Thursday, February 21, 2013
Orlando's new-look roster
By Joe Kaiser
Orlando reportedly will acquire veteran point guard Beno Udrih, second-year forward Tobias Harris and rookie shooting guard Doron Lamb from Milwaukee in return for J.J. Redick, Gustavo Ayon and Ish Smith. How does the Magic's lineup look going forward? Lets take a look.
Udrih can come in and provide another option in the backcourt alongside Jameer Nelson and Arron Afflalo for the rest of the season, but he probably won't be in Orlando's plans beyond 2013. So the real keys to this deal for the Magic was their ability to land the two young promising offensive players in Harris and Lamb.
As you can see, the Magic are forming what many would agree to be a good young nucleus of talent, and they are set up well to draft one of the top point guards or power forwards in the 2013 NBA draft. Here's what the Magic's depth chart could look like heading into next season.
- Jameer Nelson -- signed through 2013-14 with a team option for 2014-15
- (Lottery pick?)
- E'Twaun Moore -- signed through 2013-14
- Arron Afflalo -- signed through 2014-15 with a player option for 2015-16
- Doron Lamb -- signed through 2013-14 with a team option in 2014-15
- Moe Harkless -- signed through 2013-14 with team options in 2014-15 and 2015-16
- Tobias Harris -- signed through 2013-14 with a team option in 2014-15
- Al Harrington -- signed through 2014-15
- Hedo Turkoglu -- $12 million player option for 2013-14
- Nikola Vucevic -- signed through 2013-14 with a team option for 2014-15