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Mo Wagner registered 14 points (4-5 FG, 1-2 3PT, 5-6 FT) with four rebounds, an assist, a steal, a block, and a turnover across 35 minutes during Sunday's 128-117 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers.

Fantasy Impact: Wagner was held to just five shot attempts but managed to finish with 14 points and four rebounds during Sunday's loss. The Magic started the season off hot but were derailed by injuries and traded away all three of their star players at the league's trade deadline. Wagner recently signed a contract with the Magic after being waived by the Celtics and will vie for a roster spot heading into the 2021-22 season.

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Cole Anthony scored 37 points (10-25 FG, 3-9 3PT, 14-14 FT) with eight rebounds, two assists, a steal, and six turnovers across 38 minutes during Sunday's 128-117 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers.

Fantasy Impact: The rookie earned a career-high 37 points against the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday, hitting 14-of-14 free-throw attempts while also collecting eight rebounds and dishing two assists. Expect Anthony to be a key piece Orlando chooses to build around this offseason in preparation for the 2021-22 season.

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R.J. Hampton scored 12 points (4-11 FG, 0-3 3PT, 4-7 FT) with 11 rebounds, nine assists, and three turnovers across 30 minutes during Friday's 122-97 loss against the Philadelphia 76ers.

Fantasy Impact: The rookie guard managed to collect 11 boards and dish nine assists despite scoring just 12 points during Friday's blowout loss to the 76ers. Hampton has a promising future and could be a focal point for the Magic to build their team around in the offseason. Hampton will get a day to rest before playing the 76ers again to wrap up a disappointing year for Orlando.

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Chasson Randle registered 12 points (4-11 FG, 0-5 3PT, 4-5 FT) with three rebounds, an assist, and two steals across 30 minutes during Friday's 122-97 blowout loss to the Philadelphia 76ers.

Fantasy Impact: Randle, a third-year guard out of Stanford, provided decent production across 30 minutes off the Magic bench. He forced two steals and collected three rebounds in an ugly loss to the 76ers Friday. It's been a disappointing season for Orlando, who started undefeated but dealt with mass injuries and traded their three All-Star caliber players at the trade deadline in a clear decision to rebuild. Randle will play his final game of the 2020-21 season on Sunday against the 76ers in the second game of a series back-to-back.

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Ignas Brazdeikis scored 21 points (9-12 FG, 3-5 3PT) with six rebounds, an assist, two blocks, and a turnover across 32 minutes during Friday's 122-97 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers.

Fantasy Impact: Brazdeikis recently signed a 10-day contract with the Orlando Magic to finish out the season. The 22-year old played college ball at the University of Michigan and was drafted by the Sacramento Kings in 2019. He shot 75 FG% against the 76ers on Friday, leading the Magic in scoring in an otherwise dismal night for Orlando. Brazdeikis will likely see increased minutes in the team's final game of the season, where they will play the second game of a series back-to-back against the 76ers on Sunday.

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Wendell Carter Jr. registered 12 points (4-11 FG, 0-2 3PT, 4-6 FT) with 11 rebounds, a block, and a turnover across 27 minutes during Thursday's 116-93 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.

Fantasy Impact: WCJ posted the lone double-double for Orlando during Thursday's blowout loss to the Hawks, collecting 11 boards and producing 12 points in the paint. Carter Jr. should have plenty of rest after returning from an eye injury that sidelined him for three games last week, making for a fine play at $5,500 on FanDuel during Friday's game against the 76ers.

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Orlando Magic C Mo Bamba (illness) is questionable to play against the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday due to a non-COVID illness. (Source: NBA.com)

Fantasy Impact: Bamba remains questionable to play Thursday against the Hawks due to an illness that kept him out against the Bucks on Tuesday. Should the seven-footer end up sitting again on Thursday, fantasy managers should target Mo Wagner in DFS lineups. Wagner is averaging 11.3 points and seven rebounds across 25 minutes in his last four games and can be rostered at $5,000 on FanDuel.

Category: Injury Updates


Gary Harris registered 14 points (5-15 FG, 3-7 3PT, 1-1 FT) with two assists, a steal, and a turnover across 29 minutes during Tuesday's 114-102 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.

Fantasy Impact: The veteran shooting guard managed to drain three triples and dish two assists in an otherwise quiet night. Harris and the Magic will get their next opportunity on the road against the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday.

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Dwayne Bacon scored 18 points (7-12 FG, 1-3 3PT, 3-4 FT) with three rebounds, two assists, a steal, and a turnover across 23 minutes during Sunday's 128-96 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Fantasy Impact: Bacon shot 58 FG% to continue his solid play from previous games, averaging 18.8 points across his last four starts. Fantasy managers will have their next opportunity to insert the fourth-year shooting guard into lineups against the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday.

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Chuma Okeke scored 18 points (7-12 FG, 3-6 3PT, 1-2 FT) with three rebounds, three assists, three steals, two blocks, and two turnovers across 27 minutes during Wednesday's 109-104 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Fantasy Impact: The rookie forward played a hyper-efficient game and filled the stat sheet during Wednesday's win, accounting for three triples and three assists on offense. Okeke also ended the night with three steals and two blocks on defense to elevate his production in point and category leagues. Fantasy managers should target Okeke heading into Friday's road game against the Memphis Grizzlies.

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Orlando Magic guard James Ennis III (calf) has been ruled out Monday vs the Lakers (Source: Magic PR)

Fantasy Impact: The Magic will be without Ennis, Terrence Ross (back), Otto Porter (foot), Devin Cannady (ankle), and Michael Carter-Williams (ankle) on Monday. Ennis is unavailable for the fifth straight game due to a sore right calf, and Dwayne Bacon has shifted into the starting lineup in the interim.

Category: Injury Updates


Orlando Magic guard Terrence Ross (back) has been ruled out Monday vs the Lakers (Source: Magic PR)

Fantasy Impact: The Magic will be without Ross, James Ennis (calf), Otto Porter (foot), Devin Cannady (ankle), and Michael Carter-Williams (ankle) on Monday. Ross is unavailable for the fifth straight game due to back spasms, and Dwayne Bacon has shifted into the starting lineup with Ennis sidelined over the same stretch of games.

Category: Injury Updates


Devin Cannady scored 17 points (7-11 FG, 3-5 3PT) with three rebounds and two steals across 24 minutes during Thursday's 135-100 blowout loss to the New Orleans Pelicans.

Fantasy Impact: The rookie guard out of Princeton made the most of a game that was over early in the third quarter, draining three triples and forcing two steals in 24 minutes. He is a risky option in starting lineups but can be added in virtually all leagues off waivers as a good depth piece.

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Michael Carter-Williams scored 15 points (6-12 FG, 1-3 3PT, 2-4 FT) with eight rebounds, three assists, a steal, a block, and two turnovers across 27 minutes during Wednesday's 115-106 win against the Chicago Bulls.

Fantasy Impact: MCW shot fifty percent from the field during Wednesday's win against the Bulls, adding eight rebounds while forcing a steal and a block on defense to help the Magic end their six-game losing skid. The rangy point guard continues to start for Orlando and can be added to your lineups as a salary saver in DFS or a streaming option in category and point leagues, as he will get his next opportunity against the Toronto Raptors on Friday.

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The Orlando Magic are planning to release F/C Khem Birch and he intends to sign with the Toronto Raptors. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Birch’s minutes have been on the decline of late as the team traded for Wendell Carter Jr. and also wants to give Mo Bamba more opportunities as the backup center. Birch will sign with the Raptors when he clears waivers, and he’ll likely carve out a nice role on a team starving for some big man minutes alongside Aron Baynes and Chris Boucher. This move opens up more minutes for Bamba, who becomes a nice speculative pickup in season-long leagues heading into the fantasy basketball playoffs.

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Otto Porter Jr. has been ruled out with left foot pain ahead of the Magic's game Saturday against Utah. (Source: Josh Robbins on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Porter was reportedly in a walking boot Saturday after feeling pain in his left foot, according to Orlando reporter Josh Robbins. Magic head coach Steve Clifford said he believes Porter hurt the foot during Thursday's game in New Orleans.

Category: Injury Updates


Magic F Aaron Gordon has been sent to the Denver Nuggets for Gary Harris, RJ Hampton, and a first-round pick. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The 25-year-old power forward is seeing his seven-year stint with the Magic come to an end. Gordon's fantasy value may take a hit as he would be expected to share minutes with Michael Porter Jr. and Paul Millsap at PF. However, it seems that with the departure of Harris, Hampton, and a first round pick, the Nuggets plan on making Gordon an important piece of their scheme. His usage is worth monitoring as he enmeshes himself into the Nuggets rotation.


ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports the Celtics and Magic are finalizing a trade for guard Evan Fournier. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Fournier heads to Boston with Orlando receiving two second-round picks in return. The Magic already traded Nikola Vucevic to the Bulls and are reportedly shipping Aaron Gordon away next. Stay tuned.

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Magic All-Star center Nikola Vucevic, along with Al-Farouq Aminu, is being traded to the Chicago Bulls in exchange for Wendell Carter Jr., Otto Porter, and two first round picks. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Vucevic’s 9-year run in Orlando officially comes to an end as he’s dealt to the Bulls, another rebuilding team. He immediately becomes an upgrade for the Bulls at the center position. His fantasy value likely takes a bit of a hit as he’s the second scoring option behind Zach LaVine as opposed to the first, although he’ll still be a focal point. Carter Jr. likely becomes the Magic starter, which would be good for his fantasy value. Orlando doesn’t appear to be finished either, as both Aaron Gordon and Evan Fournier are expected to be traded in the coming hours.

Category: Transactions


Orlando Magic PF Al-Farouq Aminu scored six points (3-8 FG, 0-3 3PT) with 10 rebounds, an assist, a block, and three turnovers across 28 minutes during Wednesday's 112-111 win over the Phoenix Suns.

Fantasy Impact: Aminu returned to his normal scoring and assist levels after scoring 17 points and dishing six dimes in his previous game against the Nuggets. The veteran power forward managed to collect 10 rebounds and forced a block to rack up points defensively for fantasy managers on Wednesday. Aminu will likely be playing closer to 30 minutes for the duration of the season as he solidifies a role within the starting lineup. If Aaron Gordon winds up traded by Thursday's 3 pm ET trade deadline, Aminu's stock will soar and he becomes an immediate nightly streaming option with the upside for more.

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