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Oct 08

Grades: Orlando Magic 108, Miami Heat 101 (OT)

Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images   Orlando Magic 108 Final Recap | Box Score 101 Miami Heat Nikola Vucevic 7-12 FG | 2-2 FT | 6 REB | 0 AST | 16 PTS | -1 Some things change. Some things stay the same. Despite facing a new-look Heat with no LeBron James, Vucevic …

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Oct 07

Player Profile: Ben Gordon

Photo by Joshua C. Cruey/Orlando Sentinel Frankel’s 2014-15 per 36 projections PPG RPG APG TS% PER ASPM 12.1 3.7 2.7 .421 6.2 -4.8 It wasn’t long ago that Ben Gordon was one of the NBA’s elite sixth men. But now, at age 31, he’s looking for one more chance to keep his professional basketball career …

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Oct 06

Monday’s Magic Word

With Victor Oladipo suffering a sprained MCL, the door has opened for Elfrid Payton to get plenty of playing time in the Magic’s preseason opener against the Miami Heat on Tuesday. Aaron Gordon has spent most of his time at small forward during training camp. Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Guard Willie Green, whom …

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Oct 06

Victor Oladipo sprains MCL in practice

Via John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com: Injuries continue to pile up for the Orlando Magic in training camp with second-year guard Victor Oladipo suffering a sprained MCL in his right knee and Willie Green hyperextending his left knee. Oladipo, who finished second in the NBA’s Rookie of the Year voting last season, suffered his injury when …

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Oct 03

Player Profile: Victor Oladipo

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Frankel’s 2014-15 per 36 projections PPG RPG APG TS% PER ASPM 17.4 5.1 4.9 .535 15.2 +0.0 Coming out of the worst draft class in recent memory, Victor Oladipo’s rookie campaign was relatively impressive. Expectations weren’t very high for a once-shooting guard being slotted into the point guard …

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Oct 02

Player Profile: Elfrid Payton

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Frankel’s 2014-15 per 36 projections PPG RPG APG TS% PER ASPM N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A After not taking one of the expected choices — Dante Exum or Marcus Smart — with the No. 4 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, it became clear the Magic were …

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Oct 01

Player Profile: Luke Ridnour

Photo by Stephen M. Dowell via Getty Images Frankel’s 2014-15 per 36 projections PPG RPG APG TS% PER ASPM 9.2 3.6 5.1 44.0 8.2 -3.9 Luke Ridnour played just 36 games in Milwaukee during the 2013-14 season (starting 12 of them) before being shipped off to Charlotte in a deal at the trade deadline involving …

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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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