2000-01 Season

2000-01: A Star is Born
During the summer of 2000, Orlando was buzzing about the upcoming season. The Magic signed two of the most coveted free agents available in Grant Hill and Tracy McGrady. In addition, strategic roster/salary cap management allowed Orlando to return the nucleus of its “heart and hustle” crew from the previous season.

The team took a hard hit when though when Hill played in only four regular season games and had to undergo season-ending surgery in January. Despite the loss of their six-time All-Star, having eight new faces and the eighth-youngest team in the NBA, Doc Rivers guided the Magic to a 43-39 record and a berth into the NBA Playoffs. It marked the sixth time in eight years that Orlando reached the postseason, and the ninth consecutive season that they finished with a .500 mark or better.

The Magic enjoyed a season-high nine-game winning streak from Jan. 30 through Feb. 18. It tied the longest winning streak in franchise history. Orlando also came to play when it counted, posting a 24-17 (.585) record during the second half of the season. The Magic’s ride came to an end with a 3-1 first round playoff loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.

The loss of Hill allowed for the emergence of McGrady. The fourth-year guard exploded for 26.8 ppg., 7.5 rpg., 4.6 apg., 1.53 blkpg. and 1.51 stlpg. in 40.1 minpg. He led the team in scoring and minutes played, while standing second in rebounding, blocks, assists and steals. McGrady was named an NBA All-Star for the first time and earned the 2000-01 NBA Most Improved Player Award. He also was named to the All-NBA Second Team, and set the highest scoring average in league history for a player that ended a season 21-years-old or younger.

Orlando also received tremendous output from its lottery selection, Mike Miller. The rookie guard-forward steadily improved during the season and averaged 14.0 ppg., 4.4 rpg. and 1.9 apg. in 33.4 minpg. Miller set new franchise records for most three-pointers made (148) and attempted (364) by a rookie (148), and was the only first-year player in the NBA to appear in all 82 games.

For his efforts, he was named the 2000-01 NBA Rookie of the Year and was the lone unanimous selection to the NBA All-Rookie First Team. Return to top of page

2000-01 Magic Regular Statistics

 PLAYER AVERAGES
              REBOUNDS  
 Player G GS MPG FG% 3p% FT% OFF DEF TOT APG SPG BPG TO PF PPG
 Tracy McGrady 77 77 40.1 .457 .355 .733 2.50 5.00 7.50 4.6 1.51 1.53 2.57 2.10 26.8
 Darrell Armstrong 75 75 36.9 .412 .355 .884 1.30 3.30 4.60 7.0 1.80 .17 2.67 2.10 15.9
 Grant Hill 4 4 33.3 .442 1.000 .615 2.00 4.30 6.30 6.3 1.25 .50 2.75 2.30 13.8
 Mike Miller 82 62 29.1 .436 .407 .711 .80 3.20 4.00 1.7 .62 .23 1.18 2.40 11.9
 Pat Garrity 76 1 20.8 .387 .433 .867 .70 2.10 2.80 .7 .53 .20 .89 3.20 8.3
 John Amaechi 82 36 20.9 .400 .000 .631 .90 2.30 3.30 .9 .34 .35 1.51 2.10 7.9
 Bo Outlaw 80 69 31.7 .614 .500 .573 2.60 5.10 7.70 2.8 1.31 1.71 1.76 3.00 7.3
 Dee Brown 7 0 22.1 .364 .375 .800 .00 1.60 1.60 1.7 .57 .00 1.00 1.40 6.9
 Michael Doleac 77 21 18.2 .417 .000 .847 .90 2.60 3.50 .8 .48 .53 .77 3.10 6.4
 Monty Williams 82 0 14.8 .445 .077 .639 1.00 1.90 3.00 1.0 .35 .20 1.04 1.70 5.0
 Troy Hudson 75 7 13.4 .336 .202 .817 .50 .90 1.40 2.2 .49 .04 1.23 1.10 4.8
 Andrew DeClercq 67 51 13.5 .554 .000 .573 1.40 2.20 3.50 .5 .61 .49 .76 3.00 3.9
 Don Reid 65 7 11.8 .566 .000 .613 1.30 2.40 3.70 .3 .35 .83 .74 2.90 3.2
 Cory Alexander 26 0 8.7 .321 .250 .667 .00 1.00 1.00 1.4 .62 .00 .96 1.10 2.0
 James Robinson 6 0 8.3 .364 .400 .000 .00 1.30 1.30 .0 .67 .17 .67 .80 1.7
Team Averages 82 0 243.4 .438 .364 .714 13.0 29.9 42.9 22.0 8.2 5.9 15.2 25.3 97.5
Opponents 82 0 243.4 .435 .346 .735 12.9 31.8 44.8 21.9 8.5 5.4 17.2 23.7 96.5
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 PLAYER TOTALS
              REBOUNDS  
 Player G GS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
 Tracy McGrady 77 77 3,087 788-1,724 59-166 430-587 192 388 580 352 116 118 198 160 2,065
 Darrell Armstrong 75 75 2,767 413-1,002 143-403 220-249 94 249 343 524 135 13 200 155 1,189
 Mike Miller 82 62 2,390 368-845 148-364 91-128 66 261 327 140 51 19 97 200 975
 John Amaechi 82 36 1,710 237-592 0-7 176-279 77 191 268 74 28 29 124 175 650
 Pat Garrity 76 1 1,579 223-576 97-224 85-98 51 159 210 51 40 15 68 241 628
 Bo Outlaw 80 69 2,534 226-368 1-2 129-225 211 408 619 225 105 137 141 241 582
 Michael Doleac 77 21 1,398 220-527 0-3 50-59 70 203 273 65 37 41 59 239 490
 Monty Williams 82 0 1,211 162-364 1-13 85-133 86 157 243 79 29 16 85 136 410
 Troy Hudson 75 7 1,008 125-372 22-109 85-104 38 67 105 162 37 3 92 82 357
 Andrew DeClercq 67 51 903 107-193 0-0 47-82 91 145 236 32 41 33 51 198 261
 Don Reid 65 7 764 82-145 0-0 46-75 84 158 242 21 23 54 48 190 210
 Grant Hill 4 4 133 19-43 1-1 16-26 8 17 25 25 5 2 11 9 55
 Cory Alexander 26 0 227 18-56 4-16 12-18 0 25 25 36 16 0 25 29 52
 Dee Brown 7 0 155 16-44 12-32 4-5 0 11 11 12 4 0 7 10 48
 James Robinson 6 0 50 4-11 2-5 0-0 0 8 8 0 4 1 4 5 10
Team Totals 82 0 19,955 3,013-6,873 490-1,346 1,476-2,068 1,069 2,450 3,519 1,803 674 481 1,245 2,071 7,992
Opponents 82 0 -- 2,830-6,499 366-1,059 1,885-2,566 1,061 2,609 3,670 1,793 695 440 1,408 1,946 7,911
created: 10/04/2004,11:32 AM