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Danny Nowell

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Name: Danny Nowell
Date registered: February 26, 2011

Latest posts

  1. Magic Basketball Weekly: On the supremacy of pie among desserts — July 13, 2012
  2. The Stan Van Gundy experience — May 24, 2012
  3. Orlando searching for answers on offense — May 1, 2012
  4. HoopIdea: On tanking and basketball ideologies — April 27, 2012
  5. Recap: Memphis Grizzlies 88, Orlando Magic 76 — April 27, 2012

Most commented posts

  1. A weird Game 1 loss for the Orlando Magic — 23 comments
  2. Magic Basketball Weekly: Regrettably watching the Super Bowl — 20 comments
  3. Getting a grip on the Magic’s future — 20 comments
  4. What went wrong for the Orlando Magic, Part II — 19 comments
  5. Keeping Dwight Howard around — 11 comments

Author's posts listings

Jul 13

Magic Basketball Weekly: On the supremacy of pie among desserts

Via angela n./Flickr Hello again, readers! It’s been so long. You look fantastic. Sorry we haven’t spoken in a while. I live in Portland now, where I sometimes write about the Blazers. Listen, though, I’ve been thinking about a major offseason issue, and I thought this was the place to share my thoughts. What I’m …

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May 24

The Stan Van Gundy experience

Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images North America I used to watch hoops with the same group of guys in undergrad. It always drove me insane and warmed my heart. Inane arguments, at which I’m adept, and inane proclamations — ask me about Harrison Barnes — are two of the things I cherish most in the world …

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May 01

Orlando searching for answers on offense

Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images By now you’ve heard. The third quarter of last night’s game between the Pacers and Magic seems to have been the series turning point for Indiana. Down a bucket at the half, the Pacers came out in the third and cold-cocked the Magic to the tune of a 30-13 quarter …

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Apr 27

HoopIdea: On tanking and basketball ideologies

Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images Now that we’re clear of the regular season, dear readers, I think you want to read about something fresh. I’d imagine you’re as weary as I am of Girls and “hipster racism,” of campaign analysis and summer movie previews. You came to this space for something new, and something new …

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Apr 27

Recap: Memphis Grizzlies 88, Orlando Magic 76

Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images BOX SCORE Congratulations to you if you stuck out Orlando’s loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, in which the Magic were beaten far more thoroughly than the 88-76 score suggested. Now granted, the Magic started Hedo Turkoglu, Earl Clark, Chris Duhon, Von Wafer, and Daniel Orton. So we were …

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Apr 20

Superman’s fall

Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images I don’t think anybody saw this being the end of the saga. Just a day ago, I — like many of you, I’m sure — assumed that Dwight Howard’s “back” was just a synonym for a host of other maladies that were not exactly a physician’s concern. …

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Apr 10

The Magic should choose Dwight Howard over Stan Van Gundy

AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack I’ve gone on the record this season saying that I thought Stan Van Gundy was a valuable part of the Orlando Magic and also, recently, that they should fire him sooner rather than later. It occurs to me that these two positions maybe don’t make sense.  My thinking is as follows. …

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Apr 01

Recap: Dallas Mavericks 100, Orlando Magic 98

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images BOX SCORE The Magic dropped an infuriating game to the Mavericks on Friday, 100-98.  Despite having control for the better part of the contest, the Magic unraveled in the fourth quarter and missed a couple looks at the buzzer to seal it for the Mavericks. It seemed for …

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Mar 30

Magic Basketball Weekly: Putting David Stern and Roger Goodell under a microscope

Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images Do y’all remember that fun and simple time a few months back when David Stern vetoed — or didn’t veto or whatever — the Chris Paul trade? Remember how hysterical everyone was about what a black eye it was for the league, coming right after the lockout like that? I …

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Mar 16

Magic Basketball Weekly: Twitter and the NBA news cycle

AP Photo/John Raoux Nothing like a little 24-hour news cycle drama to clear out the old sinuses dear readers and I, like most, took a great deal of joy in the chaos of yesterday. It seems clearer each week that the NBA has staked out this bizarre entertainment niche where the on-court product is cross-pollinated …

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