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Top Paolo Banchero News
Magic's Paolo Banchero: Won't play Tuesday
Banchero (illness) is inactive for Tuesday's game against Brooklyn, Marc J. Spears of ESPN.com reports.
Banchero will miss his second consecutive game due to an illness, and he also admitted to feeling sickly even when he hit a game-winning shot in Saturday's win over Detroit. Caleb Houstan will slide into the starting lineup, with Banchero's next opportunity to take the court coming Thursday versus Utah.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Paolo Banchero: Present at shootaround
Banchero, who's listed as questionable due to an illness, is present at Orlando's morning shootaround ahead of Tuesday's game against the Nets, Philip Rossman-Reich of OrlandoMagicDaily.com reports.
Banchero was a late scratch for Sunday's matchup versus the Hawks after nailing a last-second, game-winning shot versus the Pistons on Saturday. He appears to be trending in the right direction ahead of Tuesday's matchup, but his official availability may come down to a game-time decision.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Paolo Banchero: Listed as questionable
Banchero (illness) is questionable for Tuesday's game against the Nets.
Banchero nailed a last-second, game-winning shot versus the Pistons on Saturday but was a late scratch for Sunday's matchup versus the Hawks due to an illness. His participation level during Tuesday's morning shootaround should provide further clarity on Banchero's availability versus Brooklyn.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Paolo Banchero: Late scratch due to illness
Banchero has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Hawks due to an illness.
Fresh off hitting the game-winning shot versus the Pistons on Saturday, Banchero was left off Orlando's initial injury report for Sunday's game. However, a few hours later, he's a late scratch due to an illness and will miss his first game of the season. Banchero's next chance to suit up will come Tuesday versus Brooklyn, while Jonathan Isaac, Joe Ingles and Moritz Wagner are all candidates to take on increased roles versus Atlanta.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Paolo Banchero: Comes up clutch for Orlando
Banchero closed Saturday's 112-109 win over the Pistons with 15 points (5-17 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 5-9 FT), five rebounds, three assists and two blocks in 29 minutes.
Banchero was far from being at his best Saturday and needed 17 shots to score 15 points, but he came through when the team needed him the most, draining the game-winning shot with just 0.1 seconds left. It's worth noting Banchero has failed to reach the 20-point mark in four of his last six appearances. Still, the star forward continues to operate as the Magic's primary offensive weapon, with averages of 20.8 points, 5.7 rebounds and 6.2 assists per game in February.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Paolo Banchero: Balanced game despite illness
Banchero notched 12 points (4-15 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds and four assists over 33 minutes in Thursday's 116-109 win over Cleveland.
Banchero entered Thursday's contest questionable with an illness but went on to start for Orlando while leading all Magic starters in rebounds and ending as one of six players with a double-digit point total in a winning effort. Banchero failed to tally 15 or more points for just the ninth time this season after entering the All-Star break having notched 13 consecutive games with at least 15 points. With a few days of rest to recover from his illness, Banchero could see his pre-All-Star break level of play return Saturday against Detroit.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Paolo Banchero: Available vs. Cleveland
Banchero (illness) is available for Thursday's game against Cleveland, Dan Savage of the Magic's official site reports.
Banchero was a late addition to Thursday's injury report due to an illness, but he'll be able to suit up and start against the Cavaliers. Over his five appearances leading up to the All-Star break, he averaged 23.4 points, 7.2 assists, 6.6 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 35.6 minutes per game.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Paolo Banchero: Iffy against Cleveland
Banchero is listed as questionable for Thursday's game versus the Cavaliers due to an illness.
Banchero is in danger of missing his first game this season Thursday after being a late addition to the injury report. If the second-year forward is ruled out, Jonathan Isaac and Joe Ingles are candidates to receive increased playing time.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Paolo Banchero: All-around effort vs. New York
Banchero supplied 36 points (15-20 FG, 6-10 3Pt), seven rebounds, five assists and one steal over 35 minutes during Wednesday's 118-100 victory over New York.
Banchero showed why he was selected to his first All-Star game as he missed just five of his 20 shots in Wednesday's win. His six threes were his most of the year, and he's shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc this season, up from 29.8 percent in 2022-23. Banchero will look to showcase his talents more at the All-Star game in Indiana on Sunday.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Paolo Banchero: Double-double in Tuesday's loss
Banchero racked up 23 points (9-15 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 5-6 FT), six rebounds, 10 assists and one block in 35 minutes during Tuesday's 127-113 loss to Oklahoma City.
Last season's Rookie of the Year produced his 12th double-double in 54 games, and he hasn't scored below 10 points since late November. Banchero is also making a bigger impact at the defensive end of late -- over the last 10 games, the 21-year-old forward is averaging 23.8 points, 7.1 assists, 6.1 boards, 1.7 threes and 1.3 steals, recording multiple pilfers five times.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Paolo Banchero: Stuffs stat sheet Saturday
Banchero recorded 19 points (5-13 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 7-8 FT), seven rebounds, eight assists, one block and one steal over 43 minutes during Saturday's 114-108 overtime victory over the Bulls.
Banchero finished just two assists and three rebounds away from a triple-double. While his shooting numbers weren't impressive, the second-year forward remains an excellent contributor on both ends of the court for Orlando. Banchero is averaging 20.2 points, 6.8 assists, 5.6 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game across five outings in February.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Paolo Banchero: Solid showing in win
Banchero contributed 16 points (7-12 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 1-4 FT), five rebounds, six assists and two steals across 31 minutes in Thursday's 127-111 win over the Spurs.
Banchero took a back seat to Franz Wagner on the scoring side of things, but the first-overall pick of the 2022 NBA Draft was productive across the box score. Banchero has dished out six-plus dimes in each of his last nine games and seems more determined to get his teammates involved on offense.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Paolo Banchero: Teases triple-double in Miami
Banchero contributed 23 points (7-16 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 8-12 FT), nine rebounds, seven assists and two steals over 34 minutes during Tuesday's 121-95 loss to the Heat.
The second-year forward came within hailing distance of his second career triple-double while leading the Magic in scoring once again. Banchero has delivered 20 or more points in seven straight games, averaging 25.7 points, 6.7 assists, 6.1 boards, 2.0 threes and 1.4 steals over that stretch as the 21-year-old continues his ascent toward superstar status.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Paolo Banchero: Posts 20 points in all-around game
Banchero ended Sunday's 111-99 victory over the Pistons with 20 points (6-16 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 6-6 FT), six rebounds, seven assists and one steal in 35 minutes.
Banchero handed out a team-high assist total while hauling in a team-high-tying six rebounds and ending as one of two Magic players with 20 or more points in an all-around performance. Banchero has posted at least 20 points in six straight outings while adding at least five rebounds and five assists in four of those contests.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Paolo Banchero: Leads offensively as top scorer
Banchero posted 23 points (10-20 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), one rebound, six assists and one steal over 35 minutes during Friday's 108-106 win over the Timberwolves.
Banchero led all players in Friday's contest in scoring while handing out a team-high half-dozen assists to boost Orlando offensively in a road victory. Banchero has handed out six or more assists in 19 games this season, including in six straight contests. He has now recorded 20 or more points in eight of his last 10 appearances.... See More ... See Less
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