossman-Reich and Orlando Pinstriped Post editor Zach Oliver got together to discuss the Orlando Magic and provide their insight into everything going on with the team. What happened to that 1...
89 min
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Orlando Magic Daily Podcast: Where do the Orlan...
The Orlando Magic are nearing the All-Star Break with a few wins in their pocket and a lot of questions about the roster as a whole. The NBA trade deadline may answer some of those questions, or they may wait until the summer or the rest of the season ...
21 min
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Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 48: All-Sta...
The Orlando Magic have (nearly) reached the All-Star Break. It has been a long and winding road to their 23-28 record that has raised hopes and questions about the roster and its future. That future will be on full display in Toronto during the NBA’s A...
53 min
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Orlando Magic Daily Game Recap: Orlando Magic 9...
The Orlando Magic played perhaps their best basketball in a month for three quarters. The fourth quarter was another story. But that story also provided a few lessons and positive moments as the Magic survived the Atlanta Hawks on Nikola Vucevic’s buzz...
20 min
591
Orlando Magic Daily Game Recap: Los Angeles Cli...
The Orlando Magic continue to leave a lot of questions unanswered. And with each mounting loss bigger and bigger questions about the team’s future get asked with little answer. Orlando’s defense struggled mightily again and the offense continued to str...
13 min
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Orlando Magic Daily Game Recap: Orlando Magic 1...
The Orlando Magic dug deep and erased a 14-point second-half deficit to steal a home win from the Boston Celtics, avenging a loss from Friday. The Magic found some hustle and began to resemble the team that stormed through the NBA in December. And it c...
18 min
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Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 47: Midseas...
The Orlando Magic have reached the midpoint of their season feeling both good and bad. Good in that the Magic are exactly where they want to be in the Playoff discussion. Bad in that the season seems to be careening off a cliff. To take stock of the ...
57 min
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Orlando Magic Daily Game Recap: Charlotte Horne...
The Orlando Magic had things rolling for three quarters and built a 19-point lead, only to see it crumble behind turnovers, missed shots, worse offense and Kemba Walker. Now the Magic are on the ropes and asking big questions.
26 min
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Orlando Magic Daily Game Recap: Philadelphia 76...
The Orlando Magic’s losing streak hit a new low as they fell to the Philadelphia 76ers at home in a lifeless and frustrating effort. The players continue saying the right things but are doing the absolute wrong things.
17 min
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Orlando Magic Daily Game Recap: Washington Wiza...
The Orlando Magic got blitzed again by the Washington Wizards. Again. They fell for the 12th straight time to the Wizards as the Wizards pressured the Magic into early turnovers and fast break opportunities to take a lead they never really relinquished...
20 min
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Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 46: Prepari...
The big day is coming. The Orlando Magic and Toronto Raptors will be heading out to London this week for the NBA London game Thursday. The basketball culture in the United Kingdom is very different than the U.S. as the league tries to grow its brand an...
69 min
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Orlando Magic Daily Game Recap: Indiana Pacers ...
The Orlando Magic certainly played with more energy and gave themselves a chance to win. But it was not enough as their shots were off all game and only a frantic late-game comeback gave them a chance to win in the end.
14 min