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Orlando Magic lose their offensive heartbeat in Nikola Vucevic

Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic is not known for his defense. He has done a lot to improve in that area and be lane-protector, if not a rim-protector for the Magic’s defense.

His main role is to keep the Magic’s offense on pace and be a consistent heartbeat on that end. Someone who can hit from the outside, run the offense through the high post and crash the lane on post-ups. He forces the defense to be aware of him at all times.

His defense still has taken the biggest step. He is better at tracking and directing players where he wants and occasionally challenging shots at the rim.