The Orlando Magic won't open their training camp until October 1st, but the group that general manager Rob Hennigan has assembled over the summer is likely the group that will take the Amway Center practice court then. In light of the probable finality of Orlando's moves, now's a great time to evaluate the work that Hennigan did over the summer.
The most notable addition was that of Indiana shooting guard Victor Oladipo via the 2013 NBA Draft. The Magic picked the Maryland native, known for his defense and work ethic, with the second overall selection in June, and he figures to be an immediate contributor at the NBA level. He averaged 19 points, 4.3 rebounds, and five assists per game at the Orlando Pro Summer League, and while those statistics probably won't translate to his big-league career, the 21-year-old certainly figures to have a bright future.
Hennigan then made two veteran additions in free agency. The first and most significant is eight-year pro Jason Maxiell. The burly big man adds toughness and shot-blocking to a team which lacked both of those skills in a miserable 2012/13 season, and he plans to lead the locker room with a "hands-on" style.
The second veteran addition is Ronnie Price, a pro's pro at point guard whose 2012/13 campaign didn't go as well as expected due to an ankle injury. Price, signed for the league's minimum salary, will likely play spot minutes behind Jameer Nelson, but is really there to provide leadership and to set an example for the team's younger players.
It's possible that Romero Osby, a combo forward whom the Magic picked in the second round of June's Draft, could also make the team, although he has yet to sign a contract.
On the other side of the balance sheet, Orlando decided to let DeQuan Jones and Beno Udrih leave via free agency. Jones has yet to find a team, but Udrih has come to terms on a deal with the New York Knicks. Hennigan also elected to waive Al Harrington, saving the Magic just over $7 million in salary over the 2013/14 and 2014/15 seasons.
So, how did Hennigan do? Please grade the Magic's offseason moves in the poll embedded in this post, which poll will remain open until August 16th, 2013.