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Last year, Nikola Vucevic was not a go-to offensive option. The second-year center was making a name for himself mostly as a rebounder and junkyard dog on the offensive glass. He had some post moves and a nice little jumper but it was not quite developed or reliable. Not yet at least.
For much of this year, Vucevic has been more of a go-to option offensively. More than one-third of Vucevic's possessions end with him posting up and he is 15th in the league with 0.88 points per possession in such situations. Vucevic is a better post player, but still working to get more consistency and scoring from that spot. Wednesday he struggled just staying on the floor with foul trouble and did not find success in straight post ups.
His footwork is better and that has led to an increase in his scoring -- 13.1 points per game to 14.9 points per game -- and an increase in his usage rate -- 19.3 to 20.2 percent.
Vucevic is being asked to do more and, at ti...
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ORLANDO, Fla. -- Nikola Vucevic and Kyle O'Quinn of the Orlando Magic took time Tuesday to trade places with Southwest Airlines employees. The airline, which is in its second year as the official airline of the Magic, invited current and former Magic players to swap roles for a day as part of the team's 25th anniversary.
The 7-foot Vucevic and the 6-10 O'Quinn both got...
For the first time in weeks Glen Davis and Tobias Harris were able to scrimmage full contact with teammates. It was a promising sign for both players who were forced to miss the team’s first 10 games recovering from various foot injuries.
Davis has been out since January 30th, fracturing a bone in his left foot which required 2 surgeries first in February and later in July.
Brilliant Magic guard Victor Oladipo looked solid during Wednesday’s 120-92 loss to the Miami Heat in Orlando. Making his first start as a professional, the 21-year-old Oladipo finished with 20 points, four rebounds, two assists, five steals and two blocks. Oladipo, who was taken second overall out of Indiana by Orlando in June, continues to aggressively and fearlessly drive to...
ORLANDO, Fla. -- You know the adage about it's not how you start but how you finish?
Victor Oladipo put a new twist on that Wednesday night.
Chances are LeBron James never found himself on the floor during his rookie season with his team trailing by 36 points in the fourth quarter, like Oladipo did during the Orlando Magic's 120-92 loss to the Miami Heat. What should have...
The Magic are 10 games into their season and we have learned a lot and a little about this team.
Last week, I joined Scott Fisher and Jake Smith of Orlando Magic Stuff to review some of the early season storylines, including the team's biggest surprises. This week, they returned the favor and joined me on the latest edition of the Orlando Magic Daily Podcast to talk about...
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The Magic had three players facing pretty serious injuries early on this season.
Tobias Harris sprained his ankle early in the preseason. Glen Davis was still recovering from a fractured leg and foot from January. Then training camp invitee Solomon Jones went down with a torn meniscus just two games into the season.
Jacque Vaughn has been notorious...
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The Heat gave the Magic fair warning of what was to come in the opening five minutes of the game. There Miami turned missed shot after missed shot into bucket after bucket to build a 16-0 lead.
That is what a defending championship team does. They attack and distribute, taking advantage of every little mistake when their attention is turned to high....
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