Analysis | Magic Basketball - Part 9

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Dec 23

Orlando Magic 2011-2012 season preview

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images adj. +/- net +/- stat. +/- PER WARP Win Shares/48 Ryan Anderson +8.29 +4.8 +4.27 19.0 8.5 .217 Glen Davis +1.06 -5.8 -0.96 12.8 -0.7 .102 Chris Duhon -6.83 -4.9 -6.77 5.6 -1.7 .015 Dwight Howard +14.09 +9.8 +7.24 26.0 20.5 .236 Jameer Nelson -3.54 +2.1 +2.20 15.4 5.6 .137 J.J. …

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Dec 19

Player to watch: LeBron James

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images Magic Basketball previews the 2011-2012 NBA season with a look at the players we’re most excited to watch this year. I’ll be honest with you. When thinking about the player I’m most excited to watch this year, I tried to be in vogue and pick a rising star like Eric …

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Dec 07

Is Ryan Anderson more than a role player?

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images I’m met with an interesting dilemma regarding Ryan Anderson. He is better across the board in offensive statistics than Brandon Bass, who shares his position. But pound for pound Bass is a better defender than Anderson. So how can you maximize Anderson’s game without making him a starter or …

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Dec 07

Brief thoughts on the Magic’s schedule

Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images Christmas Day The Orlando Magic kick off the 2011-2012 season on Christmas Day against the Oklahoma City Thunder on the road. For the casual NBA fans, Dwight Howard, Kevin Durant, and Russell Westbrook will do more than enough to pique their interest in the game. But a player …

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Dec 01

The enigma that is Jameer Nelson

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images When I think of Jameer Nelson, I think of inconsistency. I think of a player that’s the very definition of that word. Nelson has spent seven seasons in the NBA carving out a niche as a maddeningly inconsistent player that teases you with pure brilliance. Sometimes that brilliance lasts …

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Aug 18

Remembering Game 2 of the 2009 NBA Finals

Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images Game 2 of the 2009 NBA Finals is hard to watch for many reasons. It was a loss, for one thing. But far more painful is the memory of a confident, exciting group of guys who did a lot of things right. I would not go so far as to …

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Aug 09

Remembering Game 1 of the 2009 NBA Eastern Conference Finals

Photo by Elsa/Getty Images I recently revisited Game 1 of the 2009 NBA Eastern Conference Finals between the Magic and Cavs. Cleveland was hot, and maybe even the team to beat coming into the series. Orlando had other intentions, though. My foggy memory was filled with ideas of a three-point shootout, a lot of LeBron …

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Jul 22

Remembering Game 1 of the 1995 NBA Finals

Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images The memory of Game 1 of the 1995 Finals will haunt Magic fans forever. It was a stage where Shaq showed that he would someday be one of the greatest players to play the game, but would have to go head-to-head with another future Hall of Fame center. It …

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Jul 21

Style of play and wins

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Pythagorean wins is a formula that converts points scored and allowed into a predicted winning percentage. The results can show, among other things, teams that over/under perform, win/lose many close games, or just experience good/bad luck. To predict an NBA team’s winning percentage, the following calculation is performed: (Points …

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Jun 22

Fran Vazquez re-signs with FC Barcelona

Via Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: The former [Orlando] Magic first-round draft pick on Tuesday extended his contract with Regal FC Barçelona by one year to run through the 2011-12 season, ending the Magic’s immediate hopes of adding [Fran] Vázquez to their roster. But Vázquez’s Spain-based agent, José Cobelo, said in a phone interview …

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