Analysis

Middle of the pack

Through 11 games, Orlando has the statistical profile of a team that's only slightly below average.

Maurice Harkless' improved jump shot

Orlando's second-year wing is shooting 40 percent from three-point range in 2013/14.

The Magic defy the odds

Orlando could have let its first two losses steer the course for the rest of the season, but it didn't. Its fans are better for it.

Arron Afflalo now scoring with ease

The six-year veteran says there's "no question" that playing off the ball enables him to score more efficiently.

Jameer Nelson battles Father Time

As the 31-year-old enters his 10th season with the Magic, the team is focused on keeping him healthy and productive.

The Magic's best option at power forward

Orlando has a few options regarding whom it can start at power forward, but Tyler Lashbrook advocates for Andrew Nicholson ahead of all others.

Reaching for respectability

The Magic were the NBA's worst team a season ago. In their 25th campaign, they'll look to avoid another trip to the cellar.

To break out, Harkless must improve as a shooter

The 20-year-old forward is hoping to build on a solid rookie season.

What should we expect from Tobias Harris?

The Magic combo forward is entering is third season in the league, but 2013/14 will be his first full campaign with Orlando.

How fairly did the Magic spend in 2012/13?

Orlando shelled out more than $66 million in salary and had the league's worst record to show for it. Orlando Pinstriped Post examines where the Magic spent wisely and where they didn't.

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