Draft History
2009 2008 2007 2006 2005
No picks 22. Courtney Lee 44. Reyshawn Terry 11. J.J. Redick 11. Fran Vazquez
41. James Augustine 38. Travis Diener
44. Lior Eliyahu 44. Martynas Andriuskevicius

102.8, 6th

95.3, 4th

Returning players:
C Dwight Howard
G Vince Carter
C Marcin Gortat
F Rashard Lewis
G Jameer Nelson
F Mickael Pietrus
F Brandon Bass
F Ryan Anderson
F Matt Barnes.

Free agents:
G J.J. Redick (restricted)
G Anthony Johnson (unrestricted)

Areas of strength:
Dwight Howard and Marcin Gortat are probably the best starting center and best backup center in the league. And in a league that's bereft of quality big men, that makes the Magic the envy of everyone. Both have barely tapped their prime.

Needs work:
Vince Carter is approaching middle age and is no longer the feared scorer he was in Toronto and for a time, New Jersey. As his shooting percentage drops, the Magic's hunt for his replacement at the 2-guard should rise, especially with J.J. Redick a restricted free agent.

Two stats that matter:
-- Number of games Fran Vazquez, No. 1 in 2005, played for Orlando.

1 -- Number of drafted players who became All-Stars since the Magic took Shaquille O'Neal in 1993 (Dwight Howard).

The way to go:
If the Magic have already given up on Brandon Bass, who didn't play much this season, then Gani Lawal (6-9) from Georgia Tech could be an option. That, or the best shooter available.