By John Denton
August 16, 2012

ORLANDO – The first recruit signed by Ben Howland eight years ago at UCLA, Arron Afflalo was charged with being the centerpiece player who helped restore the glory at the college basketball powerhouse.

Now, fast forward to Afflalo’s flourishing NBA career and the talented shooting guard sees many of the same similarities with an Orlando Magic team that traded for him last week and expects him to drive their rebuilding efforts.

By Josh Cohen
August 14, 2012

In most instances, timelines illustrate past events and occurrences.

But sometimes it’s good to be different. I have conjured up a timeline that underscores the potential future path of the Orlando Magic and some of the decisions they may choose to accept or repudiate over the next few years.

August 2012: The Magic trade Dwight Howard for six players, five future draft picks and salary cap flexibility.