Try having a shit team with empty stands for 5 or 6 seasons.
I don't know. What marquee free agents are really going to Orlando? They all want to play in major markets with other marquee players these days. Unless they love sunshine and no state tax, I don't see who'se willing to come to Orlando to play with Brook Lopez and Gerald Wallace.
Orlando's best bet is to go with the OKC and SAS model of building thorugh the draft. They struck gold with getting Howard in the lottery and made it to the finals, but they didn't really make the smartest moves after that.
Ya, but Wallace and Lopez are no Wade and Bosh. I can see players going to smaller markets if they know they are going to play with marquee players. Shit, if Cleveland had the cap space to sign Wade and Bosh instead of Miami, you don't think they'd still tag team in Cleveland?
The point is, marquee free agents rarely ever go to a small market team if they know that they are going to be the only marquee player on that team.
I'm not saying that it can't happen. Orlando did get Grant Hill back when he wasn't geriatric. I just wouldn't bet on it.