When the Orlando Sentinel sponsored a name-the-team contest for Orlando’s prospective expansion franchise, Challengers—an allusion to the space shuttle that crashed in 1986—was the most popular suggestion. Other entries included Floridians, Juice, Orbits, Astronauts, Aquamen, and Sentinels, but the panel of judges, including Orlando team officials who reviewed the suggestions, decided to go with Magic. The name is an obvious nod to the tourism-rich city’s main attraction, Disney World.

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Orlando Magic salary cap situation

The Magic are running back nearly their entire roster plus their two draft picks in Paolo Banchero and Caleb Houstan. If their young players make strong improvements, they could use their $50 million or so in 2023 cap space to add an impactful … I need to read more from this story