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Oct 20

Player Profile: Dewayne Dedmon

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Frankel’s 2014-15 per 36 projections PPG RPG APG TS% PER ASPM 9.3 11.8 0.6 .494 10.9 -2.2 The 7-foot Dewayne Dedmon, who went undrafted in the 2013 NBA Draft, spent his rookie year bouncing between three teams, eventually landing with the Magic at the end of the 2013-14 …

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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 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 14

Player Profile: Tobias Harris

Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images Frankel’s 2014-15 per 36 projections PPG RPG APG TS% PER ASPM 18.1 8.1 1.8 .551 17.5 -1.4 After breaking out in the Magic’s last 27 games following the now-infamous J.J. Redick deal, which sent Tobias Harris from Milwaukee to Orlando at the trade deadline in 2012-13, expectations were …

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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 10

Player Profile: Maurice Harkless

Photo by Elsa/Getty Images Frankel’s 2014-15 per 36 projections PPG RPG APG TS% PER ASPM 11.3 4.8 1.5 .536 12.1 -0.4 One of the major story lines heading into the 2013-14 season centered on Harkless spending the offseason reconstructing his jump shot. The thinking was that if Harkless could develop a consistent shot, specifically from …

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Oct 09

Player Profile: Aaron Gordon

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Frankel’s 2014-15 per 36 projections PPG RPG APG TS% PER ASPM N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Aaron Gordon was the first big surprise of the 2014 NBA Draft. The Magic took Gordon instead of Dante Exum, who practically everyone expected to be picked, and in doing so …

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Oct 08

Player Profile: Willie Green

Photo by Andrew Fielding-USA TODAY Sports Frankel’s 2014-15 per 36 projections PPG RPG APG TS% PER ASPM 12.2 3.7 2.7 .468 7.2 -3.5 The 33-year-old shooting guard was picked up by the Magic after getting waived by the Clippers, and will be paid the veteran’s minimum ($1.4 million) this season. Green is entering his 12th …

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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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