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The Magic were a jumbled mess from the beginning of the season.
Hedo Turkoglu broke his hand in the third quarter of the season opener and was not seen until December (and was really a no-show for the entire season.
Before the beginning of the season, the Magic were already prepared to use their second lineup in their second game. And the shifting began and continued throughout the injury-plagued season.
Some of it was certainly by design. Or allegedly by design. The Magic wanted to play their young players and so injured players were slow to get back. They would be on the sidelines until they were absolutely ready to return. And if it was too close to the end of the season, they would not come back at all.
Last season, Orlando used 28 different starting lineups. The most games they used any lineup was 14 games -- the Arron Afflalo, Glen Davis, Jameer Nelson, Maurice Harkless, Nikola Vucevic squad. No other lineup was used more than 10 times last season.
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