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Orlando Magic Team Overview
2012-13 record: 20-62
Fifth place, Southeast Division
Did not make playoffs

DRAFT PICKS:

Round: 1

Round: 2

Pre-Draft Analysis

Areas of Strength
Is it possible to lose the best big man in basketball and still be stout in the frontcourt? When Nikola Vucevic is one of the prizes in the Dwight Howard-Andrew Bynum blockbuster deal from last summer, it is absolutely possible. Vucevic turned out to be the secret prize in that deal and gives the Magic a young building block to work around as they rebuild their program in the post-Howard era.

Needs Work
A rookie coach, a shredded roster and a wounded fan base. The Magic had to deal with that tumultuous trifecta this season and managed to survive it all. But they need to patch holes up an down the roster this summer. They have young frontcourt talent in Vucevic, Andrew Nicholson, Kyle O'Quinn, Moe Harkless and Tobias Harris. The only problem is they could all qualify for a 23-under All-Star team. The Magic don't have the seasoned frontcourt anchor to mentor this group, no offense to Glen Davis.

Two Stats That Matter
1,747 -- The difference in minutes played by Vucevic in his first two seasons in the league. He played just 812 in Philadelphia his rookie season before logging a team-high 2,559 with the Magic, 252 more than his next closest teammate (Arron Afflalo).

20-10 -- Those are the averages Tobias Harris posted in the final month of the Magic's season, giving everyone a glimpse of what could be in store from the underrated swingman, 20, who is the ideal tag team partner for the rugged Vucevic.

The Way To Go
The Magic have Jameer Nelson under contract for one more season with a team option for the 2014-15 season. His heir apparent is available with the No. 2 pick in Michigan point guard Trey Burke, who is considered by some to be slightly undersized for the position but is still taller than Nelson. The dilemma for the Magic is there are going to be any number of options available to them with the No. 2 pick, depending on what Cleveland does at No. 1. If Ben McLemore comes off the board first, the Magic will be tempted to take Nerlens Noel because of his high ceiling. And if Noel goes first, McLemore will be just as tempting, considering he is rated by most pundits as the most talented overall prospect in the Draft. Talent over need is the choice Magic GM Rob Hennigan has to make on Draft night.


2012-13 Team Stats (points per 100 possessions, with NBA rank
Offensive: 98.9 (27th)
Defensive: 106.7 (25th)


Under Contract
G: Jameer Nelson
G: E'Twaun Moore
G: Doron Lamb
G: Arron Afflalo
F: Al Harrington
F: Tobias Harris
F: Andrew Nicholson
F: Kyle O'Quinn
F: Moe Harkless
F: Glen Davis
C: Nikola Vucevic


Free Agents
G: Beno Udrih
F: Hedo Turkoglu (early termination option)
F: DeQuan Jones (restricted)


Recent Draft History
2012: Andrew Nicholson (19), Kyle O'Quinn (49)
2011: DeAndre Liggins (53)
2010: Daniel Orton (29), Stanley Robinson (59)
2009: None
2008: Courtney Lee (22)
2007: Reyshawn Terry (44)
2006: J.J. Redick (11), James Augustine (41), Lior Eliyahu (44)

-- Sekou Smith