Eastern Conference Summer Rankings: Where Does Detroit Rank?

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14.) Orlando Magic

Mar 6, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Orlando Magic small forward Tobias Harris (12) reacts after fouling out of the game against the Miami Heat during the second half at the American Airlines Arena. The Heat defeated the Magic 97-96. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

2012-2013 Record: 20-62

Additions: Victor Oladipo, Ronnie Price, Jason Maxiell

Subtractions: NONE

- The Magic are in the middle of their rebuilding phase and are in no rush to go hunting for free agents. They seem content on building around their young core of recently drafted guard Victor Oladipo, small forward acquired from the Reddick deal with Milwaukee, Tobias Harris (who looks like a steal!), and center Nikola Vucevic who had monster 20+ rebound games last year.

GM Rob Hennigan seems like a genius a year after the monster deal that sent Dwight to LA, and Andre Iguodala to Denver. Hennigan has built a solid group of young guys that can mature and grow together. Tobias Harris is the key to the Magic’s success down the line (along with the draft). Harris, in his sample size of a season with the Magic (27 games), averaged 17.3 points and 8.5 rebounds a game.

The Magic have a bright future, and with Hennigan calling the shots in Orlando, Magic fans are smiling from ear-to-ear.

2013-2014 Prediction: 24-58

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  • Joshua Perez

    Pistons aren’t gonna to finsh 6. That team is fucking shit LMFAO!!!!!!!!

  • SeanCo.

    Glad to finally see some Pistons lov, albeit on a Pistons blog. I don’t think people grasp how massive an upgrade the team received from Knight to Jennings.

    • Christos Pappas

      Definitely, With the additions of Smith, Jennings to the core of Monroe and Drummond, Detroit has the talent to enter the top 6 of the conference if they mesh well, as I think they will do.