Of all the positions on the Magic's opening starting lineup, fans feel pretty comfortable with four of the five. Jameer Nelson should start at point guard with Arron Afflalo at shooting guard. Even before Maurice Harkless' injury was announced, Hedo Turkoglu seemed set to start at small forward. Glen Davis will hold down one of the post spots.
That leaves the center position (assuming Al Harrington comes off the bench after he returns from injury). Gustavo Ayon and Nikola Vucevic are both going to compete for this position throughout the year and I am pretty certain we will see both start at some point in the season.
Ayon is a gritty player, but at 27 years old, he may largely be the player he is already. Vucevic is a much more intriguing piece for the Magic and their future.
Entering his second year, nobody is quite sure what Vucevic can do. He spent three years at USC as his role grew steadliy. In his junior year, he averaged 17.1 points per game and 10.3 rebound...