Like every organization in the NBA, the Orlando Magic have often traded for the wrong players at the wrong time, or selected players in the draft that did not fit with their team.
Worse yet, there are those players who the organization felt the need to cut ties with too soon before watching them reach their full potential elsewhere.
We see this happen year after year, with the Orlando Magic actually benefitting from this in recent times, having stolen Markelle Fultz from the Philadephia 76ers and watched him turn into a key player.
For every Markelle Fultz however, the Orlando Magic have allowed many players that they should have kept from leaving for newer pastures.
Here we examine seven such examples, with each player mentioned either going on to have a lot of success elsewhere or in some cases was let go at the wrong time for the franchise.
Losing somebody who goes on to be a star elsewhere always hurts, but situation plays a part in that.
Equally as bad is watching a player leave, only to follow that departure up with subsequent wrong moves to set the organization back years. Settle in for a bumpy ride.