Ranking the Top 10 Most Underrated Orlando Magic Players of the Past Decade

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Ranking the Top 10 Most Underrated Orlando Magic Players of the Past Decade
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Where do Jameer Nelson and Arron Afflalo rank among the top 10 most underrated players of the Orlando Magic over the past decade?

Over the past decade, 92 players donned the pinstripes for the Orlando Magic. Some of them were spectacular, others hardly left a mark at all—and some made contributions while going largely unnoticed, like Tyronn Lue or Mickael Pietrus.

Who are Orlando's most underrated players during these past 10 years, and where do recent team members like Jameer Nelson or Arron Afflalo rank?

Everyone who participated in at least 80 games from 2003-14 for the Magic is eligible for this list. That cuts the number down to 40 athletes.

This article focuses on players' productivity compared to how much they were acknowledged and given credit for their individual merits. Obviously, this can never be a purely scientific approach and will always be a matter of personal interpretation.

There will be candidates who the valued reader believes to have received the just amount of admiration from the fans, considering their contribution to the team, while other players should have been subjected to more praise from the public. Unfortunately there is no single number to define whether someone was actually over- or underrated, thus any ensuing discussion is more than welcome.

The following slides will rank the 10 most underrated players for the Orlando Magic over the past decade as perceived by yours truly.

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