Many Magic players have something to prove

The Magic have a nice chunk of talent coming into this season. Many of their players have been supporting guys in their careers and now have an opportunity to step up and emerge as leaders. There’s plenty of potential on this roster. Seeing how it comes together will be worth watching. For more on the Magic, here’s theĀ Orlando Sentinel:

The Orlando Magic have one of the NBA’s most diverse rosters. The players hail from six different countries. They can speak a dizzying assortment of languages. And they range widely in age, from 20-year-old rookie Stephen Zimmerman to 32-year old veteran C.J. Watson.

But there’s one thing almost all Magic players seem to share in common.

Many of them have something to prove.

Bismack Biyombo and Evan Fournier, signed over the summer to multi-year deals worth $17 million a season, can prove they deserve their big contracts. Jeff Green, Serge Ibaka and Jodie Meeks, who are scheduled to become free agents in July, can show they’re worthy of big investments. And Elfrid Payton and Watson can demonstrate that their disappointing 2015-16 seasons were anomalies.

“It’s definitely a good thing,” said center Nikola Vucevic, who can prove he can become a better defender and also faces competition from Biyombo.

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