Vegas Over/Under: 33.5
Fromal’s Record Projection: 31-51 The Bet: Beneath with marginal confidence During the 2016-17 effort, the Orlando Magic made 32.8 percent of the three-point attempts, which abandoned them before just the Oklahoma City Thunder (32.7 percent). They also took just 26.1 treys per contest, once again finishing in the league’s lowest half (No. 16).
These numbers are not conducive to success in the NBA, which places more and more of an emphasis on shooting from beyond the rainbow each year.
So obviously, their most glaring flaw was addressed by the Magic by incorporating the players, many of whom fought at 2016-17 from downtown:
Marreese Speights: 37.2 percent on 3.4 efforts per game for the Los Angeles Clippers
Jonathan Isaac: 34.8 percent on 2.8 efforts per game for your Florida State Seminoles (with a shorter arc)
Shelvin Mack: 30.8 percentage on 2.2 attempts per game for the Utah Jazz
Jonathon Simmons: 29.4 percent on 1.3 efforts per game for the San Antonio Spurs
Adreian Payne: 20.0 percent on 0.8 attempts per game for the Minnesota Timberwolves
Speights’ presence might help, however, the enduring logjam that is frontcourt of the team could make it hard for him to earn too many minutes.
So why are we supposed to think the Magic will win more games this year and hit the over?
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