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Feb 23

Where do the Magic rate with analytics?

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com rated 32 NBA teams on the strength of each franchise’s analytics staff, its buy-in from execs and coaches, its investment in biometric data and how much its approach is predicated on analytics. ESPN looked at the stats, reached out to every team and …

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Feb 07

Grades: Orlando Magic 103, Los Angeles Lakers 97 (OT)

AP Photo/John Raoux   Orlando Magic 103 Final Recap | Box Score 97 Los Angeles Lakers Nikola Vucevic 11-21 FG | 3-5 FT | 2 BLK | 13 REB | 25 PTS | +5 The Magic had mismatches everywhere on the court and they took advantage by feeding Vucevic, especially in the post. Robert Sacre, …

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Feb 05

Magic relieve Vaughn, name Borrego interim coach

Photo by Fernando Medina/Orlando Magic Via Orlando Magic press release: The Orlando Magic have relieved Jacque Vaughn from his head coaching duties, general manager Rob Hennigan announced today. In addition, James Borrego has been named interim head coach. “Jacque (Vaughn) has been a trusted friend and colleague,” said Hennigan. “We thank him immensely for his …

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Feb 05

Grades: San Antonio Spurs 110, Orlando Magic 103

AP Photo/Darren Abate   San Antonio Spurs 110 Final Recap | Box Score 103 Orlando Magic Nikola Vucevic 11-17 FG | 3-3 FT | 13 REB | 1 AST | 25 PTS | +8 Although Boris Diaw was listed as the nominal center for the Spurs, Vucevic was primarily matched up against Tim Duncan and …

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Feb 04

Preview: Orlando Magic at San Antonio Spurs

Essentials Teams: Orlando Magic at San Antonio Spurs Date: February 4, 2015 Time: 8:30 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: AT&T Center Records Magic: 15-36 Spurs: 30-18 Probable starters Magic: Elfrid Payton Victor Oladipo Evan Fournier Tobias Harris Nikola Vucevic Spurs: Tony Parker Danny Green Kawhi Leonard Boris Diaw Tim Duncan Advanced stats Magic: Pace: …

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Feb 02

Power Rankings Roundup: Week 14

  Matt Moore, CBS Sports: No. 30 (Last week: No. 24) Jacque Vaughn surviving Super Bowl on Sunday was the biggest payout prop of the day. Marc Stein, ESPN: No. 28 (Last week: No. 26) Scott Skiles’ name didn’t emerge from thin air as a potential replacement for the under-fire Jacque Vaughn. Don’t forgot that …

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Nov 28

Evan Fournier taking advantage of his opportunity

Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images The Orlando Magic acquired Evan Fournier from the Denver Nuggets for Arron Afflalo (and the 56th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, which turned out to be Devyn Marble) in a draft day trade in June. The trade confused many people because it was basically a swap of two players …

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Nov 20

Nikola Vucevic: Center of the Magic’s offense

Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images On Monday night, Nikola Vucevic shredded the Pistons’ defense in the Magic’s 107-93 win. He knocked down midrange jump shots, he scored on the block and on putbacks, and most importantly, he was a player the Magic could throw the ball to and expect to get a decent …

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Aug 07

2009: The year of Jameer Nelson

Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images Looking back at Jameer Nelson’s 10-year tenure in Orlando, the 2008-09 season will forever remain his finest year in a Magic uniform. For 42 magical games, Nelson was a pick-and-roll assassin that shot the ball with deadly efficiency. Nelson’s brief transformation in becoming a basketball savant actually began in the …

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Aug 05

Jameer Nelson, the Magic’s unsung hero

Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images In January of 2012, I flew to Orlando to cover a couple Magic games. This was my first chance to get inside an NBA locker room and momentarily morph from an analytical blogger to a journalist. It was jarring, to say the least, but a couple of memories will stick …

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