The Orlando Magic’s to-do list for the season’s final month: Elfrid Payton impressed with his back-to-back triple-doubles in a loss to the Knicks and a win over the Chicago Bulls. But Payton has impressed before, only to falter in subsequent games. The Magic need more consistency from Payton on both ends of the court. Defensively, he’s been a disappointment this season. And offensively, he still struggles with his shooting. — Orlando Sentinel

Aaron Gordon excited to show his growth in front of family and friends: Aaron Gordon won a couple of state titles in high school, he was an All-American in his one season in college, he was the No. 4 pick of the 2014 NBA Draft by the Orlando Magic and he mesmerized basketball fans around the globe with his exploits in the 2016 dunk contest. But in Gordon’s eyes, his book of basketball has filled up but a few pages thus far. —


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