It feels as if the Magic have been hitting the reset button year after year since Dwight Howard left, and this year, they are doing it again.
The biggest offseason news for the team was committing four years and $76 million guaranteed to Aaron Gordon, their top pick in the 2014 Draft. However, they have also reshuffled the deck plenty this summer, adding eight new faces to the roster.
Before getting into it, it’s worth noting that some of their acquisitions will probably not see much of the floor like two-way sharpshooter Troy Caupain and second-round picks Melvin Frazier and Justin Jackson. The pair will likely spend the majority of their season with Lakeland, the team’s G-League affiliate.
With the Magic rebuilding for a majority of the season, Caupain, Frazier, and Jackson could see some playing time, particularly towards the end of the season when the Magic will likely be gearing towards full tank mode. If Wes Iwundu was able to see the floor often last year, it would be incorrect to completely rule out any of their chances to crack the rotation towards the end of the year.
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