Team analysis: Orlando Magic

Dwight Howard

First round? Second round? Either way, his owners have to be praying that he tames his fouling issues this season. (Doug Benc/Getty Images)

Depth chart:

PG: Jameer Nelson, Chris Duhon, Jason Williams

SG: Vince Carter, J.J. Redick

SF: Mickael Pietrus, Quentin Richardson, Stanley Robinson

PF: Rashard Lewis, Brandon Bass, Ryan Anderson

C: Dwight Howard, Marcin Gortat, Daniel Orton

Relevant fantasy players and projected draft positions/per-game stats:

Dwight Howard – C (Rd. 1-2): 20 Pts, 13.5 Reb, 3 Blk

Rashard Lewis – F (Rd. 6-7): 16 Pts, 2.5 threes, 5.5 Reb, 1 Stl

Vince Carter – G/F (Rd. 7-9): 15.5 Pts, 1.5 threes, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

Jameer Nelson – PG (Rd. 8-10): 12 Pts, 1.5 threes, 3 Reb, 5 Ast

Mickael Pietrus – G/F (Rd. 13+):  10 Pts, 1.5 threes, 3 Reb, 1 Stl

Quentin Richardson – G/F (Rd. 13+): 9 Pts, 1.5 threes, 4 Reb

Chris Duhon – PG (Rd. 13+): 5.5 Pts, 1 three, 4 Ast

J.J. Redick – SG (Rd. 13+): 10 Pts, 1.5 threes

Sleeper:

Pietrus

Most likely to surprise:

Duhon

Most likely to disappoint:

Nelson

Category specialists:

  • Threes: Lewis, CarterRichardson

Things to watch:

  • potential for Bass to start at PF, shifting Lewis over to SF
  • Redick‘s progress and how it affects Carter‘s minutes
  • if Howard can battle his foul troubles, which have weighed down his minutes

Team’s statistical NBA ranks from 2009-10:

  • Pts: 6th
  • FGM: 24th
  • FGA: 27th
  • FG%: 7th
  • FT%: 29th
  • 3PTM: 1st
  • Reb: 5th
  • Ast: 25th
  • TO: 14th
  • Stl: 27th
  • Blk: T4th

Fantasy-friendliness for 2010-11: C+