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Feb 20

The evolution of Channing Frye

Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images Inspired by this article on Dirk Nowitzki’s changing shot selection over the years, I decided to conduct the same exercise on Channing Frye because he’s someone with a unique career arc. The fascinating thing about Frye is that his greatest strength as an NBA player (3-point shooting) …

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Feb 18

3-on-3: Is Kevin Durant right about the media?

Photo by Otto Kitsinger/NBAE via Getty Images With All-Star Weekend over, me and two other TrueHoop Network writers take a look back at the first half of the season and forecast the conference finals. We also offer our opinion on Kevin Durant’s controversial comments about the media. This 3-on-3 originally appeared on 48 Minutes of …

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Feb 06

Jacque Vaughn failed to live up to his potential

AP Photo/Jason DeCrow When the Magic named Jacque Vaughn as their new head coach in July 2012, making him the NBA’s youngest head coach at the time (then 37), the hiring was met with a mix of skepticism and optimism. Not much was known about Vaughn from a coaching standpoint, aside from the fact that …

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Jan 15

Tobias Harris to be featured on NBA Inside Stuff

Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images Via NBA TV press release: NBA TV’s NBA Inside Stuff presented by Samsung Galaxy will debut a new episode Saturday, Jan. 17, at noon ET featuring Orlando Magic forward Tobias Harris and his mother, Lisa Harris. The two will reflect on the story of Harris’ grandfather, John …

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Jan 14

Nikola Vucevic deserves to be an All-Star

Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images On Saturday night, Nikola Vucevic scored a career-high 34 points and pulled down 16 rebounds against the Trail Blazers. Not only are the Blazers second in the Western Conference (1.5 games back of the Warriors), but they also have a top-five defense – Portland ranks second in defensive …

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Jan 13

Revisiting Nikola Vucevic’s dunk on Pau Gasol

Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images CHICAGO – “Two points.” That was coach Jacque Vaughn’s response when asked about Nikola Vucevic’s seismic left-handed dunk on Pau Gasol that sent reverberations throughout the United Center during the Magic’s 121-114 win over the Bulls. The dunk occurred late in the third quarter. Frye passed the ball …

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Jan 11

Highlights: Nikola Vucevic’s career-high 34 points

Jan 11

Grades: Portland Trail Blazers 103, Orlando Magic 92

Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images   Portland Trail Blazers 103 Final Recap | Box Score 92 Orlando Magic Nikola Vucevic 15-23 FG | 4-6 FT | 16 REB | 2 AST | 34 PTS | -18 Vucevic set a new career-high with 34 points and he did it against the second-best defense in …

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Jan 11

Video: Maurice Harkless dunks in transition

Jan 10

Preview: Orlando Magic at Portland Trail Blazers

Essentials Teams: Orlando Magic at Portland Trail Blazers Date: January 10, 2015 Time: 10:00 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: Moda Center Records Magic: 13-26 Trail Blazers: 28-8 Probable starters Magic: Elfrid Payton Victor Oladipo Devyn Marble Channing Frye Nikola Vucevic Trail Blazers: Damian Lillard Wesley Matthews Nicolas Batum LaMarcus Aldridge Chris Kaman Advanced stats …

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