Hampton (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the 76ers.
Hampton was unexpected to play in the regular season finale but will ultimately be available for the Magic. Hampton is currently averaging 6.9 points and 3.5 rebounds across 51 outings in his rookie season.
Hampton (ankle) "probably" will not play in Sunday's regular-season finale against the Sixers, per coach Steve Clifford, Josh Robbins of The Athletic reports.
Hampton is officially listed as questionable, but Clifford's comments suggest the young guard likely will not be available as the Magic finish up a rebuilding year. Hampton has scored in double figures in nine straight games, including a near triple-double (12 points, 11 rebounds, nine assists) in Friday's loss to Philly.
Hampton is questionable for Sunday's game against the Sixers with a sprained right ankle.
The 20-year-old apparently suffered the injury Friday against Philadelphia when he had 12 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists in 30 minutes. Hampton should see significant minutes Sunday if cleared to play in the final game of the season.
Hampton scored 12 points (4-11 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 4-7 FT) while adding 11 rebounds and nine assists in 30 minutes off the bench during Friday's loss to the 76ers.
Orlando's starting five got run out of the building by their Philly counterparts, giving Hampton and other members of the second unit a chance to make an impact. The rookie guard has scored in double digits in nine straight games, averaging 15.4 points, 6.8 boards, 5.1 assists and 1.2 threes over that stretch.
Hampton accumulated 18 points (7-15 FG, 4-5 3Pt), eight rebounds, five assists and one block in 31 minutes during Thursday's 116-93 loss to the Hawks.
The 20-year-old has now scored double-digit points over his last eight games, a span in which he's averaging 15.9 points, 6.3 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 1.4 three-pointers. Hampton is averaging 30.2 minutes in seven games over the month of May, so fantasy managers should expect him to hover around 30 minutes a game the rest of the way. The rookie will look to keep up his impressive scoring pace Friday on the road against the 76ers.
Hampton played 29 minutes off the bench and contributed 19 points (7-13 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 3-4 FT), five rebounds and three assists in the 128-96 loss Sunday to the Timberwolves.
With the Magic getting blown out from the opening quarter on, the reserves saw some extended playing time, and Hampton led the way in scoring. Hampton has been pretty consistent in the scoring column over his last five games, averaging 17.4 points while shooting 47.8 percent from the floor. He also has his first two career double-doubles over that span.
Hampton played 31 minutes off the bench and totaled 18 points (6-14 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 5-7 FT), 10 rebounds and five assists during Wednesday's 132-96 loss to the Celtics.
Hampton tied starter Mo Bamba for the team high in minutes during Wednesday's loss, and neither player disappointed. For Hampton's part, he recorded his second straight double-double, tying his career high in rebounds in the process. The rookie has now topped 30 minutes in three straight contests, a span in which he's averaged 17.3 points, 8.0 rebounds, 6.7 assists, 1.0 blocks and 1.0 steals.
Hampton registered 16 points (5-11 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 5-6 FT), 10 assists, seven rebounds, two blocks and a steal over 35 minutes off the bench in Monday's 119-112 victory over the Pistons.
Only one starter saw more than 23 minutes in the showdown between two tanking teams, as the reserves took over for much of the second half. This is the second time since coming to Orlando that Hampton has scored in double figures in three straight games, and Monday marked his first career double-double. The rookie has made his presence felt over the aforementioned three games, averaging 15.0 points, 6.0 assists, 5.3 assists, 1.0 block and 1.0 steal while playing 29.3 minutes per contest.
Hampton had 11 points (3-8 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 4-4 FT), four rebounds and an assist across 23 minutes off the bench in Friday's loss against Memphis.
The Magic looked woeful on offense, as they shot 31.4 percent from the field and 23.1 percent from three, but Hampton made his presence felt off the bench. He has scored in double digits in three of his last five appearances, and while he's not expected to move into the starting lineup any time soon, he seems to be trending in the right direction.
Hampton recorded 10 points (5-13 FG, 0-1 3Pt), three rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block during Thursday's loss to New Orleans.
The rookie logged at least 20 minutes for a third straight matchup, as the guard also posted double figures for a sixth time this season (all with Orlando). Over the past four games, Hampton is averaging 8.0 points and 3.8 rebounds.
Hampton finished with 16 points (7-10 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT) and eight rebounds across 26 minutes off the bench in Monday's loss against the Spurs.
The rookie has been seeing decent minutes of late and has taken advantage of the opportunity, scoring in double digits in four of his last six games -- including a 16-point performance in his first NBA start. Hampton is averaging 11.8 points per game during that aforementioned six-game span.
Hampton will come off the bench Wednesday against the Wizards.
With both Michael Carter-Williams (illness) and Cole Anthony (ribs) available, Hampton could see a reduced workload Wednesday and moving forward. In his five appearances with Orlando, he's averaged 10.2 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.0 steals in 22.4 minutes.
Hampton walked away with 16 points (7-13 FG, 2-5 3Pt), four rebounds, three assists and two steals in 33 minutes during Sunday's loss to the Nuggets.
Hampton was promoted to the opening unit for the first time in his career and was one of the Magic's standout players. Going up against his former team, Hampton showed why he is viewed so highly by the coaching staff. His future seems to be at shooting guard, so even when Cole Anthony (shoulder) and Michael Carter-Williams (illness) return, he should still be able to find a path to regular minutes.
Hampton will start Sunday's game against the Nuggets.
With Chasson Randle (hamstring) limited and Michael Carter-Williams (illness) among several Magic players sitting out Sunday, the rookie will move into the starting five for the first time in his career. Hampton was not a regular rotation player in Denver, but after coming over at the deadline in the Aaron Gordon deal, he's played double-digit minutes in four straight games. Hampton topped out with 12 points, eight rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block in 31 minutes Saturday night at Utah.
Hampton logged 12 points (5-14 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-5 FT), eight rebounds, two assists, a steal and a blocked shot across 31 minutes in Saturday's 137-01 loss to the Jazz.
With the game out of hand, Hampton had the opportunity to log the highest minute total of his NBA career. He inherits a slightly larger role in Orlando after minimal impact with the Nuggets. Straight out of high school and only 20 years old, the first-round pick fits right in with the Magic youth movement and looks to be a project for the Magic to build on in the offseason.
Hampton will be available to make his Orlando debut in Sunday's game against the Lakers, Dan Savage of the Magic's official site reports.
The Magic will have three of their four trade-deadline pickups in Hampton, Wendell Carter and Otto Porter on hand to close out the weekend after all three weren't cleared to play ahead of Friday's 112-105 loss to the Trail Blazers. Carter will likely have the most immediate fantasy impact of the Magic's new acquisitions as the top candidate to replace most of the minutes at center created by the departure of Nikola Vucevic, but Hampton will also see a boost in value with the move to Orlando. With starting wings Evan Fournier and Aaron Gordon having also left town at the trade deadline and with the Magic's top two point guards (Markelle Fultz and Cole Anthony) out with long-term injuries, plenty of minutes are there for the taking for Hampton. He'll be competing for playing time primarily with Porter and holdovers Terrence Ross (knee), Michael Carter-Williams, James Ennis and Dwayne Bacon.
Hampton (not injury related) is unavailable for Friday's game versus the Trail Blazers, Roy Parry of the Orlando Sentinel reports.
The 20-year-old was acquired from the Nuggets ahead of the trade deadline Thursday but won't immediately debut with his new team. Hampton averaged 9.3 minutes in 25 appearances with Denver but should see expanded opportunities in Orlando. The rookie first-round pick's next chance to play will come Sunday against the Lakers.
The Magic acquired Hampton, Gary Harris and a protected 2025 first-round pick from the Nuggets on Thursday in exchange for Aaron Gordon and Gary Clark, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Hampton, the No. 24 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, hadn't seen extended run during his rookie season in Denver, but he'll head to a much more favorable situation with the Magic, who have clearly pivoted into rebuilding mode after trading away Gordon, Nikola Vucevic and Evan Fournier on deadline day. Having just recently turned 20 years old, Hampton is probably still at least a couple years away from reaching his ceiling, but he showed some promise in the limited playing time he received in Denver, posting averages of 2.6 points and 2.0 rebounds in 9.3 minutes per contest. As one of the few developmental guards on the Orlando roster, Hampton could step into a 20-plus-minute role right away, giving him a degree of fantasy utility in deeper leagues.
Hampton (COVID-19 health and safety protocols) was active for Friday's 131-127 win over the Bulls and Sunday's 113-108 loss to the Pelicans, but he didn't play in either contests in coach's decisions.
Sidelined for seven straight games while waiting to clear the health and safety protocol, Hampton was given the green light in advance of the weekend, only to find himself outside of head coach Michael Malone's rotation. The rookie's path to regular minutes on the second unit will only become more of a challenge once Monte Morris (quadriceps) and Gary Harris (thigh) are cleared to play.
Correcting a previous update, Hampton (COVID-19 protocols) is available for Friday's game against the Bulls, Harrison Wind of TheDNVR.com reports.
After missing seven straight games due to protocols, Hampton will be able to suit up Friday. He's seen a significant uptick in workload since the start of February. Over his past 10 appearances, the rookie has averaged 5.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 17.3 minutes.
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