Off-Day Open Thread
Word out of Toronto is that Raptors forward Hedo Turkoglu has essentially taken the year off in his first year away from the Orlando Magic, for whom he played 5 years, contributing 2 excellent ones most recently. OPP wonders how Magic fans feel that their one-time darling has flamed out in his new digs.
J.J. Redick turned in a marvelous performance for the Orlando Magic yesterday, with 23 points, 7 rebounds, and 8 assists. It's part of what's been his best season, and he's due to be a free agent this summer. OPP opens the floor to debate the merits of re-signing Redick, and what he might fetch on the open market.
Off-Day Open Thread: a Rift Develops in the Orlando Magic's Locker Room in Wake of Tough Loss to the Atlanta Hawks
Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel reports that the Orlando Magic, the NBA's most dominant team since the All-Star break, have a locker-room tiff on their hands. Forwards Rashard Lewis and Matt Barnes are unhappy with coach Stan Van Gundy, and Van Gundy's unhappy with them to boot. OPP explains the situation and polls its readers about it.
With the playoffs approaching, and after the pair successfully played together last night, Orlando Pinstriped Post asks if Dwight Howard and Marcin Gortat are a viable combination at the power positions for the Orlando Magic.
Orlando Magic forward Rashard Lewis has played poorly in all facets of the game lately, but insists he doesn't mind it as long as the Magic are winning. OPP asks if Lewis' decline might have long-term ramifications, and if that attitude is really the best one to have.
An off-day open thread asking the OPP community what advanced statistics it wants to know more about?
NBA players hoping to leave their current teams in order to sign with a contender must be waived by this Monday to be playoff-eligible. Will the Orlando Magic be interested in re-signing Tony Battie, who is likely to gain his freedom from the New Jersey Nets?
An off-day open thread asking the OPP community what it wants to see from the Orlando Magic in the next few games?
An off-day open thread asking the OPP community to choose which Orlando Magic players it would like to see in NBA Jam.
Off-Day Open Thread: Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic Teammates Unhappy with Other Teams for Fouling Howard Hard
Troy Murphy's hard foul on Dwight Howard last night has again stirred the debate about the ethics of intentionally hacking an offensive player in order to prevent an easy layup or dunk. Where do you stand?
Thanking 3QC's co-writer, Eddy Rivera, for his hard work over the last year. Eddy will be unable to provide live coverage of Orlando Magic games and practices because he is pursuing his graduate degree in journalism. However, he will still write for the site on occasion.
An off-day open thread asking the 3QC community to decipher which football position makes sense for each Orlando Magic player on the roster.
After signing Adonal Foyle, the Orlando Magicc's roster stands at 13 players, the league's minimum, so it's unlikely they'll make any more moves. But should they try to add another cheap veteran? An open discussion in the 3QC community.
Breaking down a column by Andrea Adelson of the Orlando Sentinel and asking the community whether or not the overwhelming support for the Orlando Magic - visible around the city and at Amway Arena - will continue next season?
3QC asks, "What was your favorite Orlando Magic memory this postseason?"
Predict the Orlando Magic / Philadelphia 76ers series outcome.
What was your favorite Orlando Magic memory this regular season?
With the Magic's recent flurry of home wins against West heavyweights (San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Lakers) this past week, it's worth checking out (in case anyone here has missed it) where the power rankings place Orlando and determine whether the critics are right or wrong.
Wondering how Orlando Magic coach should divvy up the team's shooting-guard minutes between Keith Bogans, Courtney Lee, Mickael Pietrus, and J.J. Redick.
With the 2009 All-Star Game steadily approaching, I feel it's a good time to share my ballot and recognize the players that deserve to represent the Eastern Conference in Phoenix on February 15, 2009. So without further ado, here are my choices ..