The Orlando Magic are looking to build on their current players. Here are three players on the current roster that will help the Magic make a push for the top of the Eastern Conference.
The Orlando Magic have made the playoffs for the past two years. After losing Jonathan Isaac to injury for the season at Disney, the Magic will need their current players to step up to make a third straight time.
With Evan Fournier exercising his $17-million player option, the Magic will have one of their more consistent scorers back on the roster. The team will largely remain the same going into the 2021 season, barring any big trades involving Nikola Vucevic or Aaron Gordon, the Magic should look to build on their current players.
Without Isaac, there are several players who are set to have a substantial impact for the 2020-2021 Orlando Magic. Additionally, players like D.J. Augustin and Wesley Iwundu have left in free agency. Michael Carter-Williams provided solid minutes for the Magic last season and it is expected he will do the same this coming season.
However, with their projected roster for next season, there are three players who will make a sizable impact and hopefully boost the Magic to the top half of the Eastern Conference.
Players like Al-Farouq Aminu, who showed promise with the Portland Trail Blazers, but was restricted by injuries last season, barely make the cut for impact players. Limited to only 18 games last season Aminu still needs to prove he can return to form and be the defensive stopper he was with the Blazers.
Khem Birch is another player who gave the Magic consistent play off the bench, albeit in limited minutes and games. He is a limited big man that only operates within 10 feet of the basket but he is a screener and is capable of rolling to the rim. Due to his overall lack of offensive abilities, he will likely remain in his current role heading into next season as the Magic are looking to ramp up their offense.
Although some Magic fans have scrutinized Evan Fournier’s return, he put up career numbers last season. Averaging 18.5 points per game in 31.5 minutes per game, he provided some lift for the Magic’s offense.
Unfortunately, Fournier put up an underwhelming performance at Disney posting splits of 14.4 points per game while shooting 28.6-percent from behind the arc. However, fans should not be worried as the 10 game stretch of poor play does not define Fournier as a player.
He will continue to produce offensively for the Magic and perhaps after the Magic sign a capable point guard, Fournier could put up a career season once again.
With that being said, here are three Magic players that are set to make a big impact in the 2021 season.