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Spencer Lund

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Name: Spencer Lund
Date registered: April 1, 2013

Latest posts

  1. Player Profile: Willie Green — October 8, 2014
  2. The measuring stick of NBA starting point guards — August 6, 2014
  3. Five reasons to be happy in Magic kingdom — January 22, 2014
  4. Examining Victor Oladipo in the pick-and-roll — January 9, 2014
  5. The pros and cons of trading Arron Afflalo — December 26, 2013

Most commented posts

  1. The road ahead for the Magic — 10 comments
  2. Let Hedo Turkoglu go — 3 comments
  3. Tracy McGrady and unaccountable greatness — 3 comments
  4. Is it smart to end morning shootarounds? — 2 comments
  5. Waiting for Tobias Harris: Act II — 2 comments

Author's posts listings

Oct 08

Player Profile: Willie Green

Photo by Andrew Fielding-USA TODAY Sports Frankel’s 2014-15 per 36 projections PPG RPG APG TS% PER ASPM 12.2 3.7 2.7 .468 7.2 -3.5 The 33-year-old shooting guard was picked up by the Magic after getting waived by the Clippers, and will be paid the veteran’s minimum ($1.4 million) this season. Green is entering his 12th …

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Aug 06

The measuring stick of NBA starting point guards

Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images Despite my disdain for the first-person POV that dominates NBA writing these days, it’s the only way for me to talk about Jameer Nelson with any sort of individuation. “I” must recount specific memories or encounters “I” had. These would be lost under a third-person objective, or the editorial “we” …

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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

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