Fultz suffered a torn ACL in his left knee Wednesday against the Cavalier and will miss the rest of the season, Roy Parry of the Orlando Sentinel reports. Fultz suffered the injury during the first quarter of Wednesday's contest. It's brutal news for both the Magic and the 22-year-old Fultz, who signed a three-year, $50 million extension in December. Rookie Cole Anthony figures to step into an increased role with Fultz sidelined.
Fultz won't return to Wednesday's game against the Cavaliers after sustaining a left knee injury. The 22-year-old suffered the injury during the first quarter when his left knee buckled; he was immediately taken to the locker room. Fultz had three points (1-3 FG, 1-1 FT) and one steal in four minutes before going down with the injury, and he should be considered questionable for Friday's game at Houston while he continues to be evaluated.
Fultz contributed nine points (4-11 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-1 FT), four assists, two rebounds, one steal and one block in 24 minutes during Thursday's 116-92 loss to the 76ers. Fultz is off to a terrific start this season and so Thursday's performance needs to be seen as somewhat of an outlier. The Magic were terrible from the get-go and this game was never even remotely competitive. Those with shares in Fultz simply need to give him a pass mark thanks to the two defensive stats and hope he can get things back on track when the Magic face the Thunder on Saturday.
Fultz registered 11 points (4-16 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 10 assists, four rebounds and a steal across 32 minutes in Tuesday's win over the Thunder. Fultz might have ended with a double-double for the first time this season, but he struggled mightily from the field and needed 16 shots to barely surpass the 10-point plateau. He was coming off back-to-back games where he was able to surpass the 20-point mark, so Fultz should still be treated as a competent offensive threat in Orlando's backcourt.
Fultz tallied 26 points (11-21 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two rebounds, two assists and one steal across 29 minutes Sunday in the Magic's 120-113 win over the Wizards. Fultz's all-around production was lacking in the back end of a two-game set with the Wizards, but he was once again aggressive on offense, clearing 20 points for the second game in a row. While Fultz still isn't firing from three-point range with much regularity, he's continuing to show more signs that his once-broken shot has been fixed. Through three games, his true shooting percentage sits at 56.7 percent (up five points from 2019-20), and he's converted 12 of 13 shots from the foul line.
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