Who, not where, is important for Magic

Updated: October 16, 2003, 1:28 PM ET
By Chad Ford | NBA Insider
Positions? Do the Magic really need positions? If things go according to plan this year, Doc Rivers will start four small forwards and a point guard and pray that they'll play just enough defense and rebound to make an improvement.

Of course, Tracy McGrady has his spot locked up. Juwan Howard and Drew Gooden will be starters, too, though their positions are still up in the air. Tyronn Lue wins his job by default. As for the two guard? It looks like Gordan Giricek is shooting his way into the heart of Rivers.

Chad Ford

ESPN Senior Writer