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Orlando Magic News for September 22nd: Dwight Howard, A Statistical Monster; Rashard Lewis v. Hedo Turkoglu

  • The top 10 individual statistical seasons of the last decade
    Kelly Dwyer of Ball Don't Lie posts the top ten individual statistical seasons of the past decade, where current and former Orlando Magic players (Tracy McGrady) make the list.

    [Dwight] Howard cut the rate in which he turned the ball over significantly (relative to how many possessions he uses up), his defense improved, his defensive stats improved (career highs of 2.9 blocks and a steal), and he tossed in a league-leading 13.8 rebounds and team-leading 20.9 points per game to boot. Howard was also tops in defensive rating, defensive win shares and fourth in player efficiency rating in what was a pretty spectacular season for individual accomplishment.
    Seriously, check out T-Mac's statistics with Orlando. They were insane.
  • Who’s Better: Hedo Turkoglu or Rashard Lewis?
    Ben York and A. Burton of Dime Magazine take the time to compare Rashard Lewis & Hedo Turkoglu, in hopes of determining which player is better.

    Here's an excerpt about Ice-O:

    Since then, I’ve realized what we had in Rashard [Lewis]. You only need one hand to count the number of players 6-10 and up who can shoot the rock better than Rashard (and Hedo Turkoglu isn’t on that list). He led the NBA in threes last season with 220, and finished third the season before that. And while he might not do it as much as you’d like, he can effectively create his own shot off the dribble and score in the post. In Orlando’s run to the Finals, Lewis consistently delivered in crunch time, hitting rally buckets, game-winners and daggers throughout the playoffs.
    In tomorrow's Fact or Fiction post, I'll go ahead and rummage the numbers to determine which player is superior.
  • 2009-10 OMD Photo Shoot: Behind the Scenes
    Today, the Orlando Magic shares a photo gallery of behind the scenes footage of the team's dancers photo shoot. Check it out.

  • Rajon Rondo keeps brash approach on Celtics' star-filled roster
    Paul Forrester of Sports Illustrated talks to Rajon Rondo of the Boston Celtics and asks him several questions concerning his Eastern Conference rivals. Back to the court -- with all of the changes Orlando and Cleveland made over the summer, do you think the Celtics will have to take a different approach with those two rivals?

    RR: I think they'll have to play us differently. We want to make teams adjust to us. That's how Doc coaches and that's what we try to do when we play.