#29 – Orlando Magic
2011/12 Record: 37-29, lost first round of playoffs
2012/13 Projected Record: 20-62, no playoffs
Point Guard: Jameer Nelson, Ishmael Smith
Shooting Guard: Aaron Afflalo, J.J. Redick
Small Forward: Hedo Turkoglu, Quentin Richardson, Moe Harkless
Power Forward: Al Harrington, Andrew Nicholson
Center: Glen Davis, Gustavo Ayon
The X Factors:
Andrew Nicholson & Moe Harkless
The rebuilding process begins now for Orlando, so the progress of the team’s top rookies this year – Nicholson and Harkless – will go a long way to determining the future of the franchise. Are these guys they can build around, or is it back to the drawing board?
This isn’t going to be pretty. Orlando is in full-on rebuilding mode, and depending on their luck in next June’s draft, it could be quite some time before the Magic become power players again in the Eastern Conference.
NBA Preseason Power Rankings
#30 – Charlotte Bobcats