Sean Highkin | Magic Basketball - Part 3

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

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Nov 24

Recap: Orlando Magic 108, Cleveland Cavaliers 104

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images BOX SCORE Lately, the Nikola Vucevics and Moe Harklesses of the Magic’s roster have been impressing as they’ve worked their way to a record improbably close to .500. But taking on the Kyrie Irving-less Cavs, it was Orlando’s veterans who carried the day. This game was always going …

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Nov 20

Beginning to consider the 2013 NBA draft lottery

AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes There have been no shortage of conspiracy theories surrounding the NBA Draft lottery since its inception in 1985, but I have an only-half-joking hunch that the Magic are going to end up with the top overall pick in 2013. This doesn’t mean they’ll finish with the worst record in the league, although …

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Nov 15

Arron Afflalo’s shot selection explains his struggles

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Since coming to Orlando in the Dwight Howard trade this summer, Arron Afflalo has been touted as one of the central pieces Rob Hennigan is planning to rebuild around. An elite shooter and solid defender, he seems to be a perfect fit for a young team still in …

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Nov 06

E’Twaun Moore: back-up point guard?

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images A Magic team already expected to struggle got dealt a further blow in the first week of the season, when Jameer Nelson and Hedo Turkoglu were forced to miss games due to injuries. The only starters remaining from the 2009 Finals team, Nelson and Turkoglu were expected to …

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Nov 04

Recap: Orlando Magic 115, Phoenix Suns 94

AP Photo/Reinhold Matay BOX SCORE Of course I saw a 2-0 start for the Magic coming. Who wouldn’t have? The first half couldn’t have gone much worse, which was to be expected. With Jameer Nelson (strained groin) and Hedo Turkoglu (broken hand) sidelined, the Magic had two first-time NBA starters in their lineup in E’Twaun …

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Nov 02

#ORLrank 10: Bo Outlaw

Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images   G MP PER VORP WARP WS/82 2000-2001 80 2534 15.7 3.96 7.5 8.1 Bo Outlaw’s best season with the Magic   When a player doesn’t have any singular elite skill on the basketball court, analysts tend to refer to them as “energy and hustle guys.” It can be taken …

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Aug 31

The Dwight Howard trade: a disaster or a fresh start?

Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images In the two weeks or so since Dwight Howard became a Laker, I’ve gone back and forth countless times on whether or not I actually like the trade for the Magic. The most prevalent criticism — and the most valid — is of the draft picks Orlando received in the …

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Aug 30

Dwight Howard’s lasting impact in Orlando

Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images Dwight Howard is, by some distance, the greatest player in Orlando Magic history. Beyond everything that has transpired in the past two years, beyond the most mutually embarrassing unhappy-superstar saga this side of Vince Carter, that is the ultimate takeaway from the eight seasons he spent with the Magic. He …

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Aug 08

Jacque Vaughn represents low-risk and high-reward

Photo by Fernando Medina/Orlando Magic I must admit that I do not know a lot about Jacque Vaughn, Stan Van Gundy’s recently appointed successor as head coach of the Magic. This works both in his favor and against him when evaluating the decision. On the one hand, he has no real track record of success, …

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Jul 06

The case for trading Dwight Howard to the Lakers

Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images The Orlando Magic are going to trade Dwight Howard sometime between now and the start of training camp in September. That much is clear. Where Otis Smith’s regime made a habit of making franchise-altering decisions based on what they thought would please their mercurial superstar, new general …

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