Is Orlando better than anyone thinks?
October, 1, 2013
By Joe Kaiser | ESPN Insider
The Orlando Magic have as much young talent as just about any team in the NBA. Problem is, a nucleus centered around Nikola Vucevic, Tobias Harris, Maurice Harkless and Victor Oladipo is seen as too young and inexperienced for anyone to take the Magic too seriously as a playoff contender. In fact, the ESPN Forecast panel projects the Magic to finish with a 24-58 record, better than only Philadelphia and Phoenix.
That being said, the Magic do have some veterans on this young team in guys like Jameer Nelson, Arron Afflalo, Glen Davis and Jason Maxiell, and some of them think the pundits have it all wrong.