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Shaquille O'Neal was a dominant player who changed the NBA.
Shaquille O'Neal, Center
Shaq is forced to the bench for our all-time Magic squad, but he's still worthy of plenty of praise. The big man from LSU has the best PER in Orlando history and dominated in the post during his time with the Magic.
He falls short of Howard because of rule changes and the era in which he played, but Shaq proved over and over that he was fully capable in a more modern NBA landscape once he moved on to other teams.
Horace Grant, Forward
If the all-time Orlando Magic need to add a secondary big man instead of a stretch-four, they can go to the bench and call upon Horace Grant. The former Magic forward tallied just over 11 points and eight rebounds per game during his time in Orlando.
He might not be better than Ryan Anderson for this starting lineup, but he certainly provides more of an inside presence than Anderson. Grant was a scrappy defender who was frequently named to the NBA All-Defensive Team.
Jameer Nelson, Point Guard
Nelson has been faithful to the Orlando Magic in a way very few players ever have. He's played the third-most games out of any player in Orlando history.
But this squad isn't about longevity or team spirit. It's about production. And Nelson's ability to pass and score as a point guard makes him a perfect fill-in for Penny Hardaway. Nelson is in the top 100 in NBA history in assists per game, and also in the top 100 for three-point field goal percentage.
Nelson is an all-around point guard who makes a perfect bench contributor for this squad.
Grant Hill, Forward
He didn't get to play often for the Magic but when he did it was impressive. In between injuries, Hill made 200 appearances for Orlando and posted over 16 points per game during that time.
Hill made a name for himself in Detroit before heading to Orlando via free agency, but he had a very impressive year in 2003-2004 when he averaged just under 20 points per game on his way to an All Star selection.
So while he may not have contributed as often as a player like Dennis Scott did for Orlando, the quality of his performances earn him a spot on the bench.