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Noam Schiller

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Name: Noam Schiller
Date registered: July 2, 2012

Latest posts

  1. Replicating the OKC model — March 15, 2013
  2. To tank or not to tank? — February 5, 2013
  3. Maurice Harkless: basketball Play-Doh — January 22, 2013
  4. Maximizing E’Twaun Moore’s skills on offense — December 27, 2012
  5. The early returns on Nikola Vucevic — December 21, 2012

Most commented posts

  1. The early returns on Nikola Vucevic — 6 comments
  2. Diminishing returns on Arron Afflalo and Gustavo Ayon — 5 comments
  3. Five questions for the Magic in 2012-13 — 4 comments
  4. Maurice Harkless: basketball Play-Doh — 3 comments
  5. Figuring out a post-Dwight Howard roster — 2 comments

Author's posts listings

Mar 15

Replicating the OKC model

Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images Tonight’s game between the Orlando Magic and Oklahoma City Thunder is very likely to end a certain way. The Thunder are one of the league’s best teams, perhaps the only reasonable candidate, aside from the San Antonio Spurs, to topple the Heat from their throne. The Magic are …

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Feb 05

To tank or not to tank?

Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images The Orlando Magic currently sit 8.5 games out of the Eastern playoff picture with 36 games left on their schedule. They have the league’s third-worst record (14-34) and sixth-worst efficiency differential (-5.1 points per 100 possessions), per NBA.com. The stingy defense that fueled their early season success has all but …

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Jan 22

Maurice Harkless: basketball Play-Doh

Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images As the Magic’s impressive start to the season is left further in the past, this year becomes more and more of a trial run. There are a lot of different pieces on Orlando’s roster, many not a part of any reasonable long-term plan, but the only way to …

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Dec 27

Maximizing E’Twaun Moore’s skills on offense

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images E’Twaun Moore has been a pleasant surprise for the Magic all season. A waiver-wire pickup after a rocky rookie campaign in Boston, Moore has solidified himself as the team’s back-up point guard and is posting a very respectable 12.5 Player Efficiency Rating in 23.8 minutes per game. He’s …

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Dec 21

The early returns on Nikola Vucevic

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images As the 2012-13 Magic were tipping off, I named the performance of Nikola Vucevic as one of the five biggest questions for Orlando this upcoming season. Vucevic was given the inside track to the Magic’s starting center position almost by default and cemented his status as the team’s …

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Dec 21

#ORLrank 3: Tracy McGrady

Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images   G MP PER VORP WARP WS/82 2002-2003 75 2954 30.3 8.55 23.5 17.6 Tracy McGrady’s best season with the Magic   Earlier this month, a video emerged of Tracy McGrady elbowing a player in the chest during a Chinese Basketball Association game. It was a fitting peep into where McGrady …

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Dec 17

Revisiting the Glen Davis-Brandon Bass trade

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images It’s been a year since Brandon Bass was shipped out of Orlando for Glen Davis (and Von Wafer) and already the circumstances around the trade have changed dramatically. Davis was acquired, in part, to appease Dwight Howard, who is no longer with the Magic. Davis and Howard are …

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Dec 16

Recap: Orlando Magic 107, Charlotte Bobcats 98

Photo by Brock Williams-Smith/NBAE via Getty Images BOX SCORE For the Orlando Magic, Saturday night was a prime example of what is good, what can go wrong, and how to preserve the latter when faced with adversity. Early on, the offense was clicking, the ball was moving, and life was sublime. This included your usual …

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Dec 06

Diminishing returns on Arron Afflalo and Gustavo Ayon

AP Photo/Rick Bowmer Before this season started, the Magic were a popular pick as one of the league’s worst teams. With the two best players of last year’s 37-29 outfit traded and Jacque Vaughn coming in as a rookie coach, it wasn’t hard to envision a lot of struggles at Amway Center. It is through …

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Dec 01

Recap: Brooklyn Nets 98, Orlando Magic 86

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images BOX SCORE There was a hint of inevitability in the air during this game. The Magic weren’t playing badly and the Nets weren’t playing well, but we often see this happen in the NBA: an overwhelming favorite plays down to the level of its opponent, eventually pulling away …

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