C - ORL
Mo Bamba scored 11 points (4-6 FG, 3-3 3PT) with four rebounds, a block, and a turnover across 13 minutes during Saturday's 124-109 loss to the Utah Jazz.
The seven-footer converted all three triples he attempted on Saturday, adding four rebounds and a block across 13 minutes. Bamba has looked explosive and efficient when he gets on the court but he is averaging just 9.2 minutes for the Magic this season. These extremely limited opportunities make him nearly untouchable in fantasy, although he has earned increased minutes (13) across his last week of action. Fantasy managers should continue to monitor this trend to potentially land Bamba at a great value in DFS contests in the future, as the Magic prepare to host the Dallas Mavericks on Monday.
Mo Bamba scored 14 points (7-8 FG, 0-1 3PT) with seven rebounds, an assist and three blocks across 12 minutes in a 118-92 blowout loss against the Chicago Bulls on Saturday.
Bamba came off the bench for only 12 minutes in Saturday's blowout loss against the Bulls but flashed his ability as a big-man, stuffing nearly all categories and knocking down 7-of-8 shot attempts to post a strong outing in limited minutes. Although it is tempting to roster Bamba in season-long formats due to his production off the bench, he will remain a low usage player as the Magic front-court is its strength with Nikola Vucevic and Aaron Gordon, rendering Bamba as a mere afterthought in the main rotation.
Mo Bamba scored eight points (4-6 FG, 0-1 3PT) with four rebounds across eight minutes in Friday's 116-90 loss against the Los Angeles Clippers.
The third-year C came off the bench in a blowout loss to contribute solid production in the paint, converting 4-of-6 attempts and collecting four rebounds in limited minutes. The former top-10 draft pick in 2018 flashed his athleticism but his limited role behind Magic big-men Nikola Vucevic and Khem Birch unfortunately keeps Bamba as nothing more than an after-thought in fantasy, keeping him on waivers until further notice.
Orlando Magic C Mo Bamba (health protocols) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Timberwolves.
With Bamba scheduled to miss Wednesday's game, it will leave a struggling Orlando Magic team even more thin in the frontcourt. Expect the team to look to backup forward Gary Clark to log the 8.0 minutes per game left behind by Bamba.
Mo Bamba scored eight points (3-7 FG, 0-2 3PT, 2-3 FT) with four rebounds, an assist and a block across 11 minutes off the bench in a 121-99 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday.
Bamba is easing his way back into the second unit for the Magic, converting 3-of-7 shot attempts from the field and collecting four rebounds in a blowout loss to the Bucks on Monday. Fantasy managers can roster Bamba if they have an open bench spot but the third-year C has a limited ceiling based on the 8.3 minutes he is averaging per game, which makes him a risky investment in most formats at this time.