In these playoffs, it is quite clear that a healthy Magic team would have made some damage. But until Deron Williams settles on a team, Orlando will have a difficult time deciding the correct path to resign Howard; or to trade Howard.
If Williams intends to bolt and predetermines Orlando, then a Nelson, Richardson-2, and Anderson(SnT) for Williams and Petro might be a reasonable offer.
Orlando waives Duhon and drafts Doron Lamb(19) and Scott Machado(53).
The 2012/13 Magic start as:
Orlando needs a combo big and a 3rd string wing, and this is a team that could compete for the #2 or #3 seed (depending on the Heat gaining a PG or C). I will call it Sam Young and Jason Collins just to fill out the roster (both could fit in existing signablitiy space).
Your 2012/2013 Orlando Magic is:
In the immortal words of former-GM Smith, "I like this team!" There are two ball handlers, and outside shooter, a mid-range guy, and a power dunker as the starting offense; on defense the starters would be above-average, but not elite. The bench continues to be a strength. All positions have guys that could contribute, and a 9 player rotation would be standard (Smith,Young,Clark, and Petro would be the major-minutes guys). The team is also buffered against injuries. If the team stayed healthy all season (unlikely), the above Magic roster could win the regular-season East and clearly has talent and depth to compete for a title.