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Spencer Lund

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Name: Spencer Lund
Date registered: April 1, 2013

Latest posts

  1. Five reasons to be happy in Magic kingdom — January 22, 2014
  2. Examining Victor Oladipo in the pick-and-roll — January 9, 2014
  3. The pros and cons of trading Arron Afflalo — December 26, 2013
  4. Grades: Memphis Grizzlies 94, Orlando Magic 85 — December 10, 2013
  5. Grades: Philadelphia 76ers 126, Orlando Magic 125 (2OT) — December 4, 2013

Most commented posts

  1. The road ahead for the Magic — 10 comments
  2. Tracy McGrady and unaccountable greatness — 3 comments
  3. Let Hedo Turkoglu go — 3 comments
  4. Is it smart to end morning shootarounds? — 2 comments
  5. Player Profile: Victor Oladipo — 2 comments

Author's posts listings

Jan 22

Five reasons to be happy in Magic kingdom

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images The Magic ended a 10-game losing streak against the Celtics this past weekend, a streak which dated back to 2013. That’s a long stretch to go winless, and Magic fans are predictably perturbed. But this most recent losing streak shouldn’t make the fanbase catatonic with woe, since there’s …

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Jan 09

Examining Victor Oladipo in the pick-and-roll

Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images Victor Oladipo is a rookie guard, still only 21 years old, so he’s struggled a little bit with the pick-and-roll, the predominate action NBA teams run after the implementation of zone defenses and the end of hand-checking. As such, ‘Dipo’s success or failure in the NBA can …

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Dec 26

The pros and cons of trading Arron Afflalo

Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images The Orlando Magic — similar to the Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors, Charlotte Bobcats and a host of other Eastern Conference teams — are wedged between a tank job and the very real possibility they make the playoffs in a flat-lining East. This is both good and bad — …

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Dec 10

Grades: Memphis Grizzlies 94, Orlando Magic 85

Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images   Memphis Grizzlies

Dec 04

Grades: Philadelphia 76ers 126, Orlando Magic 125 (2OT)

Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images   Philadelphia 76ers

Nov 27

Victor Oladipo is still 21 years old

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Kids make mistakes, and in the world of the NBA, 21-year-old Victor Oladipo is still a kid. Sure, he’s a pogo stick on the hardwood, but he’s turning the ball over more than you’d like with very few assists to offset those mistakes. He’s not an NBA-level ballhandler yet, …

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Nov 19

A blueprint to tank harder

Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images At 4-6 on the year, the Orlando Magic have again started hot after most preseason prognosticators lumped them in with the Celtics, the Suns, the Jazz, the Sixers and other like-minded franchises attempting to turn things around through the 2014 NBA Draft. The term “tank” has an odious stank to …

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Nov 08

Grades: Boston Celtics 91, Orlando Magic 89

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images   Boston Celtics

Nov 07

Waiting for Tobias Harris: Act II

Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images A short, semi-fictional play about Orlando forward, Tobias Harris, who’s out indefinitely with an ankle injury. Previously: Act I Characters: Stan Rony Bus driver Tobias Harris Act II: Not the next day, and not the same time, but at the same place. Hours have passed. A deep black …

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Nov 05

Waiting for Tobias Harris: Act I

Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images A short, semi-fictional play about Orlando forward, Tobias Harris, who’s out indefinitely with an ankle injury. Characters: Stan Rony Bus driver Tobias Harris Act I: A country road halfway between Jacksonville and Orlando abutting a bus stop late at night. Rony is lying on a concrete bench nursing …

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