For the uninitiated among us, lets set the record straight: New Orlando Magic general manager Rob Hennigans most critical misstep this summer was not merely the act of trading franchise center Dwight Howard to the Los Angeles Lakers.
After all, it was plain to see that the Howard-Magic relationship had fallen into such a state of disrepair, the cloud hanging over the team growing so ominous, that an offseason trade had become unavoidable.
Rather, Hennigan and the Magic erred in negotiating a proper return in the complicated four-team, 14-player deal for the leagues best big man but the downside to Orlandos haul as it relates to the post-Howard era of Magic basketball isnt what you think.
In fact, its quite the opposite.
As Orlandos regular season kicks off at the Amway Center on Nov. 2 against Denver, the concern isnt that the Magic are going to be bad, because bad is precisely what they wanted, needed and got. The worry is that Orlando wont be bad enough for Hennigans Sam P...