With a long road trip ending at 3-3, the Orlando Magic were looking to head back home to protect their home court against Denver Nuggets and Indiana Pacers; however, the Magic were unable to keep up against the Nuggets’ Jamal Murray and the Pacers’ Bojan Bogdanović.

After that, the Magic prepped for a short road trip with Dallas Mavericks. The Magic then begin a three-game home stand starting with the Chicago Bulls, then the Utah Jazz and finally the San Antonio Spurs.

During Sunday’s practice, players updated the media with news on how the team has been doing, these past days.

Rookie, Mo Bamba talked about areas he’s looking to improve on in order to be more competitive offensively.

“Just attacking. Just being aggressive and utilizing my length”, said Bamba.

Bamba also spoke about how he hasn’t reached any fatigue during the 82-game season, which is very impressive.

“Honestly, I feel pretty fresh. I think coach [Clifford] and our medical staff and everyone’s been doing a pretty good job of just staying on top of things,” Bamba said. “I’m curious to see where I’ll be, like 20 games from now. It’s a lot of games.”

Nikola Vucevic spoke about the uncertainty on if Dirk Nowitzki will play for Dallas Monday night, but that the Magic will need to be prepared for if he does suit up.

When the media spoke to head coach Steve Clifford, he was asked about whether Vucevic was able to play against the Mavericks, following a sprained ankle during their home game against the Pacers.

“I mean, it’s always how they feel after. But I think he feels comfortable that he’ll be able to play”, Clifford said.

The Mavericks torched the Magic with a 101-76 loss. Vucevic struggled with just eight points with 16 rebounds on just 4-of-15 shooting. Nowitzki didn’t play but Jalen Brunson started and scored 17 points on 7-of-9 shooting. Harrison Barnes had 19, and Dwight Powell had 16 off the bench.

Orlando starts its home stand on Thursday with the Bulls at 9:30 p.m.

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My name is Jonathan David and I am from a small town called Green Cove Springs, located in northeast Florida. Originally from Miami, Florida, my family moved up north, as I was entering the fourth grade. Once we moved, I eventually started getting into sports a lot more. I did soccer, basketball and running and pole-vaulting; however, the main sport that I pretty much keep up with is, basketball, specifically the NBA. Although I’ll occasionally watch track and field if it’s on ESPN. There were many reasons why I got into basketball, besides it looking like fun, one reason was because I wanted to be like Bugs Bunny from Space Jam, not Michael Jordan, but Bugs Bunny, and while my dream of being an animated character hasn’t panned out, I still enjoy playing and watching the sport. My favorite NBA team is the Orlando Magic, and I’ve been a fan since Lebron was in Miami, so when they eventually get good, people can’t say I’m a bandwagon fan.
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Content Creator at Armchair Orlando Magic , The Armchair All-Americans, LLC
My name is Jonathan David and I am from a small town called Green Cove Springs, located in northeast Florida. Originally from Miami, Florida, my family moved up north, as I was entering the fourth grade. Once we moved, I eventually started getting into sports a lot more. I did soccer, basketball and running and pole-vaulting; however, the main sport that I pretty much keep up with is, basketball, specifically the NBA. Although I’ll occasionally watch track and field if it’s on ESPN. There were many reasons why I got into basketball, besides it looking like fun, one reason was because I wanted to be like Bugs Bunny from Space Jam, not Michael Jordan, but Bugs Bunny, and while my dream of being an animated character hasn’t panned out, I still enjoy playing and watching the sport. My favorite NBA team is the Orlando Magic, and I’ve been a fan since Lebron was in Miami, so when they eventually get good, people can’t say I’m a bandwagon fan.

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