01-02 Orlando Magic
Original Record : 44-38
Lost to Charlotte Hornets in East First Round 1-3
ALL in Primes : 62-20
In the summer of 2000, the Detroit Pistons signed and traded Grant Hill to the Orlando Magic for undrafted players - Ben Wallace and Chucky Atkins. Orlando fans were happy as they were awaiting to see the best wing duo of ALL TIME. A young Grant Hill was getting comparisons to MICHAEL JORDAN. Unfortunately, Hill was dealing with severe ankle injuries and only suited up for the Magic 47 times. Horace Grant had returned to Orlando but he was 37 years old at the time, washed up. A prime Tracy McGrady had just come off a Most Improved Player award and was averaging 26,7 and 4. Patrick Ewing, not a lot of people know this, was traded to Orlando but he was 40 at the time and his Knicks days were far behind him. There was also a lot of decent players like Dee Brown, Darrell Armstrong, Troy Hudson, Bo Outlaw and former ROY Mike Miller. If you think this team was stacked then. Tim Duncan, was setting his sights on Orlando as the Spurs at the time were not getting anywhere.
Imagine this team all in their primes.
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