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Carter contributed 18 points on 8-of-11 shooting and eight rebounds across 33 minutes of action in Wednesday's 108-103 win over the Denver Nuggets, snapping a seven-game losing streak for the Magic.

Fantasy Impact: WCJ just missed putting up double-digit rebounds for the sixth straight game but, Orlando is utilizing the big man much more effectively than the Bulls did, turning him into a productive fantasy asset as a result. Carter Jr. will look to continue his productive season against the Houston Rockets on Friday.

Category: Game Recaps

Cole Anthony returned from a six-game absence on Wednesday and he didn't disappoint, finishing a 108-103 victory over the Denver Nuggets with a game-high 24 points, while also adding in an impressive eight rebounds and seven assists.

Fantasy Impact: After nearly two weeks without the upside of Cole Anthony, fantasy managers were relieved to have in back in lineups. He wasted no time jumping right back into his breakout season, coming close to a triple-double. With Jalen Suggs (thumb) set to miss an extended period of time, Cole Anthony's fantasy stock is on the rise.

Category: Game Recaps

Jalen Suggs fractured his right thumb and will miss an extended period of time. (Source: per Olrlando Magic public relations )

Fantasy Impact: Sugg’s extended absence will open up minutes for R J Hampton and Gary Harris. The Magic are now only down to one point guard on the team.

Category: Injury Updates

Magic center Mo Bamba recorded a double-double Monday night, grabbing 17 rebounds, scoring 11 points (5-11 FG), while also blocking six shots in a 101-96 loss to the 76ers.

Fantasy Impact: Bamba continues to evolve into an inside force for the Magic, averaging 9.4 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per game in 29.9 minutes per game.

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Magic guard Franz Wagner lead the Magic in scoring Monday night, finishing with 27 points (11-24 FG, 1-5 3PT) while also grabbing six rebounds and dishing out five assists as the Magic fell to the 76ers 101-96.

Fantasy Impact: Wagner made the most of his opportunities Monday night, leading the Magic with a usage rate of 31.5%. If you have not already done so, check to see if he is available in your league.

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According to Matt Murschel, the Magic have ruled out guard Gary Harris with a hand injury ahead of Monday's matchup with the Bucks. (Source: Matt Murschel)

Fantasy Impact: Headoach Jamahl Mosley said after today's shoot around that guards Cole Anthony and Gary Harris will continue to get treatment but will remain out on Monday against the Bucks. There is no time timetable for return for either guard. Expect R.J. Hampton to see the biggest increase in production and minutes.

Category: Injury Updates

Chuma Okeke drops 17 on Friday

Sat, Nov 20th 10:29am EST
By Evan Ritter

Chuma Okeke finished Friday's 115-113 loss to the Brooklyn Nets with 17 points on 6-of-8 shooting while also adding in three rebounds, one assist, and one steal in 20 minutes on the floor.

Fantasy Impact: It's fine to keep Okeke on your watch list, but even with a good performance this past game, it's hard to justify keeping him on your roster at this point.

Category: Game Recaps

Terrence Ross had 15 points, three rebounds, four assists, and one steal in 34 minutes during Friday's loss to the Brooklyn Nets.

Fantasy Impact: Ross has 15 or more points in four of his last five games with a total of 10 threes. You can give him a look if you're in need of some 3-pointers and scoring, but outside of that, Ross doesn't offer much value.

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RJ Hampton came off the bench for the Magic and hit 4-of-8 of his shots with two threes giving him 12 points, six rebounds, four assists, a steal and a block.

Fantasy Impact: Hampton hadn't done much of anything prior to this game so he's still not worth rostering in season long leagues at this point but he's at least worth keeping an eye on moving forward and could be used as a low owned dart throw in DFS.

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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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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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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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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

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.

Category: Transactions

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.

Category: Transactions