Elfrid Payton is a sneaky Rookie of the Year candidate, Nikola Vucevic just inked a reasonably priced expansion and the Orlando Magic’s defense has allowed a highly stingy 97.2 points per 100 possessions during preseason play, according to RealGM.com.
You can accurately cite the fact that the Magic have been such noise statistical stoppers since their preseason schedule comprised the hapless Sixers and Indiana Pacers, but know this: You are no fun at parties.
Also decidedly unfun: Victor Oladipo’s being sidelined for a while with a injury.
The team launch relayed the information that was buzz-killing Oct. 23:
Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo will be out indefinitely after suffering a facial break in practice Thursday, General Manager Rob Hennigan announced today.
Oladipo, who was evaluated Thursday afternoon, will experience a surgical procedure. After taking an accidental elbow during a practice 12, he had been hurt.
Oladipo, a year’s lottery selection and someone the Magic expected would take a leap this season, was already battling a bad knee during the preseason. Neither he nor Orlando desired this.
Seems like Payton is going to have a chance to prove himself instantly. That’s good.
Looks like Ben Gordon is in the mix to start at shooting guard. That is less great.
Hurry back, Victor.
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