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Dec 31

3-on-3: Looking back at 2013

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images It has been a wild year in 2013. Which teams and players can stake claim to the title of Biggest Surprise? Which are just glad to see the calendar flip to 2014? Our panel of experts discusses the best of 2013 for the Orlando Magic. 1. Which player …

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Dec 30

Staying ahead of the statistical revolution

Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images Though a rising tide ostensibly lifts all boats, the trend toward analytically-minded NBA head coaches has left Orlando Magic coach Jacque Vaughn adrift in the wake of public opinion. And it’s too bad, too, as Vaughn and the Magic were a year ahead of the curve. This past …

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Nov 15

The efficient Arron Afflalo has returned

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images About two days after the NBA season started, an old friend called me and asked how Arron Afflalo was going to do this season. He had just picked him up in his fantasy draft. I simply laughed in response. But look who’s laughing now. Nine games into the …

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Nov 07

Thursday’s Magic Word

Nights like Nikola Vucevic’s 30-20 game reinforce the fact that the Dwight Howard trade worked out just fine for the Orlando Magic. Vucevic earned an A for his performance against the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday. DeAndre Jordan got thoroughly outplayed by Vucevic. Head coach Doc Rivers talks about Glen Davis’ tenure with the Boston …

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Oct 25

Examining the Magic’s cap situation

Source: ShamSports.com With all kinds of new harsh taxes and roster building limitations based on how a team spends its money, salary cap management is becoming ever more important. This isn’t an issue for the Orlando Magic yet, as they’re largely stocked with young guys still on cheap deals that are preset. But there are …

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Oct 04

Player Profile: Arron Afflalo

Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images Frankel’s 2013-14 projections PPG RPG APG TS% PER 16.1 3.2 3.4 52.4 13.5 Arron Afflalo’s first season with the Orlando Magic, after arriving from the Denver Nuggets in the Dwight Howard trade, revealed his limitations as a player on both sides of the ball. Unlike in Denver, where …

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Apr 18

The road ahead for the Magic

AP Photo/John Raoux The 30-year-old whippersnapper general manager of the Orlando Magic, Rob Hennigan, was brought in to lead the Orlando Magic brain trust in their attempt to remake the roster through draft picks, not with the usual flashy free agent signings. It’s a track similar to the one navigated by his mentors — Sam …

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Apr 10

Let Hedo Turkoglu go

Photo by Cameron Browne/NBAE via Getty Images He’s old and slow, but that’s not the only reason Hedo Turkoglu should go. The Orlando Magic are a franchise on the mend after the “put Dwight Howard in the middle and spread the floor with 3-point shooting” experiment ended in recriminations, and finally with Howard getting dealt …

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Apr 05

Meet the Magic’s small forward of the future

Photos by D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images One of the bright spots during a post-Dwight Howard rebuilding season, in which the Orlando Magic have lost 59 of their first 76 games, is the play of rookie small forward Maurice Harkless. He was one of the players brought over from Philadelphia in the three-team mega-trade …

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Mar 15

Replicating the OKC model

Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images Tonight’s game between the Orlando Magic and Oklahoma City Thunder is very likely to end a certain way. The Thunder are one of the league’s best teams, perhaps the only reasonable candidate, aside from the San Antonio Spurs, to topple the Heat from their throne. The Magic are …

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