Mar 14, 2014; Orlando, FL, USA; Orlando Magic guard Arron Afflalo (4) drives to the basket as Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) defends during the second half at Amway Center. Washington Wizards defeated the Orlando Magic 105-101. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Best Orlando Magic Articles of the Week (3/16)

Every Sunday we break down the best Orlando Magic articles of the week from Presto in the Paint and around the blogosphere. To get even more Magic, sign up for our newsletter and be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook!

Philip Rossman-Reich of Orlando Magic Daily takes a look at the struggling Andrew Nicholson. His offense has collapsed despite adding an outside shot and his shooting chart is ugly.

Tyler Lashbrook takes a look at whether Tobias Harris and Jabari Parker can co-exist on the same team over at Orlando Pinstriped Post. He thinks their diverse offensive games could easily work, but I still have more concerns on defense than he does. I’m much more pessimistic about Parker’s ability to defend small forwards. Lashbrook says he has the quickness but it’s more a function of fundamentals. He bends down at the back instead of the knees and doesn’t defend with his arms wide out.

Tim Sartori of imagines what could have been if Shaquille O’Neal has stayed in Orlando.

At Presto in the Paint we examined the Magic’s tanking strategy. The gist? Follow the injuries.

Maurice Harkless has thrived in a starting role for the Magic. We break it down.

If Dwight Howard stayed in Orlando, the Magic would be in for years of suffering. Take a look at how the Magic would have wasted away with a year by year breakdown.

If the Magic want to replicate the San Antonio Spurs’ success, they need to foster a culture of loyalty.

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