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 correctly cite the fact that the Magic are such sound statistical stoppers since 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 horrible injury.
The team launch relayed the information Oct. 23:
Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo will be out indefinitely after suffering a facial break in clinic Thursday, General Manager Rob Hennigan announced now.
Thursday afternoon, oladipo, who had been assessed, will experience a corrective procedure on Saturday. He had been injured after taking an inadvertent elbow in a practice drill.
Oladipo, last year’s lottery pick and someone the Magic hoped would take a jump this season, was already battling a bad knee during the preseason. Neither he nor Orlando desired this.
Seems like Payton is going to have an opportunity to prove himself instantly. That’s good.
Looks like Ben Gordon is in the combination to begin at guard. That good.
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