ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Whatever happens this season, the Magic are doing their best not to refer to it as a rebuilding year.
Despite undergoing easily the most massive offseason shake-up in franchise history the included the trade of all-star Dwight Howard, there is still a lot of optimism among the players, coaching staff and front office entering training camp Tuesday.
New coach Jacques Vaughn says he doesn't plan to utter the word `rebuilding' at all to his team. He also plans to offer a roster of 10 new players and seven returners a chance to have a clean slate. Only four have spent more than one season in Orlando.
Veterans like Jameer Nelson and J.J. Redick acknowledge this season offers challenges, but say they are preparing for this season like any other.

Top NBA Public Bets

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail Warriors vs. Thunder Game 4 Pick Will the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Golden State Warriors have another big shootout tonight in Game 4 at 9PM...
Thumbnail Cavs vs. Raptors Game 4 Pick Can the Toronto Raptors even up the Eastern Conference Finals when they host the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight at 8:30PM...
Thumbnail Warriors vs. Thunder Game 3 Pick Will the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Golden State Warriors be in a slugfest in Game 3 of the Western...
Thumbnail Cavs vs. Raptors Game 3 Pick Can the Toronto Raptors look to get back into the Eastern Conference Finals when they host the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 3 tonight at...
Thumbnail Raptors vs. Cavs Game 2 Pick Can the Toronto Raptors bounce back after a poor showing against the Cleveland Cavaliers when the two meet in...
More inNBA Articles  

NBA Team Pages