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Danny Nowell

Author's details

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

Dec 02

Embracing uncertainty

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images There’s not a good way to introduce this season for the Magic, because you already know all the things that one might say. The elephant in the room has been trumpeting his trunk for three seasons now, and the second we heard that a new CBA was forthcoming, Orlando …

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May 13

What went wrong for the Orlando Magic, Part II

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images The rise and fall of the Orlando Magic as an elite team and championship contender will be examined by Magic Basketball in a two-part series — here’s Part II. As the Magic continue to face their uncertain near-future, I’m thinking about something I imagine a lot of us …

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Apr 22

Dwight Howard lacking hype and a rival

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images If there is one thing we know about Stan Van Gundy, it’s that he’s a pretty quiet guy, reticent to speak his mind to the media, and wholly above speaking publicly in any way that might ruffle fans’ or players’ feathers. That’s why we can be certain that …

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Apr 18

A weird Game 1 loss for the Orlando Magic

Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images You can take the Magic’s Game 1 loss to the Hawks in a number of ways. You could be enraged–the Magic’s two most important players played one of the best games of their career, and the team still wasn’t competitive. You could despair–it sure looked like the loss exposed a …

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Mar 28

Stan Van Gundy, Derrick Rose, and the MVP race

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Stan Van Gundy made waves Wednesday when he told reporters asking about the MVP race, “I don’t think it’s wide open. The media seems to have made their decision, and they’re the ones that vote. Derrick Rose has it. I haven’t really read or heard a media guy …

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Mar 23

On not comparing the NCAA Tournament to the NBA

Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images Just as March Madness means a three-week period of sofa bound bliss every year, so too does it mean a rash of annoying by-products. Endless tournament-themed promotions from stupid businesses, harsh bleating from people who watch three basketball games a year–I mean, it is a joyful time, and I welcome …

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Mar 15

Advanced statistics and the democracy of talent

Photo by Grazier Photography One of my favorite movies of the past few years is Pixar’s The Incredibles. You’ve probably seen it. It’s an animated feature about a family of superheroes who are all either by nature or genetics or the grace of God gifted–and burdened–with superpowers. The movie centers around a problem that arises …

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Mar 10

On beating the narrative

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images I sat down today intent on writing about the question on most of our lips as we watch the Magic these days: Which is the team we’re going to get? Is it the Heat-beaters with an attacking point guard and a dominant center and prolific role players, or is it …

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Mar 03

The franchise tag and what it would mean for the NBA

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images As people around the NBA try to assess the future of the labor situation, the idea of a franchise tag keeps rearing its head. David Stern floated the idea back in October, and every so often, the notion has come up again in the public eye. Most recently, ESPN’s Rick …

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Feb 28

Getting a grip on the Magic’s future

Photo by Fernando Medina If I pay a whole lot of attention to what’s been said and written recently, joining the MBN community right now is sort of like moving into a mansion that was just built on an active fault line. That is, the features are fantastic–there’s an MVP candidate playing out of his …

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