Orlando Magic Playbook: A first look at the Orlando Magic’s offense

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Aaron Gordon and the Orlando Magic looked comfortable as they took a win in their preseason opener. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports /

Improved Offense

From their four preseason matchups, the Orlando Magic offense has looked much better than expected. And the numbers match the eye test.

Orlando’s offense ranks 11th best in the preseason due to strong offensive rebounding and stinginess with the ball. The Magic averaged a mere 15 turnovers per game.

The second unit, which featured Cole Anthony alongside Terrence Ross and Chuma Okeke, transformed the minutes when Nikola Vucevic and company sit. The Magic bench averaged 6.3 made 3-point field goals in the preseason, compared to just less than five for the 2020 season.

The hope is the Magic have found a solution for sustaining their offense when the starters rest.

While the preseason only offers a small sample, and Orlando’s competition was not the NBA’s best, these performances should provide Magic fans some comfort in the team’s ability to generate offense this season.

Next. Nikola Vucevic looks to expand his 3-point shot. dark

We’ll start to receive some real answers when the Magic’s thirty-second season tips off on Wednesday.