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May 6, 2021 03:01 PM
Magic's Chuma Okeke: Could be done for season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okeke (ankle) may not play again this season, Roy Parry of the Orlando Sentinel reports.

Wednesday's game against Boston will mark Okeke's fourth straight absence, and judging from coach Steve Clifford's comments Wednesday morning, the second-year forward does not appear close to making his return. "I don't even know what the time frame [is]," Clifford said. "If you look at the schedule now, it's seven games, I think it'd be 12 days, and I'm not sure even if any of those guys are that close, to be honest with you." Following Wednesday's game, the Magic will have six regular-season contests remaining as they play out the string on a rebuilding year.

May 4, 2021 08:52 PM
Magic's Chuma Okeke: Out Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okeke (ankle) is out Wednesday against the Celtics.

Okeke will be sidelined for a fourth straight game as he recovers from a sprained left ankle. In his place, Moritz Wagner should continue starting.

May 3, 2021 12:40 AM
Magic's Chuma Okeke: To remain out Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okeke (ankle) will not play Monday at Detroit.

Okeke had been playing well before an ankle injury cut his night short against the Cavs on Wednesday. Monday will mark his third straight absence after the Auburn product missed both of Orlando's matchups against Memphis over the weekend.

May 1, 2021 01:44 PM
Magic's Chuma Okeke: Out vs. Grizzlies
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okeke (ankle) is out for Saturday's matchup against the Grizzlies.

A sprained ankle will keep Okeke out for a second straight game. Moritz Wagner is likely to start at power forward again.

April 29, 2021 04:44 PM
Magic's Chuma Okeke: Will not play Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okeke (ankle) will not play Friday in Memphis.

The second-year forward had a productive night against the Cavs on Wednesday, but he rolled his ankle in the second half and has since been diagnosed with a sprain. Prior to exiting, Okeke posted 18 points, three rebounds, three assists, three steals and two blocks in 27 minutes. With Orlando also playing Saturday against Memphis -- this time at home -- there's a good chance Okeke could miss both contests.

April 29, 2021 01:16 PM
Magic's Chuma Okeke: Ankle injury ends productive night
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okeke suffered a sprained left ankle late in Wednesday's 109-104 win over the Cavaliers and didn't return, Roy Parry of the Orlando Sentinel reports. He finished with 18 points (7-12 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 1-2 FT), three rebounds, three assists, three steals and two blocks in 27 minutes prior to his departure.

The Magic have yet to provide an update regarding the severity of Okeke's sprain, so he should be viewed as questionable for Friday's game against the Grizzlies for the time being. The injury comes at an inopportune time for the rookie forward, who had bounced back from a 1-for-12 outing April 22 against the Pacers with averages of 16.0 points (on 52.8 percent shooting from the field) to go with 3.7 boards, 2.7 assists, 2.7 three-pointers and 2.7 steals over his past three outings.

April 29, 2021 10:44 AM
Magic's Chuma Okeke: Strong defensive production
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okeke scored 18 points (7-12 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 1-2 FT) to go along with three rebounds, three assists, three steals and two blocks across 27 minutes in Wednesday's win over the Cavaliers.

Okeke scored exactly 18 points and nailed two triples for the second consecutive game. However, the highlight of his production came on the defensive end of the floor, where he managed multiple steals for the fifth time in his last six games. He also managed to swat two shots -- only the fifth time he's blocked multiple shots in a game this season.

April 26, 2021 11:48 PM
Magic's Chuma Okeke: Leads Magic with 18 points
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okeke dropped 18 points (7-12 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 1-1 FT), five rebounds, two assists and two steals over 31 minutes in Monday's loss to the Lakers.

Okeke has been inconsistent in terms of scoring and dishing out assists but he's had a nose for the ball on the defensive side. In April alone, Okeke is averaging 4.9 rebounds and 1.5 steals, both are his best monthly totals this season, respectively. After scoring in double figures in five of the first six games post trade deadline, Okeke has done so in just four of his last 10 contests.

April 26, 2021 01:52 PM
Magic's Chuma Okeke: Three steals in losing effort
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okeke had 12 points (5-12 FG, 2-5 3Pt), three rebounds, three assists and three steals in Sunday's loss to the Pacers.

Okeke has his ups and downs on the offensive end, but he's developed into a consistent, multicategory contributor for the rebuilding Magic. Fantasy-wise, Okeke's potential on the defensive end is what could eventually buoy his value. He's averaging just 0.6 blocks per game since the All-Star break, but Okeke is sitting north of one steal per game, and he has 10 steals over his last four games alone.

April 22, 2021 11:20 PM
Magic's Chuma Okeke: Struggles from field in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okeke posted four points (1-12 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five rebounds and two assists in 29 minutes during Thursday's 135-100 loss to the Pelicans.

The 22-year-old had his worst shooting performance since entering the starting lineup back on March 26. Okeke is currently mired in a shooting slump, hitting just 25.6 percent of his shots over the past three games. He'll look to get back on track shooting-wise Sunday at home against the Pacers.

April 18, 2021 10:44 PM
Magic's Chuma Okeke: Career-high four steals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okeke played 33 minutes and contributed 14 points (6-17 FG, 2-6 3Pt), four rebounds, four steals, two assists and a block during Sunday's 114-110 loss to the Rockets.

Okeke has had a rough time putting the ball in the basket of late, shooting just 37.5 percent from the floor and 31.3 percent from deep over his last four games. Looking at the full month of April, Okeke has contributed in other areas, averaging 5.1 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.1 blocks per game.

April 17, 2021 12:36 AM
Magic's Chuma Okeke: Efficient in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okeke tallied 14 points (5-10 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 2-4 FT), three assists, two rebounds and one steal in Friday's 113-102 loss to the Magic.

The 22-year-old scored double-digit points for the first time since April 4. Before Friday's game, Okeke was averaging just 7.5 points in 29.0 minutes over his past four games but has made up for it with 4.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.3 blocks in that span. The rookie is locked into 30-35 minutes a game the rest of the way for the rebuilding Magic.

April 14, 2021 08:28 PM
Magic's Chuma Okeke: Playing Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okeke (hip) will play Wednesday against the Bulls. He will be on a minutes limit.

Despite some right hip soreness, Okeke will see the court. Over his past nine games, he's averaged 13.1 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.1 steals in 32.1 minutes. However, he's unlikely to crack 30 minutes Wednesday due to his minutes restriction.

April 13, 2021 09:16 PM
Magic's Chuma Okeke: Questionable for Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okeke (hip) is questionable for Wednesday's game at Chicago.

The 22-year-old had seven points (3-11 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT), five rebounds two assists and one block in 27 minutes Monday against the Spurs, but he's still not fully recovered from the hip injury. Okeke was on a minutes restriction Monday, but it didn't lead to a significant decrease in playing time.

April 12, 2021 06:24 PM
Magic's Chuma Okeke: Available with minutes restriction
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okeke (hip) is available to play on a minutes limit Monday against San Antonio, Paul Garcia of reports.

Okeke only had to miss one game due to a sore right hip, but the team will still be cautious in his return and limit his minutes. It's unclear how many minutes the 22-year-old will take on Monday, but his fantasy production may take a hit considering the limit.

April 12, 2021 11:36 AM
Magic's Chuma Okeke: Questionable for Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okeke (hip) is considered questionable for Monday's game against the Spurs, Roy Parry of the Orlando Sentinel reports.

A sore hip kept Okeke out of Sunday's loss to Milwaukee, but there's hope that he'll be able to get back in the lineup on the second night of the back-to-back set. Okeke's role with the Magic has picked up since the team parted ways with Nikola Vucevic, Aaron Gordon and Evan Fournier at the deadline. Over his last eight appearances, Okeke is averaging 13.9 points, 5.9 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 1.3 steals and 0.8 blocks in 32.8 minutes.

April 11, 2021 05:04 PM
Magic's Chuma Okeke: Unavailable Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okeke (hip) won't play Sunday against the Bucks.

The 22-year-old was considered questionable with soreness in his right hip and won't play Sunday. James Ennis, Donta Hall and Robert Franks could see more run in the frontcourt in Okeke's absence.

April 10, 2021 06:00 PM
Magic's Chuma Okeke: Questionable Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okeke is questionable for Sunday's matchup against the Bucks due to a sore right hip.

Okeke has seen an increased role since the trade deadline. Over the past eight games, he's averaged 13.9 points, 5.9 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.3 steals in 32.8 minutes. If he sits out Sunday, more minutes could be available for James Ennis, Donta Hall and Robert Franks.

April 5, 2021 11:28 AM
Magic's Chuma Okeke: Impressive stretch continues Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okeke tallied 19 points (7-17 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 3-3 FT), seven rebounds, five assists, two steals and one block in 39 minutes during Sunday's 119-109 loss to Denver.

Okeke has been in the midst of a nice run since the trade deadline, and he looks like he'll be locked into a higher-usage role the rest of the way with the Magic finally embracing a rebuild. As with any young player, Okeke is almost certainly going to hit a few bumps in the road between now and the end of the season, but when all is said and done, he should be a strong addition to just about every fantasy squad. He's averaging 16.2 points (on 48.7 percent shooting from the field), 6.3 boards, 3.5 assists, 1.7 three-pointers and 1.5 steals in 33.5 minutes per game while starting in each of the past six contests.

April 4, 2021 04:32 PM
Magic's Chuma Okeke: Posts 16 points in blowout loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okeke turned in 16 points (7-15 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five rebounds, three assists, a steal and a blocked shot across 33 minutes in Saturday's 137-91 loss to the Jazz.

Through five starts with the new-look Magic, Okeke has looked impressive at the four. He's averaged 15.6 points, 6.2 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 0.8 blocked shots over that span, and is getting closer and closer to his first double-double of the season. While the game was an embarrassment for Orlando, they're acclimating after a complete overhaul at the trade deadline, and players like Okeke need a little time to figure out their respective roles as the Magic rebuild begins.

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