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Nate Drexler

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Name: Nate Drexler
Date registered: February 26, 2011

Latest posts

  1. The efficient Arron Afflalo has returned — November 15, 2013
  2. Appreciating T-Mac — November 1, 2013
  3. How can the Magic improve on offense? — October 23, 2013
  4. Victor Oladipo and potential at its infancy — October 18, 2013
  5. Player Profile: Andrew Nicholson — October 14, 2013

Most commented posts

  1. Dwight Howard and the future ahead — 23 comments
  2. J.J. Redick’s report card — 22 comments
  3. Gilbert Arenas at a glance — 19 comments
  4. What went wrong for the Orlando Magic, Part I — 15 comments
  5. Dwight Howard and the elusive MVP award — 14 comments

Author's posts listings

Nov 15

The efficient Arron Afflalo has returned

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images About two days after the NBA season started, an old friend called me and asked how Arron Afflalo was going to do this season. He had just picked him up in his fantasy draft. I simply laughed in response. But look who’s laughing now. Nine games into the …

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Nov 01

Appreciating T-Mac

Photo by Fernando Medina-NBAE via Getty Images There really isn’t a fresh angle to take when writing about the impact that Tracy McGrady had in Orlando that hasn’t already been covered. He’s being honored tonight at Amway Center, and the Magic faithful will likely roar like a pack of lions for one of the most …

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Oct 23

How can the Magic improve on offense?

AP Photo/Eric Gay When I covered high school sports and had to interview a coach of a young team that just got blown out of the water, there was one phrase that I heard more than any other. “The guys are learning. They are getting better.” As obnoxious and coach-speaky as it may seem, there’s …

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Oct 18

Victor Oladipo and potential at its infancy

Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images Potential is an interesting thing. It’s exciting, a little bit scary, and truly hard to gauge. Just ask every GM who has participated in an NBA draft. You can crunch the numbers, consult the experts, or even just have a really good feeling about someone. Trouble is, you …

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Oct 14

Player Profile: Andrew Nicholson

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Frankel’s 2013-14 projections PPG RPG APG TS% PER 8.5 4.0 0.6 56.7 15.8 Will he come into his own? Will he ride the train of mediocrity? Will he show us a side of him that we haven’t seen? I’m not sure, but Andrew Nicholson has a good amount …

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Oct 11

Player Profile: Glen Davis

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Frankel’s 2013-14 projections PPG RPG APG TS% PER 12.6 6.3 1.8 49.2 14.8 The good news for Glen Davis is that he’s being smart and not rushing back from his foot injury, especially after suffering a setback in rehab — he underwent surgery to replace a screw in …

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Oct 09

The tragedy of Hedo Turkoglu

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Back in 2009, I had a more-than-casual interest in LeBron’s Cavaliers. My buddy and I watched almost every game of the playoffs that year in a small bar here in Chattanooga, and we both felt that we were watching something special. The Cavs had annihilated Detroit and Atlanta, …

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Oct 02

The balancing act in rebuilding

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images There is an elephant in the room in Magic camp as the 2013-14 season gets ready to commence. Actually, there are two elephants — Glen Davis, who is about as big as an actual elephant, and Arron Afflalo, a slightly smaller one. The big question as the second …

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Oct 01

Player Profile: Jameer Nelson

Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images Frankel’s 2013-14 projections PPG RPG APG TS% PER 14.3 3.8 7.6 48.8 13.6 At this stage in his career, it’s safe to say that Jameer Nelson is a seasoned veteran as he enters his 10th season with the Orlando Magic, which makes him the longest-tenured Magic player in …

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Sep 02

T-Mac and 62

Photo by Fernando Medina/Orlando Magic Disclaimer: I’m about to poke a few holes in Tracy McGrady’s 62-point game against the Washington Wizards. No doubt it was one of the most impressive individual outings of his career, but this was a volume shooting session. A Nick Young lucid dream. T-Mac had the green light and he …

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