As one of the more pleasant surprises in the Eastern Conference this season, the playoffs are in play for the Orlando Magic for the first time in a very long while. And Orlando could've gone a long way in solidifying themselves as a playoff contender had they elected to make a move for a veteran talent at the deadline. In the end, that didn't happen for the Magic. Instead, Orlando decided to stand pat and not make a move.
Considering that nearly every team in the bottom half of the Eastern Conference playoff picture decided to make a move at the trade deadline, the decision to stand pat could end up costing the Magic in a big way down the stretch. Orlando has a young roster and their best years are certainly ahead of them, but I can't help but feel that this team is going to feel as if they let an opportunity pass them by if they stumble a bit down the stretch.
The Magic didn't have to make a splash move at the trade deadline but they easily could've. They may end up regretting that decision when they possibly find themselves having to play their way into the postseason.