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Feb 26

Prospect Profile: Andrew Wiggins

Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images Wiggins’ 2013-14 stats at Kansas PPG RPG APG TS% PER 16.3 5.8 1.6 56.2 21.0 Andrew Wiggins was the presumptive top pick going into his freshman year at Kansas, but in what is becoming a yearly tradition with one-and-done prospects, he hasn’t lived up to the hype. Worse yet, he’s …

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Oct 18

Player Profile: Kyle O’Quinn

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Frankel’s 2013-14 projections PPG RPG APG TS% PER 1.4 1.3 0.3 53.7 15.9 Kyle O’Quinn will never surprise. Blessed with acceptable height, a strong frame and arms that go for days, he’s athletic enough to capably defend a lion’s share of power forwards and centers, and offers surprising …

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Oct 17

Player Profile: Nikola Vucevic

Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images Frankel’s 2013-14 projections PPG RPG APG TS% PER 15.0 11.8 2.0 56.1 20.2 By now you know the story of Nikola Vucevic, which has become an urban legend of sorts. He was acquired by the Orlando Magic, by way of Philadelphia, in the Dwight Howard blockbuster trade during …

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Oct 16

Player Profile: Romero Osby

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Frankel’s 2013-14 projections PPG RPG APG TS% PER N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Romero Osby is a high-energy forward with good character who works hard — exactly the type of young player that general manager Rob Hennigan likes. He can score near the basket and doesn’t shy away …

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Oct 15

Player Profile: Jason Maxiell

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Frankel’s 2013-14 projections PPG RPG APG TS% PER 4.2 3.9 0.4 48.2 10.6 Jason Maxiell, through no fault of his own, had to bear the brunt of anger from Pistons fans last season because of his location on the depth chart, which was right in front of Andre …

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Oct 14

Player Profile: Andrew Nicholson

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Frankel’s 2013-14 projections PPG RPG APG TS% PER 8.5 4.0 0.6 56.7 15.8 Will he come into his own? Will he ride the train of mediocrity? Will he show us a side of him that we haven’t seen? I’m not sure, but Andrew Nicholson has a good amount …

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Oct 11

Player Profile: Glen Davis

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Frankel’s 2013-14 projections PPG RPG APG TS% PER 12.6 6.3 1.8 49.2 14.8 The good news for Glen Davis is that he’s being smart and not rushing back from his foot injury, especially after suffering a setback in rehab — he underwent surgery to replace a screw in …

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Oct 10

Player Profile: Maurice Harkless

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images Frankel’s 2013-14 projections PPG RPG APG TS% PER 8.5 4.2 0.8 49.7 13.2 Maurice Harkless is potential incarnate. At 6-foot-9 with near-elite athletic ability, broad shoulders and hands that brush his knees, his is the physical model from which all modern day forwards should be constructed. But as anyone who …

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Oct 09

Player Profile: Tobias Harris

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images Frankel’s 2013-14 projections PPG RPG APG TS% PER 17.9 7.5 1.9 55.4 18.8 After being buried on the bench for the first half of last season, Tobias Harris broke out in a big way after being inserted into the starting lineup for the Orlando Magic. His per 36 numbers with …

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Oct 08

Player Profile: Doron Lamb

Photos by D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images Frankel’s 2013-14 projections PPG RPG APG TS% PER 1.0 3.3 2.4 42.5 5.1 Magic fans are constantly going to have to have perspective this season, that Orlando’s goal is to lose. Bad players playing lots of minutes is a good thing. With that in mind, Doron Lamb …

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