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Magic PG Markelle Fultz has been diagnosed with a torn ACL in his left knee and will miss the remainder of the 2020-21 season.
Tough blow for Fultz who was just starting to get into a good rhythm as the Magic’s starting point guard. Cole Anthony stepped up in his absence on Wednesday night, and it should be expected that he would enter the starting lineup in the team’s next game on Friday against the Rockets, especially since Michael Carter-Williams is also on the shelf due to injury. Anthony makes for a good pickup if you’re in need of scoring, threes, and a few assists.
Orlando Magic PG Markelle Fultz (knee) has been ruled out for the rest of the game against the Cavaliers on Wednesday.
Fultz suffered a non-contact knee injury in the first quarter that is believed to be serious. He was quickly ruled out and taken to the locker room. If the young guard is to miss any time expect guards Cole Anthony and Michael Carter-Williams to see a major uptick in minutes.
Markelle Fultz registered six points (3-9 FG, 0-1 3PT) with eight assists and five rebounds across 31 minutes in a 103-83 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday.
Fultz struggled with his shot on Monday, going just 3-of-9 but utilizing his elite passing skills to notch eight assists in a blowout victory over the Cavaliers. The former No. 1 pick in the 2017 draft has struggled with his shooting efficiency recently, failing to eclipse 40% in his last four games after an offensive explosion to start his season. Fantasy managers should continue to roster Fultz but can look elsewhere for more consistent scoring options. The Magic will prepare for their rematch against the Cavaliers on Wednesday.
Markelle Fultz scored 12 points (5-16 FG, 1-4 3PT, 1-2 FT), eight assists, three rebounds and a steal across 35 minutes in a 108-99 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday.
Fultz has struggled with his shot recently, shooting under 37% from the field in his last three games played while logging 30-plus minutes as the Magic's starting point guard. The former No. 1 pick in the 2017 draft provides value with his elite ability to assist but his inconsistent shooting presents some risk when starting him in fantasy lineups. Fultz and the Magic will look to end their two-game losing streak against the Cavaliers on Monday.
Markelle Fultz scored 26 points (11-21 FG, 2-3 3PT, 2-2 FT), two rebounds, two assists and a steal across 29 minutes in Sunday's 120-113 win over the Wizards.
Fultz continues to improve and impress with his shot, going 52 percent from the floor against the Wizards on Sunday. The former number-one pick in the 2017 draft should be started by fantasy managers in all formats. Fultz will face the Thunder on Tuesday night with a chance to build on his hot start to the 2020-21 season.