Jacob Frankel | Magic Basketball - Part 2

Jacob Frankel

Author's details

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. Player Profile: Aaron Gordon — October 9, 2014
  2. Player Profile: Elfrid Payton — October 2, 2014
  3. Magic fully investing in D-League — April 24, 2014
  4. In praise of Arron Afflalo — January 27, 2014
  5. Rediscovering Tobias Harris — December 23, 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

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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Oct 15

Player Profile: Jason Maxiell

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Frankel’s 2013-14 projections PPG RPG APG TS% PER 4.2 3.9 0.4 48.2 10.6 Jason Maxiell, through no fault of his own, had to bear the brunt of anger from Pistons fans last season because of his location on the depth chart, which was right in front of Andre …

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Oct 15

Handicapping the race to land Andrew Wiggins

Jeff Jacobsen/Kansas Athletics With a loaded draft class coming up — led by Andrew Wiggins, the projected first overall pick — and the team still rebuilding, the goal for the Orlando Magic this season will be to lose and secure a superstar talent at the top of the draft. Unfortunately for the Magic, that’s the …

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Oct 09

Player Profile: Tobias Harris

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images Frankel’s 2013-14 projections PPG RPG APG TS% PER 17.9 7.5 1.9 55.4 18.8 After being buried on the bench for the first half of last season, Tobias Harris broke out in a big way after being inserted into the starting lineup for the Orlando Magic. His per 36 numbers with …

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Oct 08

Player Profile: Doron Lamb

Photos by D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images Frankel’s 2013-14 projections PPG RPG APG TS% PER 1.0 3.3 2.4 42.5 5.1 Magic fans are constantly going to have to have perspective this season, that Orlando’s goal is to lose. Bad players playing lots of minutes is a good thing. With that in mind, Doron Lamb …

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Sep 04

2003: A magical odyssey

Photo by Fernando Medina/Orlando Magic Tracy McGrady’s career contains a plethora of “what ifs.” What if he just stayed in Toronto? What if Grant Hill’s ankle wasn’t mangled? What if Tim Duncan came to Orlando instead of Hill? What if Yao Ming stayed healthy? And, of course, what if McGrady made it past the first …

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Apr 09

Orlando’s screen the screener action

Although the team has not always executed — the Orlando Magic rank 27th in offensive efficiency — the system that rookie head coach Jacque Vaughn has put into place is exciting as a concept. He’s used a ton of off-ball movement all season. The primary shooter in those sets was J.J. Redick, but as we …

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Mar 19

The emergence of Tobias Harris

The haul the Orlando Magic got in the J.J. Redick trade from the Milwaukee Bucks at the deadline, which brought in Tobias Harris, Beno Udrih, and Doron Lamb, is looking better and better by the game, highlighted by the strong play of Harris. After being buried on the bench in Milwaukee, he’s finally getting meaningful minutes in …

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Mar 11

Andrew Nicholson and Nikola Vucevic showing promise

One of the most encouraging parts of this season for the Orlando Magic has been the play of two young big men — namely Andrew Nicholson and Nikola Vucevic. Despite being so inexperienced, both have shown nuanced offensive games that give hope for the future. Each has their own specialty on this side of the …

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