Eye on Basketball Podcast: Wizards and Magic offseason reports
Zach Harper and Matt Moore discuss the offseason of the Washington Wizards, the offseason of the Orlando Magic, and make terrible magic puns.
Two podcasts episodes in one post and I've got Matt Moore joining me for both of them as we discuss the offseasons for the Washington Wizards and the Orlando Magic. For the Washington Wizards' offseason, they didn't have a ton of work to do. They made the majority of their wholesale changes the previous season and just need to add floor-spacing to help John Wall. Can they be healthy enough to challenge for a playoff spot? Was Otto Porter the correct pick? Have they changed their culture? And how good is the combination of John Wall and Bradley Beal?
The Orlando Magic are also a team that did the majority of their work last year and are just biding their time before they make their next move in shaping the roster. They added Jason Maxiell to the team for interior depth and drafted Victor Oladipo to join their young core of frontcourt players. But what else needs to be done between now and the 2014 NBA Draft? Should they move Jameer Nelson? Is playing Oladipo at point guard a good experiment? And just what type of player can their rookie be?
We discuss all of that, plus the coaching job of Randy Wittman, the danger of being too good as you rebuild, and the impact of bringing in veterans.
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