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Prediction: Markelle Fultz Will Lead the Magic in Assists
This is a two-fold prediction. For Markelle Fultz to lead the Orlando Magic in assists, he has to actually play. After he tore his ACL in January, "The Magic front office has designated reintroducing [Jonathan] Isaac and Fultz to playing in games and getting them through the upcoming season without any new injuries as two of the franchise's biggest priorities," according to The Athletic's Josh Robbins. That suggests a cautious timeline for Fultz, but it could also mean he'll be at full strength when he does return.
And after years of mystery regarding his health and jump shot, Fultz was starting to show flashes of a high-end playmaker with the Magic. He may never be the dominant No. 1 scorer many thought he'd be coming out of college in 2017, but Fultz's shiftiness gets him into the paint in a way many guards and wings can't. And his 6'3" size helps him survey the entire floor once he's in there.
Orlando doesn't have the most reliable receivers surrounding him, but once Fultz gets back on the court, he'll set up plenty of open looks.
Source : https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2949424-32-br-staff-predictions-for-2021-22-nba-season243