Here are our top three storylines for the 2017-18 Orlando Magic, along with an invitation for you to weigh in on how each will play out.
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Improvement is expected from the Magic this season, but not by much. One key area that will need to be addressed is Aaron Gordon's 3-point shooting woes.
Los Hawks, el Heat y el Magic movieron sus cartas en pos de reforzarse, pero Washington y su poder ofensivo es el favorito a quedarse con la cima del sector.
The 2017-18 rookie class is filled with dynamic players with unique skill sets. Which of them are you most intrigued to watch this season? And who will win Rookie of the Year?
Neither forward Aaron Gordon nor point guard Elfrid Payton is expected to sign an extension with the Orlando Magic by the Oct. 16 deadline.
Backup PG D.J. Augustin, along with several of his Orlando Magic teammates, struggled during the 2016-17 NBA season and vows to up his game.
With a new front office, Orlando believes it finally has a plan for its post-Dwight Howard world (stop us if you've heard this before). It all seems to hinge on rookie Jonathan Isaac.
Forward Mario Hezonja has yet to find his place with the Orlando Magic since they selected him with the No. 5 pick in the 2015 NBA draft.
One of these sorry teams is going to randomly win 38 games and butt into the playoff walkathon that is the East. Why can't it be the 76ers or Magic?
Lawrence Murray ESPN.com
The Orlando Magic edged the Miami Heat 93-90 in a tale of two halves. The Heat rested PG Goran Dragic, giving more ballhandling duties to Josh Richardson and Dion Waiters. While the Heat made 9/19 1st half threes, they missed all 13 2nd half threes. The Magic came back from down 16 and contested shots well all game, with backups C Bismack Biyombo (3 blocks) and 6th overall pick Jonathan Isaac (2 blocks) helping Orlando hold Miami to 31 percent from the field in the 2nd half.
Tracy McGrady, who made the All-Star Game in each of his four seasons in Orlando, is returning to the Magic to serve as a special assistant to the CEO.