Howard, Carter Now On the Same Page - Basketball News & NBA Rumors -
Alex Kennedy of HOOPSWORLD writes that Orlando Magic teammates Dwight Howard and Vince Carter "were rarely clicking at the same time" last season, but they've made the proper adjustments now. And they "feel more comfortable with one another," which is good news. I had suspected that they perhaps weren't at ease last season, but this article is the first one I've read that makes that point explicitly.
Rashard Lewis, Brandon Bass have never played together at forward spots – Orlando Magic BasketBlog – Orlando Sentinel
Zach McCann points out that Rashard Lewis and Brandon Bass "have never actually played together in a regular-season game with a center on the floor." But with Lewis spending more time at small forward this season, and with Bass likely to crack the rotation, they'll have to play together this season. Coach Stan Van Gundy isn't concerned about their lack of familiarity with each other's game:
"It’s like getting new guys," he said. "That doesn’t take long. That doesn’t concern me."
Orlando Magic practice report: Duhon, J-Will vie for 2nd point guard spot – Orlando Magic BasketBlog – Orlando Sentinel
In his morning training-camp report, Josh Robbins says the Magic must decide on a backup point guard. Chris Duhon and Jason Williams are the contenders. "It seems that Duhon has the inside track," Robbins writes.
Fact or Fiction: Jameer Nelson Will Be an All-Star This Season | Magic Basketball
Eddy Rivera considers whether Jameer Nelson stands a chance to earn a spot on the Eastern Conference All-Star team this season. Nelson, remember, made the team as a reserve in 2009, but was unable to participate due to injury.
As expected, Vince Carter still doesn’t get it | Blog Archive | The Basketball Jones | Blogs | TheScore.com
Tas Melas of The Basketball Jones reflects on Vince Carter's disappointing career.
The Works: Gilbert Arenas Is Not Michael Vick; NBA Watchability Index -- NBA FanHouse
The Magic will rank among the league's most watchable teams this season, according to the "Watchability Index" Tom Ziller and Basketball Prospectus jointly created.