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Skills of Skiles fit Magic

There may be days Victor Oladipo and Elfrid Payton will despise Scott Skiles and his methods. But the new Magic coach gets results, Michael Wallace writes.

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The ups and downs of Scott Skiles

There will be days Victor Oladipo, Elfrid Payton and the rest of the young Magic will despise Skiles and his methods. He tends to grind on players, Michael Wallace writes. But Skiles also gets results. Banking on a turnaround

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Kevin Arnovitz @kevinarnovitz

In the maturation of any top NBA coach, there was a point when he was really good at some stuff and not so good at other stuff. Then grew.

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Dwight suspended 1 game of 2015-16 season

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Dwight Howard's response to suspension

"Well, that means I have to play 81 games hard, not 82. ... I can't do nothing about it now, the playoffs are over with for us. We had a great run, so despite getting whatever happens next year for one game, its not going to take away what we did this year in the playoffs."

Skiles has skills, but temper high hopes

While new Magic head coach Scott Skiles has turned around multiple teams in his first few years, Kevin Pelton writes the Magic should be concerned about the long-term impact of this hiring. A limited impact

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Michael Wallace @WallaceNBA_ESPN

Skiles says Magic's duo of Payton/Oladipo should be a Top-5 defensive backcourt. He also dispelled rumors of old rift with Tobias Harris.