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Dec 05

The similarities between O’Quinn and Gortat

AP Photo/Ben Margot Kyle O’Quinn missed 15 of the Magic’s first 16 games of the regular season because of a sprained left ankle. Since returning to the rotation on November 26, O’Quinn has put up modest numbers off the bench, averaging 8.5 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and 1.2 blocks per game in 15.7 minutes per …

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Dec 02

Tobias Harris: Numbers guy or good player?

Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images There is a difference between a “numbers guy” and a player who can be an important piece on a good team. It’s a distinction not obvious to most. For example, I would say most people who don’t religiously follow the NBA believe that Michael Carter-Williams and Josh Smith …

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Nov 20

Nikola Vucevic: Center of the Magic’s offense

Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images On Monday night, Nikola Vucevic shredded the Pistons’ defense in the Magic’s 107-93 win. He knocked down midrange jump shots, he scored on the block and on putbacks, and most importantly, he was a player the Magic could throw the ball to and expect to get a decent …

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Nov 17

Grades: Orlando Magic 107, Detroit Pistons 93

Photo by Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images   Orlando Magic 107 Final Recap | Box Score 93 Detroit Pistons Nikola Vucevic 10-18 FG | 5-5 FT | 14 REB | 3 AST | 25 PTS | +19 Andre Drummond is widely regarded as one of the top young centers in the NBA, with Dwight Howard-like …

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Nov 15

Grades: Washington Wizards 98, Orlando Magic 93

Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images   Washington Wizards 98 Final Recap | Box Score 93 Orlando Magic Nikola Vucevic 6-10 FG | 2-2 FT | 2 BLK | 11 REB | 14 PTS | +3 Another game. Another double-double for Vucevic, who has seven double-doubles in the Magic’s first 11 games (in two …

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Nov 11

Patience wearing thin on Jacque Vaughn

AP Photo/John Raoux Jacque Vaughn joined the Orlando Magic at a tough time, when the franchise pressed the reset button and moved on from the SVG-Dwight era. Now, in year three as the head coach, pressure is starting to mount. Magic fans have made it clear that they don’t think he’s the right man for the …

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Nov 06

Grades: Orlando Magic 91, Philadelphia 76ers 89

Photo by Jesse Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images   Orlando Magic 91 Final Recap | Box Score 89 Philadelphia 76ers Nikola Vucevic 8-16 FG | 1-1 FT | 5 REB | 3 AST | 17 PTS | -5 When Dwight Howard played for the Magic, his lefty hook was the most reliable hook shot in his …

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Oct 22

Grades: Houston Rockets 90, Orlando Magic 89

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images   Houston Rockets 90 Final Recap | Box Score 89 Orlando Magic Nikola Vucevic 6-7 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 BLK | 6 REB | 12 PTS | 0 The newly-minted $53 million man had himself a near-flawless game against the Rockets. It helped that Houston didn’t …

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Oct 22

The ramifications of Nikola Vucevic’s extension

Photo by David Manning-USA TODAY Sports According to the Orlando Sentinel’s Josh Robbins, the Orlando Magic and Nikola Vucevic have agreed to a four-year, $53 million extension. The timing of the extension doesn’t come as a huge surprise. The Magic had until October 31 to reach an agreement with Vucevic. If not, he would’ve been …

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Oct 16

Player Profile: Nikola Vucevic

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Frankel’s 2014-15 per 36 projections PPG RPG APG TS% PER ASPM 16.5 11.8 2.1 .540 18.9 +0.9 After being traded from the Sixers to the Magic in the blockbuster Dwight Howard deal, Nikola Vucevic had a breakout season as a sophomore in his 2012-13 campaign. He went on …

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