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Predicting the Roles and Impact of Each Orlando Magic Newcomer This Season

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Predicting the Roles and Impact of Each Orlando Magic Newcomer This Season
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How will Orlando's newcomers fare this season? Where do the three rookies rank among the nine newly acquired players?

The Orlando Magic had their share of additions during this offseason. They acquired a total of nine players, three of them via the draft. Here is a ranking of all new athletes, including Aaron Gordon, Elfrid Payton and Channing Frye, by the amount of impact on the team during 2014-15.

The youthful Magic became an even younger team after the draft, the Arron Afflalo trade and the waiving of Jameer Nelson. General manager Rob Hennigan understood that the inexperienced roster needed leadership and subsequently pursued some veterans.

Many fans questioned whether giving Ben Gordon a $10 million contract for two years was a sound decision, seeing how he had a disastrous 2013-14 campaign. But Hennigan didn't stop there, acquiring Frye and Willie Green shortly after.

Will the team profit from these additions?

Eventually, it will boil down to how head coach Jacque Vaughn wants to implement his new players into the rotation. Some of them will be role players while others will be expected to be leaders right away or live up to their potential over the course of the season.

This article will shed light on each new addition in order of increasing impact during this upcoming campaign.

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