http://hoopshabit.com/2014/07/22/orlando-magic-lack-real-stars-worry/This off season, the Orlando Magic have acted swiftly to add to their roster for the new campaign. In doing so, they have avoided any potential panic purchases, and have the nucleus of the team together nice and early.
Two of the players they have brought in–Channing Frye and Ben Gordon–are of the veteran variety, and they will certainly help. Yet the ugly truth is that this has been a summer when the team hasn’t even been linked with a big name.
Yes, rebuilding is a long term thing, but is this a concern?
The Magic hope to lure a superstar in the future, but getting one like Kevin Durant is extremely difficult.
OK, so it’s not like the Magic were ever going to convince LeBron James or Kevin Love to join the team. Nevertheless there were plenty of other accomplished players available this summer, and Orlando wasn’t even linked with any of them.
For a fan base crying out for some stars to watch in their new arena, this is a worry. Again, the trades and acquisitions done so far have been nice ones that move the team forward.
But they haven’t excited the fans, some of whom are now really getting restless.
Be honest, the most exciting player on the roster is Victor Oladipo. He has just come off his stellar rookie season.
It’s great to have him on the team, but when that is as exciting as it gets, something is wrong. It is clear that Orlando are looking to probably make more of an impact during free agency next summer, but there is no guarantee the team will have any joy then either.