Orlando Magic facing stiff competition for league’s best coaches

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Jonathan Isaac, Orlando Magic
Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac is eager to return to the practice facility and the court. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) /

Rebuilding from scratch

3. Orlando Magic

The Orlando Magic are a desirable destination because the coach knows what they are going to get themselves into.

The Magic do not have any pressure to win now as their roster is young and both Markelle Fultz and Jonathan Isaac are coming off of ACL injuries. To go along with two potential rookies next season, there is going to be no pressure as the roster continues to mold to what they can become.

Even with that being said, Orlando’s young roster still has potential and a lot of upside moving forward.

Going into this year’s NBA Draft, the Magic are potentially going to have two top-10 picks. All in a draft front offices have reportedly been waiting for. This draft has four to five franchise-changing players. The chance to add to the top-10 players is going to be attractive to any potential coach.

The Magic also has some draft capital moving forward. The Magic own all of their first-round picks moving forward. They also have two Bulls pick that include this year’s first-round pick and a pick in 2023. They also have a 2025 first-rounder from the Denver Nuggets.

Regardless of the draft, the Magic have potential running through their roster. The Magic already have Isaac, who has the potential to be elite defensively for years, and Fultz, who seemed to be turning the corner before the injury.

Orlando also has multiple players still on rookie contracts in Cole Anthony, R.J. Hampton, Chuma Okeke, Wendell Carter and Mohamed Bamba. The Magic have a roster that is being built and molded as every day passes.

While this roster is not ready to compete tomorrow, it is ready to compete sooner rather than later, and the coach is going to have patience and time when it comes to Orlando’s current roster.