The Orlando Magic are in the NBA Playoffs.
Guided by lead guard Markelle Fultz and his 12.1 points, 3.3 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 1.3 steals per game, he’s playing like butter on a warm roll.
The Philadelphia 76ers‘ first overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, he turned heads this season especially when he messed around and got a triple-double in a game against the Los Angeles Lakers back in January.
Fultz notched 21 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists against LA LA Land and the Magic got the win.
Fultz isn’t the only Magic playing exceptionally well.
On a recent episode of the Scoop B Radio Podcast, hoops analyst, Rashad Phillips discussed the team and their upside.
Check out an excerpt from our dialogue below:
Rashad Phillips on the Orlando Magic:
“I love my Orlando Magic. I’ve always been an Orlando Magic supporter. One of the reasons why I moved here is because I love the city. Markelle Fultz had a tremendous season. I think the change of scenery gave him the boost that he needed. Orlando as a city, as a fan base did a terrific job of embracing Markelle and giving him the space that he needed, and the encouragement and you saw what he was able to do. He’s a bigger guard that can handle the ball in transition, changes pace like no other and he’s a fantastic finisher. He started to show shades and glimpses of the #1 pick that y’all knew and loved coming out of Washington. You look at Aaron Gordon. Aaron Gordon is like a Swiss Army knife because he can play multiple positions. He can guard multiple positions. He’s extended his game, he’s added a three point shot, he’s improved his ball handling, his back to the basket and fadeaways and counters – you can still see that he’s a work in progress but Aaron has always been one of my favorite prospects. I loved the kid when he was coming out of Arizona and he’s continued to impress me with just his improvement. I don’t think that the Orlando Magic need to move him unless there is something that they can’t refuse like a trade package because he brings so much to the table as forward for this team.”