The Orlando Magic may have their eyes set on the playoffs, but realistically they're expected to exit in the first round of the Eastern Conference.
Still, if they want to put on a fight they will need their squad fully healthy. There's no home court advantage so that may help them, on the fact that they can make a competitive series against either the Raptors or Bucks.
In the meantime, one of their stars will have to get healthy as soon as possible. The Magic high-flyer, Aaron Gordon, suffered a left hamstring injury after a foul by Kyle Lowry. Shams Charania from The Athletic reported he doesn’t have serious damage, but will be re-evaluated in several days.
The 24 year-old has been huge for the Magic this season, averaging 14.4 points, 7.7 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game. He also finished as a runner-up in the Slam Dunk Contest during All-Star Weekend for the second time in his career.
Many people have called Kyle Lowry a dirty player, after intentionally fouling Gordon. Both players had a back-and-forth after the play which would end up hurting the forward.
Gordon’s hamstring problem follows the recent ACL injury of Jonathan Isaac, who will miss the remainder of the season and most likely the 2020-21 campaign.