Andrew Nicholson | Magic Basketball - Part 7

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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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Jul 09

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Maurice Harkless and Andrew Nicholson stood out in Day 2 at the Orlando Pro Summer League. Nicholson gets additional Summer League kudos from Kurt Helin of ProBasketballTalk: “If you watched him at all last season you knew this guy was good. In Summer League what he has shown is a lot of polish and a …

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Jul 08

Monday’s Magic Word

Via the Orlando Magic: “Glen Davis underwent a surgical procedure today to replace the screw in his left foot. Davis originally suffered a left foot fracture of the 5th metatarsal during a game against the New York Knicks on January 30, 2013. He is expected to resume basketball-related activity later this summer.” Josh Robbins of …

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Jul 08

Grades: Oklahoma City Thunder 79, Orlando Magic 78

Photo by Fernando Medina/Orlando Magic   Oklahoma City Thunder 79 Final Recap | Box Score 78 Orlando Magic Andrew Nicholson 7-13 FG | 5-6 FT | 4 REB | 3 AST | 19 PTS | -4 Nicholson rebounded from his poor shooting performance on Sunday. He wasn’t backing down people as often as he did …

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