Orlando Magic Roster 2021 Orlando Magic Roster

13-20, 5th in East Southeast

The Orlando Magic were a surprising team in the East last season and finished 42-40, good enough for the 7th seed. Though they only lasted one round and lost to the eventual champs, Toronto Raptors, in five games, they were a great regular season team though they’ll certainly have some areas in need of improvement. During the season, they ranked poorly in offensive points and offensive rating whereas their defense was among the best. They held opponents to only 106.6 points per game on average which ranked 5th while holding a 108.1 defensive rating, good for 8th.

Their team this year will have plenty of faces though they still stand without an obvious star. NIkola Vucevic was their best player last year but has yet to prove that he’s a household name after 7 years in the league. Aaron Gordon and Evan Fournier were both great scorers though neither was exactly dependable or the go to guy. The Magic will look to use the same formula as last year with a very balanced roster and multiple key defensive players.

Pos Name Jersey Rating Ranking Depth Height Weight Age Birthday Exp. College
Markelle Fultz
Markelle Fultz M. Fultz
#35 PG 6' 3" 209 22 5/29/98 4th season Washington
Michael Carter-Williams
Michael Carter-Williams M. Carter-Williams
#52 PG 0 6' 5" 190 29 10/10/91 8th season Syracuse
Chasson Randle
Chasson Randle C. Randle
6' 2" 185 27 2/5/93 4th season Stanford
Cole Anthony
Cole Anthony C. Anthony
#80 PG 0 6' 3" 185 20 5/15/00 Rookie North Carolina
Karim Mane
Karim Mane K. Mane
#144 PG 6' 5" 190 20 5/16/00 Rookie Vanier (Canada)
Terrence Ross
Terrence Ross T. Ross
#31 SG 0 6' 6" 206 29 2/5/91 9th season Washington
Evan Fournier
Evan Fournier E. Fournier
#18 SF 0 6' 7" 205 28 10/29/92 9th season
James Ennis
James Ennis J. Ennis
#33 SF 0 6' 6" 215 30 7/1/90 7th season Long Beach State
Dwayne Bacon
Dwayne Bacon D. Bacon
#58 SF 0 6' 6" 221 25 8/30/95 4th season Florida State
Al-Farouq Aminu
Al-Farouq Aminu A. Aminu
#40 PF 1 6' 8" 220 30 9/21/90 11th season Wake Forest
Gary Clark
Gary Clark G. Clark
#85 PF 1 6' 6" 225 26 11/16/94 3rd season Cincinnati
Aaron Gordon
Aaron Gordon A. Gordon
#9 PF 0 6' 8" 235 25 9/16/95 7th season Arizona
Jonathan Isaac
Jonathan Isaac J. Isaac
#24 PF 6' 11" 230 23 10/3/97 4th season Florida State
Chuma Okeke
Chuma Okeke C. Okeke
#96 PF 0 6' 8" 229 22 8/18/98 Rookie Auburn
Mohamed Bamba
Mohamed Bamba M. Bamba
#39 C 1 7' 0" 231 22 5/12/98 3rd season Texas
Nikola Vucevic
Nikola Vucevic N. Vucevic
#5 C 0 6' 11" 260 30 10/24/90 10th season USC
Khem Birch
Khem Birch K. Birch
#64 C 0 6' 9" 233 28 9/28/92 4th season UNLV

2021 Orlando Magic Roster Top Questions

What will Chuma Okeke bring to the team?

Chuma Okeke comes to Orlando via the 16th pick in the NBA Draft. He’s a player of mixed skill set that was one of the better prospects coming out of high school. At Auburn, he averaged only 12.2 points but also 1.9 steals which surely attracted the defensive savvy Magic. He’s got great size and the ability to move around fluidly on the court. On the offensive end he can do a bit of everything though he won’t be Orlando’s top offensive threat by ny means.

Defensively, he’s got room to grow but already looks to be a MLB caliber defender. He’s got great coverage skills and easily gets in the passing lane as evidenced by his almost 2 steals per game. He can guard multiple positions and should be a lock to provide stats in three categories. In his rookie season, Okeke will likely slot as a rotation player who’ll mainly be deployed for his defense. He’s got the ability to rack up double digit point totals and a bunch of rebounds but steals will be his department of specialty.

How will Al-Farouq Aminu impact the team?

The Magic wasted no time in free agency by signing Al-Farouq Aminu to a three year, $29 million dollar contract once the season ended. He was a consistent starter for the Trail Blazers that averaged 9.4 points, 1.3 assists, and 7.5 rebounds last season. While Aminu won’t be anything special on the offensive end, he’s been a consistent player for Portland throughout his past few years and started nearly every game the past two years. He’ll also add some outside shooting after knocking down 34.3% of his attempts last season.

With Orlando, Aminu will likely have to take a seat on the bench to start the year unless they decide to play big and start him as a small forward. Traditionally, he’s operated as a power forward who’s got great length, athleticism, and range. He’s an ideal defense first player that first the Orlando system. However, the signing creates a problem as the magic already have several talented big men on the roster. It remains a questionable signing at best as there will likely be serious concerns about playing time that arise from adding Aminu to the roster.

Bringing back Terrance Ross and Nikola Vucevic?

Perhaps the two biggest offseason moves made by Orlando was resigning Terrance Ross and Nikola Vucevic. The pair were key players in the Magic’s system and will be essential to their success this year. In his third year with the team, Ross finally made his presence known. He averaged 15.1 points per game, tied for 3rd on the team, and was heavily utilized as the first man off the bench. He gave Orlando a versatile shooting guard and formed a great duo with fellow guard Evan Fournier.

Starting center Nikola Vucevic was perhaps even more important for the Magic as he provided the team with a team high 20.8 points and 12 rebounds. He was the dominant force in the paint and quickly ascended to Orlando’s first option. With Aaron Gordon taking a step back, Vucevic was their best player down in the post and will look to continue being a force on both sides of the ball. While the $154 million being committed to both players is a sizable amount, Orlando had no choice but to shell out some big money for two key rotation players.