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Jacob Frankel

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Name: Jacob Frankel
Date registered: February 26, 2013

Biography

Author at Hoopchalk. Contributor to Clipperblog and Magic Baketball, each of the ESPN Truehoop Network. Email: jankeljustice@gmail.com

Latest posts

  1. Prospect Profile: Andrew Wiggins — February 26, 2014
  2. In praise of Arron Afflalo — January 27, 2014
  3. Rediscovering Tobias Harris — December 23, 2013
  4. Grades: Houston Rockets 98, Orlando Magic 88 — December 8, 2013
  5. Grades: Miami Heat 120, Orlando Magic 92 — November 21, 2013

Most commented posts

  1. Grades: Orlando Magic 107, Brooklyn Nets 86 — 2 comments
  2. Orlando’s effective hi-lo set — 2 comments
  3. 2003: A magical odyssey — 2 comments
  4. Andrew Nicholson and Nikola Vucevic showing promise — 1 comment

Author's posts listings

Feb 26

Prospect Profile: Andrew Wiggins

Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images Wiggins’ 2013-14 stats at Kansas PPG RPG APG TS% PER 16.3 5.8 1.6 56.2 21.0 Andrew Wiggins was the presumptive top pick going into his freshman year at Kansas, but in what is becoming a yearly tradition with one-and-done prospects, he hasn’t lived up to the hype. Worse yet, he’s …

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Jan 27

In praise of Arron Afflalo

Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images Before the season, it seemed like a foregone conclusion that Arron Afflalo’s long-term impact on the Magic would be through the assets he’d net in a trade. He was one of the players constantly brought up in the “perfect role player for a good team” conversation. He …

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Dec 23

Rediscovering Tobias Harris

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Tobias Harris played nearly 1,000 minutes for the Magic last season after being acquired from the Milwaukee Bucks in the J.J. Redick trade. But after the season was over, Harris was still somewhat of an unknown quantity. He was a stretch four that didn’t bring much stretch to the …

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Dec 08

Grades: Houston Rockets 98, Orlando Magic 88

Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images   Houston Rockets

Nov 21

Grades: Miami Heat 120, Orlando Magic 92

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images   Miami Heat

Nov 18

Exploring the Magic’s trade options

Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images While the Orlando Magic have performed admirably early on this season, winning is not the short-term goal of this team and the better-than-expected performance likely won’t continue. Orlando’s top three trade assets are Jameer Nelson, Arron Afflalo, and Glen Davis. It’s a triumvirate of solid veteran contributors that can appeal …

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Nov 08

Victor Oladipo’s turnovers are a good thing

While Victor Oladipo hasn’t massively burst onto the scene like fellow rookie Michael Carter-Williams, he’s put together a very solid start to the season. He’s scored well, showcased nice vision at times, and, most importantly, been relentless attacking the rim. His defense has been as good as advertised, too. The one rub on what seems …

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Nov 03

Grades: Orlando Magic 107, Brooklyn Nets 86

AP Photo/John Raoux   Orlando Magic

Oct 25

Grades: New Orleans Pelicans 101, Orlando Magic 82

AP Photo/John Raoux   New Orleans Pelicans

Oct 25

Examining the Magic’s cap situation

Source: ShamSports.com With all kinds of new harsh taxes and roster building limitations based on how a team spends its money, salary cap management is becoming ever more important. This isn’t an issue for the Orlando Magic yet, as they’re largely stocked with young guys still on cheap deals that are preset. But there are …

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