Damjan Rudez and Jeff Green, Orlando Magic
When it comes to Green, last season was a bad one for him. He was inefficient in all phases of the game and took the brunt of the blame when fans got upset last season. It seemed he was stalling the Magic’s woeful bench and at times stifling some of Aaron Gordon’s growth, even taking a few starts from him mid-season.
Green can play both forward spots and appears to have the talent to be a useful player. Sadly, he has yet to put it together. And, at this point in his career, it is unlikely he ever will. Inevitably someone will believe in him again, unless the Magic are the last stop on his career carousel.
For Rudez, adding him could be an option for a Magic team that is tight on cap space. He plays hard and can hit an outside jumper. But he is not going to see the floor much. Still, the team needs some depth and Rudez can also play power forward, or spread the floor for Gordon while he plays power forward.
A reunion may be a longshot for these players, but salary issues may force Orlando’s hand and they may have to consider retaining them for one more year.