The Orlando Magic were riding high after their win against the Lakers back on the 20th. However, they have completely lost it since then. In the past six games they have won just one game, and they are currently on a four game losing streak. That doesn’t sound too bad, but I haven’t told you just how bad they are losing. Take a look at the scores from their past five losses…
That is ugly. Their offense is really struggling right now. They haven’t broken the 90 point mark since their last win.
So, what exactly is going on down there in Orlando? Well, Head Coach Stan Van Gundy knows what the problems are, but he doesn’t quite know how to fix them, yet.
“It’s the whole thing. We were awful…three worst losses we’ve had since I’ve been here over a matter of five days. It’s tough to take. We were sitting at 11-4 and playing well. All of a sudden – other than the Indiana game – we’re falling apart.” Gundy told reporters. He continued…
“It’s easy to come up with the reasons. I could be a sportswriter doing that. I don’t mean that even jokingly …it’s always easy to find the reasons. That’s not hard. The hard part is to solve it.”
Easy? Excuse me. Being a sportswriter is a tough and dangerous job. Anyway, it’s clear that the Magic are starting to crumble and there isn’t much Gundy can do about it. And, that’s not just me talking, that is coming from a Magic player…
“I would say he is not getting through like he usually does. It’s on us as professionals to put things back together. But there is a lot of tension when you’re losing, so Stan kind of gets tuned out. It’s not his fault, but it is what it is.”
Well, that certainly doesn’t sound good. Perhaps Gundy could try shaving that ‘stache of his, if I was a player I would have a hard time listening to him, too. I’d be too busy staring at the caterpillar above his lip.