Noam Schiller | Magic Basketball - Part 2

Noam Schiller

Author's details

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

Nov 26

The return of Josh McRoberts

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Josh McRoberts was due for a bounce-back season. After a solid campaign on the upstart 2010-11 Pacers, the Duke product signed a two-year deal with the Lakers and was expected to help offset the loss of Lamar Odom as the team’s third big man. Yes, the idea of McRoberts …

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Nov 16

#ORLrank 8: Rashard Lewis

Photo by Elsa/Getty Images   G MP PER VORP WARP WS/82 2008-2009 79 2859 16.8 4.03 11.0 9.6 Rashard Lewis’ best season with the Magic   Rashard Lewis’ time with the Magic is probably best remembered for how it started and how it ended. Things kicked off with that insane max contract, and unfair as …

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Nov 08

J.J. Redick is ready to take the leap

AP Photo/Charles Cherney This could finally be J.J. Redick’s year. Which makes it easy to forget that J.J. Redick used to be a horrible bust that proved just how insignificant one’s college career can be. He could always shoot. His long range acumen carried him at Duke and even when he was manning the Orlando …

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Nov 01

Five questions for the Magic in 2012-13

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images The aftermath of the Dwightmare means that whatever happens on the court for the Magic this season is pretty much inconsequential. Wins and losses have been tossed aside in favor of gunning for draft picks and developing talent. While this is an understandable process that is directly derived …

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Aug 28

Dwight Howard, defense, and dominance

Photo by Fernando Medina/Getty Images “Old Indian game. It’s called, uh, put the ball in the hole.” – Randle McMurphy, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest Basketball really is as simple as an in-character Jack Nicholson says it is. Put the ball in the hole, stop the other guys from putting the ball in the …

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Aug 27

The Magic’s 2009 Finals run: starring Dwight Howard

Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images If you were to compare the current incarnation of Dwight Howard to any other player in NBA history, at least from a narrative-based perspective, the closest parallel would probably be post-Decision LeBron James. Like LeBron, Dwight was drafted straight out of high school, developed into a dominant superhuman, took his …

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Jul 24

Getting to know Gustavo Ayon

Chris Trotman/Getty Images When the Magic signed-and-traded Ryan Anderson to the New Orleans Hornets for Gustavo Ayon, many Magic fans were probably displeased. Anderson was one of the sole bright spots on the team last season, while Ayon is hardly six months removed from toiling in complete basketball obscurity. The 6-foot-10, 250-pound 27-year-old had been …

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Jul 09

Figuring out a post-Dwight Howard roster

Marc Serota/Getty Images Somewhere between the Van Gundy firing and the word “blackmail,” it became abundantly clear that Dwight Howard probably isn’t coming back to Orlando next season. This has gone on for too long, with too many superlatives thrown about in the process, and with Dwight’s loyal downright bizarre opt-in episode in March, the …

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