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1) It has been only one game, but the Magic are still learning how to adjust to life without Glen Davis, employing a platoon of big men to get the task done, Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel writes.
2) Slowing Utah's physical front line play will be task number one for the Magic tonight against the Jazz, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel writes. The Jazz are a bit of a relic because of that. That was something Zach Lowe of Grantland was curious about when he spoke with Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin earlier this week.
3) Nikola Vucevic ranks in the top-10 among sophomores in many statistical categories and it could mean a trip to Houston for the Magic's starting center, Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel writes. For the Rookie-Sophomore Challenge, of course.
4) James Herbert of Hardwood Paroxysm had a one-on-one interview with J.J. Redick in Toronto and talked to him about the Magic's transition and how he has emerged as a leader.
5) Despite losing superstar Dwight Howard, Brian Serra of Magic Basketball Online crunched some numbers and discovers the Magic are still doing a good job filling the Amway Center.
6) An injury to Mo Williams suffered last night in Miami adds to Utah's woes on the perimeter, Bill Oram of the Salt Lake Tribune writes.
7) LeBron James and the Heat bulldozed the Jazz in a 105-89 win last night in Miami, Bill Oram of the Salt Lake Tribune writes.
8) Enes Kanter's rebounding numbers are down this year (on a tempo-neutral basis, he is still averaging the same number of rebounds per game) so Andy Larsen of SLC Dunk examines why wondering if it is his poor boxing out that is the reason for the slide.