Magic Statistical Leaders Thus Far in Various Unique Categories

Terrence Ross has compiled the most catch-and-shoot points on the team so far with 118 of them. He’s shooting 36.4 percent overall in these situations and 37.3 percent from 3-point distance. Ross, now in his seventh season with the Magic, also led the team in catch-and-shoot points in the 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons.

Paolo Banchero has totaled a team-best 150 pull-up points thus far. However, he’s only shooting 35.4 percent on them overall and 24.1 percent from beyond the arc. Among players who have attempted at least 50 pull-up threes, that’s the third-worst percentage. Giannis Antetokounmpo (21.4 percent) and Devin Vassell (21.2 percent) are the two with lower 3-point pull-up percentages.

Franz Wagner leads the team with 334 points on drives. He’s shooting 49.4 percent on those attempts. Nearly half of his points have come on drives. The league leader in points on drives is Shai Gilgeous-Alexander with 557 of them. The only non-guards with more drive points than Wagner are Antetokounmpo (367), Zion Williamson (363) and Kevin Durant (343). Wagner led Orlando in driving points last season as well.

Bol Bol leads the Magic with 121 paint touch points. He’s shooting 83.6 percent on those attempts, which ranks No. 1 in the league among players who have made at least 40 shots on paint touches. Wendell Carter Jr. and Mo Bamba are second and third on the Magic in paint touch points with 120 and 109, respectively. Orlando has the NBA’s third-best paint touch field goal percentage at 69.9 percent.

Bol has accumulated a team-best 135 points in transition and he’s shooting 59.4 percent on those attempts. Second and third on the Magic in this category are Franz Wagner (130) and Banchero (124). Wagner is shooting 60.3 percent, while Banchero is at 52 percent. The only players with at least as many transition points as Wagner with a better percentage are Jaylen Brown, LeBron James, Ja Morant, OG Anunoby, Lauri Markkanen, Tyrese Haliburton, and Jerami Grant.

Pick-and-Roll Ball Handler

Franz Wagner has racked up a team-best 223 points in the pick-and-roll so far. He made 48.1 percent of those shot attempts. The Magic have excelled in this area this season, ranking fifth in pick-and-roll points per game (20.0) and fourth in percentage (47.1).

Bamba leads the team in pick-and-roll (roller) points with 69 of them. He’s shooting 53.3 percent in these situations. This is not a strength of the Magic, however, as they rank in the bottom half of the league in both roll-man points (6.4 per game) and percentage (47.4).

Franz Wagner leads the Magic with 66 points on cuts to the basket and he’s shooting 73.5 percent on his attempts. The Magic lead the NBA in field goal percentage on cuts (72.6 percent), however they rank 21st in total attempts with 5.3 per contest.

Franz Wagner also leads the team in spot-up points with 117 of them and he’s shooting 43 percent on those attempts. Carter has Orlando’s best spot-up percentage, however, at 50 percent. Among all centers who have made at least 30 spotting shots, Carter has the best percentage.

The Magic don’t operate out of the post much, but when they do, it’s typically Banchero handling. He’s totaled a team-high 57 post-up points. He and Julius Randle have taken (44) and made (21) the same number of post-up shots.

Bol leads the Magic in putback points with 69 of them and he’s shooting 82.5 percent on his attempts. The only player with at least 30 putback shot attempts with a better percentage on them than Bol is Antetokounmpo, who has made 87.2 percent of them. Randle is the only other player shooting 80-plus percent with at least that many attempts. The Magic rank in the top 10 in putback points with 7.7 of them per contest.

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