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Orlando Magic Daily:
When the Magic announced their opening day roster, the player probably no one knew what to expect anything from was Josh McRoberts.
McRoberts had made a small name for himself in his days playing for the Pacers for his hustle and energy off the bench. But how he fit in with the new-look Magic was still a bit unclear. Certainly he was the big mystery man of the Dwight Howard trade as he seemed to only add to a glut of power forwards.
Jacque Vaughn had to put Josh McRoberts to use pretty quickly as a small forward thanks to early season injuries to Hedo Turkoglu and Al Harrington. He was a little out of place, but made the best of it, providing some solid defense and a little more help on the boards.
"He brings us versatility," Jacque Vaughn said after the game against the Celtics a few weeks ago. "I had him guard Pierce, I had him guard [Jeff] Green, I had him guard KG. Then he wins the tip in overtime. His versatility and ability to contribute to the team ...
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The Magic would not go away.
Shots were not falling. Orlando was fumbling the ball around and turning the ball over, igniting Utah fast breaks in the first half. A superstar player went off for his season-best game. The defense frustrated things with pressure. The ball was bouncing the other team's way.
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The Magic suspected scoring would be a problem entering the season. There was no great one-on-one player that demanded the defense's attention at all points of the game. That made it clear Orlando would have to manufacture points with strong half-court execution and transition baskets.
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Season Series: Tonight in Salt Lake City; Dec. 23 in Orlando