Mike Bianchi: Rookie Franz Wagner gives beleaguered Magic fans a reason to hope

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In this desert of defeat, he is an oasis of optimism. In this ocean of uncertainty, he is a buoy of belief. In this decade of darkness, Franz Wagner is a glowing glimmer of light. “There are lot of reasons for Magic fans to be hopeful about the future,” Wagner said Wednesday morning. And the main reason is Wagner himself, the Orlando Magic forward who was named the NBA’s Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month earlier this week and has surprisingly emerged as one of the top newcomers in the league. Let’s be honest, it’s hard for many downtrodden Magic fans to get excited about a rebuilding team…

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