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The Orlando Magic’s Frontcourt Logjam Only Grows

While a number of playoff teams underwent seismic changes this offseason, the Orlando Magic largely opted for continuity instead. Fresh off a career-best season, center Nikola Vucevic re-signed on a four-year, $100 million deal that descends in value each season. The Magic also re-signed backup center Khem Birch to a two-year, $6 million deal and…

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Sekou Doumbouya is 2019 NBA Draft’s International Enigma

French teenager Sekou Doumbouya will likely be the youngest player and first international prospect picked in the 2019 NBA Draft. With physical gifts that capture general managers’ imaginations and an early knack for improving, the 18-year-old forward has rightfully earned lottery buzz. Like most overseas youngsters, Doumbouya is somewhat of a mystery and far from…

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When Will Denver Nuggets or Portland Trail Blazers Go Small?

Over the course of recent history, the general theme of many NBA playoff series has been to go smaller and smaller. In this offense-first, perimeter-oriented game of the modern NBA, smaller lineups have thrived during both the regular season and playoffs. Coaches are quicker to pull the plug on big men who can’t slide on…

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