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Nov 11

Patience wearing thin on Jacque Vaughn

AP Photo/John Raoux Jacque Vaughn joined the Orlando Magic at a tough time, when the franchise pressed the reset button and moved on from the SVG-Dwight era. Now, in year three as the head coach, pressure is starting to mount. Magic fans have made it clear that they don’t think he’s the right man for the …

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Oct 14

Player Profile: Tobias Harris

Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images Frankel’s 2014-15 per 36 projections PPG RPG APG TS% PER ASPM 18.1 8.1 1.8 .551 17.5 -1.4 After breaking out in the Magic’s last 27 games following the now-infamous J.J. Redick deal, which sent Tobias Harris from Milwaukee to Orlando at the trade deadline in 2012-13, expectations were …

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Aug 07

2009: The year of Jameer Nelson

Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images Looking back at Jameer Nelson’s 10-year tenure in Orlando, the 2008-09 season will forever remain his finest year in a Magic uniform. For 42 magical games, Nelson was a pick-and-roll assassin that shot the ball with deadly efficiency. Nelson’s brief transformation in becoming a basketball savant actually began in the …

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Aug 06

The measuring stick of NBA starting point guards

Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images Despite my disdain for the first-person POV that dominates NBA writing these days, it’s the only way for me to talk about Jameer Nelson with any sort of individuation. “I” must recount specific memories or encounters “I” had. These would be lost under a third-person objective, or the editorial “we” …

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Aug 04

The end of an era

Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images From 2007 to 2012, the Orlando Magic were a powerhouse in the Eastern Conference. Over those five seasons, they won 65.7 percent of their regular season games, represented the Eastern Conference in the NBA Finals once, raised three Southeast Division banners, and posted a playoff record of 31-28 …

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Mar 24

Monday’s Magic Word

Matt Dollinger of Sports Illustrated: “With Jameer Nelson sidelined, Victor Oladipo has started at point guard in the Magic’s last three games. The rookie has gone in and out of the starting five all season, but had one of his best games in Sunday’s loss to the Lakers: 21 points (6-of-11 shooting), 10 assists and …

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Mar 24

Grades: Los Angeles Lakers 103, Orlando Magic 94

AP Photo/Mark J. Terril   Los Angeles Lakers 103 Final Recap | Box Score 94 Orlando Magic Arron Afflalo 6-15 FG | 2-5 3P | 2 REB | 5 AST | 18 PTS | -15 Nikola Vucevic 2-9 FG | 0-0 FT | 11 REB | 3 AST | 4 PTS | -16 Victor Oladipo …

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Mar 23

Preview: Orlando Magic at Los Angeles Lakers

Essentials Teams: Orlando Magic at Los Angeles Lakers Date: March 23, 2014 Time: 9:30 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: Staples Center Records Magic: 19-51 Lakers: 23-45 Probable starters Magic: Victor Oladipo Arron Afflalo Maurice Harkless Kyle O’Quinn Nikola Vucevic Lakers: Kendall Marshall Jodie Meeks Wesley Johnson Jordan Hill Pau Gasol Advanced stats Magic: Pace: …

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Mar 13

A Magic dynasty and what could have been

Photo by Fernando Medina/Getty Images By the end of the 1995-96 season, it was clear the Orlando Magic had one of the youngest, most promising cores in the league — of the five guys who logged over 30 minutes per game that season, the average age of them was 26. Their past two seasons included …

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Mar 05

Dwight Howard’s impact still being felt in Orlando

Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images Tonight, Dwight Howard returns to the house he built, Amway Center, for a second time as an opposing player. In his first go-around as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers, Howard put up a dominant 39-point, 16-rebound, three-block performance against the Orlando Magic while being showered by boos all …

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