Top 10 Players Orlando Magic Players of All-Time

Top 10 Players Orlando Magic Players of All-Time

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Honorable Mentions:

20. Bo Outlaw

19. Darrell Armstrong

18. Victor Oladipo

17. Steve Francis

16. Tobias Harris

15. JJ Redick

14. Vince Carter

13. Grant Hill

12. Nikola Vucevic

11. Rashard Lewis

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10. Jameer Nelson

Seasons in the Magic Kingdom:

10 (2004-2014)

Stats w/ the Magic

12.6 PPG, 3.1 RPG, 5.4 APG, 1.0 Stocks, 44.2 FG%

The Orlando Magic’s longest-serving player, and a Franchise Legend, there is no doubt that Jameer Nelson holds a special place for all Magic fans. Nelson played in Central Florida for 10 successive seasons, and it was with a heavy heart that the veteran point guard departed in free agency last season, with the Magic buying out his contract. Nelson was solid throughout his time in Central Florida, playing an integral part in the Magic’s run to the NBA Finals in 2008-2009, a year where he was called-up for his only All-Star appearance, although an injury prevented him from taking part in the game itself. Although he perhaps lacked the star-quality of some other players on this list, Nelson will forever be linked with the Orlando Magic, as one of the franchise’s true legends.

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9. Scott Skiles

Seasons in the Magic Kingdom:

5 (1989-1994)

Stats w/ the Magic

12.9 PPG, 2.9 RPG, 7.2 APG, 0.9 Stocks, 43.6 FG%

It was December 30th, 1990, and the second-year Orlando Magic were hosting the Denver Nuggets. That night, in a battle between two of the NBA’s bottom-feeders, the Magic put 155 on a weak Denver team, securing a 39 point victory. Terry Catledge had 25 and 11, whilst Jerry Reynolds scored 27 off the bench in just 26 minutes. Yet that is not why anyone remembers the game. It was at this game that Scott Skiles broke the NBA Assists record, for assists in a single game – a record that still stands to this day. Skiles had 30 assists to go along with 22 points in a dominant display, and it was performances like this one that have helped Skiles retain a fanbase amongst the Orlando faithful. This offseason, it will be interesting to see if he returns to his former team, with his name often being banded about to take the currently vacant Head Coach position.

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8. Dennis Scott

Seasons in the Magic Kingdom:

7 (1990-1997)

Stats w/ the Magic

14.8 PPG, 3.1 RPG, 2.3 APG, 1.3 Stocks, 42.2 FG%

There have been few shooters as deadly as “3D” Dennis Scott. Part of the Magic team that made the 1994-1995 NBA Finals, Scott shot a scorching 42.6% from beyond the arc during the regular season, a key factor in their incredible run. Although three-point shooting was his forte, Scott also served as a decent scorer if he needed too, and had great chemistry with his teammates, as seen by his modern-day relationship with former Magic big-man, Shaquille O’Neal. Having joined Orlando in only it’s second season, Scott, like many others on this list, holds a special place in the heart of all Magic fans.

Orlando Magic's Hedo Turkoglu, who scored 20 points in his team's points in a 104-88 win over the New Jersey Nets, smiles during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

7. Hedo Turkoglu

Seasons in the Magic Kingdom:

8 (2004-2009; 2010-2013)

Stats w/ the Magic

14.5 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 3.9 APG, 1.2 Stocks, 43.2 FG%

There was a time when the name ‘Hedo Turkoglu’ would scare the opposition, as an offensive threat who had a dangerous jump-shot, and as someone who had to be guarded at all times. This somewhat contrasts today’s version, someone who former NBA player Jalen Rose often remarks, gives him hope that he still has another chance in the league. Despite Turkoglu’s deficiencies today – of which there are several, as a part of the Clippers – there was a time when he was part of the 2008-2009 team that made it to the Finals, for only the second time in the Magic’s history. Before that, he had won the Most Improved Player (MIP) Award in 2007-2008, in a season where he averaged a shade under 20 points per game. Even with his drug suspension for taking steroids (although can he really be guilty – did they see how he played?), Turkoglu gave quality minutes to the Magic, and earns his place in the Top 10 players in the history of the Orlando Magic.

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