The Magic’s bench is flawed, but dramatically improved
Despite an overall lack of shooting, the bench should benefit just by replacing some of the worst reserve players in the league.
How to not ruin free agency in three easy steps
A step-by-step guide to keep Orlando from ruining everything
A look at the Magic’s war chest
What future assets does Orlando own following Thursday’s flurry of trade activity? Aaron investigates.
Grading the Magic’s draft
How did the Magic fare on Thursday night? Aaron hands out his grades.
Why did the Magic trade the 25th pick?
Orlando’s return for their 25th pick was confusing, confounding, and perhaps troubling.
Analyzing Jonathan Isaac’s fit on the Magic
Isaac has one of the highest upsides of any player in the draft, but realizing that potential could be a challenge on this roster
Diving for Draft diamonds: Guards edition
Dotson and Sindarius Thornwell top our list of potential diamonds in the rough
Terrence Ross helps Magic zig with the rest of NBA
The Magic adding Ross made sense, especially from a play style standpoint.
Three ways the Serge Ibaka trade helps the Magic
In swapping Ibaka for Terrence Ross, Orlando made a move with an eye toward the future.
How the Aaron Gordon experiment succeeded, and how it failed
Against popular opinion, the Magic ushered Aaron Gordon into the small forward position. What’s worked, and what needs to change?
How to trade Serge Ibaka
Orlando needs to cut bait with its veteran big man. Here are some trade scenarios that make sense.
What’s hindering Aaron Gordon’s development?
Two peers from Gordon’s draft class have taken a leap in their third season, so what has held Gordon back?
Magic’s biggest positional needs based off statistics
Some of the Magic’s needs seem obvious, but what do the numbers say?
Should the Magic trade Aaron Gordon?
Gordon may be the only means of acquiring a true star, but is that a worthy price for the Magic’s brightest young talent?
Going big continues to cost the Magic
The Magic were the first to really push pace and space. Now they’re the opposite, and it’s hurting them.
How sustainable is the Magic offense?
The suddenly competent, offense, gauging playoff odds, and a block party in O-town
Rob Hennigan’s 2016 Year in Review
2016 was an eventful year for Rob Hennigan and the Magic.
Orlando Magic Progress Reports Volume Three
Aaron takes a look at who has performed well, and who hasn’t over the last 10 games for the Magic.
The myth of depth in the NBA
Depth is often cited among the Magic’s biggest assets, but how does a scoring bench impact a team’s record?
Notebook: Gordon comes up big against Clippers
The Magic got a career night from Aaron Gordon, but it wasn’t enough as the defense continues to falter without Nikola Vucevic.
The mystery of the missing defense
A hunt for the missing defense, adding a sub-star, and Mario in the D-League
Five Magic Observations: The “Dumb Trade Ideas” Edition
Trade Machine nonsense, five-man lineups, and some more Jeff Green vitriol
How to Fix the Magic’s Offense in Five Easy Steps
Orlando’s offense is broken. Let’s try to put it back together.
Lineup changes send Magic defense downhill
The Magic made a big lineup change ahead of Sunday night’s game, and it hurt them.
Five Magic Observations: The “Plus-Minus” Edition
An advanced stats roundup, passing to Vucevic, and some grumbling about Jeff Green
Serge Ibaka’s migration away from the basket
The once fierce defender has become a shooter over the years, and it appears to be getting worse.
Third quarter plagues Magic despite win
The Magic have been one of the worst teams in the third quarter this season.
Five Magic Observations: The “Shot-making” Edition
Historically bad field goal shooting, lineup changes, and rooting for the Lakers
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Magic
The “Bad” Magic stick around a lot longer than the “Good” Magic.
Five Magic Observations: The “Rim Protection” Edition
Defense, funky stats, and a murderous block.
Bench unit giving the Magic a big boost
Do the Magic’s best lineups rely on four bench players?
Gordon sparks defense against Kings
Rudy Gay got going early, then Aaron Gordon shut him down in the second half.