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Orlando Magic Tickets 2019 Season Outlook
The Orlando Magic are ready to return to their winning ways. After a playoff berth and a shocking upset win in Game 1 against the eventual champions, the Toronto Raptors, the Magic had a successful season. Locking down their two best talents in Aaron Gordon and Nikola Vucevic, the Magic are hungry for more. After a 42-40 season, the Magic want to continue to trend in the right direction and be a team that other squads don't want to play. The Magic finished their season on an impressive 8-2 run, giving them belief they can perform at the highest level when it is most necessary.
Although Gordon and Vucevic will both contend for All-Star nods in the Eastern Conference, they cannot do it alone. The Magic have surrounded the duo with solid NBA talent. Pure scorers Terrance Ross and Evan Fournier provide the offense with some stability from the guard position. High draft choices Mo Bamba (2018) and Chuma Okeke (2019) are stalwarts on the defensive end. They are both young and tenacios and will look to make an impact on that end of the floor to earn playing time. Also, Jonathan Isaac is a player with unmatched potential. The 6'10" forward has insane reach and wingspan to go along with a great feel for the game. If he can start to consistently hit jump shots, he will be the hardest player to guard on the Magic.
Some newcomers are also going to be key for the Magic as they look to continue their success in front of he home crowd at Amway Arena. Al-Farouq Aminu, an important piece for the Portland Trail Blazers signed with the Magic in the offseason. His 3-and-D style of play is what every team needs in today's NBA. He is a veteran that can show the rest of the locker room what it takes to be a winner. Last but not least, the Magic's acquisition of Markelle Fultz is a high risk, high reward situation. Fultz was given up on by the Philadelphia 76ers. His career did not get off to a great start, and as a result he has become a shell of his former self. Videos all over the internet has displayed Fultz changing his shooting form, working on his game and getting back to a good place mentally. If he can return to the player that he was in college, the Magic can be a playoff team for years to come. Secure your Magic tickets today to see this team take the court in sunny Orlando!
History of the Orlando Magic
Since the beginning, the Orlando Magic franchise has seen tremendous support from their growing fan base. In their first few seasons while the team struggled, they still sold out Orlando Magic tickets to almost every game. Now the team and franchise is one of the most dominant in the NBA, and TicketNetwork can help you get some of the cheapest Magic basketball tickets you can find.
The Orlando Magic joined the NBA along with three other franchises (Minnesota Timberwolves, Miami Heat and Charlotte Hornets) in 1989. They were an expansion team that was determined to have success early, and they did. In just one season the team improved from 18-64 to 31-51. With great players like Dennis Scott and Nick Anderson, the Magic looked to have a bright future. Although they struggled in year three, their struggles helped them to land the biggest prize in the draft, literally. The team selected 7' 1", 301-pound center Shaquille O'Neal with the #1 pick, who quickly become the most dominant force in the league. O'Neal helped improve the franchise to 41-41 in his first year. The following draft saw the Magic acquire point guard Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway, and he along with O'Neal formed a stand-out tandem. By the 1994/95 season the Orlando Magic had become the best team in the Eastern Conference and ran through the playoffs, knocking off the Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls and Indiana Pacers on their way to the NBA Finals, becoming the second-fastest franchise ever to accomplish that feat. They would go on to be swept by the Houston Rockets in the finals.
The following year the Orlando Magic were once again among the league's best, but the Orlando Magic were ousted by the Chicago Bulls in the Eastern Conference Finals. Following the defeat, Shaquille O'Neal left for the west coast and the franchise was dealt a huge blow. They have struggled to recapture the dominance of the Shaq era but have remained competitive with players like Tracy McGrady, Grant Hill and Dwight Howard donning the jersey in the years that followed. The rise of Dwight Howard was one of the prominent eras of Orlando Magic basketball. The star center was a household name in the NBA and was a defensive force to be reckoned with. The Magic were able to surround him with enough talent during the prime of his career and the Orlando Magic made it to the NBA Finals in 2009. They won the first ever Finals game for the franchise but lost the series in five games to the LA Lakers. Dwight Howard left the franchise after a few more turbulent years, and the Magic have been sputtering ever since. With new talent acquired this offseason and a bunch of savvy veterans on the roster the Magic are looking to change their fortunes.
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