Runner-Up: Vince Carter, SG
2009-2010 Playoff Stats: 12.9 PPG, 5.6 RPG, 2.3 APG, 46% FG, 37% 3P
The 2nd and 3rd Best Players on the Orlando Magic are also arguably two of the most inconsistent members of the team.
Vince Carter and Rashard Lewis are both multi-talented players who can score from anywhere, but they have had trouble in the playoffs in recent years.
The reason that I think Rashard Lewis is the X-Factor is because Vince Carter has Mickael Pietrus, JJ Redick, and Quentin Richardson to cover for him if he has an off game. And considering that Redick is a much better shooter and Pietrus is a much better defender, it might not be a bad thing for the Magic if his minutes go down.
Rashard Lewis only has Brandon Bass, who can't be relied on for a big game, to cover for him. Another strong point for Rashard is his ability to shoot from 3 as a power forward, while also having a strong post game and being a good rebounder.
If the Magic want to have any hopes of defeating the Lakers, Celtics, Bulls, or Heat, then Lewis will need to be hitting his jumpshots. That way he can get Bosh, Gasol, Boozer, or Garnett out of the paint to allow Dwight Howard to score points and get offensive rebounds.