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Aug 20

How good can Evan Fournier become?

Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images In late June, the Orlando Magic traded a proven player and their leading scorer to the Denver Nuggets for, essentially, two unknowns, which in most cases isn’t a smart move. With the 56th overall pick in the 2014 draft, which was included in the trade, the Magic acquired Devyn …

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Aug 13

Analyzing how Channing Frye fits with the Magic

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images The Orlando Magic are being patient with their rebuild, which is a good sign for Magic fans (even if they are growing restless). It’s going to take time for the Magic to construct a roster that mirrors anything like the one that made them title contenders in the …

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Aug 06

The measuring stick of NBA starting point guards

Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images Despite my disdain for the first-person POV that dominates NBA writing these days, it’s the only way for me to talk about Jameer Nelson with any sort of individuation. “I” must recount specific memories or encounters “I” had. These would be lost under a third-person objective, or the editorial “we” …

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Aug 04

The end of an era

Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images From 2007 to 2012, the Orlando Magic were a powerhouse in the Eastern Conference. Over those five seasons, they won 65.7 percent of their regular season games, represented the Eastern Conference in the NBA Finals once, raised three Southeast Division banners, and posted a playoff record of 31-28 …

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Jul 31

Reviewing the Magic’s free agent signings

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images The Magic have presumably wrapped up their offseason acquisitions. There may be further preseason tinkering, but for the most part, we know who to expect on the roster next season. What’s left, then? To judge. And judge we shall. If we strictly look at the free agency portion …

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Jul 22

Harris, Oladipo chosen to USA Men’s Select Team

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Via Orlando Magic press release: Orlando Magic players Tobias Harris and Victor Oladipo were selected as two of the 13 players for the 2014 USA Men’s Select Team that will train July 28-31 with the 2014 USA Basketball Men’s National Team during its training camp in Las Vegas, …

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Jul 11

Grades: Orlando Magic 96, Detroit Pistons 87

Photo by Fernando Medina/Orlando Magic   Orlando Magic 96 Final Recap | Box Score 87 Detroit Pistons Victor Oladipo 7-17 FG | 7-10 FT | 5 REB | 4 AST | 22 PTS | +12 ‘Dipo bullied his way to the rim and played great defense. Despite forcing a few contested jump shots early on, …

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Jul 11

Video: A Payton-to-Oladipo alley-oop sighting

Jul 08

Grades: Memphis Grizzlies 80, Orlando Magic 73

Photo by Fernando Medina/Orlando Magic   Memphis Grizzlies 80 Final Recap | Box Score 73 Orlando Magic Dewayne Dedmon 3-4 FG | 7-10 FT | 3 REB | 2 AST | 13 PTS | +1 For the second game in a row, Dedmon was a force on both ends of the court. He did the …

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Jul 05

Grades: Orlando Magic 83, Philadelphia 76ers 77

Photo by Fernando Medina/Orlando Magic   Orlando Magic 83 Final Recap | Box Score 77 Philadelphia 76ers Victor Oladipo 6-11 FG | 4-4 FT | 6 REB | 3 AST | 18 PTS | +17 Oladipo had his fingerprints all over this game. Defensively, he hounded the 76ers’ guards by picking them up full court …

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