Nate Drexler | Magic Basketball - Part 8

Nate Drexler

Author's details

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

Apr 18

Dwight Howard and the future ahead

Photo by Fernando Medina I don’t want to belabor the point, but it might take more than a billboard to keep Dwight Howard in Orlando next season. This has been a backend conversation all season long, and while most Orlando fans have considered it foolishness that Dwight would ever up and leave Orlando, it’s starting …

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Apr 14

The perception and reality of a boring series

Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images Getting past Atlanta will be a relief for a couple of reasons. For one, it’s flat out unsettling to have to play a team that has beaten you three times in the regular season. Second, no matter how you spin it this is probably the least exciting matchup …

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Apr 06

An imperfect NCAA Tournament

Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images Now that the national championship game has been played, is it okay to admit that this year’s NCAA Tournament, including the championship, wasn’t really all that great? Whenever I throw accusations around about “March Madness,” all my friends who call themselves “purists”—and who are convinced that the NCAA Tournament is …

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Apr 04

Dwight Howard is a frustrated perfectionist

Photo by Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images Dwight Howard is in relentless pursuit of perfection. No matter how tired he is, no matter what the gravity of the game, he comes out to dominate. The guy does all the little things, but quite frankly, the rest of the Orlando Magic do very little to reward him. When …

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Mar 25

The fabulous Fab Five documentary

Duane Burleson/Getty Images If there is one reason to watch ESPN’s documentary about the Fab Five, it is Jalen Rose. I’m always pleasantly surprised by his ability to speak his mind in an authoritative and eloquent way. He speaks the truth, and the Fab Five documentary was his opus. It was less about the story, …

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Mar 18

What do The Strokes and Jameer Nelson have in common?

Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images A few weeks ago I read a headline that all but sent me running through my neighborhood chanting, “they’re back!” The Strokes were releasing a new single, the first music from them since 2005. I first heard about them in 2002 while I was at prom and a buddy popped …

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Mar 16

The importance of the three-point shot

Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images Remember back in 2009 when the Magic knocked off the seemingly unbeatable Cavs in the Conference Finals by shooting 41 percent from deep for the entire series? Sometimes I wonder if this year’s squad is the same type of team as that NBA Finals team. That is, I …

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Mar 09

The state of the Eastern Conference

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images It’s time to start thinking about Chicago differently. They are no longer a team that will be good someday when they get the right pieces together. They are no longer the harbor for potential MVP Derrick Rose and nothing more. They are especially no longer a team that is fun …

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Mar 02

Gilbert Arenas at a glance

Photo by Fernando Medina The hardest thing about watching Gilbert Arenas play basketball right now is not that he is performing at about 25 percent of his statistical capacity. It isn’t even that he’s getting paid close to 18 million a year to average eight points and four assists per game. It’s that he looks …

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Feb 28

Dwight Howard and the elusive MVP award

Photo by Fernando Medina The MVP award is one of the hardest to define, and though usually it is given to a statistically dominant player, it occasionally goes to a guy whose stats don’t tell the whole story. Sometimes critics agree that a certain player is dominant even if other players have a statistical edge. …

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