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Oct 15

Handicapping the race to land Andrew Wiggins

Jeff Jacobsen/Kansas Athletics With a loaded draft class coming up — led by Andrew Wiggins, the projected first overall pick — and the team still rebuilding, the goal for the Orlando Magic this season will be to lose and secure a superstar talent at the top of the draft. Unfortunately for the Magic, that’s the …

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Sep 06

The dunk heard ’round the world

Photo by Getty Images Before his dunk on Shawn Bradley, before 13 in 35, before 62, and before 2003, Tracy McGrady wowed everyone with his self alley-oop dunk in the 2002 NBA All-Star Game in Philadelphia. It was an iconic play that will forever be remembered every All-Star weekend as one of the defining moments …

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Sep 04

2003: A magical odyssey

Photo by Fernando Medina/Orlando Magic Tracy McGrady’s career contains a plethora of “what ifs.” What if he just stayed in Toronto? What if Grant Hill’s ankle wasn’t mangled? What if Tim Duncan came to Orlando instead of Hill? What if Yao Ming stayed healthy? And, of course, what if McGrady made it past the first …

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Apr 13

Preview: Boston Celtics at Orlando Magic

Essentials Teams: Boston Celtics at Orlando Magic Date: April 13, 2013 Time: 7:00 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: Amway Center Records Celtics: 40-39 Magic: 20-59 Probable starters Celtics: Avery Bradley Jeff Green Paul Pierce Brandon Bass Kevin Garnett Magic: Beno Udrih Maurice Harkless Tobias Harris Kyle O’Quinn Nikola Vuvevic Advanced stats Celtics: Pace: 91.7 …

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Jun 23

2010-2011 Player Evaluation: Quentin Richardson

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images 2010-2011 regular season Quentin Richardson Games Played 57 Minutes Played 16.8 adj. +/- -6.70 net +/- -4.8 statistical +/- -2.96 PER 8.0 WARP 0.0 Win Shares/48 .068

Jun 14

2010-2011 Player Evaluation: Jason Richardson

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images 2010-2011 regular season Jason Richardson Games Played 55 Minutes Played 34.9 adj. +/- -5.14 net +/- +2.2 statistical +/- +2.29 PER 13.2 WARP 6.4 Win Shares/48 .126

Apr 05

Dwight Howard’s improved jumpshooting

Photo by Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images Via Evan Dunlap of Orlando Pinstriped Post: Dwight Howard‘s tremendous offensive improvement might be one of the underreported stories of the 2010/11 NBA season. In his seventh professional season, Howard has set career highs in usage rate (27.4 percent of the Orlando Magic‘s possessions end with a Howard …

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Mar 23

Linking the NCAA Tournament and NBA together, Part III

Photo by Flickr/mcdonaldsallamericangames In Part I, we discussed the idea of teams drafting winners. Part II looked at the teams who drafted winners, and how the players performed in the NBA. Part III will explore two different one-and-done scenarios, and the NCAA Tournament history of players on top NBA teams. We will also see the …

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Mar 02

Earl Clark’s limitless potential on defense

Via Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: Four months ago, Earl Clark reached a troubling career crossroads. The Phoenix Suns declined to pick up their $2 million option to keep him for the 2011-12 season, an unconventional move that ensured Clark will be an unrestricted free agent this summer. Two months ago, the Suns severed …

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Feb 22

Dwight Howard and the power of one

Photo by Fernando Medina In case you haven’t seen, read, or heard, Carmelo Anthony has been traded to the New York Knicks and will be teaming up with Amar’e Stoudemire to form a dynamic duo that will surely make noise in the Eastern Conference. No, the Knicks won’t be contenders in the East — not …

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