Editor’s note: 5 Orlando Magic Players to Watch is a guess post from Ryan Brennan of FantasyBasketballMoneyLeagues.com. You can follow the Fantasy Basketball Money Leagues Google+ Page, and for more information on Orlando Magic stats, news and rumors visit Fantasy Basketball Money Leagues
The Orlando Magic are on their way to completing another terrible and embarrassing season. With losing-streaks throughout the season amounting to 4 games, 5 games and a very bad 10-game win streak, the Magic were never really a threat to any team.
All that aside though, there are some Orlando Magic players worth watching for the remainder of the season. More specifically, just their starting lineup (minus Maurice Harkless and adding Victor Oladipo). They don’t really have too much depth in their roster as far as core players. In fact, only one player other than their starting five has averaged more than 20 minutes a game. So, let’s take a look at their five starters and what is worth watching for them.
PG- Jameer Nelson
Jameer Nelson has been the team’s starting point guard for quite some time now. They seem to have a lot of faith in him as the leader to their offense. He’s not necessarily a dominant scorer, but he comes up big as a playmaker. He can actually be pretty fun to watch when he is orchestrating the offense. Statistically, he is averaging 12.3 points per game, 6.9 assists per game, 3.4 rebounds per game and 0.8 steals per game in 32.8 minutes per game.
As a point guard in the NBA, you are given the key to the team’s offense. Every night, you need to go out there and prove that you can lead the offense. Although it may not always be the point guard making mistakes, he still has to take part of the blame. It is arguable the toughest position on the floor, being compared to the quarterback of a football team. Jameer Nelson handles himself well when it comes to being that person. He holds his composure and knows how to best get his teammates going in the game. If you want to watch a point guard who knows how to play the position and can knock down some threes, watch Nelson.