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The 1996–97 NBA season was the Magic's eighth season in the National Basketball Association. After losing Shaquille O'Neal via free agency to the Los Angeles Lakers in the offseason, the Magic acquired Rony Seikaly from the Golden State Warriors, and signed free agents Gerald Wilkins and Derek Strong. Early into the season, the Magic played two games against the New Jersey Nets in Tokyo, Japan. Head coach Brian Hill was fired 49 games into the season after a 24–25 start, and Anfernee Hardaway was generally blamed for leading a player revolt that resulted in his dismissal. Hill was replaced with Richie Adubato for the remainder of the season as the Magic finished third in the Atlantic Division with a 45–37 record. Hardaway was selected for the 1997 NBA All-Star Game, despite playing just 59 games due to a knee injury.

NBA Statistics

Player G MP FG FG% FT FT% ORB DRB TRB A S B TO PF PTS
Nick Anderson 63 2163 288 0.40 38 0.40 66 238 304 182 120 32 86 160 757
Darrell Armstrong 67 1010 132 0.38 92 0.87 35 41 76 175 61 9 99 114 411
Dell Demps 2 10 0 0.00 2 1.00 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
Brian Evans (basketball) 14 59 8 0.36 0 - 1 7 8 7 1 2 2 6 20
Horace Grant 67 2496 358 0.52 128 0.72 206 394 600 163 101 65 99 157 845
Anfernee 'Penny' Hardaway 59 2221 421 0.45 283 0.82 82 181 263 332 93 35 145 123 1210
Amal McCaskill 17 109 10 0.31 8 0.67 4 18 22 7 3 5 11 7 28
Donald Royal 1 29 4 0.40 4 1.00 1 0 1 1 0 0 3 3 12
Danny Schayes 45 540 47 0.39 39 0.75 41 84 125 14 15 16 27 74 133
Dennis Scott 66 2166 298 0.40 80 0.79 40 163 203 139 74 19 81 138 823
Rony Seikaly 74 2615 460 0.51 357 0.71 274 427 701 92 49 107 218 275 1277
Brian Shaw 77 1867 189 0.37 111 0.79 47 147 194 319 67 26 170 197 552
Kenny Smith 6 47 6 0.46 2 1.00 1 1 2 4 0 0 6 3 17
Felton Spencer 1 19 2 1.00 0 - 5 1 6 1 0 0 1 2 4
Derek Strong 82 2004 262 0.45 175 0.80 174 345 519 73 47 20 102 196 699
David Vaughn III 35 298 31 0.43 19 0.63 35 60 95 7 8 15 29 43 81
Gerald Wilkins 80 2202 323 0.43 136 0.72 59 114 173 173 54 12 123 144 848

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