The Orlando Magic’s rotation will shuffle tonight

Matt Barnes and Brandon Bass will join Dwight Howard, Jameer Nelson and Vince Carter in the starting lineup tonight, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Anthony Johnson and Ryan Anderson will see the floor, as well. It will be the city of Orlando’s first look at Vince Carter in a Magic uniform, and that’s obviously what the crowd will be most excited about. Moreso, though, I’m super-stoked to see Bass, Barnes, Anderson and the other non-stars in a game situation. Jason Williams, too, but I wouldn’t be surprised if tonight is AJ’s turn to play the backup minutes. I’ll be at the game tonight. Look for some post-game notes shortly after the game. We’re not going to blow out the preseason coverage because, frankly, it’s an exhibition and there’s only so much truth you can really take from it. I’m more interested in watching individuals and evaluating their performance with a grain of salt.