NBA Orlando Magic

Creating the Orlando Magic All-Time Starting Lineup

Creating the Orlando Magic All-Time Starting Lineup

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Despite the fact that their organization has been around for only 25 years, the Orlando Magic have experienced some good success. With five division titles and two Eastern Conference championships, they've achieved more than some teams that have been in the NBA for twice as long. They needed to have some amazing players to accomplish what they have and their all-time starting lineup is scary. Let's take a look at who made the cut.

Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway - PG

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Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway - PG

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For as good as Penny Hardaway was, his career could have been much better if it weren't for his battle with chronic injuries. Before the injuries, he averaged 18.6 points, 4.7 rebounds, 5.9 assists and 1.9 steals per game. He was also a four-time All-Star and, standing at 6-foo-7, was the closest player comparable to Magic Johnson at the time. There is no doubt that he is clearly the best PG to ever where a Magic uniform.

Nick Anderson - SG

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Nick Anderson - SG

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Whether he panned out or not, Nick Anderson was already a historic name for the Orlando Magic since he was the first player they ever drafted. Luckily for them, he panned out and proved to be a reliable player throughout his career. During his time in Orlando, Anderson averaged 15.4 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.5 steals a game. He was also well known for his steal on Michael Jordan that eventually led to Orlando making it to their first NBA Finals.

Tracy McGrady - SF

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Tracy McGrady - SF

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There shouldn't be any argument with this selection. During his four year stint with the Magic, T-Mac was Mr. Everything for them. While averaging 28.1 points, seven rebounds, 5.2 assists and 1.6 steals per game for Orlando, he was also a two-time scoring champion in 2003 and 2004. He was also an All-Star during every year with the team. The only unfortunate side to his career in Orlando was never making it to the second round of the playoffs.

Dwight Howard - PF/C

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Dwight Howard - PF/C

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Whether you like his personality or not, no one can argue with the impact that Dwight Howard had while on the Magic. As a six-time All-Star while in Orlando, D-12 averaged 18.6 points, 13.1 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per game. He was also a three-time Defensive Player of the Year and is the current all-time scoring leader for the franchise. You may not like how he left Orlando, but it's hard to dislike his productivity while he was in "O-Town."

Shaquille O'Neal - C

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Shaquille O'Neal - C

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If T-Mac was an easy selection, then choosing Shaq as the starting center for an all-time Orlando Magic is a total no brainer. Even though his greatest years were with the Los Angeles Lakers, O'Neal was still dominant during his early years. While averaging 27.2 points, 12.4 rebounds and 2.7 blocks per game during his four year stint, he was an All-Star every year and the 1995 scoring champion. When it comes to franchise impact, no one tops Shaq.

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