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They are hoping that last year’s first-round pick, Kentucky center Daniel Orton, can contribute for the first time. Because of knee problems, Orton did not play a single game last season.

They had hoped this summer to finally sign their 2005 first-round pick, Fran Vazquez, bringing him to Orlando for next season. Vazquez, who has been playing in Europe since the Magic drafted him, was eligible to sign this summer, but he was scared off by the NBA’s labor uncertainty. He recently extended his contract with FC Barcelona in Spain for one more season.