Tobias Harris | Magic Basketball - Part 17

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Nov 21

Orlando’s starting lineup is bad

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images The Orlando Magic’s starting lineup is a typical blend of NBA player archetypes. Scorers, defenders, veterans, youngsters, and leaders — this is a group that makes utmost basketball sense on paper, especially considering the litany of options Jacque Vaughn has at his disposal coming off the bench. Any …

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Nov 19

Tuesday’s Magic Word

It’s early, but there’s plenty of evidence to show that Maurice Harkless is getting better as a shooter. Glen Davis and Tobias Harris have returned from their respective injuries, and are working to get themselves back onto the court. Kelly Dwyer of Ball Don’t Lie chimes in on Jameer Nelson’s fourth quarter benching in the …

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Nov 19

A blueprint to tank harder

Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images At 4-6 on the year, the Orlando Magic have again started hot after most preseason prognosticators lumped them in with the Celtics, the Suns, the Jazz, the Sixers and other like-minded franchises attempting to turn things around through the 2014 NBA Draft. The term “tank” has an odious stank to …

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Nov 12

Tuesday’s Magic Word

The headline says it all: “Glen Davis trashes a computer keyboard after being denied access to a fully booked hotel.” Roger Simmons of the Orlando Sentinel: “Orlando Magic player Glen “Big Baby” Davis is apologizing for throwing a temper tantrum and breaking a computer at a downtown Orlando motel over the weekend. TMZ Sports first …

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Nov 07

Waiting for Tobias Harris: Act II

Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images A short, semi-fictional play about Orlando forward, Tobias Harris, who’s out indefinitely with an ankle injury. Previously: Act I Characters: Stan Rony Bus driver Tobias Harris Act II: Not the next day, and not the same time, but at the same place. Hours have passed. A deep black …

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Nov 05

Waiting for Tobias Harris: Act I

Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images A short, semi-fictional play about Orlando forward, Tobias Harris, who’s out indefinitely with an ankle injury. Characters: Stan Rony Bus driver Tobias Harris Act I: A country road halfway between Jacksonville and Orlando abutting a bus stop late at night. Rony is lying on a concrete bench nursing …

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Nov 04

Monday’s Magic Word

It’s early, but the defense for the Orlando Magic has been very good so far to start the season. After four games, the Magic rank fourth in defensive efficiency. Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports: “With Sunday’s victory over Brooklyn, Orlando has won back-to-back games for the first time since Dec. 19, 2012. Rookie guard …

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Nov 01

Appreciating T-Mac

Photo by Fernando Medina-NBAE via Getty Images There really isn’t a fresh angle to take when writing about the impact that Tracy McGrady had in Orlando that hasn’t already been covered. He’s being honored tonight at Amway Center, and the Magic faithful will likely roar like a pack of lions for one of the most …

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Oct 30

Don’t forget about Andrew Nicholson

Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images While contenders and up-and-comers dominate headlines and highlights, the NBA proletariat can fascinate nonetheless. In sussing through that lower echelon, distinctions become readily apparent. Some teams are rebuilding, some are tanking, and some are just plain bad. The Orlando Magic might be the league’s only team to which …

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Oct 26

Magic exercise contract options on four players

AP Photo/John Raoux Via Orlando Magic press release: The Orlando Magic have exercised their third-year team option on the contracts of forward Maurice Harkless and Andrew Nicholson, while also exercising their fourth-year team option on the contracts of Tobias Harris and Nikola Vučević, General Manager Rob Hennigan announced today. Per team policy, terms of the …

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