2005-06 Season

2005-06: Mid-Season Makeover
As the Magic came together in Jacksonville for training camp at the University of North Florida, the team is introduced to some new faces - including in the coaching ranks. Brian Hill - the winningest coach in Magic history - returned for his second stint in Orlando and ready to lead the squad back into the playoff picture.

Keyon Dooling joined the organization during the summer, making the quick jaunt from Miami to help provide some backcourt help along with second round Draft choice Travis Diener. Also, Bo Outlaw made his return to Orlando for the first time since the 2001-02 season, while Orlando was left without its first round pick, Fran Vazquez, who opted to remain in Europe instead of playing in the NBA right away.

As the team made it through training camp and the preseason, the Magic were struck with some bad news as the regular season approached. Starting forward Grant Hill was diagnosed with a sports hernia - an injury that would require surgery, followed by 3-6 weeks of rehab.

With Hill sidelined, the team began the season with a starting lineup consisting of Dwight Howard, Hedo Turkoglu, Tony Battie, DeShawn Stevenson and Steve Francis.

The team finished the first two months of the season with a 12-15 record with the biggest highlight of that stretch coming when Dwight Howard recorded an impressive feat by becoming the youngest player in NBA history to snag a 20-20 game - torching the Bobcats for 21 points and 20 rebounds.

A brutal schedule awaited the squad for the start of January as the team lost seven of its first eight to start 2006 and the news got worse as Jameer Nelson would be sidelined for the next 20 games due to a sprained right mid-foot. After reaching the All-Star break with a 19-32 record, the Magic decided it was time to begin building for the future, trading Kelvin Cato and a future protected first round draft choice to the Detroit Pistons for Carlos Arroyo and Darko Milicic. One week later, the Magic sent Francis to the New York Knicks for Trevor Ariza and the expiring contract of former Magic star Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway.

After falling to 20-40 on the season, the team began to come together with its newest additions and finished the final 22 games with an NBA-best 16-6 record to narrowly miss out on the No.8 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

2005-06 Magic Regular Statistics

 PLAYER AVERAGES
              REBOUNDS  
 Player G GS MPG FG% 3p% FT% OFF DEF TOT APG SPG BPG TO PF PPG
 Dwight Howard 82 81 36.8 .531 .000 .595 3.50 9.00 12.50 1.5 .79 1.40 2.65 3.40 15.8
 Grant Hill 21 17 29.2 .490 .250 .765 .70 3.10 3.80 2.3 1.14 .29 1.67 2.40 15.1
 Hedo Turkoglu 78 59 33.5 .454 .403 .861 .90 3.40 4.30 2.8 .90 .27 1.67 3.00 14.9
 Jameer Nelson 62 33 28.8 .483 .424 .779 .60 2.30 2.90 4.9 1.13 .15 2.39 2.80 14.6
 DeShawn Stevenson 82 82 32.3 .460 .133 .744 .70 2.20 2.90 2.0 .71 .21 1.50 2.20 11.0
 Carlos Arroyo 27 0 22.0 .502 .357 .810 .30 1.90 2.20 2.9 .70 .04 1.41 1.60 10.8
 Carlos Arroyo (TOT) 77 0 15.5 .444 .350 .774 .40 1.30 1.70 3.0 .49 .05 1.08 1.50 5.8
 Keyon Dooling 50 7 22.7 .440 .302 .835 .20 1.30 1.60 2.2 .98 .08 1.64 2.30 9.4
 Tony Battie 82 82 27.0 .507 .000 .664 1.80 3.80 5.60 .6 .56 .84 1.07 3.00 7.9
 Darko Milicic 30 1 20.9 .507 .000 .595 1.10 3.00 4.10 1.1 .37 2.07 1.20 2.20 7.6
 Darko Milicic (TOT) 55 1 13.9 .509 .000 .560 .80 1.90 2.70 .7 .25 1.40 .93 1.70 4.8
 Pat Garrity 57 0 16.5 .417 .388 .811 .50 1.40 1.90 .7 .21 .16 .67 1.90 4.9
 Trevor Ariza 21 0 13.8 .400 .000 .700 1.40 2.50 3.90 .7 .67 .10 .76 1.00 4.7
 Trevor Ariza (TOT) 57 10 17.5 .412 .200 .606 1.40 2.50 3.80 1.1 1.00 .19 1.09 1.80 4.6
 Travis Diener 23 0 10.7 .420 .439 .833 .20 .70 .90 .7 .30 .00 .43 1.00 3.8
 Mario Kasun 28 0 7.6 .449 .000 .783 .90 1.30 2.10 .1 .07 .11 .54 2.50 2.9
 Bo Outlaw 32 0 11.1 .603 .000 .625 1.00 1.40 2.40 .4 .31 .38 .53 1.60 2.3
 Stacey Augmon 36 3 10.7 .342 .000 .700 .50 1.00 1.50 .6 .33 .17 .31 1.10 2.0
 Terence Morris 22 0 8.7 .327 .000 1.000 .30 1.50 1.70 .2 .27 .23 .32 .90 1.6
Team Averages 82 0 242.7 .472 .376 .730 10.9 29.3 40.2 18.2 6.5 4.4 15.1 23.3 94.9
Opponents 82 0 242.7 .454 .357 .732 11.1 27.3 38.4 20.0 7.5 4.7 13.4 23.2 96.0
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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
 Dwight Howard 82 81 3,021 468-881 0-2 356-598 288 734 1,022 125 65 115 217 277 1,292
 Hedo Turkoglu 78 59 2,615 398-877 114-283 255-296 70 263 333 216 70 21 130 234 1,165
 Jameer Nelson 62 33 1,784 347-719 70-165 141-181 39 141 180 302 70 9 148 174 905
 DeShawn Stevenson 82 82 2,648 359-781 2-15 180-242 59 182 241 160 58 17 123 178 900
 Tony Battie 82 82 2,215 280-552 0-6 89-134 145 312 457 49 46 69 88 250 649
 Keyon Dooling 50 7 1,137 178-405 13-43 101-121 11 67 78 109 49 4 82 116 470
 Grant Hill 21 17 613 119-243 2-8 78-102 15 65 80 48 24 6 35 50 318
 Carlos Arroyo 27 0 594 111-221 5-14 64-79 9 51 60 77 19 1 38 42 291
 Carlos Arroyo (TOT) 77 0 1,194 168-378 7-20 106-137 33 97 130 232 38 4 83 119 449
 Pat Garrity 57 0 938 101-242 50-129 30-37 31 77 108 38 12 9 38 108 282
 Darko Milicic 30 1 627 102-201 0-0 25-42 34 89 123 32 11 62 36 67 229
 Darko Milicic (TOT) 55 1 767 119-234 0-2 28-50 44 107 151 41 14 77 51 92 266
 Trevor Ariza 21 0 290 32-80 0-2 35-50 29 52 81 15 14 2 16 22 99
 Trevor Ariza (TOT) 57 10 999 93-226 1-5 77-127 78 140 218 61 57 11 62 100 264
 Travis Diener 23 0 246 29-69 25-57 5-6 4 17 21 16 7 0 10 22 88
 Mario Kasun 28 0 213 31-69 0-0 18-23 24 36 60 3 2 3 15 69 80
 Bo Outlaw 32 0 355 35-58 0-0 5-8 31 46 77 14 10 12 17 50 75
 Stacey Augmon 36 3 385 25-73 0-0 21-30 18 35 53 23 12 6 11 40 71
 Terence Morris 22 0 192 16-49 0-2 3-3 6 32 38 4 6 5 7 19 35
Team Totals 82 0 19,905 2,911-6,167 299-796 1,663-2,277 892 2,402 3,294 1,495 532 362 1,240 1,908 7,784
Opponents 82 0 -- 2,870-6,327 460-1,287 1,672-2,285 911 2,239 3,150 1,644 615 386 1,099 1,899 7,872
created: 06/21/2006,02:07 AM