Nate Drexler | Magic Basketball - Part 7

Nate Drexler

Author's details

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

Dec 20

Can Hedo Turkoglu redeem himself?

Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images I’m tired of making 2009 comparisons. Yes, the Dwight-centered offense was clicking in 2009. Yes, guys were playing to (and beyond) their potential in 2009. Yes, Jameer Nelson shot the lights out from just inside the three-point line in 2009. Yes, the Magic were true contenders in 2009. So this …

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Dec 13

Player to watch: James Harden

Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images Magic Basketball previews the 2011-2012 NBA season with a look at the players we’re most excited to watch this year. My love for LeBron James has not gone undocumented. You can argue with me, hate me, judge me, or even discredit me. I stand firmly on my convictions that he …

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Dec 07

Is Ryan Anderson more than a role player?

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images I’m met with an interesting dilemma regarding Ryan Anderson. He is better across the board in offensive statistics than Brandon Bass, who shares his position. But pound for pound Bass is a better defender than Anderson. So how can you maximize Anderson’s game without making him a starter or …

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Dec 02

The potential awkwardness of All-Star weekend

Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images Two summers ago I moved back to St. Louis where I had spent the first twenty something years of my life. To my surprise, the MLB All-Star Game was scheduled to be played at Busch Stadium. While it wasn’t the Busch Stadium that I had grown up going to, I …

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Aug 18

Remembering Game 2 of the 2009 NBA Finals

Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images Game 2 of the 2009 NBA Finals is hard to watch for many reasons. It was a loss, for one thing. But far more painful is the memory of a confident, exciting group of guys who did a lot of things right. I would not go so far as to …

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Aug 09

Remembering Game 1 of the 2009 NBA Eastern Conference Finals

Photo by Elsa/Getty Images I recently revisited Game 1 of the 2009 NBA Eastern Conference Finals between the Magic and Cavs. Cleveland was hot, and maybe even the team to beat coming into the series. Orlando had other intentions, though. My foggy memory was filled with ideas of a three-point shootout, a lot of LeBron …

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Jul 22

Remembering Game 1 of the 1995 NBA Finals

Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images The memory of Game 1 of the 1995 Finals will haunt Magic fans forever. It was a stage where Shaq showed that he would someday be one of the greatest players to play the game, but would have to go head-to-head with another future Hall of Fame center. It …

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May 23

J.J. Redick’s report card

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images J.J. Redick plays a solid game, a fluid game, and a game that makes us think we are missing him when he is gone. Those around the league like to say he has a “high basketball IQ.” But does he? It seems that sometimes there are players who can …

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May 11

What went wrong for the Orlando Magic, Part I

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images The rise and fall of the Orlando Magic as an elite team and championship contender will be examined by Magic Basketball in a two-part series — here’s Part I. “What went wrong” is far less important right now than “what is going to happen next” for the Orlando Magic, …

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Apr 27

Hedo Turkoglu’s fall from grace

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images It has been an outright disaster watching Turk clumsily and weakly contribute to the demise of this Orlando Magic team’s playoff life. More than that, though, it’s sad. For Magic fans who remember just two seasons ago when the Turkish Michael Jordan posted decent numbers en route to a …

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