Magic 2015-16 Schedule: Top Games, Championship Odds and Record Predictions

August 12th, 2015 by Tyler Conway Leave a reply »

Heading into their fourth season of the post-Dwight Howard era, the time is now for the Orlando Magic to start making progress. They've had three top-five picks and four lottery selections in the past three years, also adding Tobias Harris and Nikola Vucevic in the process to build a solid young core.

Orlando has 10 players on its roster under the age of 25, all but two of whom were first-round picks. On paper, it's a perfect blueprint of how to build. Keep adding young assets, lie in wait for a superstar to become available, and discard the nonessentials in a blockbuster that completes the long-term core.

The Magic aren't there yet. Their biggest move of this offseason was retaining Tobias Harris, whose $16 million per-season average looks worse now than it will with the rising cap. Harris has a bit of Empty Stats All-Star in him, but it's not an unmovable contract if a deal comes along. The Magic, with a multitude of good contracts, are primed for a major move within the next year or two.

The problem at hand is making this roster attractive enough for those potential stars. Orlando hasn't won more than 25 games since How ...

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