The Orlando Magic are rebuilding, clearly, having dealt superstar center Dwight Howard to the Los Angeles Lakers in August. Nobody's really expecting the team to be any good in 2012/13, and now, at least one person isn't expecting them to be entertaining, either.
Mike Prada of SB Nation devised a new Watchability scale for NBA teams, scoring each of the league's 30 squads on a 10-point scale in five categories, awarding or subtracting bonus points based on "hilarity."
Orlando scored just four points on Prada's scale, the worst figure in the league by a significant margin; by way of comparison, the 29th-ranked Charlotte Bobcats earned 12.5 points.
Prada gives the Magic one point each for dominance, wow factor, drama, aesthetic beauty, and intrigue. Glen Davis' presence on the team costs it a point in the scale, because Prada expects the five-year veteran "to take a zillion horrible shots this year."
With due respect to my SB Nation colleague, I have to disagree on any evaluation of Orlando's aesthetic merits which does not mention DeQuan Jones' highlight-reel potential, which ability he demonstrated in this emphatic slam on the break against the Houston Rockets.