Victor Oladipo | Magic Basketball - Part 25

Tag Archive: Victor Oladipo

Oct 10

Thursday’s Magic Word

Sean Fennessey of Grantland is excited about Victor Oladipo: “He is a treasure to watch; he appears to be driving himself insane on every possession, consumed by the need to be ubiquitous. He is Ed Reed and Benedict Cumberbatch and a frothing roadrunner all rolled into one.” What’s the best-case scenario for the Orlando Magic …

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Oct 08

Tuesday’s Mini-Magic Word

Maurice Harkless has worked on improving his jump shot. Josh Cohen of OrlandoMagic.com has more on Harkless’ development: “Harkless spent countless hours this past summer improving his strength. It’s not a coincidence that he added 10 pounds of muscle in the offseason. We’ve seen other players around the league with similar talents like Paul George …

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Oct 07

Monday’s Magic Word

Rob Mahoney of The Point Forward sees Jameer Nelson as a prime trade target this season: “Orlando’s roster teardown is well underway, but Nelson remains as a vestige of the Howard era. The 31-year-old point guard would do much more good for a more competitive team, and with just a quarter of his salary guaranteed …

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Oct 07

Player Profile: Victor Oladipo

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Frankel’s 2013-14 projections PPG RPG APG TS% PER N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A After his first two seasons at Indiana University, Victor Oladipo might have snuck in at the tail end of the first round in the 2012 NBA Draft. As a defense-first guard with a 6-foot-9 wingspan …

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Oct 03

Thursday’s Mini-Magic Word

Get to know Kris Joseph, who was one of four players invited to Magic training camp. Evan Dunlap of Orlando Pinstriped Post: “Free-agent signee Jason Maxiell will become the second player in Magic history to wear no. 54, following Horace Grant. And if Maxiell gets his way, he’ll also don Grant’s familiar and iconic goggles, …

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Oct 03

3-on-3: Will Victor Oladipo win Rookie of the Year?

Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images Since being drafted by the Orlando Magic, Victor Oladipo has made plenty of headlines. He wore Google Glass on NBA draft day. He experimented at point guard in Summer League. He went toe-to-toe with Kevin Durant in the Goodman League. And he upset Cavs fans by telling Magic …

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Oct 03

Player Profile: Ronnie Price

Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images Frankel’s 2013-14 projections PPG RPG APG TS% PER 0.8 0.3 0.6 40.9 7.0 At 30 years old and playing for his fifth team in nine years, Ronnie Price finally finds himself with an opportunity. Long and classically cast as a team’s seldom-used third point guard, several factors — …

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Oct 02

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Jameer Nelson knows there’s a strong possibility he may get traded this season — along with Arron Afflalo and Glen Davis. Nate Drexler touches on the possibility of the latter two players being dealt. Glen Davis has openly admitted that his surgically repaired left foot will never be the same. General manager Rob Hennigan, head …

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Oct 02

The balancing act in rebuilding

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images There is an elephant in the room in Magic camp as the 2013-14 season gets ready to commence. Actually, there are two elephants — Glen Davis, who is about as big as an actual elephant, and Arron Afflalo, a slightly smaller one. The big question as the second …

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Oct 02

Player Profile: E’Twaun Moore

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Frankel’s 2013-14 projections PPG RPG APG TS% PER 1.3 0.4 0.5 46.6 10.8 The good news for E’Twaun Moore is that there aren’t many players with an apostrophe in their first name, so even casual basketball fans can remember him. The bad news is he’s not going to …

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