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Has Serge Ibaka already peaked?

Ibaka's performance in recent years, though solid, isn't quite up to expectations. Did the Magic overpay in trading for the 26-year-old, or is there another explanation for his decline?

Ibaka brings experience, rim protection to Magic

Adding Serge Ibaka fills multiple needs for the Magic, which is what they needed.

Five second-round options for the Magic

These five players would fill some needs for the Magic in the second round.

Why we traded the 11th pick for a veteran

In the SB Nation mock draft, we felt it was best we acquire a veteran, rather than add yet another young player.

Draft profile: Henry Ellenson

The floor spacing big man has some upside, but could be limited at the next level.

Draft profile: Jakob Poeltl

Jakob Poeltl may be the closest thing to a sure bet with the 11th pick for the Magic.

Draft profile: Denzel Valentine

With the 11th pick in the 2016 draft in their pocket, and playoff goals in their sights, the Orlando Magic would benefit from a player that could contribute right away. Enter Denzel Valentine, the do-it-all swingman from Michigan State.

Draft profile: Deyonta Davis

Wade takes a look at Deyonta Davis, and how he could fit with the Magic moving forward.

Frank Vogel's offense

Much has been made of what Frank Vogel can do for the Magic's defense, but can he upgrade the Magic's offense, too?

Building identity important for Vogel, Magic

The Magic must build an identity if they want to be successful under Frank Vogel.

What can Vogel bring to the Magic?

Vogel's tenure in Indiana was defined by their defensive identity and high-IQ basketball. Can Frank Vogel produce the same results in Orlando?

Skiles's scheme just wasn't cutting it

The Orlando Magic's defense was flawed, and the team lacked an identity they desperately seek.

More questions than answers after Skiles resigns

The Magic have more questions surrounding the franchise after Scott Skiles' resignation, rather than answers,

Season in review: Centers

We continue looking at Magic players from this season with a look at the Centers.

Scott Skiles season review

Scott Skiles helped lead the Magic to a better record, and more success on both ends in his first year.

Season review: Rob Hennigan

Will takes a look at Rob Hennigan and what he did this season, and how it effects the Magic moving forward.

Poor January ended Magic's season

The poor month of January is what ultimately ended the Magic's playoff hopes.

Hezonja coming into his own as season ends

Mario Hezonja put together his best performance as Magic man in their win against the Bucks.

A tale of two Oladipos

Depending on when you're watching him, Oladipo can look like very different versions of himself.

Historical night paces Magic against Nets

The Magic had one of their biggest nights in franchise history against the Nets.

When your rim protector needs protection

Nikola Vucevic has been slightly better statistically this season defensively, but is still an issue for the Magic.

Examining Vucevic's level of value

Nikola Vucevic has shown to be a valuable piece for the Magic, but is he one they can really keep?

Hezonja tapping into potential as season wears on

Mario Hezonja has played up-and-down all season, but he's getting better when it matters.

Should the Magic re-sign Jennings?

Brandon Jennings will be a free agent this offseason. We explore whether Orlando ought to buy low on its initial low-risk investment.

How have Jennings and Ilysaova fared so far?

Two weeks removed from the Magic's big trade with Detroit, Steven looks at how the pair of new acquisitions has done.

Suns' physicality too much for Magic

The Suns played a physical game against the Magic, and it helped aid them in their needed win.

Examining the enigmatic Rob Hennigan

The Magic's enigmatic general manager has the pieces, but when will he build his team?

Magic step up against Bulls with big lead

The Magic were able to put things together and not lose their big lead against the Bulls.

Elfrid Payton's struggles limiting Magic's ceiling

With Elfrid Payton having issues stopping the opposition from scoring consistently and not evolving his offensive game, the Magic might have to re-evaluate what they have in the second-year point guard.

Magic face uphill battle to get in playoffs

The Magic have a tough schedule the remainder of the season, which could hold them back from the playoffs.

Breaking down Orlando's struggling defense

The Magic's defense has faltered since the turn of the new year, and Cory has a few reasons why.

Shooting struggles cost Magic against Pacers

Orlando's inability to finish at the rim, and the free throw line, cost them on Sunday.