Nate Drexler | Magic Basketball - Part 4

Nate Drexler

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Name: Nate Drexler
Date registered: February 26, 2011

Latest posts

  1. Jameer Nelson, the Magic’s unsung hero — August 5, 2014
  2. The efficient Arron Afflalo has returned — November 15, 2013
  3. Appreciating T-Mac — November 1, 2013
  4. How can the Magic improve on offense? — October 23, 2013
  5. Victor Oladipo and potential at its infancy — October 18, 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 01

Rebuilding with Jameer Nelson

Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images I’ve been asked about a dozen times why the Magic made an offer to Jameer Nelson during what everyone considers “a rebuilding time.” My answer has simplified every time the question has been asked and now consists of just five words: because he is a leader. Okay, also …

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Oct 21

Recap: Orlando Magic 104, San Antonio Spurs 100

AP Photo/John Raoux BOX SCORE Perhaps the biggest takeaway from Sunday night is how legitimate Andrew Nicholson looked. The kid has all the tools. His footwork is sound, his court vision is above-average, and he is as deliberate as he is patient. The guy flat out executes and he’s not scared. As is the case …

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Aug 30

Dwight Howard and the 99 percent

Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images It’s hard enough to believe there is an award called the Rich and Helen Devos Community Enrichment award. Given the turmoil Dwight Howard put Magic fans through in both wanting the beloved Stan Van Gundy fired and then getting traded to the Los Angeles Lakers, it’s hard to remember the …

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Aug 29

Dwight Howard’s last game in a Magic uniform

Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images Dwight Howard is a phenomenal basketball player and it’s a real shame his final game in a Magic jersey was not legendary, not impressive, and not even on par with what he is capable of. Orlando will remember Dwight in several different ways. On the one hand, …

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Aug 02

Ryan Anderson: A sad farewell

Photo by NBA Photos/NBAE via Getty Images Since its inception, the Most Improved Player award has gone to an Orlando Magic player five times in 27 years. If you include Gilbert Arenas, who earned the award in 2003 while he was in Golden State, 22 percent of the Most Improved Player award winners since 1985 …

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May 04

Glen Davis and being a champion

Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images The single biggest argument any chump on the street has that gives him the decisive edge in an “anti-LeBron James” argument is the fact that LBJ has no rings. Why, then, do we not use that same logic when talking about non-superstars who also have rings? Maybe some do, but …

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Apr 27

Orlando’s regular season in hell

Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images How did we get here? It’s a question every Magic fan has to ask as Orlando limps into the playoffs and is slated to win one, maybe two games in the opening round before yet again bowing out to a superior team. Dissecting an entire season, especially …

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Apr 12

Fear Boston, not Atlanta, in the pick-and-roll

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images With all the turmoil and confusion in Orlando at this point, a balm for the unsettled fan might be to turn to the postseason. No more griping about drama. No more blame game for defensive lapses and offensive droughts. What’s important is what happens when the playoffs begin. …

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Apr 05

Dwight Howard vs. Stan Van Gundy

AP Photo/Carlos Osorio The cat’s out of the bag. Dwight wants Stan Van Gundy gone, even if he continus to deny it. Off with his head! Now that the rumors have been confirmed to be true, one becomes inclined to put himself in the shoes of the ownership in Orlando. Keep Dwight or keep Stan? …

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Apr 02

J.J. Redick and Milo Greene: Mutual respect

Photo courtesy of J.J. Redick Quick, who are the music groups that come to mind when you think about getting pumped up and ready to play in an NBA basketball game? Here, I’ll do it for you. Rick Ross, Jay-Z, Skrillex, Kanye West, Eminem — just to name a few. We need a list, though. …

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