Elfrid Payton is a sneaky Rookie of the Year candidate, Nikola Vucevic just inked a reasonably priced expansion along with the Orlando Magic’s defense has allowed an exceptionally 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 since their preseason schedule included the hapless Sixers and Indiana Pacers, but understand this: You are no fun at parties.
Also decidedly unfun: Victor Oladipo’s being sidelined for a while with a injury.
The team release relayed the news that was buzz-killing Oct. 23:
Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo will be out indefinitely after suffering a facial fracture in practice Thursday, General Manager Rob Hennigan announced today.
Oladipo, who was evaluated Thursday afternoon, will undergo a corrective surgical procedure on Saturday. After taking an accidental elbow in a practice 12, he was injured.
Oladipo, last year’s lottery pick and someone the Magic expected would take a leap this season, was already battling a bad knee during the preseason. Neither he nor Orlando needed this.
Looks like Payton is going to have an opportunity to prove himself. That is good.
Seems like Ben Gordon is in the mix to begin at guard. That great.
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