Fournier scored 23 points (9-17 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 3-6 FT) while adding four rebounds, four assists and a steal in 30 minutes during Friday's preseason loss to the Spurs.
After averaging a career-high 17.8 points and 2.2 three-pointers per game last season, Fournier looks set to try and top those marks in 2018-19 as the Magic's primary offensive threat from the outside.
Fournier (knee) will suit up for Team World in its exhibition matchup Saturday in Pretoria, South Africa against Team Africa in the NBA Africa Game 2018, Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times reports.
The fact that Fournier is listed on the roster for the exhibition suggests that he has made a full recovery from the sprained MCL that cost him the final 17 games of the 2017-18 season. The injury didn't prevent the shooting guard from submitting a career-best campaign, with Fournier setting personal highs in points per game (17.8), rebounds per game (3.2), three-pointers per game (2.2) and free-throw percentage (86.7%). He's set to function as the Magic's go-to offensive option in the backcourt in 2018-19 on a squad that's still lacking in outside-shooting threats.
Fournier (knee) is out for Wednesday's season finale against the Wizards, Zach Rosen of the Wizards' official site reports.
Fournier will miss a 17th straight game due to a sprained MCL, which will also end his season. That said, he's expected to make a full recovery in time for training camp. He'll finish his sixth season averaging 17.8 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 32.2 minutes.
Fournier (knee) is "unlikely" to play again this season, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.
The news comes straight from the mouth of coach Frank Vogel, who addressed Fournier's situation ahead of Wednesday's game against the Nets. Fournier has been out since Mar. 7 with a sprained MCL, and given the Magic's standing in the East, it doesn't make much sense for the team to bring him back down the stretch. Expect the 25-year-old to continue rehabbing into the early offseason, but he should be back to 100 percent well before the start of the 2018-19 season.
According to coach Frank Vogel, Fournier (knee) is "not close" to playing in games, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.
Fournier sprained his knee at the start of March and he's now missed five straight games because of it. Despite being seen putting up some free throws recently, coach Vogel indicated Fournier isn't close to returning, though an exact timetable wasn't provided. Either way, Fournier appears likely to sit out at least another week or two, so fantasy owners shouldn't be banking on having him back soon. In the meantime, guys like Shelvin Mack and Mario Hezonja should see added minutes.
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