More on current state of Ryan Anderson, Brandon Bass situation – Orlando Magic BasketBlog
Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel has quotes from Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy about his backup power forward rotation which this morning's paper didn't have room for. Regarding Ryan Anderson and Brandon Bass, Van Gundy says "nobody's edged anybody out" and "how we use them is a really key decision." Magic fans are rather invested in this story, and I applaud McCann for staying on top of it.
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On Twitter, Magic sideline reporter Paul Kennedy points out that tonight's postponed game between the Orlando Magic and New York Knicks is the second in team history.
Why The Magic Will Win The East | Dime Magazine (dimemag.com) : Daily NBA News, NBA Trades, NBA Rumors, Basketball Videos, Sneakers
Scott Horlbeck of Dime Magazine explains why the Magic are his pick to emerge victorious from the East this season. "Playoff basketball is just different," he says. I found his take curious--which isn't to say "wrong"--in light of the fact that plenty of NBA observers believe Orlando is destined to fail due to "playoff basketball" being different. Which John Hollinger has explained it isn't.
Orlando Magic: Classic rock + Orlando Magic = priceless photo gallery - OrlandoSentinel.com
Sentinel multimedia whiz Matt Humphrey put together this gallery matching Magic players to classic rock songs. Marcin Gortat is "Money For Nothing" by the Dire Straights, for example. His line about Vince Carter, who he likened to Bob Seger's "Like a Rock," is also choice:
The Magic hope this song describes his reliability, not his jump shot in the playoffs.
Proposed nicknames for 29 NBA benches | Blog Archive | The Basketball Jones
Trey Kerby has nickname ideas for each of the NBA's 30 teams. The Magic one he proposes is a little clunky, but also funny.
Why Matt Barnes is fitting in - Los Angeles Lakers Blog - ESPN Los Angeles
Brian Kamenetzky of ESPN Los Angeles explains the secret to Matt Barnes' success in blending in with the L.A. Lakers. The UCLA product left the Magic in free agency this summer to join the Lakers.