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Scott Rafferty

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Name: Scott Rafferty
Date registered: May 16, 2014

Latest posts

  1. How good can Evan Fournier become? — August 20, 2014
  2. Analyzing how Channing Frye fits with the Magic — August 13, 2014
  3. The end of an era — August 4, 2014
  4. Grades: Boston Celtics 76, Orlando Magic 67 — July 10, 2014
  5. Grades: Memphis Grizzlies 80, Orlando Magic 73 — July 8, 2014

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Aug 20

How good can Evan Fournier become?

Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images In late June, the Orlando Magic traded a proven player and their leading scorer to the Denver Nuggets for, essentially, two unknowns, which in most cases isn’t a smart move. With the 56th overall pick in the 2014 draft, which was included in the trade, the Magic acquired Devyn …

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Aug 13

Analyzing how Channing Frye fits with the Magic

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images The Orlando Magic are being patient with their rebuild, which is a good sign for Magic fans (even if they are growing restless). It’s going to take time for the Magic to construct a roster that mirrors anything like the one that made them title contenders in the …

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Aug 04

The end of an era

Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images From 2007 to 2012, the Orlando Magic were a powerhouse in the Eastern Conference. Over those five seasons, they won 65.7 percent of their regular season games, represented the Eastern Conference in the NBA Finals once, raised three Southeast Division banners, and posted a playoff record of 31-28 …

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Jul 10

Grades: Boston Celtics 76, Orlando Magic 67

Photo by Fernando Medina/Orlando Magic   Boston Celtics 76 Final Recap | Box Score 67 Orlando Magic Seth Curry 5-10 FG | 1-2 FT | 0 REB | 0 AST | 15 PTS | -12 Curry scored eight of his team-high 15 points over a two minute period in the second quarter, helping the Magic build …

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Jul 08

Grades: Memphis Grizzlies 80, Orlando Magic 73

Photo by Fernando Medina/Orlando Magic   Memphis Grizzlies 80 Final Recap | Box Score 73 Orlando Magic Dewayne Dedmon 3-4 FG | 7-10 FT | 3 REB | 2 AST | 13 PTS | +1 For the second game in a row, Dedmon was a force on both ends of the court. He did the …

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Jul 05

Grades: Orlando Magic 83, Philadelphia 76ers 77

Photo by Fernando Medina/Orlando Magic   Orlando Magic 83 Final Recap | Box Score 77 Philadelphia 76ers Victor Oladipo 6-11 FG | 4-4 FT | 6 REB | 3 AST | 18 PTS | +17 Oladipo had his fingerprints all over this game. Defensively, he hounded the 76ers’ guards by picking them up full court …

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Jun 27

Magic prioritize athleticism and defense in draft

Photo by Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports It has been a whirlwind 24 hours for the Orlando Magic. In the hours leading up to the draft, the team’s leading scorer for the past two seasons, Arron Afflalo, was traded to the Denver Nuggets for Evan Fournier and the 56th pick (Devyn Marble). Then, in the draft, …

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Jun 27

Examining the Arron Afflalo trade

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Since the season ended for the Orlando Magic in the middle of April, there has been a lot of talk about Arron Afflalo’s future with the team. The 28-year-old was stuck in limbo, putting up big numbers in the prime of his career for a franchise that is …

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Jun 04

Determining Arron Afflalo’s future

Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images There weren’t many bright spots for the Orlando Magic in the 2013-14 season, but one of them was certainly the emergence of Arron Afflalo. Afflalo joined the team in the notorious Dwight Howard, 12-player trade, and as the primary option on a lottery-destined roster in 2012-13, he struggled out of the …

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May 22

Tobias Harris: starter or sixth man?

Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images Two seasons ago, Tobias Harris joined the Orlando Magic, by way of Milwaukee, in the now famed J.J. Redick trade at the February deadline. Before swapping his green and red jersey for Dwight’s old uniform (which flustered the big man), Harris had spent the better part of his first two …

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