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Jan 09

Examining Victor Oladipo in the pick-and-roll

Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images Victor Oladipo is a rookie guard, still only 21 years old, so he’s struggled a little bit with the pick-and-roll, the predominate action NBA teams run after the implementation of zone defenses and the end of hand-checking. As such, ‘Dipo’s success or failure in the NBA can …

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Dec 02

Preview: Orlando Magic at Washington Wizards

Essentials Teams: Orlando Magic at Washington Wizards Date: December 2, 2013 Time: 7:00 p.m. Television: NBA TV Arena: Verizon Center Records Magic: 6-10 Wizards: 8-9 Probable starters Magic: Victor Oladipo E’Twaun Moore Arron Afflalo Glen Davis Nikola Vuvevic Wizards: John Wall Martell Webster Trevor Ariza Nene Hilario Marcin Gortat Advanced stats Magic: Pace: 95.8 (10th …

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Nov 08

Victor Oladipo’s turnovers are a good thing

While Victor Oladipo hasn’t massively burst onto the scene like fellow rookie Michael Carter-Williams, he’s put together a very solid start to the season. He’s scored well, showcased nice vision at times, and, most importantly, been relentless attacking the rim. His defense has been as good as advertised, too. The one rub on what seems …

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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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Mar 29

Preview: Washington Wizards at Orlando Magic

Essentials Teams: Washington Wizards at Orlando Magic Date: March 29, 2013 Time: 7:00 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: Amway Center Records Wizards: 26-45 Magic: 18-54 Probable starters Wizards: John Wall Garrett Temple Chris Singleton Trevor Booker Emeka Okafor Magic: Jameer Nelson DeQuan Jones Maurice Harkless Tobias Harris Kyle O’Quinn Advanced stats Wizards: Pace: 92.1 …

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Apr 13

The awards ballot

Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images With the regular season winding down and the postseason just a mere six days away, I figured I’d do what other writers have been doing lately — reveal my awards ballot. I know that I’m not a member of the Pro Basketball Writers Association, which means I …

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Feb 17

Recap: Orlando Magic 101, Washington Wizards 76

BOX SCORE The Orlando Magic were able to defeat the Washington Wizards by the score of 101-76, sweeping the season series. Rashard Lewis made his return to the Amway Center since being traded on December 18 but unfortunately for him and Magic fans, he was unable to play due to a sprained right knee. Because …

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Dec 20

Reaction roundup

Looking around the web for reaction to the Orlando Magic’s blockbuster trades. Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Actually, the beginning of the end for the [Orlando] Magic as we knew them, came on July 8. That was the night LeBron announced his Decision. That was the night [Otis] Smith knew his team clearly wasn’t good enough …

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Nov 18

A Tough Road Ahead for Jameer Nelson

Via John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com: Scrolling down the Orlando Magic’s upcoming schedule recently, a revelation hit point guard Jameer Nelson like a ton of bricks. With games dead ahead against Steve Nash, Darren Collison, Tony Parker, John Wall and Derrick Rose, Nelson realized there’s an all-star point guard awaiting him at almost every turn. “Every …

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Oct 28

Recap: Orlando Magic 112, Washington Wizards 83

Photo by Fernando Medina BOX SCORE Welcome to the Amway Center. Again. In front of a nationally televised audience, the Orlando Magic christened their regular season home opener by defeating the Washington Wizards by the score of 112-83. For the Magic, they tied the largest margin of victory for a home opener in franchise history. …

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