Vegas Over/Under: 33.5
The Record Projection: 31-51 of fromal The Bet: Under with confidence During the 2016-17 effort, the Orlando Magic created 32.8 percent of the three-point attempts, which left them ahead of only the Oklahoma City Thunder (32.7 percent). In addition they 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 modern NBA, which puts more and more of an emphasis on shooting beyond the rainbow each year.
So the Magic addressed their most glaring flaw by incorporating the following gamers, many of whom fought in 2016-17:
Marreese Speights: 37.2 percent on 3.4 efforts per game for the Los Angeles Clippers
Jonathan Isaac: 34.8 percent on 2.8 attempts per game for your Florida State Seminoles (using a shorter arc)
Shelvin Mack: 30.8 percent on 2.2 attempts per game for your Utah Jazz
Jonathon Simmons: 29.4 percentage on 1.3 attempts 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, but the team frontcourt logjam could make it hard for him to earn too many moments.
Why are we supposed to believe the Magic hit the over and will acquire more games this year?
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