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Jan 09

Examining Victor Oladipo in the pick-and-roll

Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images Victor Oladipo is a rookie guard, still only 21 years old, so he’s struggled a little bit with the pick-and-roll, the predominate action NBA teams run after the implementation of zone defenses and the end of hand-checking. As such, ‘Dipo’s success or failure in the NBA can …

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Jan 07

Grades: Los Angeles Clippers 101, Orlando Magic 81

Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images   Los Angeles Clippers

Nov 06

Preview: Los Angeles Clippers at Orlando Magic

Essentials Teams: Los Angeles Clippers at Orlando Magic Date: November 6, 2013 Time: 7:00 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: Amway Center Records Clippers: 3-1 Magic: 2-2 Probable starters Clippers: Chris Paul J.J. Redick Jared Dudley Blake Griffin DeAndre Jordan Magic: Jameer Nelson Arron Afflalo Maurice Harkless Jason Maxiell Nikola Vuvevic Advanced stats Clippers: Pace: …

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Nov 06

Jacque Vaughn and playing time

Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images One week into the 2013-2014 season, the Orlando Magic are 2-2. They’ve won two consecutive games against playoff contenders by more than 20 points, lost in overtime at Minnesota, and put a legitimate scare into the undefeated Indiana Pacers on the road in the season opener. The Magic currently rank …

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Oct 24

Meet Victor Oladipo, the post player

Photos by D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images Victor Oladipo’s best asset might be his versatility. Few guards in the league boast his combination of strength, length, athleticism, intensity and burgeoning overall offensive skill-set. In Oladipo, the Orlando Magic drafted a player certainly capable of defending multiple positions. And this summer, the Magic made clear …

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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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Jun 14

2010-2011 Player Evaluation: Jason Richardson

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images 2010-2011 regular season Jason Richardson Games Played 55 Minutes Played 34.9 adj. +/- -5.14 net +/- +2.2 statistical +/- +2.29 PER 13.2 WARP 6.4 Win Shares/48 .126

Jun 07

2010-2011 Player Evaluation: Jameer Nelson

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images North America 2010-2011 regular season Jameer Nelson Games Played 76 Minutes Played 30.5 adj. +/- -3.54 net +/- +2.1 statistical +/- +2.20 PER 15.4 WARP 5.6 Win Shares/48 .137

May 12

3-on-3 roundtable: The past, present, and future of the Orlando Magic

Photo by Handout/Getty Images It’s May and the Orlando Magic aren’t playing basketball right now. Weird. The last time the Magic weren’t playing basketball in May was in 2007 when they were swept by the Detroit Pistons in the first round, which was Brian Hill’s final year as the head coach. Once head coach Stan …

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May 10

Dwight Howard’s future under the microscope

Via Ken Berger of CBSSports.com: Of the teams [Dwight] Howard is likely to consider when exercising his early-termination option after next season — sources say the Lakers, Knicks and Nets are the strong favorites — L.A. is the one with the most attractive trade assets. The massive contracts attached to the Lakers’ most desirable players …

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