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  1. Killer Lineup: Houston's rim squad

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Lineup: Patrick Beverley, James Harden, Chandler Parsons, Terrence Jones, Dwight Howard Minutes Played: 180 Offensive Rating: 114.6 points per 100 possessions Defensive Rating: 97.8 points per 100 possessions How it works offensively For years...

    Blog | December 13, 2013
  2. The Sixers deserve better than cold water

    Kevin Arnovitz

    The Philadelphia 76ers are rolling, and the Phoenix Suns and the Orlando Magic look like a couple of very respectable teams. Their collective success might even suggest that the phenomenon of tanking doesn't exist. After all, playing two of your firs...

    Blog | November 04, 2013
  3. Friday Bullets

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Rob Mahoney is getting pretty fancy with the dancing orbs and motion graphs to illustrate Scott Skiles' early-season experimentation with the Bucks' rotation. All 18 of the Knicks' 3-pointers from Thursday night. As Jeremy Conlin of HoopSpeak obs...

    Blog | December 07, 2012
  4. Lineups that are killing it in the East

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Chicago Bulls PG Derrick Rose  SG Ronnie Brewer  SF Luol Deng  PF Carlos Boozer  C Joakim Noah Minutes Played: 284 Offensive Rating: 111.6 points per 100 possessions Defensive Rating: 91.8 points per 100 possessions How it works offensiv...

    Blog | March 14, 2012
  5. Tuesday Mini-Bullets

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Cornell guard Chris Wroblewski played against Jeremy Lin in Ivy League action and, like the rest of the galaxy, blown away by Lin's run with the Knicks. At HoopSpeak, Wroblewski tells Beckley Mason he had no inkling Lin could play with NBA-level tale...

    Blog | February 14, 2012
  6. David Thorpe on the Magic

    Kevin Arnovitz

    David Thorpe dropped by HoopSpeak Live on Thursday to talk a little Orlando Magic and, specifically, about how the team operates under the direction of Stan Van Gundy. Even as the Magic fell from the league's elite last season, they still ranked ...

    Blog | December 30, 2011
  7. Would you deal LeBron for Dwight Howard?

    Kevin Arnovitz

    On an August day during the NBA lockout, Insider contributor and Heat Indexier Tom Haberstroh wrote this: You are Pat Riley. It's December 2011. The lockout has come and gone. The salary cap has been sliced, leaving the Miami Heat organization wi...

    Blog | November 30, 2011
  8. Breaking down the stifling Heat defense

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images Sport One of the rare times on Friday that Orlando got anywhere near the basket area. Editor's note: This is the first installment of Hoop Schemes, in which TrueHoop editor Kevin Arnovitz takes apart NBA strate...

    Blog | October 30, 2010
  9. Breaking down the stifling Heat defense

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images Sport One of the rare times on Friday that Orlando got anywhere near the basket area. Editor's note: This is the first installment of Hoop Schemes, in which TrueHoop editor Kevin Arnovitz takes apart NBA strate...

    Blog | October 30, 2010
  10. Tuesday Bullets

    Kevin Arnovitz

    More good stuff on the positional revolution, this time from Jesse Blanchard of 48 Minutes of Hell. Blanchard writes that defensive roles are much harder to define than offensive ones, which makes reclassifying (or declassifying, so to speak) defensi...

    Blog | August 17, 2010
  11. We're No. 2! (Eastern Conference edition)

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Jim Rogash/NBAE/Getty Images Could the Orlando Magic benefit from more modest expectations? Unlike the Western Conference where the Lakers have reigned supreme over the past couple of seasons, the Eastern Conference regular-season landscape has bee...

    Blog | August 12, 2010
  12. The Orlando Magic's banal Game 2 collapse

    Kevin Arnovitz

    In an NBA game with 93 possessions per team, the margin of error is small. On Tuesday night in Orlando, the Celtics scored 1.02 points per possession. The Magic tallied .99 points per possession. Think about that for a second. The winning team in Gam...

    Blog | May 19, 2010
  13. Tuesday Bullets

    Kevin Arnovitz

    What should you reasonably expect of a draft pick? What constitutes a bust? Is it fair to expect a rotation player if you're drafting in the latter half of the first round? All great questions that Tim Donahue of Eight Points, Nine Seconds seeks to a...

    Blog | May 18, 2010
  14. The many ways Dwight Howard can hurt you

    Kevin Arnovitz

    The Orlando Magic enter the postseason with the most efficient offense in the Eastern Conference -- second only to Phoenix in the NBA. Much of that offense is generated from beyond the arc, but a lot of it originates with Dwight Howard down on the...

    Blog | April 17, 2010
  15. Better Winning Through Chemistry

    Kevin Arnovitz

    When a very good team drops seven of nine games - as the Orlando Magic have - those examining the tea leaves often arrive at a singular conclusion: It must be chemistry. It can't be the talent, because Orlando has an embarrassment of riches, a roster...

    Blog | January 19, 2010
  16. Taking Inventory at Christmastime

    Kevin Arnovitz

    The 25-30 game mark is my favorite moment in the NBA season. Come again? What can you possibly glean from December basketball? Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane once described his trifurcated view of the long baseball season. The first o...

    Blog | December 24, 2009