Aaron Gordon

Magic, at least for now, are having fun again under Steve Clifford

Magic, at least for now, are having fun again under Steve Clifford

There has been a common refrain this preseason among Orlando Magic players and head coach Steve Clifford discussing the team’s identity.

The Magic have a lot of new pieces this season, and the team has naturally focused on forging unity. It’s been brought on mostly by what Clifford has preached to the young Magic team in his first year in Orlando and sixth overall season as an NBA head coach.

That philosophy has also been helped by the presence of rookie center Mohamed Bamba and several other new players on the roster in Orlando this year, as well as the way veterans Aaron Gordon, Nikola Vucevic and Evan Fournier have accepted the challenge of bringing this team...

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