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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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May 17

Looking a franchise in the mirror

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images As the Oklahoma City Thunder, scheduled to face off against the Dallas Mavericks in the 2011 NBA Western Conference Finals later tonight, continue their quest towards progressing to the Finals, it’s hard not to look at the roster constructed by general manager Sam Presti and begin the process of …

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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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Mar 28

Stan Van Gundy, Derrick Rose, and the MVP race

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Stan Van Gundy made waves Wednesday when he told reporters asking about the MVP race, “I don’t think it’s wide open. The media seems to have made their decision, and they’re the ones that vote. Derrick Rose has it. I haven’t really read or heard a media guy …

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