As the season goes on, it is clear the Orlando Magic have taken a step back.
The offense has been inconsistent. And the defensive intensity seems absent in stretches. Then, the players who were expected to show growth and take charge of this team have not done so. But it can be said there have been reasons why it has not happened, whether it be injuries or any other circumstance.
There have been questions whether this team will even make the playoffs and whether they will be able to generate enough offense to stay competitive in a first-round series.