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Jack Winter

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Name: Jack Winter
Date registered: September 26, 2013

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  1. Grades: Golden State Warriors 94, Orlando Magic 81 — December 31, 2013
  2. Arron Afflalo’s improved play: fluke or trend? — December 6, 2013
  3. Orlando’s starting lineup is bad — November 21, 2013
  4. Grades: Boston Celtics 120, Orlando Magic 105 — November 11, 2013
  5. Jacque Vaughn and playing time — November 6, 2013

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Dec 31

Grades: Golden State Warriors 94, Orlando Magic 81

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images   Golden State Warriors

Dec 06

Arron Afflalo’s improved play: fluke or trend?

Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images Arron Afflalo fascinates. Not his actual game, per se, but the unique off- and on-court circumstances that permeate it. Playing — by far — the best basketball of his career on a near-bargain contract with two years (including the present one) and a player option remaining, the 28 …

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Nov 21

Orlando’s starting lineup is bad

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images The Orlando Magic’s starting lineup is a typical blend of NBA player archetypes. Scorers, defenders, veterans, youngsters, and leaders — this is a group that makes utmost basketball sense on paper, especially considering the litany of options Jacque Vaughn has at his disposal coming off the bench. Any …

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Nov 11

Grades: Boston Celtics 120, Orlando Magic 105

AP Photo/Charles Krupa   Boston Celtics

Nov 06

Jacque Vaughn and playing time

Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images One week into the 2013-2014 season, the Orlando Magic are 2-2. They’ve won two consecutive games against playoff contenders by more than 20 points, lost in overtime at Minnesota, and put a legitimate scare into the undefeated Indiana Pacers on the road in the season opener. The Magic currently rank …

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Oct 30

Don’t forget about Andrew Nicholson

Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images While contenders and up-and-comers dominate headlines and highlights, the NBA proletariat can fascinate nonetheless. In sussing through that lower echelon, distinctions become readily apparent. Some teams are rebuilding, some are tanking, and some are just plain bad. The Orlando Magic might be the league’s only team to which …

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Oct 24

Meet Victor Oladipo, the post player

Photos by D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images Victor Oladipo’s best asset might be his versatility. Few guards in the league boast his combination of strength, length, athleticism, intensity and burgeoning overall offensive skill-set. In Oladipo, the Orlando Magic drafted a player certainly capable of defending multiple positions. And this summer, the Magic made clear …

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Oct 18

Player Profile: Kyle O’Quinn

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Frankel’s 2013-14 projections PPG RPG APG TS% PER 1.4 1.3 0.3 53.7 15.9 Kyle O’Quinn will never surprise. Blessed with acceptable height, a strong frame and arms that go for days, he’s athletic enough to capably defend a lion’s share of power forwards and centers, and offers surprising …

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Oct 10

Player Profile: Maurice Harkless

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images Frankel’s 2013-14 projections PPG RPG APG TS% PER 8.5 4.2 0.8 49.7 13.2 Maurice Harkless is potential incarnate. At 6-foot-9 with near-elite athletic ability, broad shoulders and hands that brush his knees, his is the physical model from which all modern day forwards should be constructed. But as anyone who …

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Oct 03

Player Profile: Ronnie Price

Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images Frankel’s 2013-14 projections PPG RPG APG TS% PER 0.8 0.3 0.6 40.9 7.0 At 30 years old and playing for his fifth team in nine years, Ronnie Price finally finds himself with an opportunity. Long and classically cast as a team’s seldom-used third point guard, several factors — …

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