Nets Need to Go on a Run
Wednesday, 05 December 2007

Source: In the 'Zzone
By Al Iannazzone  

Magloire played well enough in his 20:41 stint that he may warrant more time. He made some defensive mistakes, but his seven points, seven rebounds and one block were a welcomed and surely beg the question in your mind: Why wasn’t he playing sooner?

Apparently, Frank didn’t think he could help them, that Magloire’s lack of defense and offensive regression were more of a hindrance. We said all along, you have to give him a shot, though, and see what he can do, especially with the rebounding problems.

Magloire isn’t out of the woods and a regular yet, but at least he showed something when he was called upon for the first time in seven games.

“It felt good to help this team and contribute and help this team win,” he said. “I hadn't played for the last five or six games and it was hurting me to not be able to help the team and now that I got a chance I'm glad.

“It was frustrating because I'm a competitor. I want to go out there and help this team win and I believe in my heart I can help this team win. I just had to stay ready. I kept a level head and continued to work. I was on the treadmill every day. When we had off days I worked trying to keep my condition as well as I could.”

 
Magloire Jumps Right In
Friday, 09 November 2007

SOURCE: NJ.com Sports Ledger
BY Dave D'Alessandro
STAR-LEDGER STAFF

Jamaal Magloire, Nov. 8 vs. WizardsJamaal Magloire checked into the game in the second quarter last night with the Nets trailing 37-17. He played 23 of the final 31 minutes. And in those 31 minutes, the Washington Wizards shot 14-for-47, a robust 29.8 percent, and committed 10 turnovers.

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"I'd like to thank Coach for letting me in the game, letting me find a groove, letting me get some reps," the Nets center said after the 87-85 victory. "I just had an opportunity to play, and you see results every time."

Magloire had season highs of 12 rebounds in 28 minutes, and considering that he had been disappointed with his playing time, he was satisfied. So were his teammates. As Antoine Wright put it, "Big Cat has a presence down there."

That presence helped the Nets win the type of game they flubbed continuously last season.

"I think the difference was we just continued to establish our identity and continued to find a way to win," Magloire said. "When we were down 20, we kept getting stops. We didn't give up. We established that this is our home court and it's going to be tough for any team to come in here and win."

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Nets' Magliore May Get a Chance to Start
Monday, 29 October 2007

SOURCE: NorthJersey.com
By Al Iannazzone
STAFF WRITER

Jamaal Magloire has made his case to be the Nets' starting center. Right now Jason Collins seems to have the job, but his hold on it may not be as strong as in the past.

The physical 6-foot-11 Magloire totaled 24 points and 18 rebounds in the Nets' final two preseason games. Collins' totals in six preseason games were 13 points and 19 rebounds in 93 minutes.
 
Collins is a better team defender and does the things that get his teammates open.

But Magloire gives the Nets someone they can throw into in the post who can score or draw fouls and get the opposition in the penalty. The Nets haven't had someone like that in the Jason Kidd era, and the confident big man knows it.

"Playing against the Nets for the last seven years, that's a void they've always had," Magloire said.

"Now they have it in me. I can score on anybody. I feel comfortable on either block. And I put the work in. It's just another threat that we have on the team."

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Magloire's Still Working Out
Saturday, 27 October 2007

Source: In the 'Zzone
By Al Iannazzone 

Jamaal MagloireToday's practice was long over. Coach Lawrence Frank already did his session with us and even stuck around a little while longer to shoot the breeze as Jamaal Magloire worked on his shooting.

Frank left and I was sitting there with a couple of Nets' employees both named Matt - I won't put their last names because they want me to - and Magloire was still shooting.

Say this for the Nets' new big man - he works hard.

After the Knicks' game the other night he was in the locker room, riding the exercise bike with sweat pouring off his body. I was told one of the coaches was looking for him the other day and couldn't find him. Magloire finally was seen in the sauna - riding the bike.

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