Nikola Vucevic | Magic Basketball - Part 26

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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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Mar 07

Highlights: Nikola Vucevic’s 20-20 game in Miami

Mar 07

Grades: Miami Heat 97, Orlando Magic 96

AP Photo/J Pat Carter   Miami Heat 97 Final Recap | Box Score 96 Orlando Magic Nikola Vucevic 11-16 FG | 3-3 FT | 21 REB | 4 AST | 25 PTS | +9 No, Vucevic didn’t grab a franchise-record 29 rebounds this time around, but he did tie a career-high with 25 points to …

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Mar 06

Preview: Orlando Magic at Miami Heat

Essentials Teams: Orlando Magic at Miami Heat Date: March 6, 2013 Time: 7:30 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: American Airlines Arena Records Magic: 17-44 Heat: 44-14 Probable starters Magic: Jameer Nelson Arron Afflalo Maurice Harkless Andrew Nicholson Nikola Vucevic Heat: Mario Chalmers Dwyane Wade LeBron James Udonis Haslem Chris Bosh Advanced stats Magic: Pace: …

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Mar 06

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers compares the Andrew Bynum situation in Philadelphia to the Grant Hill saga when he coached the Orlando Magic (2000-2004): “I had Grant Hill for three years and we made the playoffs every year with that group, but it was hard. [The 76ers] are doing that same thing we did. …

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Mar 04

Grades: Orlando Magic 105, New Orleans Hornets 102

Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images   Orlando Magic 105 Final Recap | Box Score 102 New Orleans Hornets Nikola Vucevic 3-6 FG | 3-4 FT | 11 REB | 1 AST | 9 PTS | -10 It was another quiet game for Vucevic, which has been a recurring theme lately. He didn’t even …

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Mar 04

Preview: Orlando Magic at New Orleans Hornets

Essentials Teams: Orlando Magic at New Orleans Hornets Date: March 4, 2013 Time: 8:00 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: New Orleans Arena Records Magic: 16-44 Hornets: 21-39 Probable starters Magic: Jameer Nelson Arron Afflalo Maurice Harkless Andrew Nicholson Nikola Vucevic Hornets: Greivis Vasquez Eric Gordon Al-Farouq Aminu Anthony Davis Robin Lopez Advanced stats Magic: …

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Mar 04

Monday’s Magic Word

John Schuhmann of NBA.com: “Last week, we kind of downplayed Tobias Harris’ solid Orlando debut. And then he went and shot 27-for-36 (5-for-9 from 3-point range) in his next three games, averaging 22.0 points and 7.7 rebounds.” Al Harrington, fully recovered from a staph infection in his right knee, has emerged as the backup center …

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Mar 04

Orlando’s effective hi-lo set

The hi-lo is one of the most complex sets in basketball. On the surface, it looks like a simple pass between two big men, but it needs perfect timing and chemistry. Lately, the Orlando Magic have been running an interesting iteration of the hi-lo. Let’s go through it step-by-step. Things begin with a guard handling …

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Mar 04

Grades: Memphis Grizzlies 108, Orlando Magic 82

Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images   Memphis Grizzlies 108 Final Recap | Box Score 82 Orlando Magic Nikola Vucevic 3-7 FG | 0-0 FT | 4 REB | 2 AST | 6 PTS | -19 In early January, there was an article on Grantland suggesting that Vucevic could become the next Marc Gasol: …

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