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Winners and Losers: 2019 Orlando Magic Edition, Part I

With the first round now a distant memory it’s time to reflect on the entirety of the 2018/19 season. It was a big one for the Magic, with a late season surge -- fueled by a stingy defense and improved shooting -- pushing the team into the playoffs for the first time in seven years. The league’s third-longest postseason drought was broken, and a renewed sense of optimism and fervor was evident within the fanbase. As we did at this time last year, let’s take a moment to figure out Orlando’s winners and losers for 2019, free from the actual standings and unmoored from singular results.