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8 Interesting Orlando Magic Player Statistics So Far

Josh Cohen
Digital News Manager
  1. In November so far, Franz Wagner is averaging 22.0 points on 53.3 percent overall shooting, 41.7 percent 3-point shooting, and 87.5 percent free throw shooting.
  1. Despite missing three of Orlando’s last four games with a plantar fascia strain, Wendell Carter Jr. is also having an excellent November. This month, he’s averaging 18.8 points on 55.9 percent overall shooting, 46.4 percent 3-point shooting, and 86.8 percent free throw shooting.
  1. Bol Bol currently has blocked the third most shots in the league with 34 of them. Only Milwaukee’s Brook Lopez and the L.A. Clippers’ Ivica Zubac have more.
  1. Bol is also one of only three players shooting 60-plus percent from the field with at least 150 shot attempts. The others are Denver’s Nikola Jokic and San Antonio’s Jakob Poeltl. 
  1. Although he’s missed the last seven games while recovering from an ankle sprain, Paolo Banchero is averaging 23.5 points. If he finishes the season averaging at least 20, he’ll be one of only 11 players since 2000 to do that as a rookie. The last four players who did it were Zion Williamson, Luka Doncic, Donovan Mitchell, and Joel Embiid. 
  1. Jalen Suggs has become an efficient mid-range shooter, particularly from 15 to 19 feet out. From this range, he’s made nine of his 14 shot attempts (64.3 percent). Among all players who have attempted at least that many from this distance, that’s tied for the best percentage. Charlotte’s Kelly Oubre Jr. is also 9-of-14 from this range.
  1. R.J. Hampton is having his most efficient season of his career. He’s currently shooting 48.6 percent from the field and 43.8 percent from 3-point range. Last year, he shot just 38.3 percent from the floor and 35 percent from downtown. His free throw shooting is also up from 64 percent to 83 percent.
  1. Mo Bamba has been one of the league’s best straightaway 3-point shooters this season. From this area, he’s shooting just a shade under 41 percent. He’s the only center who’s taken at least 20 shots from there that’s shooting 40-plus percent.