4 Orlando Magic players who definitely shouldn’t be back next season

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Admiral Schofield, Orlando Magic
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4 Orlando Magic players who shouldn’t be back next year

Admiral Schofield

Equipped with one of the best names in the NBA, Admiral Schofield has been a fan favorite on the Orlando Magic the past two seasons. The former college teammate of Grant Williams at Tennessee, Schofield is a 6-foot-5 power forward who has bullied his way onto NBA courts by sheer force of will.

It was an impressive feat. And he did everything the Magic could have asked of him.

Converted from a two-way contract into a full deal back in February, Schofield has a team option for $2 million next season. But that blessing into a full roster spot was probably also his death sentence with the team.

With 14 players under contract for next season already, not counting whether they want to bring back Moe Wagner, adding new players means getting rid of some on the current roster. Schofield should and likely will be one of those cut candidates.

No one doubts his motor, but he does not have a ton to offer NBA teams.

He is a career 32.2-percent 3-point shooter, which makes it very difficult to play alongside other bigs, or this team’s shaky shooting from its guards. He has taken notable strides in that area. But it is clearly not enough.

At 6-foot-5, he is very undersized at the 4. While he is a surprisingly good finisher, he struggles to rebound and protect the rim.

The Magic have a team option for his contract, making it an easy decision to let him walk.

Perhaps, Schofield can latch on with another NBA team. But more likely he will find himself a nice career overseas bullying players under the rim and then softly laying it off the glass above their outstretched arms.