17 Jan Hocus Podcast Ep. 1: Orlando’s Disastrous Rebuild
Have the Orlando Magic, now nine games below .500, truly begun to stall out? Is this rebuild really going anywhere? The Magic have brought in new faces with Serge Ibaka and Bismack Biyombo, but how well are they as well as the likes of D.J. Augustin and Jeff Green even working out?
Chris Chartier highlights the gross inadequacies and shortcomings of Jeff Green, while our faith in the Orlando Magic and the career of Aaron Gordon remains relatively strong. What does it all equate to? That’s tough to say at this point, as the Magic’s season reaches a pivot point between contending for a low playoff seed or returning to the lottery this June. It has been a difficult five years since the exodus of one Dwight Howard, but the Magic have gone through their own “process,” a rebuild which has mostly resulted in disappointment and an inability to even sniff the postseason once.
Gone is Victor Oladipo. Gone is Tobias Harris. Jacque Vaughn, James Borrego, Scott Skiles. Gone. And will Magic GM Rob Hennigan soon join that list? It seems likely, but where does that leave the Magic? It seems this is an organization on the verge of rebuilding its rebuild.