The Orlando Magic are looking at another early vacation, while other teams are preparing for the playoffs. Nevertheless, it is time to look at the squad's performance and award final regular-season grades to every Orlando player.
The list will include all athletes who are currently on the roster. It will evaluate their performances while also keeping in mind individual expectations before the season. However, this will only be a minor factor for one simple reason: It would not be fair to punish a player because he was a promising contestant.
For example, should Victor Oladipo be rated lower than Dewayne Dedmon?
The former was a star player in waiting upon entering the league as the No. 2 pick, while the latter was not even drafted and only just made the team after his second 10-day contract with the Magic.
Dedmon already surpassed most people's expectations this season simply by making it to the NBA, but that doesn't make him an A-plus candidate.
All contestants will get a grade to rate their performance.
Additionally, each player will receive a "Magic Potential" value, reflecting both the chance of an improved production for Orlando in years to come as well as the amount of the expected development. Obviously, the probability of him being on the roster next year influences that grade considerably.
Let's take a look at the Orlando Magic roster in ascending order of minutes played during the 2013-14 campaign.