NBA Primetime: Orlando Magic 2010-11 Season Preview

September 18th, 2010 by Brandon Ribak Leave a reply »
Last Season's Record: 59-23 (.720), Second in East

2010-11 Season Record Prediction: 57-25 (.695) 2nd in East

Team Strengths 

The Magic enter the upcoming season with minimal tweaks to their roster. The additions of point guard Chris Duhon and shooting guard Quentin Richardson, along with role players such as J.J. Redick, Marcin Gortat, Ryan Anderson, Brandon Bass, and Mickael Pietrus, make Orlando one of the deepest teams in the league. 

While head coach Stan Van Gundy has yet to declare it, the Magic could be switching sharpshooter Rashard Lewis over to his natural small forward position, creating an opportunity for Brandon Bass to start at the four spot.

Last season Bass averaged just under ten PPG and 3.2 RPG in 23 minutes per contest during the first nine games of the year (when Lewis was suspended).

With Bass and Dwight Howard dominating the paint and the league's biggest three-point shooting threats surrounding the arc, the Magic will be in for another solid season.

Team Weaknesses

Vince Carter was expected to lead Orlando back to the NBA Finals last season after being a ...

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