ORLANDO MAGIC Review and Information
It seem like just yesterday when the ORLANDO MAGIC were fresh off of signing Grant Hill and Tracy McGrady and had their prospect set for years to come. Now, the ORLANDO MAGIC team no longer depends on either of the players and are bright off of another rebuilding year.
The superstar on the Magic, and the outlook, is Dwight Howard. Howard is a monster in the post and looks to be the next best big man in the league. Howard has averaged a double-double in his first two season in the league, and took the next step last season by showing that he could be a dependable scoring option as well as a good rebounded. The prospect for him coming into this season are not anything short than at least 20 points and 12 rebounds a game, and he should have no problem attainment these numbers.
Next to Howard will be previous Piston Darko Milicic. Darko has yet to play a period with consistent minutes, but should get his possibility in 2006. His play in Europe has excited management and fans alike, but Darko will have to prove that he can do in the NBA for the Magic to set up themselves as a playoff contender.
At the protector positions are young players Jameer Nelson and J.J. Redick. Redick is a rookie who has to show that he can do more than just fire the three pointer, as his one-dimensional play in college was a cause why he wasn't drafted higher despite averaging over thirty points a game. Nelson is a rapid, small guard who can blow up for points and impressed the sports nation in his second year in the league last season.
At the small onward position is Hedo Turkoglu. He averaged 14.9 points per game last season, and should be good for the same quantity once again this year. He is also a veteran player who should be clever to mentor fellow European player Darko Milicic. Besides their starters, Carlos Arroyo is another player acquire from the Pistons who could have a good crash on the team. Arroyo is a good point guard who can make solid passes and obtain other teammates involved.
For the ORLANDO MAGIC to be successful in 2006, both Dwight Howard and Darko must explode onto the NBA scene and form a duo ala Tim Duncan and David Robinson. While that may happen one day, it perhaps will not this year. But the future is bright in Orlando .