Posts Tagged ‘Orlando Magic’

Q&A Roundtable: The home stretch

With only a few weeks left in the 2011-2012 season and some teams having as few as 10 games left to play, we’re well and truly on the home stretch. Perfect time then to check in with the NBAMate crew and pick their brains on all the big questions. Q&A stylez. 1. The Heat’s recent […]

Exposed

This is NBA dysfunction at its best; Stan Van Gundy has had a gutful of the Dwight Howard drama, and who can blame him. Take it away Stan:

Sunday Six Pack: Dwight, Heat Highlights and a Bar Fight

ONE: It’s a shame that the first Sunday Six Pack of the year has to be written in such depressing circumstances. Our Aussie NBA hero has once again gone down with a serious injury, this time as fractured left ankle. “It’s like someone has a voodoo doll of me and is putting pins in it”, […]

Contenders and Pretenders – Early Season Edition

I know, it’s a little early. But with most teams having played 8 or more games, it’s enough of a sample size to get a feel for who will be the true contenders this season, and which teams are just making up the numbers. The Contenders 1. Miami Heat – They couldn’t have played their […]

Sunday Six Pack: Beastly Bogut, Confusing Trades and Lessons in Losing

So its been a little while between updates lately. My bad. Some overseas travel and my annual Golf Trip are the main culprits. But I’m back home and geared up for some serious ILP watching and blogging over the Christmas break, so I promise I’ll make up for it. ONE: Our little blogging drought lately […]

10 Things We Learned In November

It’s that time of the month folks, when I chime in with 10 observations from the previous month’s NBA action (in no particular order). Let’s get into it. 1. No Haslem, No Title? LeBron’s been too passive, Wade looks lost and Bosh has no presence on the inside. All this can and will be rectified, […]

5 Win-Win Trades

JT is the newest writer to hit the pine for NBAMate. A Brett Maher-like streak shooter in his heyday, JT now finds time to break down the fundamentals of the round-ball game in between changing diapers and other fatherly duties. Typically an NBA trade produces a winner and a loser, but here are five trade […]

We saw this coming

AP Photo/Winslow Townson A week ago J.O wrote his piece on the potential Celtics vs Lakers Finals match up, which at the time felt like a perfectly reasonable idea. A few days later it seemed a little premature, with Orlando winning a couple of games and the Suns leveling the series at 2-2.  Now, thanks […]

Day 24 – Broom brroooom

3 votes – Pau Gasol. Well, it happened. The nightmare that David Stern was so anxious to avoid is now a reality – three of the four Semi-Conference series finishing in a tragic sweep. I certainly don’t remember that happening anytime during the last 20 years I’ve been following the NBA. And it’s not like […]

The only Playoff Preview you’ll need – Part II

Ant may have got all the sexy first round match-ups out West, but I’ve got the two biggest Finals contenders right here baby. Beasts of the East. 1st Cleveland Cavaliers vs 8th Chicago Bulls A few weeks ago I was reflecting on Cleveland’s playoff run last season. It was a bittersweet run for me. Bitter, […]