Ever since Rob Hennigan replaced Otis Smith as general manager of the Orlando Magic, Hennigan has made it clear that the team is in a full-blown rebuilding stage, and adding young talent is the primary focus for the organization.
This philosophy is clearly shown by the returns that the team has received in trading star players Dwight Howard and J.J. Redick to the Los Angeles Lakers and Milwaukee Bucks, respectively. Through these deals, the Magic have received young prospects such as small forward Moe Harkless, center Nikola Vucevic, combo forward Tobias Harris and shooting guard Doron Lamb, who all figure to be pieces the team builds a future contender around.
And while each of the young players Orlando has acquired through the draft and trades during Hennigan's tenure has shown varying levels of talent, if the Magic hope to make the playoffs or contend for a championship, these prospects will have to reach their potential.
In this piece, we'll look at the "ceiling," or the highest role that a player can play for the team, as well as what level I expect them to reach. The rankings (in order) will be: All-Star, star, starter, role player and roster filler.