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Dec 30

Monday’s Magic Word

The Orlando Magic are on a rare two-game winning streak. Arron Afflalo keeps putting up All-Star caliber numbers. Afflalo has scored 20-plus points in six straight games. During that span, he’s averaging 24.0 points per game with a .693 True Shooting percentage. Tyler Lashbrook of Orlando Pinstriped Post: “What Hennigan is looking for–from Jacque Vaughn …

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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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Dec 23

Rediscovering Tobias Harris

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Tobias Harris played nearly 1,000 minutes for the Magic last season after being acquired from the Milwaukee Bucks in the J.J. Redick trade. But after the season was over, Harris was still somewhat of an unknown quantity. He was a stretch four that didn’t bring much stretch to the …

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Dec 10

Grades: Memphis Grizzlies 94, Orlando Magic 85

Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images   Memphis Grizzlies

Dec 05

3-on-3: Surprises and disappointments

Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images What’s caught our eyes through the Magic’s first month of the season? Our panel weighs in with their most pleasant surprises and disappointments thus far. 1. Which player has been the biggest surprise? Jacob Frankel: Andrew Nicholson. He himself hasn’t been a surprise, but his scant playing …

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Nov 27

Victor Oladipo is still 21 years old

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Kids make mistakes, and in the world of the NBA, 21-year-old Victor Oladipo is still a kid. Sure, he’s a pogo stick on the hardwood, but he’s turning the ball over more than you’d like with very few assists to offset those mistakes. He’s not an NBA-level ballhandler yet, …

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Nov 25

Grades: Phoenix Suns 104, Orlando Magic 96

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images   Phoenix Suns

Nov 21

Orlando’s starting lineup is bad

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images The Orlando Magic’s starting lineup is a typical blend of NBA player archetypes. Scorers, defenders, veterans, youngsters, and leaders — this is a group that makes utmost basketball sense on paper, especially considering the litany of options Jacque Vaughn has at his disposal coming off the bench. Any …

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Nov 19

A blueprint to tank harder

Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images At 4-6 on the year, the Orlando Magic have again started hot after most preseason prognosticators lumped them in with the Celtics, the Suns, the Jazz, the Sixers and other like-minded franchises attempting to turn things around through the 2014 NBA Draft. The term “tank” has an odious stank to …

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Nov 17

Grades: Dallas Mavericks 108, Orlando Magic 100

AP Photo/Willie J. Allen Jr.   Dallas Mavericks

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