Orlando Magic | Magic Basketball - Part 43

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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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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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Mar 03

Preview: Memphis Grizzlies at Orlando Magic

Essentials Teams: Memphis Grizzlies at Orlando Magic Date: March 3, 2013 Time: 6:00 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: Amway Center Records Grizlies: 38-19 Magic: 16-43 Probable starters Grizzlies: Mike Conley Tony Allen Tayshaun Prince Darrell Arthur Marc Gasol Magic: E’Twaun Moore Arron Afflalo Maurice Harkless Andrew Nicholson Nikola Vucevic Advanced stats Grizzlies: Pace: 89.0 …

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Mar 01

Grades: Houston Rockets 118, Orlando Magic 110

AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack   Houston Rockets 118 Final Recap | Box Score 110 Orlando Magic Nikola Vucevic 8-13 FG | 2-2 FT | 10 REB | 1 AST | 18 PTS | -8 After a lackluster performance against the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday, Vucevic bounced back nicely with a double-double against the Rockets. Vucevic …

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Mar 01

Preview: Houston Rockets at Orlando Magic

Essentials Teams: Houston Rockets at Orlando Magic Date: March 1, 2013 Time: 7:00 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: Amway Center Records Rockets: 31-28 Magic: 16-42 Probable starters Rockets: Jeremy Lin James Harden Chandler Parsons Donatas Motiejunas Omer Asik Magic: E’Twaun Moore Arron Afflalo Maurice Harkless Andrew Nicholson Nikola Vucevic Advanced stats Rockets: Pace: 96.3 …

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