Even though the team possesses a dismal 3-7 record, the Orlando Magic franchise is only a few minor changes away from being considered a challenging opponent for any team, in my opinion.
Too often, teams in the Association don't take all 82 regular season games seriously, which results in upsets. The Orlando Magic have already shown they can handle their own against contenders for playoff berths, beating the Denver Nuggets (Nov. 2), Phoenix Suns (Nov. 4) and narrowly losing to the Chicago Bulls (Nov. 6.)
While this is an impressive feat for a team that just lost the most dominant center of the last decade, it is more a testament to how hard the roster plays every single night than the sheer talent the rotation holds.
In Jacque Vaughn's first year, the new head coach has already proven he belongs in this league as a leader, as his team is always ready and competing hard in games. However, there are a few alterations that could turn this team a little more dangerous, especially on offense.
Statistics and record are accurate as of November 20, 2012.