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The Best Orlando Magic of All Time 

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List Rules Please rank the players based only on their time with the Magic.

A list of the best Orlando Magic of all time. Formed in 1989, the Orlando Magic's time as a franchise as been as topsy-turvy as a theme park rollercoaster. The Magic have seen some magical years and some bad ones as well. Whenever things looked bleak for Orlando, a superstar player would magically appear on its roster.The franchise may be known mostly for big name stars bolting the city for larger markets, the best Magic players are some of the greatest in NBA history. Shaquille O'Neal was the first superstar to play for the Magic. During his time in Orlando, Shaq was the best young player in the league. Between he and Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway, the Magic had two of the brightest stars in the league. 

After Shaq bolted for Los Angeles and Hardaway had major knee surgery that made a shell of his former self, the Magic looked to find two new superstars to replace them. In came Tracy McGrady and Grant Hill. While Hill was hampered by injuries, McGrady developed into one of the greatest Magic players of all time. When McGrady left, Dwight Howard arrived to take over. As the best center in the NBA, Howard took the Magic to the NBA Finals in 2009. But like Shaq, Howard skipped town when he was traded to Los Angeles in 2012. 

Orlando has had some of the best current players in the NBA on its team since it came into the league, a number that would make other teams jealous. It's hard landing one superstar, nevertheless a number of the greatest players in basketball history, but the Magic have done exactly that.

This is a list of the best Orlando Magic of all time. If you think someone should be on this list and isn't, feel free to add him. Vote or rerank this according to who you think should be considered the greatest Orlando Magic player in team history.
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Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
Center from Newark, New Jersey, United States of America

Age: 47

Teams: Phoenix Suns, Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat

Shaquille Rashaun "Shaq" O'Neal ( shə-KEEL; SHAK; born March 6, 1972) is a retired professional American basketball player who is a sports analyst on the television program Inside the ...more

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Tracy McGrady is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
Shooting guard and Small forward from Bartow, Florida, United States of America

Age: 40

Teams: Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic, Toronto Raptors

Tracy Lamar McGrady Jr. (born May 24, 1979) is an American former professional basketball player. He is best known for his career in the National Basketball Association (NBA), where he played as ...more

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Penny Hardaway is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
Point guard and Shooting guard from Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America

Age: 48

Teams: Phoenix Suns, Orlando Magic, Miami Heat, New York Knicks

Anfernee Deon "Penny" Hardaway (born July 18, 1971) is an American college basketball coach for the Memphis Tigers and a former professional player. Hardaway played in the National ...more

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Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
Power forward and Center from Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Age: 34

Number: 12

Teams: Los Angeles Lakers

Dwight David Howard (born December 8, 1985) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is an eight-time All-Star, ...more

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Grant Hill is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
Small forward from Dallas, Texas, United States of America

Age: 47

Number: 33

Teams: Phoenix Suns, Orlando Magic, Detroit Pistons

Grant Henry Hill (born October 5, 1972) is a former American professional basketball player and current Hudl videographer for Orlando City SC. He is also currently a host of NBA TV's NBA Inside ...more

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Hedo Türkoğlu is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
Small forward and Power forward from Gaziosmanpaşa, Turkey

Age: 40

Number: 15

Teams: Sacramento Kings, Orlando Magic

Hidayet "Hedo" Türkoğlu (Turkish pronunciation: [hidaːˈjet ˈtyɾkoːɫu]; born March 19, 1979) is a Turkish former professional basketball player and current president of the Turkish ...more

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Horace Grant is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
Power forward and Center from Augusta, Georgia

Age: 54

Teams: Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers, Seattle Supersonics, Chicago Bulls

Horace Junior Grant (born July 4, 1965) is an American retired basketball player. He attended and played college basketball at Clemson University before playing professionally in the National ...more

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Nick Anderson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
Nick Anderson Shooting guard and Small forward from Chicago, Illinois

Age: 51

Teams: Sacramento Kings, Orlando Magic, Memphis Grizzlies

Nelison “Nick” Anderson (born January 20, 1968) is an American retired professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for thirteen years. Born in Chicago, ...more

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Nikola Vučević is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Power forward and Center from Morges, Switzerland

Age: 29

Number: 9

Teams: Orlando Magic

Nikola Vučević (born 24 October 1990) is a Montenegrin professional basketball player who currently plays for Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball ...more

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Dennis Scott is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
Dennis Scott Small forward from Hagerstown, Maryland

Age: 51

Teams: Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, Orlando Magic, Vancouver Grizzlies, Minnesota Timberwolves, + more

Dennis Eugene Scott (born September 5, 1968) is an American retired professional basketball player. A 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) small forward from Georgia Tech, and the 1990 ACC Men's Basketball Player ...more
11
Aaron Gordon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
mcminnmt added Forward from San Jose, California

Age: 24

Number: 00

Teams: Orlando Magic

Aaron Addison Gordon (born September 16, 1995) is an American professional basketball player for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one year of college ...more
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Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
Daniel Adeghe added Shooting guard and Small forward from Daytona Beach, Florida, United States of America

Age: 42

Number: 25

Teams: Atlanta Hawks

Vincent Lamar Carter (born January 26, 1977) is an American professional basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is 6 feet 6 inches (1.98 m) tall ...more

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Rashard Lewis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
Small forward and Power forward from Pineville, Louisiana, United States of America

Age: 40

Number: 9

Teams: Orlando Magic, Seattle Supersonics

Rashard Quovon Lewis (born August 8, 1979) is an American former professional basketball player. Rashard entered the NBA directly from Alief Elsik High School. He rose to prominence in the NBA ...more

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Jameer Nelson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
Point guard from Chester, Pennsylvania

Age: 37

Number: 14

Teams: Orlando Magic

Jameer Nelson (born February 9, 1982) is an American professional basketball player who is a free agent. He played college basketball for the Saint Joseph's Hawks, where he was named national ...more

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J. J. Redick is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Point guard and Shooting guard from Cookeville, Tennessee

Age: 35

Number: 4

Teams: New Orleans Pelicans

Jonathan Clay "JJ" Redick (born June 24, 1984) is an American professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected ...more

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Scott Skiles is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
Scott Skiles Point guard from La Porte, Indiana

Age: 55

Teams: Indiana Pacers, Washington Wizards, Philadelphia 76ers, Orlando Magic, Milwaukee Bucks

Scott Allen Skiles Sr. (born March 5, 1964) is an American basketball coach and former player. He most recently served as the head coach of the Orlando Magic. He also coached the Phoenix Suns, ...more

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Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
tom-charbono added Shooting guard from Upper Marlboro, Maryland

Age: 27

Number: 4

Teams: Indiana Pacers

Kehinde Babatunde Victor Oladipo (born May 4, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Oladipo was drafted with ...more

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Darrell Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
Point guard from Gastonia, North Carolina

Age: 51

Teams: Dallas Mavericks, Indiana Pacers, Brooklyn Nets, Orlando Magic, New Orleans Pelicans

Darrell Eugene Armstrong (born June 22, 1968) is a former American professional basketball player, who played 14 seasons in the National Basketball Association. He is currently an assistant ...more

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Steve Francis is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
Point guard and Shooting guard from USA, Takoma Park, Maryland

Age: 42

Teams: Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic, New York Knicks

Steven D'Shawn Francis (born February 21, 1977) is an American former professional basketball player. He was selected with the second overall pick of the 1999 NBA draft, and was named the NBA ...more

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Bo Outlaw is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
slaft added Power forward and Center from San Antonio, Texas

Age: 48

Teams: Phoenix Suns, Orlando Magic, Memphis Grizzlies, Los Angeles Clippers

Charles "Bo" Outlaw (born April 13, 1971) is an American professional retired basketball player. Outlaw was known for his athleticism, tenacious defensive approach and sub-par ...more
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Evan Fournier is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
tom-charbono added Shooting guard from Saint-Maurice, France

Age: 27

Number: 10

Teams: Orlando Magic

Evan Mehdi Fournier is a French professional basketball player who currently plays for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association. He played junior basketball at the French INSEP ...more

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Mike Miller is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
Shooting guard and Small forward from Mitchell, South Dakota

Age: 39

Number: 13

Teams: Orlando Magic, Memphis Grizzlies

Michael Lloyd Miller (born February 19, 1980) is an American former basketball player who is an assistant college basketball coach for the Memphis Tigers. He played in college for the Florida ...more

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Tim Hardaway is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
mandyclark25 added Point guard from Chicago, Illinois, USA

Age: 53

Teams: Indiana Pacers, Golden State Warriors, Miami Heat, Denver Nuggets

Timothy Duane Hardaway Sr. (born September 1, 1966) is an American retired basketball player. At 6 ft (1.83 m) tall, he was best known for his crossover dribble which was dubbed the "UTEP ...more

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Terrence Ross is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
harrydefilippi added Small forward and Shooting guard from Portland, Oregon

Age: 28

Number: 31

Teams: Orlando Magic

Terrence James Elijah Ross (born February 5, 1991) is an American professional basketball player for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball ...more

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Jonathan Isaac is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
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Number: 1

Teams: Orlando Magic

Jonathan Judah Isaac (born October 3, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the ...more

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