The Orlando Magic recently capped off a strong first half of their season and currently have a 20-23 record. That places them 7th in the Eastern Conference standings.
Managing to make the playoffs for a second consecutive season would display real growth in the organization as a whole. They haven’t made the postseason in back-to-back seasons in the post-Dwight Howard era.
One way for the Magic to both maximize their chances of making the playoffs and be more competitive in a potential series is to be buyers at the deadline.
Here are three reasons the Magic should look to be buyers ahead of the Feb 6. deadline:
3. Isaac Return’s Will Provide Additional Boost
Any addition that the Orlando Magic make to their team will help them get by while Jonathan Isaac is sidelined. But when Isaac is back in the lineup, they could take the next step.
The production Isaac was providing on defense was truly a sight to behold. However, he was also showing plenty of strides offensively and averaged 12.0 points in 32 performances.
The Magic shouldn’t allow an injury to Isaac to compromise their ability to make the playoffs. As long as they aren’t making a bad deal that sacrifices their future, reasonable options should be considered.