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Ryan Drawdy

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Name: Ryan Drawdy
Date registered: January 7, 2014

Latest posts

  1. All eyes on Rob Hennigan — April 8, 2014
  2. Wisdom for the Magic from the Middle Ages — March 17, 2014
  3. HoopIdea: Putting the 4-pointer into practice — February 28, 2014
  4. The battle for .500 — February 7, 2014
  5. What makes fans loyal? — January 24, 2014

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Apr 08

All eyes on Rob Hennigan

Photo by Fernando Medina/Getty Images If there is a rock star for the Magic, it’s not Jacque Vaughn, Jameer Nelson, or even Victor Oladipo. It’s GM Rob Hennigan. The Mark Cuban’s and Jim Irsay’s of the world have taught us that a higher-up can often get more coverage than the actual players on the team. …

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Mar 17

Wisdom for the Magic from the Middle Ages

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images I’ve been reading Dante (Alighieri, not Marchitelli) in my spare time. As you might know, his Divine Comedy is divided into three parts: Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso. Dante writes about himself and his passage through each. Before I lose you, here’s what I’ve found: that old book from …

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Feb 28

HoopIdea: Putting the 4-pointer into practice

Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images The odd prospect of a 4-point shot in the NBA has many writers envisioning the scenario and wondering how teams would be affected. The whole story is gaining more traction than it ought: it’s tough to watch this video and say the NBA president of basketball operations (Rod …

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Feb 07

The battle for .500

Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images The Magic have a chance to be winners this year. Just not in the usual sense. Playoffs? Not likely. Championship? Only if the starters from all other teams opt for swift, unexplainable early retirements. Or if they split and start their own exclusive pro league without inviting …

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Jan 24

What makes fans loyal?

Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images It’s been five years since the Magic went to the NBA finals. That year, there was a marked energy around the city; the excitement and camaraderie between fans then is something many won’t forget. Five years doesn’t feel like a long time, but you only have to think back to …

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Jan 10

Grant Hill and the future Orlando can’t predict

Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE/Getty Images A historic impending draft — combined with intriguing free agent opportunities during the summer — has the faithful fans in Orlando uttering two of the ugliest words in sports. Next year. Every strategy within the organization has been put in place to culminate with an explosion back into success. …

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