2012/13 NBA Team Rankings & Previews: #29 Orlando Magic

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#29 – Orlando Magic

2011/12 Record: 37-29, lost first round of playoffs

2012/13 Projected Record: 20-62, no playoffs  


Key Additions:

Andrew Nicholson – Power Forward/Center
Arron Afflalo – Shooting Guard
Al Harrington – Power Forward
Gustavo Ayon – Center
Moe Harkless – Small Forward

Key Departures:

Dwight Howard – Center
Ryan Anderson – Power Forward
Jason Richardson – Shooting Guard


Depth Chart:

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?

Summary:  

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
 

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