Everything You Need to Know About the Orlando Magic’s 2015-16 NBA Season

October 22nd, 2015 by Zach Buckley Leave a reply »

The Orlando Magic are stuck between rebuilding and relevance, too talented to dwell in the NBA's cellar but perhaps not polished enough to crash the playoff party.

For a club with this many young prospects, patience would seem to be a necessity. But the Magic are understandably restless—they've endured more losses than any other NBA team over the past three seasons. They're ready to see progress in something more tangible than potential, which is a major reason why Scott Skiles was given the coaching reins over the offseason.

"It's come to a point now where our team is ready to turn the corner," general manager Rob Hennigan said, per Kyle Hightower of the Associated Press. "Our expectation is to compete for the playoffs throughout the season."

That's not quite a playoffs-or-bust ultimatum, but hopes are clearly high for a group that includes eight top-20 picks from the past five drafts, the most recent of whom will define Orlando's success of this past offseason.


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Additions: Mario Hezonja (draft), C.J. Watson (free agent), S ...

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