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See how the Magic fared in NBA power rankings around the web

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The Magic are officially a mainstay in the bottom-three of all NBA power rankings. Losing 22 of 26 games will do that kind of thing. Click on each publication for the full rankings.


ESPN - Magic fall from 27 to 30

That 8-4 start feels like an eternity ago. Since then the Magic are an NBA-worst 4-22, ranking 30th in offensive efficiency and 29th in defensive efficiency. Orlando is only making it harder on itself, as evidenced by Elfrid Payton getting blocked by his own hair on Monday. -- Micah Adams


CBS Sports - Magic climb from 30 to 29

Orlando is getting healthy again and it's turning them back into a competent basketball team. Aaron Gordon is still pouring in points. Evan Fournier provides floor spacing. However, they've lost 22 of their last 26 games. It might be too little too late at this point to salvage a season that started with so much promise. -- Chris Barnewall


Bleacher Report - Magic fall from 29 to 30

To the towering heap of the fallen, we must add Nikola Vucevic, the latest member of the Orlando Magic's rotation to go down with injury. According to The Vertical's Shams Charania, Vooch's fractured left hand will cost him six to eight weeks. Aaron Gordon, Jonathan Isaac, Elfrid Payton and Evan Fournier have all missed significant time this year, and Terrence Ross remains out indefinitely with a knee injury. The Magic, who lost nine straight before Thursday's 102-89 win over the Detroit Pistons, must avoid using their brittleness as an excuse. It'd be easy for the front office to talk itself out of sweeping changes, pointing, perhaps, to the team's hot start as a reason to keep this core together for another year. But this thing was headed downhill before the injuries hit. Gordon, for example, was perfectly healthy during the nine-game losing streak from Nov. 11 to Nov. 27. The Magic have the league's highest turnover percentage in the clutch (22.3), which means that on the rare occasions they're competitive down the stretch, they tend to beat themselves anyway. That's how you wind up as our newest cellar occupant. -- Grant Hughes


NBA.com - Magic remain at 30

The Magic got healthier and got a win last week, putting an end to their nine-game losing streak by holding the Pistons to 5-for-26 shooting over the last 14 1/2 minutes on Thursday. Evan Fournier and Aaron Gordon, who both missed most of the losing streak, combined for 62 points against Miami on Saturday. Still, the Magic were the only team that scored less than a point per possession in December, ranking in the bottom eight in each of the offensive four factors for the month. Bismack Biyombo is their best rim protector and offensive rebounder, but he's the starting center now and the Magic scored a paltry 91 points per 100 possessions with him on the floor in December. -- John Schuhmann


SI.com - Magic remain at 28

Give Mario Hezonja 27+ minutes per game. Orlando needs to see if it has something with him. I mean, I’m convinced, but only because of select YouTube videos. -- Kenny Ducey


USA Today - Magic fall from 27 to 28

The skill sets of Nikola Vucevic and Bismack Biyombo couldn't be more different, but the latter has played well since taking over the starting center duties, averaging 9.5 points, 13 rebounds and 3.3 blocks in four games. -- AJ Neuharth-Keusch