— Brett David Roberts (@BDRHoops) May 23, 2013
Magic fans don’t miss the three-time defensive player of the year. Though some deluded fans still don #12 Dwight jerseys at games, the majority of fans have replaced Dwight’s goofy smile with a lanky European big man named Nikola Vucevic. If that isn’t enough, Tobias Harris is doing No. 12 some good justice himself, and averaged 18 & 9 as a starter in Orlando.
Rob Hennigan snagged a couple of nice prizes with Vucci Mane and Tobias Harris, and he’s also pretty pleased with the trade acquisition of 2012 1st rounder Moe Harkless. The Magic are all set at the 3/4/5 positions and will seek to solidify their backcourt (especially the 1-spot) in the upcoming years, both via the NBA draft and free agency.
The Magic select 2nd this year, but are less than enamored with the crop. Trey Burke of Michigan was the pick of Chad Ford for Orlando in his mock draft, and the Cavs seem to be pretty set on Nerlens Noel. Burke will fit well in Orlando, and what is really ideal is that Jameer Nelson is a similar (yet inferior) player whose experience should prove valuable to the Michigan guard.
The Magic have a lot of good things going, and none of them are Dwight Howard. He’s in time out in the corner, standing on his head, and fallen on his face. We’ve moved on.