MoTown, I agree, it is impossible to separate the Magic from Darko. Inasmuch as we should EXPECT Jameer and Dwight to improve and maybe Grant to get back to some form of early Grant Hill, the main thing that will make the most difference as to whether or not the Magic improve to any form of contending status would be the improvement of DMC to his place as one of the building blocks of the Magic. That 'building block' description is not my description, but that of the Magic brass and press. Of course, we are not contending that DMC will be the only reason. There are JJ, Ariza and Hedo who are important, but I think that many of those either for or against Darko will agree with that statement. The non-believers will be betting that he does not and they do not, but they can agree that the two are interrelated. As to the helping of "first NBA points", Darko did get assists on the ones mentioned. Ben, if he threw the ball to any rookie, it was probably a failed shot attempt . Just joshin' with you. I was a Ben fan, too. Remember, I wanted him to stay long enough to come off the bench behind Darko.