Nate Drexler | Magic Basketball - Part 5

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

Mar 21

Dwight Howard, free-throws, and the real problem in Orlando

AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack When asked if the Orlando Magic were title contenders, LeBron James answered, “Absolutely.” It happened on Sunday after Orlando suffered a 91-81 loss to Miami. Maybe LeBron was being cordial. Maybe he did not want to kick a marginal team while they were down. Maybe he was blinded by the fact …

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Mar 15

Dwight Howard stays

AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack It’s no longer bittersweet to talk about Dwight Howard. For Orlando Magic fans, for today, it’s just sweet. Howard opts in for the 2012-2013 season? A collective sigh of relief swells up in Orlando. The tension and dizziness that Dwight’s indecision has created for Orlando fans has been frustrating, overshadowing the …

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Mar 13

Ryan Anderson: Clutch City

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images With all the rabblerousing surrounding Kobe and his ability (or inability in many cases) to perform in clutch moments, it can be hard to notice that the Orlando Magic have a clutch performer playing for their team. That’s right, not only is Ryan Anderson a starter, a really tall three-point …

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Mar 08

Orlando is not a contender unless …

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images With the Magic currently in third place in the East, I find myself wondering, “What’s so bad about this team? Why all the fuss about making trades?” In the second half of the season, fans need not worry about who is going to make the playoffs or who …

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Mar 01

Recap: Oklahoma City Thunder 105, Orlando Magic 102

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Don’t distress, Magic fans. For the first time in a while, Orlando looked really good. Not good as in “winning games,” but good as in moving the ball, playing with confidence, and playing hard. The Magic came out with a ton of energy, and put the clamps down …

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Feb 24

Welcome to All-Star Weekend in Orlando

AP Photo/Lynne Sladky There is no All-Star game more exciting than the NBA All-Star Game. As Bill Simmons expunges in his book, The Book of Basketball, to be at an NBA game is as close to the action as you can get in any sport without being behind a glass panel for protection. You can …

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Feb 22

Recap: Orlando Magic 108, New Jersey Nets 91

AP Photo/Bill Kostroun When Glen Davis is getting easy buckets in the paint, you have to step back and second-guess how good your team is and start to question how bad your opponent is. At least, that was the story in the first half. For the first 24 minutes, the Nets looked bored and ready …

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Feb 07

Philadelphia’s folly as a contender

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images I like the idea of an underdog team beating all odds, standing in the face of the giant and winning an unprecedented victory. I like teams that share the ball, make the extra pass, aren’t concerned with stats — or anything — but the win. I also love the idea …

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Jan 31

The Magic need to blow it up

AP Photo/Mike Carlson I don’t need to tell you this, but in case you haven’t been paying attention, the Magic pretty much stink right now. Naturally this raises questions. How do you fix it? What’s the root of the problem? Whose fault is it? Where do we go from here? How about this question. What …

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Jan 27

The hard truth about Jameer Nelson

AP Photo/Mike Carlson After spending Thursday watching Jameer Nelson play, I regret to inform you that I have nothing groundbreaking to report. I don’t have answers, I don’t have a solution, and my prognosis is going to sound obnoxiously simple. There are not two ways to cut this pie. Jameer shoots out of rhythm, misses …

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