Suggs will start Wednesday's game against the Spurs. The rookie first-round pick was originally slated to come off the bench, but he'll join the lineup with Gary Harris (hamstring) being a late scratch for the season opener. Suggs was dealing with an illness late in the preseason, but he's apparently feeling well enough to start.
Suggs will come off the bench Wednesday at San Antonio, Josh Robbins of The Athletic reports. Suggs dealt with a stomach illness during the latter stages of the preseason, so coach Jamahl Mosley will keep an eye on the rookie in the season opener, per Robbins. Suggs will play but could have a more limited role if he doesn't look 100 percent early on.
Suggs is off the injury report for Wednesday's game against the Spurs. Suggs caught an illness toward the end of the preseason, but he's good to go for the opener. The rookie struggled during preseason, as he averaged just 5.0 points on 27.3 percent shooting, 3.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.3 blocks in 22.6 minutes.
Suggs (illness) is "trending toward playing" in Wednesday's regular-season opener against the Spurs, Cody Taylor of USA Today reports. Suggs missed some time over the last few days while battling a non-COVID illness, but he's back practicing with the team and is on track to play Wednesday night, per head coach Jamahl Mosley. Mosley has not confirmed his starting lineup for the opener, but Suggs -- the fifth overall pick in the 2021 Draft -- will have a good chance to occupy one of the backcourt spots, perhaps alongside last year's first-round pick, Cole Anthony.
Suggs won't play in Wednesday's preseason contest against the Celtics due to a non-COVID illness, Josh Robbins of The Athletic reports. Suggs has played in all three of the Magic's exhibition contests, averaging 5.0 points and 3.0 assists per game. The rookie's absence should allow Cole Anthony and R.J. Hampton to see increased minutes in the preseason finale.
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