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James Ennis III registered two points (1-2 FG, 0-1 3PT) with three rebounds and a block across 14 minutes in a 122-115 loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Ennis had a quiet night against the Nets on Saturday, converting just one of two shot attempts and grabbing three rebounds in a 122-115 loss to extend the Magic's losing streak to five games. Fantasy managers should avoid rostering Ennis as he is unable to generate consistent fantasy production in an increasingly limited starting role, seeing his minutes dip below 20 minutes in three consecutive games.

Category: Game Recaps


Gary Clark Jr. scored 10 points (3-6 FG, 2-4 3PT, 2-2 FT) with five rebounds and an assist across 24 minutes in a 122-115 loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: The second-year forward scored 10 points for the first time this season, collecting five rebounds and dishing an assist in 24 minutes against the Nets on Saturday. Clark Jr. should not be rostered in fantasy leagues at this time due to his limited production off the bench. The Magic will look to end their five-game losing streak against the New York Knicks on Monday.

Category: Game Recaps


Cole Anthony registered 16 points (6-15 FG, 2-5 3PT, 2-2 FT) with eight assists, three rebounds, three steals and a block across 29 minutes in a 122-115 loss against the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Anthony was able to notch 16 points and eight assists to provide a solid fantasy performance against the Nets on Saturday. The rookie continues to earn minutes as the Magic starting point guard and will try to string together another good performance against the New York Knicks on Monday night. Fantasy managers seeking a waiver wire streaming option should consider Anthony, as he is only rostered in 17.5% of ESPN leagues.

Category: Game Recaps


Terrence Ross scored 23 points (9-17 FG, 3-10 3PT, 2-2 FT) with three rebounds, three assists and a block across 32 minutes off the bench in a 122-115 loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Ross improved his shooting percentage against the Nets on Saturday, boosting it to 52.9 FG% from 27.3 FG% against the Celtics on Friday. Despite shooting 9-of-17 from the field, Ross only went 3-of-10 from behind the arc but secured three rebounds and dished three assists off the bench to satisfy fantasy managers who opted to put him in starting lineups. Ross should remain rostered and can be started in most formats when the Magic play the New York Knicks on Monday.

Category: Game Recaps


Nikola Vucevic scored 34 points (14-22 FG, 6-12 3PT), 10 rebounds, seven assists and five steals across 36 minutes in a 122-115 loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Vucevic dominated the stat sheet against the star-studded Nets on Saturday, nailing six triples and grabbing five steals on top of his 34-point double-double, generating massive fantasy production amidst his season-high point total. The All-Star center remains an automatic start in all fantasy formats when the Magic travel to play the New York Knicks on Monday.

Category: Game Recaps


Magic guard Evan Fournier will not play in Saturday's game against the Nets due to back spasms. (Source: Dan Savage on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Back spasms have kept the 28--year-old guard from suiting up in nine straight games. Terrence Ross and Dwayne Bacon should see increased roles in his absence. Fournier's next chance to return will come in Monday's matchup against the Knicks.

Category: Injury Updates


Khem Birch scored 12 points (5-8 FG, 0-1 3PT, 2-2 FT) with 12 rebounds, two assists and one steal across 33 minutes in a 124-97 blowout loss against the Boston Celtics on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Birch was dominant on the boards for Orlando, leading the team in rebounds (12) and going 5-of-8 from the field to generate his second double-double of the season on Friday. Birch is only rostered in 3.5% of ESPN leagues and is worth rostering off waivers in most fantasy formats. The Magic have now extended their losing streak to four games and will try to bounce back in a tough matchup against the star-studded Brooklyn Nets on Saturday.

Category: Game Recaps


Dwayne Bacon scored 15 points (5-14 FG, 0-1 3PT, 5-7 FT) with eight rebounds and an assist across 26 minutes in a 124-97 loss to the Boston Celtics on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Bacon ended up two rebounds shy of a double-double in a blowout loss to the Celtics on Friday. The third-year forward is available in 99% of ESPN leagues and can be streamed by fantasy managers in need of a Flex or Utility player when the Magic take on the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday.

Category: Game Recaps


Aaron Gordon scored 17 points (5-12 FG, 3-5 3PT, 4-8 FT), three assists and two rebounds across 29 minutes in a 124-97 loss against the Boston Celtics on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Gordon lead the Magic in scoring but it wasn't nearly enough to overcome the 27-point deficit against the Celtics on Friday. Fantasy managers should consider the former All-Star power forward an automatic start as he's averaging 14.8 points and 6.6 rebounds across 10 games this season. The Magic have now lost four consecutive games and will get another tough contest on the road against the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday.

Category: Game Recaps


Magic PG Michael Carter-Williams (foot) has been ruled out of Friday's matchup against the Boston Celtics. (Source: NBA.com)

Fantasy Impact: Carter-Williams has been dealing with a foot injury and will miss Friday's contest against the Celtics. Rookie point guards Cole Anthony and Jordan Bone will be the beneficiaries of MCW's absence but neither present intriguing fantasy options against the Celtics.

Category: Injury Updates


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.

Fantasy Impact: 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.

Category: Game Recaps


Jordan Bone registered eight points (3-6 FG, 2-4 3PT) with four rebounds and two assists across 29 minutes in a 121-99 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: The second-year point guard continues to see his minutes increase as starting point guard Markelle Fultz will miss the remainder of the season with a torn ACL suffered last week. Bone is an interesting fantasy option to monitor but fantasy managers should avoid rostering him until his 4.2 field goal attempts per game average increases.

Category: Game Recaps


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. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: 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.

Category: Injury Updates


Chuma Okeke registered three points (1-3 FG, 0-1 3PT, 1-2 FT) with three rebounds, two steals and a block in Tuesday's 118-107 win over the Thunder.

Fantasy Impact: Okeke was selected by the Magic in the first-round of the 2019 NBA draft and is now earning increased minutes this season. The young Power Forward is capable of contributing in all phases of the game but fantasy managers should avoid rostering Okeke for the time being due to his inefficient shooting. Okeke will look to improve on his game when the Magic play against the 76ers on New Year's Eve.

Category: Game Recaps


Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports Jonathan Isaac and the Orland Magic have agreed to a four-year, $80 million contract extension. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The 23-year-old is expected to miss the entire 2020-21 season after tearing his ACL inside the bubble over the summer. Isaac had been playing well before going down too, which only made the injury a tougher pill for Magic fans to swallow. He was the team's first-round pick (sixth overall) back in 2017.

Category: Transactions


When asked about the status of Al-Farouq Aminu, who had knee surgery back in January, Magic head coach Steve Clifford went on to say, "He won't be able to do contact in camp. There's no timetable right now for him but he's still a little bit...he's a ways away." (Source: Roy Parry on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Aminu suffered a torn meniscus in his right knee back in November of 2019 and it's been almost a full calendar year since he underwent surgery, so it's a bit concerning that he is still "a ways away" from a return to the court. Chuma Okeke, who was selected 16th overall in 2019 by the Magic, will have a great opportunity to get plenty of valuable on-court work during camp while James Ennis III and Gary Clark continue to see increased roles in Aminu's absence.

Category: Injury Updates


D.J. Augustin has agreed to a three-year, $21 million with the Milwaukee Bucks, according to Shams Charania. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Augustin signs with the team that eliminated him and the Magic from the playoffs in the 2019-2020 playoffs. The veteran point guard posted 10.5 points, 2.1 rebounds, 4.6 assists, and 0.6 steals per game while averaging 24.9 minutes and shooting 39.9-percent from the floor. He'll obviously play in a reserve role for the Bucks and doesn't offer much in the way of fantasy value.

Category: Transactions


Vic Law (Achilles) is listed as questionable for Wednesday’s Game 5 contest against the Bucks. (Source: NBA.com)

Fantasy Impact: Law is not part of the Magic rotation and logged a total of three minutes this playoff series. An update on his status should be known closer to 4:00 PM EST tip-off.

Category: Injury Updates


Melvin Frazier Jr. (back) is listed as questionable for Wednesday’s Game 5 contest against the Bucks. (Source: NBA.com)

Fantasy Impact: Frazier hasn’t played the entire playoff series due to a sore lower back. He is not part of the Magic’s regular rotation. His status for Game 5 should be known closer to 4:00 PM EST tip-off.

Category: Injury Updates


Wes Iwundu (neck) ruled out Friday

Fri, Jul 31st 12:31pm EDT
By Dan Titus

Magic F Wes Iwundu (neck) has cleared concussion protocol but will not suit up against the Nets on Friday. (Source: Josh Robbins on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Iwundu is still recovering from a nasty fall that occurred in the Magic's scrimmage against the Lakers just six days ago and is questionable for Sunday's game against the Kings. Iwundu did an excellent job filling in for Jonathan Isaac, but now that Isaac is back, he doesn't carry much fantasy value in DFS. On the season, Iwundu is averaging 5.3 points, 2.5 rebounds, 1.0 assist, and 0.6 steals in 18 minutes per game for the Magic.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions