Good Start for Orlando…Time to Keep Wheeling and Dealing!
July 3, 2007
Acquiring Rashard Lewis was a tremendous addition for the Orlando Magic. It is a step in the right direction. Unfortunately, it isn’t enough! What this means is that the Magic’s starting front line just received a big dose of energy. Unfortunately for them, they still have a very weak backcourt. Jameer Nelson having a very iffy season is not an ideal guy running the point, especially with such talented guys in the frontcourt. At the off guard, The Magic fiddled with Grant Hill, but odds are he’ll back leaving the team pretty soon. This leaves a huge vacancy for the team! The team could take two approaches to the situation. One, they can insert one of the younger guns, such as J.J. Redick or Keith Bogans and consider the year as “rebuilding”. As much as a Redick fan I used to be, this would just make me nauseous. The other, is try and make something happen with those still available in the market. My guess is that by bringing Rashard Lewis to the team means they’re all business! Why waste time when you have some outstanding talent on board? Would the Magic be that heartbroken to part with Nelson? He’s shown signs of being a solid point guard, but any team trying to contend needs more consistency. If would be in the teams best interest to put together a respectable package deal to target some better players. If they don’t, I really can’t see the Magic moving up in the standings, definitely not past Washington ( who was one place ahead of them in the East Standings). I’m curious to hear what you all think. Am I completely out of whack here, or are the Magic still a long ways away from being…great?
Should the Magic part ways with Nelson?
Here is a great clip of Rashard Lewis. He really is wicked player to watch…check it out!!!!