Elfrid Payton is a sneaky Rookie of the Year candidate, Nikola Vucevic only filmed a reasonably priced extension and the Orlando Magic’s defense has allowed a highly stingy 97.2 points per 100 possessions during preseason play, based on RealGM.com.
You can accurately cite the fact that the Magic are such sound statistical stoppers because their preseason schedule included the hapless Sixers and Indiana Pacers, but know this: You are no fun at parties.
Additionally decidedly unfun: Victor Oladipo’s being sidelined for a little while with a injury.
The team launch relayed the buzz-killing information Oct. 23:
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 was assessed Thursday afternoon, will experience a surgical procedure. After taking an elbow during a practice drill he had been injured.
Oladipo, a year’s lottery pick and a person the Magic hoped would require a jump this year, was already battling a bad knee during the preseason. Neither he nor Orlando desired this.
Looks like Payton is going to get a chance to prove himself. That is good.
Seems like Ben Gordon is in the mix to start at guard. That is less good.
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