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Oct 10

Player Profile: Maurice Harkless

Photo by Elsa/Getty Images Frankel’s 2014-15 per 36 projections PPG RPG APG TS% PER ASPM 11.3 4.8 1.5 .536 12.1 -0.4 One of the major story lines heading into the 2013-14 season centered on Harkless spending the offseason reconstructing his jump shot. The thinking was that if Harkless could develop a consistent shot, specifically from …

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Oct 09

Thursday’s Magic Word

Even though he won’t be able to play in Friday’s preseason game against the Pacers in Indianapolis, Victor Oladipo — a former Indiana Hoosier — is looking forward to the road trip. Coach Jacque Vaughn will likely deploy a different starting lineup versus Indiana. A touching story by John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com on Devyn Marble’s …

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Oct 08

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Coach Jacque Vaughn on Elfrid Payton’s performance in the Magic’s preseason opener against the Miami Heat on Tuesday: “I thought he had great composure on the floor, and I love watching him play,” Magic coach Jacque Vaughn said. “He has just a great feel for who to get the ball to, when to get into …

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Oct 02

Thursday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Asked to provide a list of things he worked on, Harkless responded with a long list. He said he focused on his shooting, ball-handling, agility and his finishing around the rim. He also said he emphasized being more consistent on the court.” During the summer, Tobias Harris altered his …

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Oct 01

Fox Sports Florida to televise Magic vs. Flamengo

Via Fox Sports Florida press release: FOX Sports Florida, the regional television home of the Orlando Magic, announced today the network will televise the Magic’s preseason home opener on Wednesday, Oct. 15 at 7:00 p.m., versus Brazil’s Flamengo. David Steele will handle play-by-play duties, alongside color analyst Jeff Turner, with Dante Marchitelli reporting from the …

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Sep 09

Jay Hernandez named Magic assistant coach

Via Orlando Magic press release: The Orlando Magic have named Jay Hernandez assistant coach/player development general manager Rob Hennigan announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deal are not disclosed. “We are extremely excited to add Jay (Hernandez) and his family to the Orlando Magic,” said head coach Jacque Vaughn. “Jay will bring a …

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Jul 02

Who is Aaron Gordon and what does he do?

John Raoux, AP Photo On Thursday, the Orlando Magic selected Aaron Gordon with the No. 4 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft to the surprise of many. The general consensus was that the team, in need of a point guard, would select Dante Exum (that need would eventually be filled with the draft day trade …

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Jun 11

Investigating Nikola Vucevic’s path to greatness

Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images Over the past two seasons, Nikola Vucevic has shown us he has the ability to be a serviceable — if not great — big man for the Magic in the coming years. He has continued to refine his offensive game since coming into the league, shooting a …

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May 23

In defense of Jacque Vaughn

Photo by Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports When the Orlando Magic extended the contract of coach Jacque Vaughn (and GM Rob Hennigan) through the 2015-16 season, the general consensus among Magic fans was that Vaughn was not deserving of his extension. Their reasoning was simple: he has not proven to be a good head coach. Even …

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May 19

Revisiting Oladipo’s point guard development

Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images In February, after everyone had witnessed Victor Oladipo’s steady development as a point guard in the first few months of his rookie season, Jacque Vaughn said that ‘Dipo may remain a combo guard further into his career. Oladipo-at-point guard was an experiment in having him as a primary …

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