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The Orlando Magic likely won’t win any national praise for the changes that they made to their roster this offseason what with division rival Miami Heat adding all-stars LeBron James and Chris Bosh.

But Magic coach Stan Van Gundy feels that those changes will make the Magic significantly better this season – and that’s saying something considering that Orlando won 59 games last season and almost got back to the NBA Finals for a second consecutive spring.

By signing veteran swingman Quentin Richardson and backup point guard, drafting rookies Daniel Orton and Stanley Robinson and inking Malik Allen to a make-good camp contract, the Magic have adeptly filled in the holes around their talented core of players. And even though the Magic explored the true availability of unhappy all-stars Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony this summer, they like their chances to win a championship with a talented nucleus of Dwight Howard, Rashard Lewis, Jameer Nelson, Vince Carter, J.J. Redick, Marcin Gortat, Mickael Pietrus, Brandon Bass and Ryan Anderson.

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Trades coming.
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This team needs to find a PF to replace Tony Battie. Sign Chris Webber.
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I like the team too! Adding Q-Rich means that we will have 5 guys on the floor that have to be guarded! Q-Rich is a much better shooter than Mad Barnes so we will have 4 outside threats on the floor with Dwight!!! Now if we could just get VC to trade in his off balance no look hand in the face fade-aways for more trips to the rack and foul line... or SVG to pull him when he's not hitting shots... we could go all the way!!!
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I think Duhon was a nice pickup. He's the kind of backup PG we needed, he can play defense and run the offense off the bench and can step in as the starter in spurts since we know Jameer will be injured at some point.

Not too thrilled over the Q-Rich thing, don't think he's the kind of player we needed, and I'm not a fan of him to begin with. I would've preferred Barnes for the price the Lakers got him for.
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With the "signing" of Malik, we can be sure that someone's going to be shopping before the trade deadline. Probably Bass or Anderson as an add-on to VC if he doesn't bring what he came here for. Who knows? I think this team can go all the way if Jameer steps up like he did in the playoffs and Redick improves like he has the past two years. And there's no having to gel the first half of the season, either.
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We need to start JJ instead of old man carter.
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View PostLeBrickJames, on 22 September 2010 - 01:58 PM, said:

We need to start JJ instead of old man carter.


I think this could be the future. As of right now I'm okay with Vince starting as long as Redick finishes the game, with or without VC.
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Both Otis and SVG like this team.
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I'm glad Stan likes this roster...it should give us many regular season victories...but success of a team and season is made in the playoffs...as our player personnel is currently constructed I just do not see us making the Finals, let alone winning it.

I'll still be rooting, cheering and watching every game.

Go Magic!!!
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i like this team as well however to win it all will be a big task. you will need to see improvement in howard for sure. nelson will have to be a smarter pg. i believe you will see lewis have a bigger role and vc less. the bottom line is jj, bass, and ryan, will have to step up and play consistent high level ball as well. if all these things happen then they have as good a chance as anyone. take care of your own house and let the chips fall where the may.
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View Postsharp/7/shooter, on 22 September 2010 - 02:11 PM, said:

I think this could be the future. As of right now I'm okay with Vince starting as long as Redick finishes the game, with or without VC.


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