The offseason is quickly approaching with the conference finals nearing their end and the Lottery already playing. The Orlando Magic know at least that part of their offseason puzzle as they will pick sixth and 11th. That is just the first piece in the puzzle to what should be an intriguing offseason for the team.
The team certainly has a lot of needs to fill — both in terms of positions and skill. Very clearly the team has a lot to resolve. And so one thing to focus on would be add a starting-capable guard or wing to solidify the team’s rotation.
The key for the Magic is to follow and build on the culture coach Jamahl Mosley, general manager John Hammond and president of basketball operations Jeff Weltman are establishing.
The Orlando Magic feel like they have the foundation of their team locked in. Now the team has to find the right complementary wings to make them even better.
This is not about changing the roster or going all in too soon. This is about finding the right role players to help support the group the Magic are already building and growing.
That culture has done plenty to push other successful organizations like the San Antonio Spurs, Miami Heat and Golden State Warriors to titles. Now that Orlando has its cornerstone talents in Paolo Banchero and Franz Wagner, the team should be looking for the right complementary pieces to make them better and who will become better because of those star players.
Debatably as important is when constructing the roster to fit as many possible offensive and defensive schematics is also adding players who will buy in to their roles and especially that match the age timeline of the stars.
As mentioned before the organization should be looking to add veterans that add to the team’s IQ rather than the on-court production. Yet the franchise needs to keep in mind hunted for youthful guards and wings who may be the answer. The following players are ones that would be in the wheelhouse of options.