Orlando Magic Training Camp Day 3 – Dwight still present.


Day three of training camp is complete and Stan Van Gundy has been extremely pleased with what he has seen from his team. He was not as gleeful regarding the continuing questions about Dwight Howard’s future and looked noticeably testy about the questions for the first time this week.

Stan commented several times about how while the media and the fan base may be fixated on Dwight, his job is to be focused solely on the Magic. Emphasizing that he has 12 guys to coach, not just Dwight. His best line of the night:

After a few rather silly Dwight questions, Stan grew frustrated and moved on to discussing actual basketball. Notes on the actual BASKETBALL played today can be read by clicking HERE. Notes include Hedo’s turnaround, the defensive plan if Dwight is gone and Mark Price’s work with the PG’s.

You can watch video of Dwight speaking to the media today by clicking HERE. The emphasis from Dwight was that he wanted to “win” and wanted to have a “voice” with the team.

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  • DeadbeatAtDawn

    “I just want to win.”

    I’m furious. I’ve never, in my life, been this pissed off about sports.

    The Magic have been one of the best teams in the NBA over the last four years (they probably would have been the best if Dwight could shoot free throws). They made it to the finals (and could’ve won) with a team built by Otis. Even if Otis hasn’t always made the right call, to say he doesn’t do everything he can to win is laughable. I would love to know what trades Dwight has suggested. I’m sure it’s 90% ridiculous shit that is impossible.

    The NBA is done. Finished. A professional sports league cannot survive being run by the players. These are the same people who blow millions of dollars on Bentleys and jewelry. Not quite qualified to run a multi-billion dollar business.

    Maybe I’m being overly dramatic. Maybe this same kind of crap happened many years ago with Magic Johnson, Clyde Drexler, and others (it did). But this behavior has become the norm. Obviously, the fans, beyond their wallets, have never *really* mattered to a a player or owner — but it’s become all too blatant over the last few years. It hasn’t gone unnoticed.

  • DeadbeatAtDawn

    “I just want to win.”

    I’m furious. I’ve never, in my life, been this pissed off about sports.

    The Magic have been one of the best teams in the NBA over the last four years (they probably would have been the best if Dwight could shoot free throws). They made it to the finals (and could’ve won) with a team built by Otis. Even if Otis hasn’t always made the right call, to say he doesn’t do everything he can to win is laughable. I would love to know what trades Dwight has suggested. I’m sure it’s 90% ridiculous shit that is impossible.

    The NBA is done. Finished. A professional sports league cannot survive being run by the players. These are the same people who blow millions of dollars on Bentleys and jewelry. Not quite qualified to run a multi-billion dollar business.

    Maybe I’m being overly dramatic. Maybe this same kind of crap happened many years ago with Magic Johnson, Clyde Drexler, and others (it did). But this behavior has become the norm. Obviously, the fans, beyond their wallets, have never *really* mattered to a a player or owner — but it’s become all too blatant over the last few years. It hasn’t gone unnoticed.