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Jan 23

Thursday’s Magic Word

Kurt Helin of ProBasketballTalk tabs Arron Afflalo as an All-Star reserve in the Eastern Conference. So does Tom Haberstroh of ESPN Insider. He had this to say about Afflalo: “With Irving voted into the starting lineup, everyone gets moved down a peg on my list. And that puts Afflalo in my wild-card slot. Afflalo was …

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Dec 15

Grades: Oklahoma City Thunder 101, Orlando Magic 98

Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images   Oklahoma City Thunder

Dec 15

Preview: Orlando Magic at Oklahoma City Thunder

Essentials Teams: Orlando Magic at Oklahoma City Thunder Date: December 15, 2013 Time: 7:00 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: Chesapeake Energy Arena Records Magic: 7-16 Thunder: 18-4 Probable starters Magic: Jameer Nelson Victor Oladipo Arron Afflalo Glen Davis Nikola Vucevic Thunder: Russell Westbrook Thabo Sefolosha Kevin Durant Serge Ibaka Kendrick Perkins Advanced stats Magic: …

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Oct 04

Player Profile: Arron Afflalo

Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images Frankel’s 2013-14 projections PPG RPG APG TS% PER 16.1 3.2 3.4 52.4 13.5 Arron Afflalo’s first season with the Orlando Magic, after arriving from the Denver Nuggets in the Dwight Howard trade, revealed his limitations as a player on both sides of the ball. Unlike in Denver, where …

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Oct 03

3-on-3: Will Victor Oladipo win Rookie of the Year?

Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images Since being drafted by the Orlando Magic, Victor Oladipo has made plenty of headlines. He wore Google Glass on NBA draft day. He experimented at point guard in Summer League. He went toe-to-toe with Kevin Durant in the Goodman League. And he upset Cavs fans by telling Magic …

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May 22

Orlando Magic ‘win’ the second pick

Photo by Fernando Medina/Orlando Magic “With Pat Williams at the helm, did you really think the Orlando Magic were going to lose the ping pong battle? Williams is like a talisman next to a rabbit’s foot in the pocket of a voodoo priest simultaneously sticking pins in makeshift dolls of the other 13 teams.” That’s …

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Mar 22

Preview: Oklahoma City Thunder at Orlando Magic

Essentials Teams: Oklahoma City Thunder at Orlando Magic Date: March 22, 2013 Time: 7:00 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: Amway Center Records Thunder: 50-19 Magic: 18-51 Probable starters Thunder: Russell Westbrook Thabo Sefolosha Kevin Durant Serge Ibaka Kendrick Perkins Magic: Jameer Nelson Arron Afflalo Maurice Harkless Tobias Harris Kyle O’Quinn Advanced stats Thunder: Pace: …

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Mar 16

Grades: Oklahoma City Thunder 117, Orlando Magic 104

Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images   Oklahoma City Thunder 117 Final Recap | Box Score 104 Orlando Magic Nikola Vucevic 8-15 FG | 5-5 FT | 14 REB | 1 AST | 21 PTS | -1 The good? Vucevic got his customary double-double. The bad? He wasn’t much of a rim protector. …

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Mar 15

Preview: Orlando Magic at Oklahoma City Thunder

Essentials Teams: Orlando Magic at Oklahoma City Thunder Date: March 15, 2013 Time: 8:00 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: Chesapeake Energy Arena Records Magic: 18-47 Thunder: 48-17 Probable starters Magic: Jameer Nelson Arron Afflalo Maurice Harkless Tobias Harris Nikola Vucevic Thunder: Russell Westbrook Thabo Sefolosha Kevin Durant Serge Ibaka Kendrick Perkins Advanced stats Magic: …

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Mar 07

Nikola Vucevic: the Magic’s big bargain

Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images When Bill Simmons wrote at Grantland last week that Nikola Vucevic has the 11th-best bargain contract in the NBA, he was not just whistling Dixie. Not only is Vucevic averaging a double-double (12.3 ppg and 11.4 rpg), he’s also shown the capacity to put up huge numbers (just …

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