Josh Robbins

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Name: Josh Robbins
Date registered: May 31, 2014
URL: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/orlando-magic/?track=rss

Latest posts

  1. Evan Fournier regaining his form in up-and-down season — March 21, 2017
  2. Magic defeat 76ers 112-109 in overtime — March 21, 2017
  3. Frank Vogel offered Jim O’Brien job with Magic last summer — March 20, 2017
  4. Hornets are happy for Bismack Biyombo — March 11, 2017
  5. Magic trade Serge Ibaka to Toronto for draft pick, Terrence Ross — February 15, 2017

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Mar 21

Evan Fournier regaining his form in up-and-down season

Evan Fournier played some of the best basketball of his career this past December.

Twenty-point games, accurate shooting and even high assist totals — the amiable Frenchman did it all.

Then, suddenly, one fast break derailed his entire season. He landed awkwardly on his right heel after he made…

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Mar 21

Magic defeat 76ers 112-109 in overtime

At halftime Monday night, Frank Vogel wrote one word on the dry-erase board inside the Orlando Magic’s locker room.

In black ink, entirely in capital letters, Vogel printed: “ENERGY!”

The Philadelphia 76ers had it. The Magic needed it.

“We had to shake whatever that was in the first half off,”…

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Mar 20

Frank Vogel offered Jim O’Brien job with Magic last summer

The Orlando Magic’s loss turned out to be the Philadelphia 76ers’ gain this past offseason when the Sixers hired Jim O’Brien to work as their lead assistant coach.

Magic coach Frank Vogel had offered O’Brien a job as a consultant to the Magic’s coaching staff. In that arrangement, O’Brien would’ve…

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Mar 11

Hornets are happy for Bismack Biyombo

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Bismack Biyombo’s NBA tenure started here in the Queen City.

The Charlotte Hornets, who were nicknamed the Bobcats back then, acquired him as a raw rookie in a draft-night trade in 2011.

The mere mention of Biyombo’s name brought a smile to the face of Hornets point guard Kemba…

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Feb 15

Magic trade Serge Ibaka to Toronto for draft pick, Terrence Ross

The Orlando Magic zigged last summer when other teams zagged. As the rest of the NBA embraced small ball, the Magic acquired power forward Serge Ibaka in a blockbuster draft-night trade with the Oklahoma City Thunder and signed center Bismack Biyom…

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Feb 14

Magic agree to trade Serge Ibaka to Toronto for draft pick, Terrence Ross

The Orlando Magic zigged this offseason when other teams zagged. The team went big while the rest of the NBA downsized and embraced small ball. The  Magic acquired power forward Serge Ibaka in a blockbuster draft-night trade with the Oklahoma City Thunder and signed center Bismack Biyombo in free…

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Jan 14

Orlando Magic have little room for error in season’s second half

SALT LAKE CITY — Jeff Green, a veteran who rarely minces words, offered a blunt assessment of where the Orlando Magic stood after they reached the midway point of their season.

The Magic had just beaten the Portland Trail Blazers 115-109, and Green confided that he regarded the game as “a must-win.”

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Jan 14

Magic midseason report

SALT LAKE CITY — Jeff Green, a veteran who rarely minces words, offered a blunt assessment of where the Orlando Magic stood after they reached the midway point of their season.

The Magic had just beaten the Portland Trail Blazers 115-109, and Green confided that he regarded the game as “a must-win.”

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Jan 13

Mario Hezonja says he’s ready for his return to Magic’s rotation

PORTLAND, Ore. — Mario Hezonja has his second chance.

Coach Frank Vogel said he intends to play Hezonja as Aaron Gordon’s backup at small forward when the Orlando Magic use a small-ball lineup featuring Jeff Green at power forward.

Hezonja opened the season in the rotation, but he fell out of the…

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Jan 11

Sore shoulder prevents Magic’s Serge Ibaka from practicing

LOS ANGELES — A sore right shoulder prevented power forward Serge Ibaka from practicing with his Orlando Magic teammates Tuesday afternoon and might keep him out of action when the Magic play the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night.

Ibaka hurt his shoulder when he attempted to block a layup…

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Jan 10

Chris Paul, Elfrid Payton will put friendship on hold when Clippers host Magic

LOS ANGELES — In 2014, after the Los Angeles Clippers were eliminated in the second round of the playoffs, Chris Paul decided to work out alongside some NBA draft hopefuls who had recently signed with the agency he uses, CAA.

There, among the youngsters training for draft workouts, Paul found a…

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Jan 09

Magic settled for too many perimeter shots in key 3rd quarter

LOS ANGELES — The Orlando Magic too often settle for perimeter shots.

On Sunday night, that deficiency contributed to their worst quarter offensively of the season as they lost 111-95 to the Los Angeles Lakers.

In the third quarter, the Magic made only two of their 20 shot attempts and scored just…

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Jan 09

Aaron Gordon embodies Orlando Magic’s inconsistency

LOS ANGELES — When Aaron Gordon plays badly, he often works through his frustrations by walking into a gym and taking shot after shot after shot.

He faced a dilemma after the Los Angeles Lakers outplayed his Orlando Magic on Sunday night.

“I’ve got to find a gym,” Gordon said.

Gordon had reasons…

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Jan 09

Magic start West Coast trip with loss to Lakers

LOS ANGELES — As tipoff approached Sunday, coach Frank Vogel labeled the Orlando Magic’s six-game West Coast road trip a “critical” point in the season

His players did not heed his message.

They opened their first quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers by playing the kind of lackadaisical defense…

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Jan 09

Magic struggle early, lose to Lakers

First, the Orlando Magic played horrendous defense. Later, they simply could not hit a shot or hold onto the ball. That combination is a recipe for disaster, even against the rebuilding Los Angeles Lakers. The Magic lost to the Lakers 111-95 on Sun…

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Jan 08

Magic still don’t get to foul line often enough

LOS ANGELES — The Orlando Magic did almost everything they were supposed to do with 3:10 left in the second quarter Friday night against the Houston Rockets.

Point guard D.J. Augustin dribbled into the lane and kicked the ball out to Aaron Gordon behind the 3-point line. Gordon caught the ball,…

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Jan 08

Vogel: Magic have reached a ‘critical’ point in their schedule

Frank Vogel believes in the old sports adage of taking “one game at a time” — of focusing on the task immediately at hand — but even he cannot minimize the importance of the Orlando Magic’s six-game road trip to the West Coast.

The Magic opened their game Sunday night against the Los Angeles Lakers…

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Jan 07

Orlando Magic look to continue their surprising road success

The Orlando Magic play better when they leave Central Florida. A certain defiance creeps into their collective spirit. They adopt an us-against-the-world attitude. That intangible quality has made them one of the NBA’s better road clubs. Only 11 te…

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Jan 07

Magic boosted their defense in loss to Rockets

The Orlando Magic locker room was especially quiet after they lost 100-93 to the Houston Rockets on Friday night. What made the loss so disappointing? The Magic had fared well defensively. The Rockets entered the game averaging 114.6 points per gam…

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Jan 07

Orlando Magic lose to Houston Rockets 100-93

About 30 minutes after the final buzzer, Aaron Gordon sat at his locker and studied the postgame box score from top to bottom. He pored over the names and the numbers, trying to figure out why, exactly, his Orlando Magic fell to the Houston Rockets…

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