Elfrid Payton is a sneaky Rookie of the Year candidate, Nikola Vucevic only inked a reasonably priced expansion along with the Orlando Magic’s defense has allowed a highly stingy 97.2 points per 100 possessions during preseason play, according to RealGM.com.
You’re able to accurately cite how the Magic are such noise statistical stoppers because their preseason schedule comprised the hapless Sixers and Indiana Pacers, but know this: You’re no fun at parties.
Additionally decidedly unfun: Victor Oladipo’s being sidelined for a while with a nasty injury.
Oct. 23, the official launch of the team relayed the buzz-killing information:
Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo will probably be out indefinitely after suffering a facial fracture in practice Thursday, General Manager Rob Hennigan announced now.
Oladipo, who had been assessed Thursday afternoon, will experience a corrective surgical procedure on Saturday. After taking an accidental elbow during a practice 12, he was hurt.
Oladipo, a year’s lottery pick and a person the Magic expected would require a leap this season, was already battling a bad knee during the preseason. Neither he nor Orlando desired this.
Seems like Payton will get a chance to prove himself. That’s good.
Looks like Ben Gordon is in the mix to begin at guard. That’s less great.
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