Magic at a glance
Orlando had the league's worst record last season. Ancient history.
Stevie Francis has a new franchise to lead, and will put up plenty of points. But he could get frustrated if things go south early.
Grant Hill is the X-factor. He's played 47 games the past four seasons. If Hill can stay on the court and provide the near triple-double average of his (distant) past, the magic in Orlando will be a playoff berth.
|The starters: Athletic group will put up points. Can they stop the other guys?|
|PF||Dwight Howard||In HS, earned comparisons to Garnett. This ain't HS||6|
|SF||Grant Hill||We'll believe this when we see it. We hope to see it||7|
|C||Kelvin Cato||Can block shots. Can't do much else||6|
|SG||Cuttino Mobley||Came over with his partner-in-crime||7|
|PG||Steve Francis||Orlando looks sunny after playing for Van Gundy||9|
|BENCH||Pat Garrity and Hedo Turkoglu can stretch defenses with their shooting. Tony Battie can bang low. Keith Bogans can run the O, but is rook Jameer Nelson better?||7|