5 Ways to Make the Orlando Magic Better This Offseason

5 Ways to Make the Orlando Magic Better This Offseason

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USA TODAY Sports- David Manning

It has been a rebuilding season for the Orlando Magic this year, and it has been that way ever since Dwight Howard spurned them for the West Coast and the bright lights. Here are the five things that the Magic need to hone in on this summer; they will still not be a playoff team, but maybe they can add one more young player who could help them contend again soon.

5. Nurture Victor Oladipo

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5. Nurture Victor Oladipo

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This is the player that they currently need to build around, and he could even be named the rookie of the year when it is all said and done. The Magic have some nice pieces in place, but their decision making with Oladipo will be crucial this summer. Will he have a sophomore slump or will he be a second year sensation? Only time will tell.

4. Nail the Draft

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4. Nail the Draft

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Obviously, this is crucial every summer, but especially this one. The 2014 draft is the most talented one of the last five years, and the teams that have multiple picks are going to come away quite pleased. The Magic are going to have a shot at drafting a player like Andrew Wiggins or Jabari Parker, and it is essential to their future that they make the right call.

3. Keep Eyes On Future

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3. Keep Eyes On Future

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No matter who they draft this summer, this team is still not going to the playoffs next season. They need to continue to make smart choices if they truly want to build something that can last.

2. Get Organizationally Secure

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2. Get Organizationally Secure

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Leadership starts from the top, and there is a reason that the Orlando Magic have never won an NBA championship despite featuring centers like Shaq and Howard out on the court. If they want to get back into title contention, then the front office needs to make far better decisions about departing free agents in the future.

1. Run and Gun

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1. Run and Gun

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Can you imagine Wiggins and Oladipo out on the court together? This needs to be a fast break team in the future, and if they can drill their players on that a lot over the summer, then it will make all the difference in the world.