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Tim Sartori

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Name: Tim Sartori
Date registered: March 13, 2014

Latest posts

  1. Player Profile: Kyle O’Quinn — October 17, 2014
  2. Player Profile: Nikola Vucevic — October 16, 2014
  3. Player Profile: Victor Oladipo — October 3, 2014
  4. Player Profile: Luke Ridnour — October 1, 2014
  5. Dallas: The next chapter — August 8, 2014

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Oct 17

Player Profile: Kyle O’Quinn

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Frankel’s 2014-15 per 36 projections PPG RPG APG TS% PER ASPM 13.6 11.1 2.5 .529 17.0 -2.6 Kyle O’Quinn was a terrific surprise for Magic fans last season, breaking out of his shell with an excellent sophomore campaign. I covered his development fairly extensively towards the end of …

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Oct 16

Player Profile: Nikola Vucevic

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Frankel’s 2014-15 per 36 projections PPG RPG APG TS% PER ASPM 16.5 11.8 2.1 .540 18.9 +0.9 After being traded from the Sixers to the Magic in the blockbuster Dwight Howard deal, Nikola Vucevic had a breakout season as a sophomore in his 2012-13 campaign. He went on …

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Oct 03

Player Profile: Victor Oladipo

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Frankel’s 2014-15 per 36 projections PPG RPG APG TS% PER ASPM 17.4 5.1 4.9 .535 15.2 +0.0 Coming out of the worst draft class in recent memory, Victor Oladipo’s rookie campaign was relatively impressive. Expectations weren’t very high for a once-shooting guard being slotted into the point guard …

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Oct 01

Player Profile: Luke Ridnour

Photo by Stephen M. Dowell via Getty Images Frankel’s 2014-15 per 36 projections PPG RPG APG TS% PER ASPM 9.2 3.6 5.1 44.0 8.2 -3.9 Luke Ridnour played just 36 games in Milwaukee during the 2013-14 season (starting 12 of them) before being shipped off to Charlotte in a deal at the trade deadline involving …

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Aug 08

Dallas: The next chapter

Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images With Jameer Nelson having finalized a two-year, $6 million deal with the Mavericks last month, he joins just his second different team of his 10-season tenure in the NBA. As has been covered comprehensively during “Jameer Week” here at Magic Basketball, Nelson has been a model for consistency (sans his …

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Jul 11

Grades: Orlando Magic 96, Detroit Pistons 87

Photo by Fernando Medina/Orlando Magic   Orlando Magic 96 Final Recap | Box Score 87 Detroit Pistons Victor Oladipo 7-17 FG | 7-10 FT | 5 REB | 4 AST | 22 PTS | +12 ‘Dipo bullied his way to the rim and played great defense. Despite forcing a few contested jump shots early on, …

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Jul 02

Who is Aaron Gordon and what does he do?

John Raoux, AP Photo On Thursday, the Orlando Magic selected Aaron Gordon with the No. 4 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft to the surprise of many. The general consensus was that the team, in need of a point guard, would select Dante Exum (that need would eventually be filled with the draft day trade …

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Jun 11

Investigating Nikola Vucevic’s path to greatness

Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images Over the past two seasons, Nikola Vucevic has shown us he has the ability to be a serviceable — if not great — big man for the Magic in the coming years. He has continued to refine his offensive game since coming into the league, shooting a …

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May 19

Revisiting Oladipo’s point guard development

Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images In February, after everyone had witnessed Victor Oladipo’s steady development as a point guard in the first few months of his rookie season, Jacque Vaughn said that ‘Dipo may remain a combo guard further into his career. Oladipo-at-point guard was an experiment in having him as a primary …

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Apr 22

The rise of Kyle O’Quinn

Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images While we as basketball fans love to determine improvement through an increase in the main statistical categories, the indication it can give can be minimal at times. Take Kyle O’Quinn for instance: when comparing his stats from this season to last, you’ll notice they’re fairly similar — a slight jump …

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