Sean Highkin | Magic Basketball - Part 2

Sean Highkin

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Name: Sean Highkin
Date registered: July 2, 2012

Latest posts

  1. The Magic, analytics, and you — March 5, 2013
  2. Recap: Cleveland Cavaliers 118, Orlando Magic 94 — February 25, 2013
  3. Did the Magic get enough for J.J. Redick? — February 22, 2013
  4. The Magic’s two rising stars — February 14, 2013
  5. Recap: Orlando Magic 110, Portland Trail Blazers 104 — February 11, 2013

Most commented posts

  1. The case for trading Dwight Howard to the Lakers — 18 comments
  2. Examining the Magic’s trade deadline outlook — 6 comments
  3. #ORLrank 10: Bo Outlaw — 6 comments
  4. Beginning to consider the 2013 NBA draft lottery — 3 comments
  5. #ORLrank 4: Penny Hardaway — 2 comments

Author's posts listings

Jan 18

What is Nikola Vucevic’s ceiling?

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Nikola Vucevic has made headlines over the past few weeks for his rebounding prowess. He’s pulled down at least 12 boards in the last eight Magic games, which is the second-longest streak in the NBA (Anderson Varejao did it 12 straight times earlier this season). And Vucevic set …

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Jan 09

Revisiting the Ryan Anderson trade

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Rob Hennigan’s decision not to match the Hornets’ four-year, $34 million offer sheet for Ryan Anderson in July during the offseason was a polarizing one. On the one hand, Anderson was the reigning Most Improved Player and had proven himself a more-than-reliable floor-spacing big, and a contract in …

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Jan 08

Recap: Portland Trail Blazers 125, Orlando Magic 119 (OT)

Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images BOX SCORE The Blazers and Magic have a number of similarities, but are riding streaks of opposite types at the moment. Both teams came into the season with little to no expectation of success and feature new coaches who have done impressive work replacing mainstays in their respective …

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Jan 03

Recap: Chicago Bulls 96, Orlando Magic 94

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images BOX SCORE We knew reality was going to settle in at some point. For all the much-deserved talk about how good a job Jacque Vaughn has done with this Magic roster, for the handful of games they probably shouldn’t have won that they did, for the fact that …

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Dec 28

#ORLrank 2: Shaquille O’Neal

AP Photo/Steve Simoneau   G MP PER VORP WARP WS/82 1993-1994 81 3224 28.5 7.56 24.0 17.1 Shaquille O’Neal’s best season with the Magic   Talking about Shaquille O’Neal’s four seasons with the Magic, now that he’s retired after a 19-year career and generally considered one of the five greatest centers of all time, is …

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Dec 14

#ORLrank 4: Penny Hardaway

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images   G MP PER VORP WARP WS/82 1995-1996 82 3015 24.6 6.73 19.3 14.4 Penny Hardaway’s best season with the Magic   Penny Hardaway was, in many ways, the quintessential Orlando Magic superstar. Since the franchise’s inception in 1989, a handful of the most exciting players of the …

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Dec 10

Andrew Nicholson carving out a niche

Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images With their win over the Suns on Sunday night, the Magic secured a 3-2 record over the course of their five-game West Coast road trip, which should be cause for celebration in and of itself. More significant than a few tough road wins, however, has been the sense …

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Dec 08

Recap: Sacramento Kings 91, Orlando Magic 82

AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli BOX SCORE For the most part, the Magic’s offense of late has been fairly well-balanced, even in their losses. They get contributions from diverse areas of the roster, with the youngsters trading off having standout performances and the veterans generally being reliable. That held true for one quarter on Friday and one …

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Dec 04

Recap: Orlando Magic 102, Golden State Warriors 94

Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images BOX SCORE Fresh off Sunday’s season-defining victory over Dwight Howard and the Lakers, the Magic continued to impress on their West Coast road trip with another victory over a quality opponent in the Warriors. This one was much more of a back-and-forth affair than the Lakers game, which was pretty …

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Nov 29

Jacque Vaughn’s bright future

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images When the Magic announced the hiring of Jacque Vaughn to replace Stan Van Gundy this summer, I wrote that it made sense for a team that was, more or less, completely starting over from scratch to hire a coach with an equally clean record. As soon as Dwight Howard …

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