If all goes right, it isn’t out of the question for the Orlando Magic to compete for one of the final playoff spots in the Eastern Conference this season. Led by new head coach Steve Clifford and franchise player Aaron Gordon, the Magic will be fun to watch all year.
Former fourth overall pick Aaron Gordon made major strides on both ends of the floor last season. Still just 23 years old, Gordon improved his stats across the board, and most importantly, he developed a consistent three point shot. In the summer the Magic extended Gordon to a 4-year, $80 million contract, leaving no questions that he is their franchise player moving forward. His exciting style of play from above the rim and beyond the arc bring a jolt of energy to the court at Amway Center.
Another player who is a key part of Orlando’s future plans is rookie Mo Bamba. The Magic selected Bamba sixth overall after he spent one year at the University of Texas. At 7’0” with an absurd 7’10” wingspan, Mo Bamba is a freak athlete. He is a dominant rim protector who has shown flashes of elite offensive skill, should he put all of his tools together. Expect the progression of Mo Bamba, especially his perimeter shooting, to be a key storyline following the Magic this season.
Even though there is plenty to be excited about with Mo Bamba, he starts the season coming off the bench behind Nikola Vucevic. Vucevic is consistently one of the most skilled big men in the league who often slips under the radar around the NBA. His veteran leadership will be essential to Orlando’s success.
Rounding out the starting lineup is Evan Fournier, D.J. Augustin, and Jonathon Simmons. Fournier has established himself as one of the league’s better shooting guards and someone the Magic can rely on down the stretch in close games. Simmons enjoyed a solid season in his first year in Orlando, averaging 14 points with great defense in nearly 30 minutes per game.
The Orlando Magic will be an exciting team to watch this season, and you can experience the action from a private luxury suite on a game-by-game basis. An Amway Center suite is the perfect outing for any occasion, whether it’s for business or pleasure. Magic fans will get exclusive access to the suite concourse and private VIP entry into the arena. Amway Center luxury suites feature HDTVs, extra wide plush theater seats, interior lounge area, premium in-suite catering options, and a dedicated suite attendant.