We know do to the economic melt down that lots of teams are paying lots of money so i the teams that will be good will have really good records. Top teams to would be the Lakers (The Best), Cleveland, Spurs, Boston, and.......Orlando.
Now Orlando has lost 3 players key players. They lost Courtney Lee who was there best player in the playoffs for them at the first round. They lost Gortat who was solid but not worth the cash (5.9 mill for 5 years what you thinking dallas). And they lost there most important player Hedo at 6'10 who was master of the pick and Roll.
They still have The Superman, Nelson and Rashard plus there knew piece Vince Carter. I feel they can still beat Cleveland shaq isn't amazing and Boston they could still bring down Boston even with Wallace but i wouldn't bet on it. But I don't see Orlando beating the Lakers or Spurs. What can the Magic do to help them get over the hump
I never really noticed how many of their main pieces they lost...don't forget SKIPPPPPP. He did a solid job and he was with them more then Nelson was last season, but Vince will replace Courtney Lee and they did get a solid potent player in Ryan Anderson. Gortat I feel will affect them the most, forces Howard to play some more minutes. I think the Hedo one will be fine since Vince is coming...but who will play the 3 for them now? Does Lewis slide over? Or Vince? Pietrus starts at the 2? Confusing.
The Magics will be fine,they just need to get Wallace and they will be in the finals again,Shaq to Cleveland trade won't be enough for the Cavs, Rashard Lewis killed them not Dwight Howard the only big game he had was the last game of that series,if I were the Magics get Wallace by any means
Why are you negative 33?
Dude Anderson is pretty good. Althought i am a little mad that on NBA live after i made that trade they make him too good. I have not seen him play much but I doubt he blocks shots like that.
Anderson also can shoot 3's so they really did not lose much considering what they added plus it isnt over yet they have the mid level and some other stuff to get some bargain players who want to win. Orlando is till behind Cleveland and Boston though because they lack playmakers. Hedo was their best play maker. Shaq does not have to be the offensive force. he can make plays. People forget how good a passer Shaq is and that will be the thing that will hurt other teams. Lebron will be able to play off the ball more and depending on where you have him and Shaq on the floor they may not be able to double team much because Shaq can still be a monster going one on one and if he gets double team he can pass and now Clevelands shooters will be more dangerous. If they are smart they would try to trade for Michael Redd who should be healed. That would give some serious fire power.
im from orlando and i watch evey magic game. let me tell yall. the magic will be fine. all we need is two more big man(bass, sheed, mcdyes,) get one more point guard to backup nelson and no neck. and were straight.