• 2019-2020 Orlando Magic Season Recap to date

    2018-2019 Record                 Home Record               Road Record

            42-40                                     25-16                            17-24

    2019-2020 Record                 Home Record               Road Record

             30-35                                     16-15                            14-20

    Fun Facts for the season

    -The Magic have had trouble retaining their young talent dating back to 2013 as they have traded away Tobias Harris (traded to Pistons in 2016 for Ersan Ilyasova and Brandon Jennings), Maurice Harkless (traded to Blazers in 2015 for a second round pick), Dewayne Dedmon (did not re-sign with team after 2013-14), Victor Oladipo (traded with Ersan Ilyasova and Domantas Sabonis to Thunder in 2016 for Serge Ibaka) and Elfird Payton (traded to Suns in 2018 for a second round pick). The only assets the Magic have in return for all that talent are Terrence Ross and Markelle Fultz.

    -Prior to suffering a season-ending knee injury that has sidelined him for the last 23 contests, Jonathan Isaac became one of the biggest risers in fantasy season over season as he led the team with 3rd/2nd round per-game value. In contrast, Isaac’s prior career-high in fantasy value came last season when he produced 11th/9th round per-game value.

    -Despite achieving career-highs in virtually every statistical category, Markelle Fultz was still on the edge of standard league value as he produced 11th/14th round per-game value three seasons after being picked first overall in the 2017 draft

    -Even though he doesn’t have the flashiest name in basketball circles, Nikola Vučević has maintained per-game value inside the top-35 for the last three seasons in 8/9-cat leagues and has returned 3rd/2nd round per-game value so far this season

    -The Magic will have to decide in the next two seasons whether or not they would like to keep Mo Bamba as their center of the future after drafting him sixth overall in the 2018 draft as they also have Nikola Vučević signed for the next three years for a total of $72M

    -Aaron Gordon saw his value increase dramatically over the last 16 games of the season as he was able to produce 4th/3rd round per-game value compared with 15th/16th round per-game value in the first 42 games of the campaign. There were several reasons to explain this increase in value but the largest can be attributed to Gordon’s increased role as a facilitator within the offense as he saw his assists climb from 2.9 in the first 42 games to a career-high 5.9 in the last 16 contests.

    For a closer look at how the season has gone, be sure to check out our Season So Far series. The Magic entry can be found right here.

    Rosterable in 12-team 8/9-cat leagues (per-game value)

    -Jonathan Isaac (3rd round/2nd round)

    -Nikola Vučević (3rd round/2nd round)

    -Evan Fournier (6th round/6th round)

    -Aaron Gordon (10th round/11th round)

    -Markelle Fultz (11th round/14th round)

    -Terrence Ross (11th round/9th round)

    Showed flashes of fantasy value in 12-team 8/9-cat leagues (per-game value)

    -Michael Carter-Williams (10th round/10th round since Feb 1)

    -D.J. Augustin (8th round/8th round from Dec 3 through Jan 1)

    Rosterable in standard points leagues

    (This is Yahoo’s standard scoring system, we’ll be using them as a reference for the rankings but obviously things will be different in your league if you use a custom scoring format or play on ESPN/CBS/Fantrax)

    -Nikola Vučević (2nd round)

    -Jonathan Isaac (7th round)

    -Aaron Gordon (7th round)

    -Evan Fournier (8th round)

    -Terrence Ross (11th round)

    Flashes of value in standard points leagues:

    -Markelle Fultz (9th round since Feb 11)

    Predicting standard league relevant players for 2020-21 season

    -Nikola Vučević (all formats)

    -Jonathan Isaac (all formats)

    -Aaron Gordon (all formats)

    -Evan Fournier (all formats)

    Potential for standard league value for 2020-21 season

    -Terrence Ross (all formats)

    -Markelle Fultz (8-cat/points leagues)

    -D.J. Augustin (8/9-cat)

    -Michael Carter-Williams (8/9-cat)

    -Mo Bamba (9-cat)

    Upcoming Notable Free Agents

    -Evan Fournier (player option of $17M in 2020-21)

    -D.J. Augustin (unrestricted)

    -Michael Carter-Williams (unrestricted)

    -James Ennis (player option of $2.13M in 2020-21)

    -Wes Iwundu (restricted)

    Key Additions

    -James Ennis (acquired via trade)

    Key Departures

    -Amile Jefferson (waived)

    Upcoming Draft Picks

    -2020 first round pick

    -2020 second round pick

    -2021 first round pick

    -2021 second round pick

    -2022 first round pick

    -2022 second round pick

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