Andrew Nicholson | Magic Basketball - Part 6

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Oct 16

Preview: Orlando Magic at Houston Rockets

Essentials Teams: Orlando Magic at Houston Rockets Date: October 16, 2013 Time: 8:00 p.m. Television: NBATV Arena: Toyota Center Records Magic: 20-62 Rockets: 45-37 Probable starters Magic: Jameer Nelson Arron Afflalo Maurice Harkless Andrew Nicholson Nikola Vuvevic Rockets: Patrick Beverley James Harden Omri Casspi Francisco Garcia Dwight Howard Advanced stats Magic: Pace: 92.2 (14th of …

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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 11

How to graciously root for a loser

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images I’m a Buffalo Bills fan. I know I’m writing for a basketball blog, and this is the second time I’ve mentioned a different team sport, but if you’ll bear with me for a second, it’ll come together shortly. The Bills — if you don’t know — haven’t made …

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Oct 10

Thursday’s Magic Word

Sean Fennessey of Grantland is excited about Victor Oladipo: “He is a treasure to watch; he appears to be driving himself insane on every possession, consumed by the need to be ubiquitous. He is Ed Reed and Benedict Cumberbatch and a frothing roadrunner all rolled into one.” What’s the best-case scenario for the Orlando Magic …

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Oct 02

The balancing act in rebuilding

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images There is an elephant in the room in Magic camp as the 2013-14 season gets ready to commence. Actually, there are two elephants — Glen Davis, who is about as big as an actual elephant, and Arron Afflalo, a slightly smaller one. The big question as the second …

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Jul 11

Grades: Orlando Magic 90, Philadelphia 76ers 89

Photo by Fernando Medina/Orlando Magic   Orlando Magic 90 Final Recap | Box Score 89 Philadelphia 76ers Victor Oladipo 7-16 FG | 7-8 FT | 3 REB | 6 AST | 24 PTS | -2 It speaks volumes to the trust the Magic already have in Oladipo to not call a timeout with the game …

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Jul 11

Days of future present

Photo by Fernando Medina/Orlando Magic Few teams come to Summer League with more than one or two rotation players. Fewer still come with multiple players that are expected to be focal points for the team in the upcoming season. Few teams are the Orlando Magic. What we’ve seen from the Magic so far this week …

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Jul 10

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Victor Oladipo has turned heads not only with his ability to get to the rim, but with his jump shooting as well. Oladipo has been better than expected in the Orlando Pro Summer League so far. Is unrestricted free agent Josh Selby worth taking a flyer on if you’re general manager Rob Hennigan? Tyler Lashbrook …

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Jul 09

Grades: Miami Heat 94, Orlando Magic 80

Photo by Fernando Medina/Orlando Magic   Miami Heat 94 Final Recap | Box Score 80 Orlando Magic Victor Oladipo 4-7 FG | 12-14 FT | 5 REB | 2 AST | 22 PTS | -11 Oladipo continues to prove wrong the skeptics that thought his improved shooting percentages at Indiana were outliers. He showed little …

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