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Aug 08

Dallas: The next chapter

Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images With Jameer Nelson having finalized a two-year, $6 million deal with the Mavericks last month, he joins just his second different team of his 10-season tenure in the NBA. As has been covered comprehensively during “Jameer Week” here at Magic Basketball, Nelson has been a model for consistency (sans his …

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Jan 13

Preview: Orlando Magic at Dallas Mavericks

Essentials Teams: Orlando Magic at Dallas Mavericks Date: January 13, 2014 Time: 8:30 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: American Airlines Center Records Magic: 10-27 Mavericks: 22-16 Probable starters Magic: Jameer Nelson Victor Oladipo Maurice Harkless Tobias Harris Glen Davis Mavericks: Jose Calderon Monta Ellis Jae Crowder Dirk Nowitzki Samuel Dalembert Advanced stats Magic: Pace: …

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Nov 17

Grades: Dallas Mavericks 108, Orlando Magic 100

AP Photo/Willie J. Allen Jr.   Dallas Mavericks

Nov 16

Preview: Dallas Mavericks at Orlando Magic

Essentials Teams: Dallas Mavericks at Orlando Magic Date: November 16, 2013 Time: 7:00 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: Amway Center Records Mavericks: 5-4 Magic: 4-5 Probable starters Bucks: Jose Calderon Monta Ellis Shawn Marion Dirk Nowitzki Sam Dalembert Magic: Jameer Nelson Arron Afflalo Maurice Harkless Jason Maxiell Nikola Vuvevic Advanced stats Mavericks: Pace: 98.2 …

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Nov 15

Friday’s Mini-Magic Word

Jameer Nelson, a 10-year veteran, is living in the moment as the Orlando Magic eye the future with players like Nikola Vucevic, Kyle O’Quinn and Victor Oladipo. Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Reserve Magic big man Kyle O’Quinn injured his right ankle during Wednesday’s win over the Milwaukee Bucks and sat out practice Thursday …

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Sep 06

The dunk heard ’round the world

Photo by Getty Images Before his dunk on Shawn Bradley, before 13 in 35, before 62, and before 2003, Tracy McGrady wowed everyone with his self alley-oop dunk in the 2002 NBA All-Star Game in Philadelphia. It was an iconic play that will forever be remembered every All-Star weekend as one of the defining moments …

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Apr 03

Five creative ways to recover from a concussion

Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images Nikola Vucevic is back and a double-double machine again. He recorded his 39th double-double on the year when he dropped 12 points and grabbed 13 rebounds against the Houston Rockets on Monday. His solid showing was a long way from the fragile state he was in earlier last …

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Jul 21

Style of play and wins

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Pythagorean wins is a formula that converts points scored and allowed into a predicted winning percentage. The results can show, among other things, teams that over/under perform, win/lose many close games, or just experience good/bad luck. To predict an NBA team’s winning percentage, the following calculation is performed: (Points …

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Jun 30

2010-2011 Player Evaluation: Ryan Anderson

Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images 2010-2011 regular season Ryan Anderson Games Played 64 Minutes Played 22.3 adj. +/- +8.29 net +/- +4.8 statistical +/- +4.27 PER 19.0 WARP 8.5 Win Shares/48 .217

Feb 17

Thursday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Here’s Dwight Howard’s chance to win MVP. His best chance. Why? Because he can lead a Magic comeback in the stretch run — and don’t we love comeback stories? I mean, there’s really not an overwhelming MVP favorite to date. Let’s review: LeBron James, obviously. But then sometimes you …

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