Found September 26, 2013 on Orlando Magic Daily:
Sam Greenwood/Getty Images/Zimbio The Magic's defense was a mess last  year. After years of relying on Dwight Howard to anchor one of the league's top defenses, the young Magic squad predictably did not do as well. According to Basketball-Reference, the Magic posted a defensive rating of 109.1, good for 25th in the league. Again, this was expected with a young squad still learning the ropes of the NBA. Breaking down the defense even more, the Magic really struggled in the pick and roll. That is the bread and butter of almost every NBA offense. And there was no doubting the Magic struggled with it. Jameer Nelson was already pretty well known as an average defender at best. Glen Davis, the team's best pick and roll and post defender was injured in mid-December. Nikola Vucevic struggled throughout the year containing ball handlers or sticking with his man on the roll. It pulled the defense apart and put the Magic behind the 8-ball. Then comes the inexper...
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