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Thursday, October 05, 2006

Today's Stories & Day 3 Recap

Here are today's Magic stories. They range from O-rena talk to thoughts on Darko and his contract situation. Another interesting comment came out of Denton's NBA Dish where he said when Darko stepped off the scale after Tuesday's practice he now weighs 276 lbs.

Magic prepared to gamble on Milicic

Tms Union: Redick Plays Hungry

Sentinel: Nelson Accepts Leadership

Redick, Battie sit out practice with injuries

Name change for 'Orlando's Arena' imminent

New arena similar to FedEx Forum

Denton's NBA Dish

Day 3 Complete in Jacksonville
Thoughts Through Day 3
Posted by Glass Half Full, October 5, 2006, 3:56PM

Through five practices - including two sets of two-a-days - here are three thoughts:

* Attention to detail has been emphasized in every single drill. Bottom line: when on the floor, whether setting a screen, taking care of the ball, or being in the correct defensive position, do things the right way. The little things make a difference.

* Like last year, the focus of camp has been on defense. It's what separates the good teams from the bad. Glass Half Full goes back to a key defensive stat from a season ago: Orlando was 1-19 when allowing its opponent to shoot 50 percent or better from the floor.

* With essentially the same group returning, cleaning up offensive execution, limiting turnovers and player and ball movement has also been a point of emphasis.

* Bonus: Camp MVP to date: Keyon Dooling. He brings energy and has shot the ball extremely well.

For a detailed breakdown of Day 3 click the link below:
Day 3 Recap

These podcasts can be pretty cool and informative.
Daily Podcasts


  • At 4:22 PM, Blogger Matt said…

    Nice digs again, Introvert316.

  • At 4:54 PM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    Yeah... great links, Intro! Glad you have so much time on your hands to find all these links! Seriously, it's great reading all this about the Magic, and I'm glad to see that the first few days of training camp are going so well, with the exception of the injuries to Battie and Redick.

    At least the injury to J.J. isn't to his lower back. With several days of rest, I'm sure his foot will be back to normal, and won't give him a problem during the season.

  • At 5:38 PM, Blogger OVERWADED said…

    Thanks again! I can't help but surf for stories. I'm so hyped to see these guys on the court and get the season underway!

    So far, camp couldn't be going to much better. When the players were sitting out, all have been minor injuries or for precautionary reasons. Redick's back has been fine, and Grant Hill's only injury has been a bloody nose...knock on wood.


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