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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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Mar 09

Grades: San Antonio Spurs 121, Orlando Magic 112

AP Photo/Darren Abate   San Antonio Spurs 121 Final Recap | Box Score 112 Orlando Magic Arron Afflalo 7-18 FG | 2-3 3P | 3 REB | 4 AST | 17 PTS | -16 Afflalo wasn’t bad in his second game back from a sprained right ankle, but it’s never a great thing when a …

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Mar 08

Preview: Orlando Magic at San Antonio Spurs

Essentials Teams: Orlando Magic at San Antonio Spurs Date: March 8, 2014 Time: 7:30 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: Amway Center Records Magic: 19-44 Spurs: 45-16 Probable starters Magic: Jameer Nelson Arron Afflalo Maurice Harkless Kyle O’Quinn Nikola Vucevic Spurs: Tony Parker Danny Green Kawhi Leonard Tiago Splitter Tim Duncan Advanced stats Magic: Pace: …

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Jan 09

Examining Victor Oladipo in the pick-and-roll

Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images Victor Oladipo is a rookie guard, still only 21 years old, so he’s struggled a little bit with the pick-and-roll, the predominate action NBA teams run after the implementation of zone defenses and the end of hand-checking. As such, ‘Dipo’s success or failure in the NBA can …

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Nov 30

Grades: San Antonio Spurs 109, Orlando Magic 91

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images   San Antonio Spurs

Oct 16

Grades: Houston Rockets 108, Orlando Magic 104

Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images   Houston Rockets

Jul 09

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Maurice Harkless and Andrew Nicholson stood out in Day 2 at the Orlando Pro Summer League. Nicholson gets additional Summer League kudos from Kurt Helin of ProBasketballTalk: “If you watched him at all last season you knew this guy was good. In Summer League what he has shown is a lot of polish and a …

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Apr 03

Grades: San Antonio Spurs 98, Orlando Magic 84

AP Photo/Eric Gay   San Antonio Spurs 98 Final Recap | Box Score 84 Orlando Magic Nikola Vucevic 7-13 FG | 2-2 FT | 4 STL | 14 REB | 16 PTS | -3 Vucevic had a rather underwhelming first half. His midrange jumper wasn’t falling and he struggled to finish around the rim. But …

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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 18

What do The Strokes and Jameer Nelson have in common?

Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images A few weeks ago I read a headline that all but sent me running through my neighborhood chanting, “they’re back!” The Strokes were releasing a new single, the first music from them since 2005. I first heard about them in 2002 while I was at prom and a buddy popped …

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