Orlando has nothing to lose by giving them significant minutes. Initially, Vaughn will try to boost their confidence by putting them in spots where they will succeed.

How will Jacque Vaughn grow?

Speaking of Vaughn, he received rave reviews from players during the preseason.

His job will become tougher once the regular season begins, however.

He is a rookie head coach, and he, too, should develop as the year progresses.

How high is Nik Vucevic's ceiling?

Vucevic, a 7-foot center in his second NBA season, has room to develop.

During the preseason, he showed some refined low-post moves, and he excelled as a rebounder. But everything gets tougher once the regular season begins, and the biggest question mark about him is his defense.

Who will be the backup point guard?

Either E'Twaun Moore or Ish Smith will spell Nelson at the point. This could be a fluid situation as the year goes on.

How will fans respond?

The Magic sold out their last 131 regular-season games.

It's possible that streak will come to an end this season.

jbrobbins@tribune.com