Here's what the Magic must resolve before training camp

The Orlando Magic’s 2013 offseason has been notable so far because of its relative inactivity.

As some teams made major trades or significant free-agent signings, the Magic have stood pat. Their key move was their decision to use the second overall pick in the NBA Draft to select guard Victor Oladipo out of Indiana University.

But the team still has some work left to do. Here’s a look at what the Magic need to accomplish before they convene for training camp on Oct. 1.

Resolving the vets’ futures
Forwards Al Harrington and Hedo Turkoglu still remain on the Magic’s roster, and team officials have been in no rush to resolve the players’ futures.

But Harrington, 33, and Turkoglu, 34, don’t fit into the team’s long-term plans.

And the team would save money by waiving them outright or by reaching buyout agreements with them.

Only $3.57 million of Harrington’s salary of $7.15 million for the upcoming season is guaranteed, and only $3.8 million of his $7.6 million salary for the 2014-15 season is guaranteed.

Meanwhile, only $6 million of Turkoglu’s $12 million salary for the 2013-14 season is guaranteed.

Team officials are trying to make sure there’s not a worthwhile trade they could swing for Harrington, and they’re also attempting to determine whether Turkoglu’s expiring salary could possibly yield an asset or two before the trade deadline in February.

Still, I’d be surprised if Harrington and Turkoglu are still on the roster when training camp begins.

Osby’s immediate future
The Magic face an interesting choice with Romero Osby, the 6-foot-8 combo forward the team selected with the 51st pick in last month’s draft.

The team could sign him to a nonguaranteed contract and run the risk that he doesn’t make the team because of its logjam at the forward spots.

Or the team could work out a development plan for Osby with an overseas team and hope that Osby improves in the year ahead. That way, the Magic would retain an asset by keeping his draft rights, and he could potentially be added to their roster in a future season.

Oladipo at point guard
The Magic experimented with playing Oladipo at point guard during the Orlando Pro Summer League, and he will continue to play at that spot at least into the preseason.

Oladipo will be well-served to focus on his ball-handling in the months before camp, because team officials want him to be as versatile as possible. They have no doubts he can defend both guard positions, and if he can handle the ball effectively, he can create matchup problems when he runs the offense.

The $17.8 million exception
The Magic still have a $17.8 million trade exception remaining from the Dwight Howard trade, and that exception can be used to facilitate a trade in which the incoming and outgoing salaries don’t match. It can also be used to facilitate a trade between two other teams.

But the exception is scheduled to expire on Aug. 10, the one-year anniversary of the original trade.

The exception likely will expire and go unused, a league source said.

The young players
The Magic have until Oct. 31 to exercise their third- or fourth-year options on several players’ rookie-scale contracts for the 2014-15 season.

The Magic will exercise their third-year options on small forward Maurice Harkless and power forward Andrew Nicholson. Harkless will be paid about $1.89 million for the 2014-15 season, and Nicholson will be paid about $1.55 million for that season.

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