Orlando Magic | Magic Basketball - Part 38

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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

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 05

Tuesday’s Magic Word

J.J. Redick, now a member of the Milwaukee Bucks after being traded at the deadline, reflects on his tenure with the Orlando Magic: “My wife Chelsea and I built a life in Orlando. Listen, there was no anger [over the trade], but there was a little bit of disappointment. Part of me wishes I could’ve …

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Mar 05

The Magic, analytics, and you

AP Photo/John Raoux This past weekend, six members of the Orlando Magic’s basketball operations department attended the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference at MIT. That group included general manager Rob Hennigan and assistant general manager Matt Lloyd. The event, founded by Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey, has been growing consistently in stature since its inception …

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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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