The Orlando Magic preseason record is currently sitting at 3 – 0, a record that could end on a good note should the team continue to play excellent defense and offense.
These past few preseason games have shown that many of the players from the past season have improved to the point that they should have an immediate impact once the regular season begins.
For instance, Jonathan Isaac and Mo Bamba, two players who have been regarded to have a long wingspan as well as play near the rim, have shown improvements offensively, and defensively; for example, looking at the stats for the first game, one will notice how Bamba nagged the most rebounds out of both the Magic and the Spurs.
Additionally, the two games that followed, against the Pistons and Hawks, Isaac was the second player on the Magic to make the most points, after Aaron Gordon (Pistons game) and Terrence Ross (Hawks game).
Another positive thing to take note of, is how Markelle Fultz has adjusted as a Magic player. For the past three games, Fultz has averaged around 6.67 points per game, scoring six for the first game, eight for the second and six for the third.
While some fans, myself included, may want to see Fultz become a guard that can score a lot of points, as well as become a shooter, realistically that may not happen yet, due to how he is still adjusting and getting familiar with his teammates’ play-styles. However, the fact that he has joined the team on the court this early, is definitely something many fans should consider a win.
The remaining games for the Magic’s preseason will be against the Celtics, 76ers and Heat. All three of the remaining games will be home games, which will then lead up to the Magic’s season opener against the Cavaliers.
Catch the Magic v Celtics game, Friday at 7 p.m. EST.
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