Orlando Magic Showcase Players, Confidence on Media Day

September 27th, 2010 by Alex Barrett Leave a reply »
The Orlando Magic are in an interesting predicament this season.

The Atlanta Hawks are rising fast in their division. The Boston Celtics knocked the Magic out of last season's playoffs, returning the favor Orlando had given them two years ago. Many teams in the Eastern Conference added depth and talent this season, and one of those teams, the Miami Heat, now have half of the starting lineup for the Dream Team under contract. The Heat will surely contend for the East, not to mention the Southeast Division title the Magic have run away with for the past three seasons. This season will be harder. This season will take more of a commitment to return to the NBA Finals.

But not a single Magic player was worried about all of it.

At the brand new Amway Center this afternoon, the Orlando players and front office staff were available to take pictures and speak about the upcoming season, the free-agent shifts this offseason, and what to expect during their run at an NBA title this year.

"We fully expect to contend," said Magic head coach Stan Van Gundy. "It will be tough, but we have a smart, talented group of guys that are willing to play every ...

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