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Scott Rafferty

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Name: Scott Rafferty
Date registered: May 16, 2014

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  1. The ramifications of Nikola Vucevic’s extension — October 22, 2014
  2. The cloudy futures of Vucevic and Harris — October 17, 2014
  3. Player Profile: Andrew Nicholson — October 15, 2014
  4. Player Profile: Channing Frye — October 13, 2014
  5. Player Profile: Ben Gordon — October 7, 2014

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Oct 22

The ramifications of Nikola Vucevic’s extension

Photo by David Manning-USA TODAY Sports According to the Orlando Sentinel’s Josh Robbins, the Orlando Magic and Nikola Vucevic have agreed to a four-year, $53 million extension. The timing of the extension doesn’t come as a huge surprise. The Magic had until October 31 to reach an agreement with Vucevic. If not, he would’ve been …

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Oct 17

The cloudy futures of Vucevic and Harris

Photo by Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports The NBA’s new 9-year, $24 billion TV deal, set to kick in for the 2016-17 season, is going to change the landscape of the league in the coming years. The current deal, signed in 2007, raked in $930 million annually for the NBA from ESPN and Turner Sports. With the …

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Oct 15

Player Profile: Andrew Nicholson

Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images Frankel’s 2014-15 per 36 projections PPG RPG APG TS% PER ASPM 13.7 7.9 0.9 .499 11.0 -2.6 Andrew Nicholson’s sophomore campaign with the Orlando Magic got off to a roaring start. In the team’s season opener against the Indiana Pacers, the 24-year-old forward scored 18 points on 8-for-10 shooting …

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Oct 13

Player Profile: Channing Frye

Photo by Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Frankel’s 2014-15 per 36 projections PPG RPG APG TS% PER ASPM 13.6 6.5 1.5 .552 12.9 +1.2 Two years ago, Channing Frye received news that put his basketball career — and possibly his life — at jeopardy when it was discovered he had an enlarged heart. But after sitting …

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Oct 07

Player Profile: Ben Gordon

Photo by Joshua C. Cruey/Orlando Sentinel Frankel’s 2014-15 per 36 projections PPG RPG APG TS% PER ASPM 12.1 3.7 2.7 .421 6.2 -4.8 It wasn’t long ago that Ben Gordon was one of the NBA’s elite sixth men. But now, at age 31, he’s looking for one more chance to keep his professional basketball career …

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Oct 06

Player Profile: Evan Fournier

Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images Frankel’s 2014-15 per 36 projections PPG RPG APG TS% PER ASPM 16.1 4.8 2.9 .561 12.4 -2.5 After being drafted at the tail end of the first round in the 2012 NBA Draft, Evan Fournier showed some signs of life as a rookie with the Denver Nuggets. …

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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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