With the Orlando Magic making this a season to remember, they are also on the verge of ending a playoff drought, as the last time the team made it to the playoffs was in the 2011-2012 season. As they enter the playoffs, one question remains for this team: what does this team look like in the future?
Led by their All-Star center Nikola Vucevic, he is the core of the team. Known for being a post-up center and a defensive anchor for the team, he is looking to expand his game into other ways so his team could win more games, becoming the center of this organization for the many upcoming seasons to come.
If you sign Vucevic for the big bucks, the numbers he is putting up is why you paid him.
The forwards of small forward Jonathan Isaac and power forward Aaron Gordon provides a one-two punch. This duo is young and has plenty of talent, with their potential growing as they play more with each other. If one of them cannot get something going, look for the other to get it going, in result getting them both going again. The amount of chemistry these two have is out of this world and look for these two to grow and help lead this team to many more playoffs in the future.
The backcourt, led by point guard D.J Augustin and shooting guard Evan Fournier, only keep getting better, as the sky’s the limit for these two. Though Fournier’s points per game is down from last season (17.8 points to 15 points), he is averaging a career high 3.7 assists, while averaging the same amount of rebounds from last season. These are the type of numbers that you would expect from him since most of the production is coming from Vucevic. Nonetheless, he can still put up pretty good numbers, as he put up 25 points, four rebounds and one assist on a ridiculous 78% shooting a couple nights ago against the Atlanta Hawks, as he can only get better with the more games he plays.
As for Augustine, he has had a season to remember. Though he has had a career of many ups and downs with many inconsistencies in his career, he is having one of the best ups this season, as he is having one of his best seasons. Though the numbers do not show it, his work ethic and the way he plays tells another. Look for Augustine to get even better for the Magic as the years go on, as well as making some more clutch plays.
There is still one question that remains: how bright is the Magic’s future?