The Orlando Magic blew all of their 2017-2018 season-opening expectations out of the water with an incredible start to the season. Some NBA fans may call this assumption a bold statement when it comes to judging whether or not the team has outdone their starting expectations, being this early in the season. The trends in the Magic’s play have certainly made a strong case for this statement, with wins coming against the Cleveland Cavaliers and San Antonio Spurs just to name a few. But here on HoopsNations.com, we will break down the Magic’s hot streak in depth.

This year has been somewhat a breath of fresh air for the Magic, coming off a somber year where they won only 29 games and struggled throughout. Orlando and their fans are currently loving the recent play of the team and for good reason. The Magic are shooting around 46-percent from the floor and are doing considerably well on the defensive end of the court, with  about five blocks per game.

For further research, lets take a look at the Magic’s current leaders in each category since the streak began.

Points:

  1. Evan Fournier (20.5)
  2. Aaron Gordon (19.3)
  3. Nikola Vucevic (18.5)
  4. Jonathon Simmons (14.7)
  5. Elfrid Payton (9.3)

Rebounds:

  1. Aaron Gordon (8.3)
  2. Nikola Vucevic (7.6)
  3. Evan Fournier (4.5)
  4. Jonathon Isaac (4.3)
  5. Bismack Biyombo (3.9)

Assists:

  1. Elfrid Payton (8.0)
  2. D.J. Augustin (5.1)
  3. Shelvin Mack (4.9)
  4. Evan Fournier (3.6)
  5. Nikola Vucevic (3.0)

Blocks:

  1. Nikola Vucevic (1.0)
  2. Jonathon Isaac (1.0)
  3. Bismack Biyombo (1.0)
  4. Elfrid Payton (1.0)
  5. Aaron Gordon (0.9)

Steals:

  1. Elfrid Payton (2.0)
  2. Evan Fournier (1.5)
  3. D.J. Augustin (1.4)
  4. Terrence Ross (1.1)
  5. Nikola Vucevic (1.1)

Key Players:

Aaron Gordon must be given some credit for his actions and his role in the dominance of the Magic this season. He has been a blessing to this particular squad by averaging 19 points, eight rebounds, two assists and one block per game in about 31 minutes of play while wearing a Magic jersey this year.

Another player who has hugely contributed to the success of the Magic is Evan Fournier. Fournier is currently averaging 20 points, around five rebounds, five assists and about half a block per game while playing around 33 minutes for the Magic this season.

The Magic’s success seems to have been made possible, thus far, by a new want-to-win attitude and excellent play by a few of their top players. Since the NBA season is still in its infancy, we can only guess what lies ahead for this team as we progress on, but if they can keep playing like they are now, then the sky is the limit for this young team.

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