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Thursday, October 02, 2008

What's new with the Magic so far in training camp

As I was scanning the internet for Magic-related news, I found several interesting items regarding the Magic for these first few days of training camp:

- Hedo Turkoglu and Courtney Lee have both seen time at point guard in scrimmages to add depth to the position. Turk can handle the ball well, and the coaching staff feels that Lee can give opposing PGs trouble because of his length, even though Lee was a shooting guard in college and will play most of the time at SG with the Magic.

- J.J. Redick has reported to camp in terrific shape with a good attitude about his uncertain situation. He has added muscle to his frame, feels that he is in the best shape of his life, and is ready to fight for a role on the Magic.

- Dwight Howard is working on a midrange jumper to add to his offensive game, with help from assistant coach Patrick Ewing. I hope that Howard continues to work on his free throw shooting especially.

- Mickael Pietrus made a couple of outstanding defensive plays in the first scrimmage, but he also has committed a lot of fouls. Coach Van Gundy wants Pietrus to be a defensive stopper while guarding the top shooting guards and small forwards in the league.

- I'm sure everyone has seen the new Magic uniforms by now... I think they look pretty cool!


  • At 4:53 PM, Blogger WeRDevos said…

    I was walking through the Lake Mary Marriott today and saw Otis Smith and Bo Outlaw. Smith looks like an average human, but Outlaw's pants seemed to be about as tall as me.

    Anyway, I thought about shouting at Otis to trade for Crittendon, but decided to keep my anonymity.

    SVG playing tall guys out of position at the PG spot is an unveiled shot at Otis for failure to get a tall PG this summer.

    The dig at Pietrus from the West Coast is he fouls too much. He will need to cut back on the fouls if he wants to play his 30 minutes a game.

    Good to know Redick is in good shape. He'll need to be so he doesn't hurt his back sitting on the end of the bench.


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