Best: Orlando Magic — Dwight Howard
It’s amazing how quickly we’ve forgotten what a great player Dwight Howard was at his peak for the Magic before back injuries derailed his career. Howard won the rebounding title five times and was the best defender in the league during his time in Orlando, three times named the league’s Defensive Player of the Year.
He was a rim runner extraordinaire in an offense a decade ahead of the game, and he was the pivot man for an NBA Finals team. Players like Shaquille O’Neal, Penny Hardaway, and Tracy McGrady may be remembered more fondly in Orlando, but Howard is their greatest player.
Worst: Orlando Magic — Fran Vázquez
The Magic have had plenty of busted draft picks this century, but perhaps none as big as Spanish big man Fran Vazquez. Orlando took Vazquez with the eleventh pick of the 2005 draft but couldn’t ever convince him to come stateside.
Vazquez chose to stay in Europe and is the all time Spanish League leader in blocked shots, but that didn’t do the Magic much good.