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Looking for 2017 Orlando Magic Predictions? People had high expectations for the Orlando Magic last year. Now maybe they didn’t expect them to make the playoffs, but almost everyone expected this team to be better then 29-53. Frank Vogel is known as a defensive coach and last year that defense was terrible to say the least.
Orlando Magic Season Preview
Head Coach: Frank Vogel
2017-17 Record: 29-53
Magic Odds to NBA Title: +100000
Magic Odds to Win Conference: +15000
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But this is a different year, and maybe this is the year in Frank Vogel’s second year that they figure everything out and take that step forward that most people expected last year.
But if that isn’t the case and they start out struggling I would expect Vogel’s seat to get very very warm and a lot of pressure will be put on him to show some sort of improvement or he will be shown the door.
Orlando Magic Strengths:
For the Orlando Magic this season is going to be a lot of questions. The front office changed in the off-season and they added all kinds of new guys, but how well those new guys will be put together is still a big question mark and will have a big affect on how this season plays out.
In terms of strengths for this magic team a couple of things stick out to me.
They are young and they have a lot of upside and they are very athletic. How that will translate into wins is still the big question that everyone is wondering.
Aaron Gordon is ultra athletic and he is turning into more then just a dunker. He is quick and is developing an outside shot.
If he is moved to the power forward position he could create a lot of mismatches for opposing teams, and I could really see this being his breakout year.
After taking a couple of swings and misses in last years free agency they took a much different approach to this years team, and at least on paper it looks like it could have some success.
They signed Jonathon Simmons to a three year deal after he flourished under coach Popp. Although he is still young in terms of NBA experience, he will still be one of the veterans on the team.
Although this team needs to improve, the new front office understands they are young and are going to need some time.
As long as the players are improving they probably won’t feel the pressure yet to make the playoffs.
Orlando Magic Weaknesses:
The weaknesses around this magic team are many. Although their players have a lot of upside a lot of the talent just hasn’t come to the surface yet.
They also don’t have a go to scorer to go to when they need to a basket. They don’t really have many three point shooters either so if they get down in games they are going to have a very tough time getting back into the games.
The defense should be a little better but the biggest question is if the offense will be able to do enough to win games and I think that is going to be a struggle.
Orlando Magic Betting Prediction: 47-35
Vegas has set the over/under at 33.5 for this team and I really think that might be a bit too high for this team.
They got different players this off season and got younger but I am not sure they are any better at this stage, and barring a big trade the team they send out there isn’t going to be enough to really compete.
I think if they can win 29 teams like they did last year that would be considered good, although the front office won’t believe so.
I think 26-27 wins is what they will be at and there will be some coaching changes made after the season.
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