After a flurry of offseason activity, the Orlando Magic have added veteran talent to their young core and look like a legitimate contender in the East. Despite the added veteran talent, this team is built around their young core of Aaron Gordon, Elfrid Payton, Evan Fournier and Nikola Vucevic. Aaron Gordon is a high-flying forward who excels at running the floor and finishing around the rim. Gordon, an Arizona product, finished second in the dunk contest last season and is a sure bet to pull off at least one highlight reel dunk per game. Elfrid Payton is the Magic’s floor general and on the court head coach with a penchant for pulling off tricky behind the back or no look passes. When Payton is fully engaged he runs his team at a fast pace looking to create as many easy baskets as possible similar to Magic Johnson. The first of the Magic’s two outstanding Europeans is French wing Evan Fournier. Fournier broke out last year and had his best season yet, finishing with 15.4 points per game, 2.8 rebounds per game and 2.7 assists per game. The final foundational piece for the Magic is Montenegrin big man Nikola Vucevic. Vucevic has been by far the most consistent scorer for the Magic over the past couple seasons and once again had an excellent year last season scoring 18.2 points per game while pulling down 8.9 rebounds per game.
In the offseason, they traded for forwards, Serge Ibaka and Jeff Green, as well as center Bismack Biyombo. Each of Orlando’s incoming players has playoff experience and brings a winning pedigree to a team that is looking to put it all together for a playoff push. Ibaka and Biyombo are monster rim protectors and finishers who have been vital contributors on teams that have made deep playoff runs. Green is an electric athlete with a swiss-army knife skill-set who should fit in perfectly with the young core of the Magic. If the talent meshes together like it should, this Magic team will likely be a playoff team and playing meaningful games at the end of the year.
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