2007–08 Orlando Magic season

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2007–08 Orlando Magic season
Southeast Division Champions
Head coach Stan Van Gundy
Arena Amway Arena
Results
Record 52–30 (.634)
Place Division: 1st (Southeast)
Conference: 3rd (Eastern)
Playoff finish East Semifinals
(eliminated 1–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television FSN Florida, Sun Sports
Radio WDBO
< 2006–07 2008–09 >

The 2007-08 Orlando Magic season was their 19th season in the National Basketball Association.

Key dates[edit]

  • June 6: The Magic hire Stan Van Gundy as head coach, days after Billy Donovan was signed as head coach and released due to a change of heart from Donovan.
  • June 28: The 2007 NBA Draft took place in New York City, New York.
  • July 1: The free agency period began.
  • July 11: The Magic acquired Rashard Lewis from the Seattle SuperSonics.
  • September 29: The Magic opened their training camp at the RDV Sportsplex in Maitland, Florida.
  • October 31: The Magic's season began with a game against the Milwaukee Bucks.
  • March 5: The Magic matched the same number of wins as the previous season by defeating the Washington Wizards.
  • March 12: The Magic were assured a winning season after defeating the Los Angeles Clippers.
  • March 15: The Magic clinched a playoff berth with a win over the Indiana Pacers.
  • March 28: The Magic broke the franchise's previous record of road wins in a season by defeating the Milwaukee Bucks, the Magic's 24th win of the season away from home.
  • March 31: Because of a loss by the Washington Wizards, the Magic clinched the Southeast Division title.
  • April 16: The Magic played their last game of the regular season.
  • April 28: The Magic won their first playoff series in 12 years by defeating the Toronto Raptors 4 games to 1.
  • May 13: The Magic were eliminated from the playoffs, losing to the Detroit Pistons 4 games to 1 in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

Offseason[edit]

Billy Donovan was signed as head coach of the Magic on June 1 agreeing to a 5-year, $27.5 million deal with the team. , to replace recently fired Magic hed coach Brian Hill.[1] Donovan had previously led the University of Florida basketball team to back to back NCAA National Championships in 2006 and 2007. One day later however, Donovan had second thoughts about becoming head coach of the Magic, and wished to be released from his contract to return to his former team, the Florida Gators Men's basketball team. On June 5, the Magic released Donovan from his 5-year contract, under the condition that he would not be allowed to sign as head coach of another NBA team for five years. One day later, the Magic signed Stan Van Gundy as head coach.[2] The deal was reportedly for 4 years, $16 million.

The Magic made a splash in the free agent market by acquiring small forward Rashard Lewis on July 11. Lewis was re-signed to the Seattle SuperSonics for a six-year league maximum contract, then promptly traded to the Magic in a "sign and trade" for a second-round pick in the 2008 NBA Draft. The Sonics earned a mid-level salary cap exemption in the trade.[3] Lewis signed a six-year league-maximum contract believed to be worth over $110 million.[3]

Then the Magic filled in a need and went after a big man after losing Darko Milicic, and signed Center Adonal Foyle who played for the Golden State Warriors and leads the Warriors in most blocks in team history.

The Magic also signed Polish center Marcin Gortat on July 17. They had acquired his NBA rights from the Phoenix Suns following the 2005 NBA Draft.

The Magic got final approval for a new arena on July 26, 2007. It is expected to be completed in time for the 2010-11 NBA season.

Point guard Jameer Nelson's father, Floyd "Pete" Nelson, disappeared on August 30, and was found dead in the Delaware River in Wilmington, Delaware, on September 2. A Chester, Pennsylvania, tugboat repairman by trade, the elder Nelson's death was ruled an accident.[4]

Draft picks[edit]

Orlando's selections from the 2007 NBA Draft in New York, New York.

Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
2 44 Reyshawn Terry Small Forward  United States UNC

Roster[edit]

Orlando Magic roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
PG 30 Puerto Rico Arroyo, Carlos 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 202 lb (92 kg) Florida International
PF 40 United States Augustine, James 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Illinois
F/C 4 United States Battie, Tony Injured 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Texas Tech
SG 10 United States Bogans, Keith 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Kentucky
PF 43 United States Cook, Brian 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Illinois
G 5 United States Dooling, Keyon 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Missouri
G/F 1 United States Evans, Maurice 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Texas
C 31 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Foyle, Adonal 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 270 lb (122 kg) Colgate
F 8 United States Garrity, Pat 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 238 lb (108 kg) Notre Dame
F/C 13 Poland Gortat, Marcin 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Poland
C 12 United States Howard, Dwight (C) 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 265 lb (120 kg) SW Atlanta Christian Academy (GA)
F 9 United States Lewis, Rashard 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Alief Elsik HS (TX)
PG 14 United States Nelson, Jameer (C) 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Saint Joseph's
SG 7 United States Redick, J. J. 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Duke
G/F 15 Turkey Türkoğlu, Hedo 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Turkey
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)



Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

RosterTransactions
Last transaction: 2007-11-20

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Southeast Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Orlando Magic 52 30 .634 25–16 27–14 12–4
x-Washington Wizards 43 39 .524 9 25–16 18–23 10–6
x-Atlanta Hawks 37 45 .451 15 25–16 12–29 9–7
Charlotte Bobcats 32 50 .390 20 21–20 11–30 7–9
Miami Heat 15 67 .183 37 9–32 6–35 2–14


Game log[edit]

October[edit]

Record: 1–0 ; Home: 1–0 ; Road: 0–0

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading scorer Attendance Record
1 October 31, 2007 Bucks 102–83 Magic NA Rashard Lewis (26) 17,519 1–0

November[edit]

Record: 13–4 ; Home: 4–2 ; Road: 9–2

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading scorer Attendance Record
2 November 2, 2007 Pistons 116–92 Magic NA Rashard Lewis (21) 17,519 1–1
3 November 3, 2007 Magic 94–82 Wizards NA Hedo Türkoğlu (25) 20,173 2–1
4 November 6, 2007 Magic 111–103 Timberwolves NA Dwight Howard (28) 12,003 3–1
5 November 7, 2007 Magic 105–96 Raptors NA Two-way tie (24) 17,997 4–1
6 November 9, 2007 Magic 112–102 Knicks NA Jameer Nelson (24) 19,763 5–1
7 November 10, 2007 Suns 106–96 Magic NA Dwight Howard (33) 17,519 5–2
8 November 13, 2007 SuperSonics 76–103 Magic NA Rashard Lewis (22) 16,101 6–2
9 November 14, 2007 Magic 117–116 Cavaliers 1 Dwight Howard (35) 20,562 7–2
10 November 16, 2007 Magic 95–70 Nets NA Rashard Lewis (27) 15,115 8–2
11 November 18, 2007 Celtics 102–104 Magic NA Dwight Howard (24) 17,519 9–2
12 November 19, 2007 Magic 95–88 Hornets NA Dwight Howard (24) 11,741 10–2
13 November 21, 2007 Magic 110–128 Spurs NA Dwight Howard (34) 18,797 10–3
14 November 23, 2007 Bobcats 92–105 Magic NA Dwight Howard (34) 17,136 11–3
15 November 24, 2007 Heat 99–120 Magic NA Hedo Türkoğlu (27) 17,519 12–3
16 November 26, 2007 Magic 85–74 Trail Blazers NA Hedo Türkoğlu (21) 15,922 13–3
17 November 28, 2007 Magic 110–94 SuperSonics NA Dwight Howard (39) 12,398 14–3
18 November 30, 2007 Magic 106–110 Suns NA Dwight Howard (30) 18,422 14–4

December[edit]

Record: 8–7 ; Home: 2–4 ; Road: 6–3

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading scorer Attendance Record
19 December 2, 2007 Magic 104–97 Lakers NA Rashard Lewis (18) 18,997 15–4
20 December 3, 2007 Magic 123–117 Warriors 1 Two-way tie (22) 18,527 16–4
21 December 8, 2007 Pacers 115–109 Magic NA Dwight Howard (30) 17,519 16–5
22 December 10, 2007 Hawks 98–87 Magic NA Hedo Türkoğlu (22) 16,821 16–6
23 December 12, 2007 Magic 86–100 Bucks NA Two-way tie (20) 14,617 16–7
24 December 14, 2007 Magic 103–87 Bobcats NA Dwight Howard (33) 19,109 17–7
25 December 15, 2007 Grizzlies 123–119 Magic NA Dwight Howard (31) 17,519 17–8
26 December 17, 2007 Magic 108–111 Mavericks NA Hedo Türkoğlu (26) 20,114 17–9
27 December 19, 2007 Magic 97–92 Rockets NA Dwight Howard (21) 18,270 18–9
28 December 21, 2007 Jazz 113–94 Magic NA Hedo Türkoğlu (27) 17,519 18–10
29 December 23, 2007 Magic 91–103 Celtics NA Dwight Howard (23) 18,624 18–11
30 December 26, 2007 Knicks 96–110 Magic NA Hedo Türkoğlu (26) 17,519 19–11
31 December 28, 2007 Magic 121–114 Heat 1 Dwight Howard (29) 19,805 20–11
32 December 29, 2007 Bobcats 95–104 Magic NA Hedo Türkoğlu (28) 17,519 21–11
33 December 31, 2007 Magic 112–110 Bulls 1 Jameer Nelson (29) 22,126 22–11

January[edit]

Record: 7–7 ; Home: 5–2 ; Road: 2–5

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading scorer Attendance Record
34 January 2, 2008 Nets 96–95 Magic NA Hedo Türkoğlu (23) 17,519 22–12
35 January 4, 2008 Rockets 96–94 Magic NA Jameer Nelson (20) 17,519 22–13
36 January 8, 2008 Magic 100–104 Kings NA Dwight Howard (29) 12,831 22–14
37 January 9, 2008 Magic 113–106 Clippers NA Hedo Türkoğlu (28) 15,091 23–14
38 January 11, 2008 Magic 103–113 Nuggets NA Rashard Lewis (21) 16,718 23–15
39 January 12, 2008 Magic 115–119 Jazz NA Dwight Howard (29) 19,911 23–16
40 January 15, 2008 Bulls 88–102 Magic NA Rashard Lewis (26) 17,519 24–16
41 January 16, 2008 Magic 93–99 Bobcats NA Dwight Howard (24) 14,279 24–17
42 January 19, 2008 Trail Blazers 94–101 Magic NA Hedo Türkoğlu (20) 17,519 25–17
43 January 21, 2008 Pistons 100–102 Magic NA Hedo Türkoğlu (26) 17,519 26–17
44 January 23, 2008 Magic 112–85 Grizzlies NA Hedo Türkoğlu (26) 10,212 27–17
45 January 25, 2008 Magic 93–101 Pistons NA Hedo Türkoğlu (23) 22,076 27–18
46 January 27, 2008 Celtics 93–96 Magic NA Hedo Türkoğlu (27) 17,519 28–18
47 January 30, 2008 Heat 91–107 Magic NA Hedo Türkoğlu (27) 17,519 29–18

February[edit]

Record: 8–5 ; Home: 4–3 ; Road: 4–2

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading scorer Attendance Record
48 February 1, 2008 Magic 108–106 76ers NA Hedo Türkoğlu (23) 16,513 30–18
49 February 2, 2008 Magic 121–115 Pacers NA Dwight Howard (24) 13,172 31–18
50 February 4, 2008 Mavericks 107–98 Magic NA Dwight Howard (28) 16,974 31–19
51 February 6, 2008 Nets 84–100 Magic NA Dwight Howard (21) 16,011 32–19
52 February 8, 2008 Lakers 117–113 Magic NA Dwight Howard (19) 17,519 32–20
53 February 11, 2008 Cavaliers 118–111 Magic NA Hedo Türkoğlu (25) 17,519 32–21
54 February 13, 2008 Nuggets 98–109 Magic NA Rashard Lewis (25) 17,519 33–21
55 February 19, 2008 Magic 103–85 Pistons NA Rashard Lewis (20) 22,076 34–21
56 February 20, 2008 Magic 110–127 Raptors NA Dwight Howard (37) 19,800 34–22
57 February 22, 2008 76ers 99–115 Magic NA Hedo Türkoğlu (31) 17,519 35–22
58 February 24, 2008 Kings 93–112 Magic NA Dwight Howard (26) 17,519 36–22
59 February 26, 2008 Magic 102–92 Nets NA Two-way tie (25) 14,847 37–22
60 February 27, 2008 Magic 89–101 76ers NA Hedo Türkoğlu (20) 14,847 37–23

March[edit]

Record: 10–4 ; Home: 7–3 ; Road: 3–1

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading scorer Attendance Record
61 March 1, 2008 Knicks 92–118 Magic NA Dwight Howard (26) 17,519 38–23
62 March 4, 2008 Raptors 82–107 Magic NA Hedo Türkoğlu (24) 17,519 39–23
63 March 5, 2008 Magic 122–92 Wizards NA Dwight Howard (20) 17,745 40–23
64 March 8, 2008 Warriors 104–95 Magic NA Dwight Howard (26) 17,519 40–24
65 March 10, 2008 Hawks 112–123 Magic NA Dwight Howard (26) 15,921 41–24
66 March 12, 2008 Clippers 88–110 Magic NA Dwight Howard (22) 16,312 42–24
67 March 14, 2008 Magic 103–94 Heat NA Jameer Nelson (21) 19,312 43–24
68 March 15, 2008 Pacers 111–122 Magic NA Hedo Türkoğlu (27) 17,519 44–24
69 March 17, 2008 Cavaliers 90–104 Magic NA Dwight Howard (23) 17,519 45–24
70 March 19, 2008 Wizards 87–86 Magic NA Hedo Türkoğlu (39) 16,533 45–25
71 March 21, 2008 76ers 95–113 Magic NA Rashard Lewis (18) 17,519 46–25
72 March 22, 2008 Magic 90–98 Hawks NA Hedo Türkoğlu (18) 18,825 46–26
73 March 25, 2008 Spurs 107–97 Magic NA Two-way tie (24) 17,519 46–27
74 March 28, 2008 Magic 103–86 Bucks NA Dwight Howard (25) 17,531 47–27

April[edit]

Record: 5–3; Home: 2–2; Road: 3–1

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading scorer Attendance Record
75 April 1, 2008 Hornets 98–97 Magic NA Hedo Türkoğlu (26) 17,519 47–28
76 April 5, 2008 Magic 101–86 Cavaliers NA Hedo Türkoğlu (23) 20,562 48–28
77 April 6, 2008 Magic 90–100 Knicks NA Hedo Türkoğlu (23) 19,763 48–29
78 April 9, 2008 Bulls 83–115 Magic NA Dwight Howard (30) 17,519 49–29
79 April 11, 2008 Timberwolves 102–101 Magic NA Hedo Türkoğlu (23) 17,593 49–30
80 April 13, 2008 Magic 104–84 Bulls NA Hedo Türkoğlu (24) 21,973 50–30
81 April 15, 2008 Magic 121–105 Hawks NA Maurice Evans (27) 18,738 51–30
82 April 16, 2008 Wizards 82–103 Magic NA J.J. Redick (18) 16,929 52–30
  • Green background indicates win.
  • Red background indicates loss.

Playoffs[edit]

2008 playoff game log
2008 playoff schedule

Player stats[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

Regular season[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Carlos Arroyo 62 20 20.5 .451 .345 .853 1.8 3.5 .42 .03 6.9
James Augustine 25 0 6.0 .529 .000 .500 1.2 .1 .20 .08 1.6
Keith Bogans 82 35 26.8 .410 .362 .736 3.2 1.3 .72 .12 8.7
Brian Cook* 51 2 12.3 .376 .374 .905 2.1 .5 .25 .24 4.7
Keyon Dooling 72 1 18.5 .468 .338 .845 1.4 1.8 .50 .07 8.1
Maurice Evans* 75 47 22.9 .481 .388 .711 2.9 1.1 .61 .13 8.9
Adonal Foyle 82 0 9.4 .458 .000 .471 2.5 .2 .20 .55 1.9
Pat Garrity 31 0 9.2 .338 .216 .800 1.4 .4 .19 .03 2.1
Marcin Gortat 6 0 6.8 .471 .000 .667 2.7 .3 .17 .17 3.0
Dwight Howard 82 82 37.7 .599 .000 .590 14.2 1.3 .90 2.15 20.7
Rashard Lewis 81 81 38.0 .455 .409 .838 5.4 2.4 1.22 .47 18.2
Jameer Nelson 69 62 28.4 .469 .416 .828 3.5 5.6 .91 .06 10.9
Bo Outlaw 2 0 3.5 .667 .000 .000 .0 .0 .00 .00 2.0
J. J. Redick 34 0 8.1 .444 .395 .794 .7 .5 .12 .00 4.1
Hedo Türkoğlu 82 82 36.9 .456 .400 .829 5.7 5.0 .90 .30 19.5

*Total for entire season including previous team(s)

Playoffs[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Carlos Arroyo 4 0 7.5 .500 .000 1.000 .5 1.0 .00 .00 1.5
James Augustine 1 0 2.0 1.000 .000 .000 1.0 .0 .00 .00 2.0
Keith Bogans 9 0 29.1 .356 .341 .700 3.9 1.2 .44 .00 7.0
Keyon Dooling 9 0 14.7 .412 .400 .846 .8 .7 .67 .11 6.8
Maurice Evans 9 9 28.4 .500 .406 .667 2.8 .7 .89 .11 8.8
Adonal Foyle 3 0 3.7 .333 .000 .000 1.0 .0 .00 .00 .7
Pat Garrity 2 0 3.0 .000 .000 .500 1.0 .0 .00 .00 .5
Marcin Gortat 7 0 6.3 .833 .000 .000 1.0 .0 .00 .57 1.4
Dwight Howard 9 9 41.9 .586 .000 .574 15.7 1.0 .89 3.44 19.4
Rashard Lewis 9 9 41.6 .447 .306 .848 7.2 3.7 1.11 .44 20.1
Jameer Nelson 9 9 33.3 .481 .474 .757 4.3 4.8 .33 .22 16.4
J. J. Redick 2 0 5.0 .000 .000 .000 .5 .0 .00 .00 .0
Hedo Türkoğlu 9 9 39.8 .437 .303 .841 6.1 5.3 .89 .22 17.4

Awards and records[edit]

Dwight Howard was voted as starting center at the 2008 NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans, Louisiana, where the previous night, he won the 2008 Slam Dunk Contest.[5]

Records[edit]

Milestones[edit]

Transactions[edit]

The Magic have been involved in the following transactions during the 2007-08 season.

Trades[edit]

In November 2007 the Magic traded Trevor Ariza to the Los Angeles Lakers for Maurice Evans and Brian Cook.

Free Agents[edit]

Player Former team
Rashard Lewis Seattle SuperSonics
Player New team
Grant Hill Phoenix Suns
Darko Miličić Memphis Grizzlies

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]