Nate Drexler | Magic Basketball - Part 6

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

Jan 25

Dwight Howard’s art of rebounding

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Rebounding is one of those things you can thrive at if you put in the work. On the other hand, you could be born with a natural ability to sort of float to wherever the ball seems to come off the rim. Dwight Howard has both of these …

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Jan 18

Stan Van Gundy: Lucky, brilliant, or both?

AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez With injuries to both stars and role players plaguing the league, I wonder if Orlando is lucky to be close to full strength 13 games into the season. I mean everyone has injuries, right? So what gives? Is Orlando lucky, or are they well coached? Stan Van Gundy, though working with …

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Jan 13

State of the Turkoglu address

Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images I have two very simple observations regarding Hedo Turkoglu at the moment. The first is that he is showing signs of improvement, and the second is that he is not back to 2009 form. Obviously the first things to take notice of are Turk’s offensive improvements. He’s scoring at a …

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Jan 10

Magic Basketball TV: The Dwight Howard effect

ORLANDO, Fla. — You hear guys say that Dwight Howard is a game-changer. When he’s in the game, you have to literally change the way you play, change the things you do, and change your approach to the game. I always wondered if this was just something that people say for the sake of saying …

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Jan 10

Magic Basketball TV: Adjectives to describe Derrick Rose

ORLANDO, Fla. — People have tagged Derrick Rose with dozens of adjectives in his short career thus far. Some call him explosive, some call him exciting, fast, quick, deadly, incredible. The list goes on. I was curious what his teammates call him. How do they view him? What adjectives do they use to describe him? …

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Jan 06

Magic Basketball TV: Favorite Rashard Lewis memory

ORLANDO, Fla. — Rashard Lewis, while probably overpaid and lacking in big moments toward the end of his tenure in Orlando, left a lasting impact on teammates, coaches, and fans in Orlando. Upon his return on Tuesday night in the slaughtering of the Washington Wizards, I was curious if anyone had special Rashard Lewis memories. …

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Jan 06

Magic Basketball TV: Meaning of the All-Star Game

ORLANDO, Fla. — There is no question that the All-Star Game is huge for any city that gets the privilege of hosting it. Mayor Buddy Dyer projected that over 50,000 visitors would come through Orlando during All-Star Weekend, generating over 100 million dollars in revenue for the city. But what does this mean for the …

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Jan 05

The meaning of defense in Orlando

Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images ORLANDO, Fla. — After the Magic dismantled Washington on Tuesday, J.J. Redick said the Magic were able to take advantage of the Wizards by exploiting the fact that they are probably better offensively than defensively. The idea was to get early stops and squash any hopes of an …

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Jan 03

Glen Davis and the post-up

Photo by Dan Lippitt/NBAE via Getty Images For all the menacing things Glen Davis did while he was in Boston, he has not seemed to find his groove in Orlando yet. I chose that word carefully: menacing. He was kind of a pest. Playing off Garnett and Perkins in the post during the Celtics’ prime, …

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Dec 29

A tough time to be subpar

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Readers, I apologize in advance for emoting negativity so early in the season. I’m generally optimistic, but I’m having a hard time seeing the light at the end of this particular tunnel. Now that the opening day excitement has settled, and we all got a chance to watch …

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