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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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Tracy McGrady is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward
Tracy Lamar McGrady, Jr. is an American retired professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. He is a seven-time NBA All-Star, seven-time All-NBA selection, and a ...more
2
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
Center
Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal, nicknamed Shaq, is an American retired professional basketball player, former rapper, actor and current analyst on the television program Inside the NBA. Standing 7 ft ...more
3
Penny Hardaway is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard
Anfernee Deon "Penny" Hardaway is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association, specializing as an unconventionally tall point ...more
4
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
Power forward, Center
Dwight David Howard is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association. Howard, who plays center, had an outstanding high ...more
5
Grant Hill is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
Small forward
Grant Henry Hill is a retired American basketball player. Hill played for four teams in his professional career in the National Basketball Association; the Detroit Pistons, Orlando Magic, ...more
6
Nick Anderson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward
Nelison "Nick" Anderson is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association for thirteen years. Born in Chicago, Illinois, Anderson ...more
7
Horace Grant is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
Power forward, Center
Horace Junior Grant is a retired American basketball player. He attended and played college basketball at Clemson University, before playing professionally in the National Basketball ...more
8
Dennis Scott is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
Small forward
Dennis Eugene Scott is an American retired professional basketball player. A 6'8" small forward from Georgia Tech, and the 1989–1990 ACC Men's Basketball Player of the Year, Scott was ...more
9
Hedo Türkoğlu is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
Small forward, Power forward, Point forward
Hidayet "Hedo" Türkoğlu is a Turkish professional basketball player who currently plays for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association. The 6'10" forward ...more
10
Nikola Vučević is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Power forward, Center
Nikola Vučević is a Montenegrin professional basketball player who currently plays for Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for the University of ...more
11
Jameer Nelson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
Point guard
Jameer Nelson is an American professional basketball point guard who currently plays for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for Saint ...more
12
Scott Skiles is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
Point guard
Scott Allen Skiles is an American former professional basketball player and the former head coach of the NBA's Phoenix Suns, Chicago Bulls, and Milwaukee Bucks. Skiles holds the NBA record for ...more
13
Rashard Lewis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
Small forward, Power forward
Rashard Quovon Lewis is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association.
14
Aaron Gordon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
mcminnmt added Forward
Aaron Addison Gordon is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association. He played one year of college basketball for ...more
15
Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
Daniel Adeghe added Shooting guard, Small forward
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
16
Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
tom-charbono added Shooting guard
Kehinde Babatunde Victor Oladipo is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association. Oladipo played college ...more
17
J. J. Redick is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Point guard, Shooting guard
Jonathan Clay "J. J." Redick is an American professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected 11th overall by the ...more
18
Darrell Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
Point guard
Darrell Eugene Armstrong is a former American professional basketball player, who played 14 seasons in the National Basketball Association. He is currently an assistant coach for the NBA's ...more
19
Bo Outlaw is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
slaft added Power forward, Center, Forward-center
Charles "Bo" Outlaw is a retired American professional basketball player. Outlaw was known for his athleticism, tenacious defensive approach and sub-par free-throw shooting.
20
Steve Francis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard
Steven D'Shawn "Steve" Francis is an American former professional basketball player. He was selected with the second overall pick in the 1999 NBA Draft, and played for the Houston ...more
21
Mike Miller is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward
Michael Lloyd "Mike" Miller is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association. He played college ...more
22
Evan Fournier is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
tom-charbono added Shooting guard
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
23
Tobias Harris is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Small forward, Power forward
Tobias John Harris is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association. The 6 ft 9 in forward played one season of ...more
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Tim Hardaway is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
mandyclark25 added Point guard
Timothy Duane "Tim" Hardaway Sr. is a retired American basketball player, currently serving as an assistant coach for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association. ...more
25
Arron Afflalo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
lior.kantor2003 added Shooting guard
Arron Agustin Afflalo is an American professional basketball player who currently plays with the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for