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2009–10 Orlando Magic season

2009–10 Orlando Magic season
Southeast Division Champions
Head coach Stan Van Gundy
Arena Amway Arena
Results
Record 59–23 (.720)
Place Division: 1st (Southeast)
Conference: 2nd (Eastern)
Playoff finish East Conference Finals
(eliminated 2-4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television Fox Sports Florida, Sun Sports
Radio WDBO
< 2008–09 2010–11 >

The 2009–10 Orlando Magic season was the 21st season of the Orlando Magic in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Key dates

  • June 25 - The 2009 NBA Draft took place in New York City.
  • July 8 - The free agency period started.
  • October 28 - The Magic began the season with a game against the Philadelphia 76ers.
  • November 16 - Rashard Lewis made his season debut after serving a 10-game suspension for testing positive for DHEA, a banned substance.
  • November 17 - It was announced that Jameer Nelson needed surgery after injuring his knee in the previous night's game.[1]
  • December 21 - Nelson returned from his injury.[2]
  • January 21 - Dwight Howard was named the starting center for the Eastern Conference in the 2010 NBA All-Star Game.[3]
  • January 31 - Stan Van Gundy was named the coach of the East's all-stars in the 2010 NBA All-Star Game.[4]
  • March 3 - The Magic clinched their third consecutive winning season with a win over the Golden State Warriors.
  • March 16 - By virtue of the Charlotte Bobcats losing that night, the Magic clinched a playoff berth.[5]
  • April 6 - By virtue of the Atlanta Hawks losing that night, the Magic clinched their third consecutive Southeast Division title.
  • April 14 - The regular season ended. The Magic finished with the same win-loss record as the previous season.
  • April 20 - Dwight Howard was awarded the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award for the second consecutive season.
  • April 26 - The Magic won their first round series in the playoffs by sweeping the Charlotte Bobcats. It was the first sweep of a 7-game series for the Magic in franchise history.[6]
  • May 10 - The Magic completed a sweep of the Atlanta Hawks in the conference semifinals.
  • May 28 - After losing the first three games of the series, the Magic won the next two before losing Game 6 on the road against the Boston Celtics.

Summary

NBA Draft 2009

Main article: 2009 NBA Draft

As a result of previous trades made by the Orlando Magic, they did not have any draft choices in this year's draft. Ironically, the NBA still had Adidas make a Draft Cap, which would have been given to a potential draft choice. The hat was still available for public purchase on the NBA's official webstore.

Transactions

The Magic have been involved in the following transactions during the 2009–10 season.

Roster

Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
F 33 United States Anderson, Ryan 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) California
F 22 United States Barnes, Matt 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 226 lb (103 kg) UCLA
PF 30 United States Bass, Brandon 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 250 lb (113 kg) LSU
G/F 15 United States Carter, Vince 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) North Carolina
C 31 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Foyle, Adonal (IN) 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 270 lb (122 kg) Colgate
F/C 13 Poland Gortat, Marcin 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Poland
C 12 United States Howard, Dwight (C) 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 265 lb (120 kg) Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy
PG 8 United States Johnson, Anthony 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) College of Charleston
F 9 United States Lewis, Rashard 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Alief Elsik High School
PG 14 United States Nelson, Jameer 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Saint Joseph's
G/F 20 France Piétrus, Mickaël 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Guadeloupe
SG 7 United States Redick, J. J. 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Duke
PG 44 United States Williams, Jason 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Florida
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)



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

Pre-Season

Regular season

Standings

Southeast Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Orlando Magic 59 23 .720 34–7 25–16 10–6
x-Atlanta Hawks 53 29 .646 6 34–7 19–22 8–8
x-Miami Heat 47 35 .573 12 24–17 23–18 9–7
x-Charlotte Bobcats 44 38 .537 15 31–10 13–28 10–6
Washington Wizards 26 56 .317 33 15–26 11–30 3–13
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Cleveland Cavaliers 61 21 .744
2 y-Orlando Magic 59 23 .720 2
3 x-Atlanta Hawks 53 29 .646 8
4 y-Boston Celtics 50 32 .610 11
5 x-Miami Heat 47 35 .573 14
6 x-Milwaukee Bucks 46 36 .561 15
7 x-Charlotte Bobcats 44 38 .537 17
8 x-Chicago Bulls 41 41 .500 20
9 Toronto Raptors 40 42 .488 21
10 Indiana Pacers 32 50 .390 29
11 New York Knicks 29 53 .354 32
12 Detroit Pistons 27 55 .329 34
13 Philadelphia 76ers 27 55 .329 34
14 Washington Wizards 26 56 .317 35
15 New Jersey Nets 12 70 .146 49


z - clinched home court advantage through NBA Finals
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot

Game log

2009–10 game log Total: 59–23 (Home: 34–7; Road: 25–16)
2009–10 season schedule

Playoffs

Game log

2010 playoff game log
2010 playoff schedule

Player statistics

Regular Season

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Ryan Anderson 63 6 14.5 .436 .370 .866 3.2 0.6 0.40 0.22 7.7
Matt Barnes 81 58 25.9 .487 .319 .740 5.5 1.7 0.70 0.37 8.8
Brandon Bass 50 3 13.0 .511 .000 .825 2.5 0.4 0.24 0.54 5.8
Vince Carter 75 74 30.8 .428 .367 .840 3.9 3.1 0.71 0.24 16.6
Marcin Gortat 81 0 13.4 .533 .000 .680 4.2 0.2 0.21 0.86 3.6
Dwight Howard 82 82 34.7 .612 .000 .592 13.2 1.8 0.91 2.78 18.3
Anthony Johnson 31 0 13.1 .441 .333 .950 1.5 2.0 0.35 0.03 4.2
Rashard Lewis 72 72 32.9 .435 .397 .806 4.4 1.5 1.08 0.39 14.1
Jameer Nelson 65 64 28.6 .449 .381 .845 3.0 5.4 0.74 0.03 12.6
Mickaël Piétrus 75 24 22.5 .432 .379 .633 2.9 0.7 0.71 0.41 8.7
J. J. Redick 82 9 22.0 .439 .405 .860 1.9 1.9 0.34 0.05 9.6
Jason Williams 82 18 20.8 .444 .380 .756 1.5 3.6 0.65 0.04 6.0

Source: ESPN.com[16]

Playoffs

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Ryan Anderson 9 0 9.9 .310 .286 1.000 3.4 .3 .2 .2 2.6
Matt Barnes 14 14 23.3 .400 .375 .850 4.7 1.4 .7 .2 6.4
Brandon Bass 7 0 6.0 .538 .000 .833 1.1 .1 .0 .0 2.7
Vince Carter 14 14 34.4 .402 .235 .826 4.2 2.3 .9 .2 15.5
Marcin Gortat 14 0 15.1 .654 .000 .727 4.4 .6 .2 .3 3.0
Dwight Howard 14 14 35.5 .614 .000 .519 11.1 1.4 .8 3.5 18.1
Anthony Johnson 1 0 5.0 .500 .000 .000 .0 2.0 .0 .0 2.0
Rashard Lewis 14 14 36.6 .462 .373 .800 5.6 2.3 1.1 .7 12.9
Jameer Nelson 14 14 34.2 .479 .393 .823 3.6 4.8 1.0 .0 19.0
Mickaël Piétrus 14 0 20.1 .438 .459 .667 1.4 .7 .6 .4 8.4
J. J. Redick 14 0 19.2 .423 .429 .857 1.7 1.4 .7 .0 7.5
Jason Williams 14 0 13.7 .342 .250 1.000 .8 1.6 .3 .0 2.6

Source: ESPN.com[17]

Awards, records and milestones

Awards

Player of the Week

  • October 27–November 1 - Dwight Howard[18]
  • December 14–20 - Dwight Howard[19]
  • February 15–21 - Dwight Howard[20]
  • April 5–11 - Dwight Howard[21]

Coach of the Month

All-Star

  • Dwight Howard - 4th career selection[24]
  • Coach Stan Van Gundy was named coach of the Eastern Conference All-Star team for the 2nd time in his career.[25]

Season

Records

Milestones

Injuries and surgeries

Though he was not expected to get much playing time, Adonal Foyle underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on October 21, a little more than a week before the start of the season. His return depends on how well his knee recovers with treatment.[29]

Vince Carter was injured on October 30 during the second game of the season, suffering a sprained left ankle. The injury was reported as not too serious, but caused Carter to miss four of the Magic's next five games.[30]

Ryan Anderson injured his ankle in the game against Detroit on November 3. He missed the following 4 games before returning to play against the Bobcats.[31]

Jameer Nelson suffered a torn meniscus in his left knee during the 4th quarter of a game on November 16. The next day it was revealed that arthroscopic surgery would be required to repair the injury. He was expected to be out 4–6 weeks,[1] but a report later in the week stated his teammates expected him to be gone for only 3 weeks.[32] Ultimately, Nelson would return to action on December 21, five weeks to the day of his injury.[2]

Minor League Affiliate

The Magic are affiliated with the Reno Bighorns of the D-League.[33] They replace the Bakersfield Jam for the 2009-10 season.

References

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