We are nearing the midway point of the season and largely the teams that are in playoff contention have sorted themselves out. In the next 41 games for Orlando, a lot is going to be determined. But seeing as the Magic are 2.5 games out of the final Playoff spot, the Magic are close enough to keep fighting but struggling enough to think about the future.
A 14-26 record with losses in 12 of the past 14 games does not look good. Many are intrigued to see the work of talent and asset evaluation. That is what the next month will likely be about with the trade deadline coming up and the Magic thinking about their long-term future rather than the immediate Playoff chase.
That is a crummy proposition for Magic fans to think about. It is a crummy proposition for the veterans on this roster who are desperate to win and fighting hard each night to do so. There are a lot of guys in that locker room who are not used to and do not like losing.
But the time is coming.
That is the t...