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Old 09-04-2013, 04:23 PM   #1
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Default Evaluating the Magic's young core: Nik Vucevic

Vucevic, the 76ers’ No. 16 pick in the 2011 draft out of USC, averaged 13.1 points and 11.9 rebounds after limited playing time as a rookie with the Sixers.

Last season his highlights came against defending champion Miami, posting two 20-20 games, including a franchise-record 29-rebound performance. His impressive boardwork was the most pleasant surprise of all the tools he brought to the floor for the Magic.

So the question is simple: Can Vooch’s development continue, given teams will pay particular attention to him in their game-plans?

He vowed to return to camp stronger and with a greater focus on the defensive end. If Vucevic wants to become a top-10 center and give fans hope for the future, he needs to become more aggressive on both ends of the court.

-- Orlando Sentinel
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