Orlando Magic should blow up their roster this off-season

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The Sports Bank‘s series of NBA off-season team needs pages begins with the worst team in the league this past season; the Orlando Magic.  The franchise suffered a major setback after dealing disgruntled superstar Dwight Howard last off-season.  They enter the off-season stuck with a roster of average talent and rather than trying to scrape by, it is time for the Orlando Magic to blow up their roster and get straight to rebuilding mode.

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Orlando Magic will struggle MIGHTILY without Dwight Howard

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The Sports Bank will be counting down to the opening tip of the 2012-13 NBA season with team by team previews starting with the worst and working our way to the title contenders.  There is no lockout this time around so let’s get going.

Dwight Howard had his wish granted and was freed from the Orlando Magic.  As a result, the Magic become one of the worst teams in the league as their post-Howard makeover will be quite painful.  (By the way, if you are keeping track at home I have the three worst teams in the Eastern Conference coming from the Southeast Division.)

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Can Orlando Magic do enough this off-season to keep Dwight Howard happy?

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Dwight Howard is still a member of the Orlando Magic… for now.  However, that could be short lived as the team searches for a new general manager, head coach, and improved talent to complement their superstar this off-season.  In doing so, that might be enough to convince Howard to re-sign with Orlando rather than hitting the market as a free agent next summer.
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Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic at a Crossroads

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Like we are currently seeing in the NFL, the 2011 NBA off-season is up in the air with a lockout looming.  Free agency could be delayed and completely restructured depending on the new agreement reached by the owners and players.  Still, The Sports Bank continues to break down all thirty NBA teams to see what areas they need to address in the off-season.

The Orlando Magic face numerous questions this off-season after being booted from the first round of the NBA Playoffs. At the forefront of those questions; Dwight Howard’s future with the organization.

By: David Kay

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