Pivot Points: The Orlando Magic’s Stars Are Great, but Far from Super

November 27th, 2009 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
Imagine how good the Orlando Magic could be if their core trio of Vince Carter, Dwight Howard, and Rashard Lewis ever capitalized on the enormous potential that their athleticism and skills suggest.

To be fair, all three are great players, but none of them have really touched on what the evolution of their games could be if they actually took the time to hone their craft.

Rashard Lewis, for example, has been basically the same player since he entered the NBA, a great jump-shooter with great size and very limited perimeter skills.

He has maximized his one-dimensional talent into very lucrative contracts, but what if he had above average ball-handling skills to go along with that beautiful jump shot?

What if he had the ability to utilize his 6'10" frame for the purpose of being a great defensive player? It's not out of the realm of possibility because Lewis is a superior athlete.

Imagine if he took the time to learn how to play with his back to the basket in the post? Lewis would potentially be one of the hardest matchups in the NBA if he could consistently float from the perimeter to the paint.

Vince Carter is a ...

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