Orlando Magic: Grades and Potential Changes for the Roster

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Orlando Magic: Grades and Potential Changes for the Roster
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The Orlando Magic had perhaps their most disappointing season of the Dwight Howard era in 2010-11. After a couple of huge early-season trades that transformed the makeup of the team, the Magic became fantastically inconsistent. Outside of a nine-game winning streak early on, Orlando simply did not look like a true Finals contender all year.

After achieving another 50-win season, the Magic were stunned by the Atlanta Hawks in six games in the first round. Having swept this same Atlanta squad just a year ago in record fashion, the Magic were fiercely outplayed. The Hawks exerted more effort, played better team defense and frankly made more shots than Orlando.

It was a disheartening thing to watch for all fans of the team, as everyone but Howard and scrappy point guard Jameer Nelson seemed to crumble under the pressure.

Superstar center Howard had his greatest season and was a legitimate MVP candidate. However, the rest of his team did not consistently match his level of play and it seemed to wear on the team's best player.

So where does that leave this Orlando team, saddled with big contracts for underperforming players and a seemingly unhappy star? What moves need to be made? Who needs to go? Who should stay?

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