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Locked On Magic 09.26.17: Media Day Expectations

The Orlando Magic gathered together for the first time in the 2018 season as they prepare for training camp Tuesday. There was no talk of the Playoff like last year, but rather a simple directive and expectation to meet. That simple task may be the hardest to accomplish.

Duration: 00:27:11

Locked On Magic 09.25.17: Expectations for 2018

The Orlando Magic enter the 2018 season with uncertainty. What will this team be and how does it achieve its goals? What even are its goals. As we prepare for media day and training camp, I look at what to expect for the Magic this season (3:05) and review some key statistics that could make or derail the season (18:05).

Duration: 00:34:20

Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 75: Tracy McGrady's Legacy with Ben DuBose of Locked On Rockets

Tracy McGrady is a legend in Orlando Magic circles as one of the team's greatest players. This week, he enters the Basketball Hall of Fame. Today, I am joined by Ben DuBose of Locked on Rockets to discuss McGrady's career with the Magic and Rockets and his legacy in the NBA leading him to the Hall of Fame. Ben also discusses Houston's recovery from Hurricane Harvey and the Rockets' outlook for the 2018 season.

Duration: 01:08:11

Locked On Magic 09.04.17: It's T-MAC Week!

Happy Labor Day everyone! I do a quick recap of this weekend's Eurobasket action (2:40) and discuss the coaching changes (9:25). I then kick off Tracy McGrady Week by discussing his legacy and why it seems to endure (17:45).

Duration: 00:30:51

Locked On Magic 09.01.17: Eurobasket on my TV!

It is September, and we have actual basketball to watch! I recap France's Eurobasket opener against Finland and break down Evan Fournier's 25-point performance (1:15). I then discuss why I think Eurobasket is important and what lessons Evan Fournier and Nikola Vucevic need to learn the next few weeks (12:10). Finally, I discuss the Magic's new training camp invitees (24:05).

Duration: 00:32:55

Locked On Magic 08.21.17: Fournier vs. Vuc to the 4 minutes!

This weekend featured the marquee matchup of Evan Fournier vs. Nikola Vucevic! Well, for four minutes. But I still tell you how Fournier is playing for France in Eurobasket prep (0:50). I also dive deeper into the 2018 schedule (7:05) and talk about expectations getting set for the Magic (16:15).

Duration: 00:25:06

Locked On Magic 08.18.17: The Greatest of All Time

We conclude our history week by revealing Orlando Magic Daily's pick for the best Magic team of all time and discuss the case for and against that team (1:05). I also break down who I would put on the all-time Magic team for NBA2K18 (22:20).

Duration: 00:34:15

Locked On Magic 08.17.17: Star search and transitions

Our history week continues as I examine how this star search differs from other Orlando Magic star searches after big trades and departures and why it is important the Magic find their star somewhere (6:55). I also discuss some news about Mario Hezonja (1:50).

Duration: 00:18:36

Locked On Magic 08.16.17: Flash!

Our history week continues as I say some words and remember Darrell Armstrong and what he means to the Orlando Magic franchise (8:25). I also break down the leaks of the Magic's new Nike jerseys (1:30).

Duration: 00:23:05

Locked On Magic 08.15.17: Schedule Day!

The NBA schedule is out. I break down the important stretches on the Orlando Magic schedule this year and other trends I notice in how the team's schedule is constructed (1:15). I also discuss what happened in the 2017 season and where it fits in with Magic history (19:55).

Duration: 00:33:51

Locked On Magic 08.14.17: Lessons from the worst

This week on Orlando Magic Daily, we are ranking the best teams in Orlando Magic history. Today on Locked On Magic, I look at what lessons we learn about rebuilding from the five worst teams in Magic history (9:55). I also discuss Eurobasket and why it is a big opportunity for Evan Fournier (1:10).

Duration: 00:29:11

Locked On Magic 08.11.17: Face-boom shaka laka (Live)!

We close out the week on Locked On Magic with another Facebook Live episode. Today, I chat about the Orlando Magic's all-time NBA JAM team and begin constructing a NBA JAM team for the current Magic.

Duration: 00:29:13

Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 74: To the depths with Zach Palmer

We continue to begin breaking down the Orlando Magic's offseason as we do a deep dive into the depths of the Magic roster with Orlando Magic Daily contributor Zach Palmer.

Duration: 01:09:08

Locked On Magic 08.09.17: Southeast kind of life

The Southeast Division did not see the massive changes seen throughout the NBA. Staying relatively still may have very well helped several teams improve their standing in the Eastern Conference (21:00). I also discuss the Lakeland Magic's new hires (4:00) and more about homecomings (9:55).

Duration: 00:30:40

Locked On Magic 08.08.17: G-Leagerness

It being the doldrums, I vent my G-League eagerness and ponder how the Orlando Magic will use the G-League (2:35). I also discuss the Magic's intent in investing more in their basketball operations and what that means (17:20).

Duration: 00:27:33

Locked On Magic 08.07.17: What are we fighting for?

Locked On Magic is back from vacation and there is plenty to talk about! Bismack Biyombo plays in the NBA Africa Game (2:20)! Early reviews of the Magic's offseason (8:20)! Playoff talk (16:45)!

Duration: 00:30:03

Locked On Magic 08.01.17: Facebook Live Mailbag!

Before Locked On Magic heads off on vacation for the rest of the week, I opened up the Orlando Magic Daily Mailbag and answered your questions in this special Facebook Live Mailbag episode. I also discuss the surprise waiving of Marcus Georges-Hunt.

Duration: 00:39:14

Locked On Magic 07.31.17: Beyond Homecoming Week

Last week in Orlando was homecoming week as the Orlando Magic welcomed back Arron Afflalo and Marreese Speights came home. Orlando City also welcomed back Dom Dwyer. But homecomings are not always what they seem (18:55). I also discuss Mario Hezonja not playing Eurobasket (4:10) and Khem Birch seizing his opportunity (11:30).

Duration: 00:34:21

Locked On Magic 07.28.17: Happy Homecoming

The Orlando Magic welcomed two new players "home" in some way as they introduced Arron Afflalo (2:35) and Marreese Speights (8:30). Both players have ties to Orlando with Afflalo returning to the place of his best years and Speights returning to his home area. They will also add a lot of veteran leadership to the team. That veteran leadership and the Magic's revamped bench has raised some expectations (13:25).

Duration: 00:25:47

Locked On Magic 07.27.17: Salary cap streeeeetch

The Orlando Magic seemingly completed their summer without addressing their big shooting need. Then a pair of minimum contracts seemed to help solve it. Does Arron Afflalo fill the Magic's needs (16:35)? I also look at the implications of the Magic stretching C.J. Watson's salary (8:15) and I talk about what is going on at the Amway Center (1:15).

Duration: 00:28:42

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