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Morning Magic: Opening Night Edition

A round-up of Orlando Magic content from around the web

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The Orlando Magic are back. So that means Morning Magic is also back. And it’s here to stay for the season.

Each morning we will gather Magic content from around the web and deliver it to you. Consider it one-stop shopping for all Magic headlines. But first...

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In our Orlando Magic Season Preview Roundtable, we answer about two dozen Magic-related questions in fill-in-the-blank format.

Our Cory Hutson goes in-depth to analyze Aaron Gordon’s shot selection breakdown and show how he can become a more efficient shooter.

Jerian Grant and Jarell Martin have something to prove, and that could help the Magic, writes our Zach Oliver.

Vote on all things Magic in Will Ogburn’s discussion on what to expect from the Orlando Magic this season.

What are the best case scenarios for each key member of the Magic? Our Garrett Townsend explains.

Our list of 10 things to watch on the Magic in the preseason is still worth watching in the regular season.

Josh Robbins of The Athletic sits down with Jeff Weltman, the Magic’s president of basketball operations, to discuss the team and his vision for the future. (subscription needed)

The Magic are trusting analytics and length will help them win, writes Chris Hays of the Orlando Sentinel.

The Magic, specifically Mo Bamba, are excited to tip off the team’s 30th season, Hays writes.

Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel begs Steve Clifford to make the Magic relevant again.

Steve Clifford named Aaron Gordon, Nikola Vucevic and Evan Fournier tri-captains of the Magic, writes John Denton of

Steve Clifford always dreamed of of becoming a basketball coach, Denton writes.

Five statistical categories the Magic thrived in during the preseason, courtesy of’s Josh Cohen.

The Magic are eager to see where they stand, writes Philip Rossman-Reich of Orlando Magic Daily.

The offensive weakness for the Magic remains apparent, writes Rossman-Reich.

The Magic must establish roles early this season, writes Zach Palmer of the Orlando Magic Daily.

One question for each member of the Orlando Magic, courtesy of Luke Duffy of Hoops Habit.

Duffy also lists three reasons the Magic won’t make the playoffs.

An NBA scout gives an assessment of the Orlando Magic in Sports Illustrated’s NBA preview.

Can the Magic overcome their point guard issues? Brandon Jefferson of Fansided wonders.

Nikola Vucevic is too valuable for the Magic to trade right now, writes Jean Racine of Fansided.

Mario Hezonja is confident his career will turn around with the New York Knicks, writes Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News.

For Elfrid Payton, there’s no place like home, writes Rod Walker of The New Orleans Advocate.

Penny Hardaway begins his quest to restore Memphis basketball to glory, writes Dan Greene of Sports Illustrated.

Danny Leroux of The Athletic does a Magic roster analysis, including cap space, draft picks and free agency outlook. (subscription needed)

George Diaz of the Orlando Sentinel sits down with former Magic GM John Gabriel to discuss Parkinson’s disease, Shaq and nearly landing the “Big Three.”

Also, it’s the Magic’s 30th anniversary, so be sure to check out our recent rankings of the top 30 Magic games and top 30 players in franchise history.