Maurice Harkless | Magic Basketball - Part 12

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Oct 22

Is it smart to end morning shootarounds?

Photos by D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images It’s been more than 40 years since Bill Sharman invented the morning shootaround. Ever since proposing that his 1971 Lakers show up on game days to shoot baskets in a lazy practice the morning of games, it’s become a staple of game day routines around the league. …

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Oct 21

Monday’s Magic Word

Matt Dollinger of Sports Illustrated: “A Magic sell-off is likely at some point, with veterans Jameer Nelson (two years, $16.6 million left on his deal, with $2 million guaranteed in final season), Arron Afflalo (three years, $22.5M) and Glen Davis (two years, $13M) taking up too much cap room and playing time to stick around. …

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Oct 16

Preview: Orlando Magic at Houston Rockets

Essentials Teams: Orlando Magic at Houston Rockets Date: October 16, 2013 Time: 8:00 p.m. Television: NBATV Arena: Toyota Center Records Magic: 20-62 Rockets: 45-37 Probable starters Magic: Jameer Nelson Arron Afflalo Maurice Harkless Andrew Nicholson Nikola Vuvevic Rockets: Patrick Beverley James Harden Omri Casspi Francisco Garcia Dwight Howard Advanced stats Magic: Pace: 92.2 (14th of …

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Oct 12

Grades: Cleveland Cavaliers 110, Orlando Magic 105

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images   Cleveland Cavaliers

Oct 11

Preview: Cleveland Cavaliers at Orlando Magic

Essentials Teams: Cleveland Cavaliers at Orlando Magic Date: October 11, 2013 Time: 7:00 p.m. Television: NBATV Arena: Amway Center Records Cavaliers: 24-58 Magic: 20-62 Probable starters Cavaliers: Kyrie Irving Dion Waiters Earl Clark Tristan Thompson Anderson Varejao Magic: Jameer Nelson Arron Afflalo Maurice Harkless Kyle O’Quinn Nikola Vuvevic Advanced stats Cavaliers: Pace: 92.3 (13th of …

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Oct 11

How to graciously root for a loser

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images I’m a Buffalo Bills fan. I know I’m writing for a basketball blog, and this is the second time I’ve mentioned a different team sport, but if you’ll bear with me for a second, it’ll come together shortly. The Bills — if you don’t know — haven’t made …

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Oct 10

Player Profile: Maurice Harkless

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images Frankel’s 2013-14 projections PPG RPG APG TS% PER 8.5 4.2 0.8 49.7 13.2 Maurice Harkless is potential incarnate. At 6-foot-9 with near-elite athletic ability, broad shoulders and hands that brush his knees, his is the physical model from which all modern day forwards should be constructed. But as anyone who …

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Oct 08

Tuesday’s Mini-Magic Word

Maurice Harkless has worked on improving his jump shot. Josh Cohen of OrlandoMagic.com has more on Harkless’ development: “Harkless spent countless hours this past summer improving his strength. It’s not a coincidence that he added 10 pounds of muscle in the offseason. We’ve seen other players around the league with similar talents like Paul George …

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Oct 07

Monday’s Magic Word

Rob Mahoney of The Point Forward sees Jameer Nelson as a prime trade target this season: “Orlando’s roster teardown is well underway, but Nelson remains as a vestige of the Howard era. The 31-year-old point guard would do much more good for a more competitive team, and with just a quarter of his salary guaranteed …

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Oct 03

Thursday’s Mini-Magic Word

Get to know Kris Joseph, who was one of four players invited to Magic training camp. Evan Dunlap of Orlando Pinstriped Post: “Free-agent signee Jason Maxiell will become the second player in Magic history to wear no. 54, following Horace Grant. And if Maxiell gets his way, he’ll also don Grant’s familiar and iconic goggles, …

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