Basketball Prospectus | Articles | SCHOENE on the Summer
Marc Normandin of Basketball Prospectus is bullish on Orlando Magic point guard Chris Duhon, signed in free agency this summer, being a solid value this season after toiling as "a replacement-level player last season" as a New York Knick:
it's easy to see why he will improve. The roster around him is significantly different than what he was playing with in New York thanks to Dwight Howard, Rashard Lewis, and Vince Carter, three scorers whom Duhon can feed.
LeBron James, Dwyane Wade rank as top free-agent bargains of 2010 - Ian Thomsen - SI.com
But as Ian Thomsen of Sports Illustrated writes, the analyst Rich Steinlauf sees Duhon as one of the worst signings of the summer in terms of value. "His salary of $3.5 million is at least $1.5 million too much," says Thomsen, "according to Steinlauf."
NBA HD: Visualizing Shot Selection by Position | Hardwood Paroxysm
Tom Haberstroh's latest NBA HD post at Hardwood Paroxysm concerns shot-selection by position. His findings show that Magic point guard Jameer Nelson's shot selection was the most typical of that of any point guard in the league, which is to say Nelson's mix of shot locations is most similar to the overall positional average.
Magic to conduct Amway Center toilet test Sept. 8 – Orlando Magic BasketBlog
The Orlando Sentinel's Matt Humphrey points out that the Magic have turned toilet-testing at the Amway Center into an event, known as the Drano Royal Flush. It occurs to me that this event should be less a testing and more a celebration, as the old Amway Arena had but four bathrooms. Four.