Vucevic recorded 14 points (6-12 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 12 rebounds, eight assists, three blocks and one steal across 30 minutes of action in Wednesday's 109-102 loss to the Hornets. Vucevic came just two assists shy of recorded his first triple-double of the season en route to one of his better fantasy lines on the year as he met or surpassed each of his statistical averages on the season. The Magic center has clearly benefited from the Orlando frontcourt becoming less crowded since their deadline trade to get rid of Serge Ibaka. Vucevic is averaging 18.8 points per game in 11 contests since the trade took place versus just 13.9 PPG prior to the deal.
Vucevic (Achilles) scored 26 points (10-23 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 6-6 FT) with 13 rebounds, two assists and one steal across 36 minutes in Monday's 112-109 overtime win over the 76ers. Vucevic led all scorers in the Magic's big comeback win Monday night, and he showed no signs of pain after being held out of Sunday's practice when his the Achilles he had issues with earlier in the month flared up again. The fact that Vucevic appeared pain-free should be a relief for fantasy owners as the Magic center has been red hot as of late. He recorded back-to-back double-doubles and is now averaging 19.4 points and 12.4 rebounds over his last five games.
Vucevic (Achilles) will get the start Monday against the Sixers, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports. Over the weekend, it was revealed that Vucevic's troublesome right Achilles flared up again, causing him to be held out of practice Sunday. However, he's apparently feeling considerably better Monday and will be available in his usual capacity as the Magic's starting center. Vucevic is coming off of an 18-point, 17-rebound double-double Friday in Phoenix.
Vucevic wasn't able to practice Sunday after his right Achilles tendon flared up, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports. He's considered questionable for Monday's game against the 76ers. The Achilles injury previously forced Vucevic to miss four consecutive games earlier this month, but he was able to play in each of the team's last four contests. However, the center experienced some renewed soreness following the team's Thursday and Friday back-to-back set, so it appears he could be at some risk of missing Monday's contest. If that ends up being the case, Bismack Biyombo would likely rejoin the starting five at center and take on the bulk of the minutes at the position. The Magic didn't hold a shootaround Monday morning, so an update on Vucevic's status likely won't come until closer to the 7:00 p.m. ET tip off.
Vucevic (ankle) scored 18 points (8-20 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT) with 17 rebounds, three steals and two assists across 32 minutes in Friday's 109-103 win against the Suns. Vucevic rolled his ankle in Thursday's game, but was able to play big minutes and be rather productive. He'll have the entire weekend to rest his ankle before the team's next game Monday against Philadelphia.
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