Here's the week's Orlando Magic news at a glance.
- UN-DER-RATE-ED clap clap clapclapclap: Stephen Shea explains why Tobias Harris is the NBA's most underrated player. In a nutshell: his skills--scoring, rebounding, and reliable outside shooting--fit nicely into how the game has evolved over the past decade-plus. What I found particularly interesting are Shea's notes on Harris' defense. With acknowledgement to magicfaninTN, who fanshotted the story.
- AN EYE ON THE WINDY CITY: Chicago Bulls coach and Magic fan lust-object Tom Thibodeau could be on the outs, a report says, as management is "obsessed with" letting him go. If you're wondering why the Magic's coaching search is off to a slow start, this answer's as good as any.
- WINGS: Matt Graber evaluates Victor Oladipo, Evan Fournier, and the rest of Orlando's wing players. He's pretty bullish on Oladipo; I am slightly less sold.
- GO GO, GADGET FORWARDS: Elsewhere, I took a look at Orlando's trio of versatile forwards who don't fit neatly into the "wing" or "big" designations. I'm fully on board the Harris train, and that's before I read Shea's story about him.
- WHIMSY: I liken Aaron Gordon to an incredibly goofy C-list DC Comics superhero. No, it's not Lightning Lad. He's D-List at best.
Thanks for reading. Keep it locked on OPP throughout the offseason as we continue our player evaluations, cover the Magic's search for a head coach, and examine some NBA Draft prospects.