How the hiatus affects all 30 NBA teams

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Orlando Magic: Rounding into form

Like many teams on this list, the Orlando Magic will benefit from an injured player or two possibly returning by the time the NBA picks back up again. However, even if Jonathan Isaac (knee) and Al-Farouq Aminu (meniscus) aren’t ready by the time the Magic are back in action, this team was quietly rounding into something more closely resembling an actual playoff team.

Orlando won’t be making noise in the postseason no matter when basketball returns; even with their three-game win streak leading into the season’s suspension, this squad was still five games below .500, with a minus-0.9 point differential.

However, Nikola Vucevic and Terrence Ross were suddenly looking like the leaders the Magic have needed them to be over the last month or so. They boasted a winning record since the start of February, and now Evan Fournier will have time to fully deal with the elbow injury that was plaguing him. Three straight wins isn’t really momentum Orlando needs to worry about, but it’s encouraging this group was getting healthy and could still get even more help with Isaac and/or Aminu by the time the hiatus is over.