Who will lead the Orlando Magic in each statistical category

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Nikola Vucevic, Orlando Magic
Nikola Vucevic has long been a reliable rebounder for the Orlando Magic. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /

Rebounds: Nikola Vucevic

Nikola Vucevic is not known for his defensive ability but has proven himself as a solid rebounder during his career.

He averaged the seventh-most rebounds per game in the NBA last season at 10.9, a dip from his 12.0 per game the season before. But nonetheless, he was the Orlando Magic’s primary rebounder once again.

Mohamed Bamba was drafted with the intention of him becoming an excellent rebounder and shot-blocker but it has not happened for him yet. With the young center still not cleared for action, it looks unlikely that he will get enough time on the court to overtake Vucevic in the rebounding category.

Mohamed Bamba managed to average an impressive 4.9 rebounds per game over just 14.2 minutes per game but would need a significantly increased role on the court to pass his fellow center.

Aaron Gordon is also an important rebounder for the team at the power forward spot. His athleticism allows him to be an asset on the defensive end, including when it comes to rebounding, having averaged 7.7 rebounds per game last year.

But ultimately this is a fairly straightforward choice, especially with Jonathan Isaac out injured next season. It would take a giant leap from Gordon or Bamba for Vucevic not to lead the team in rebounds.