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Magic's Aaron Gordon: May return Monday
Gordon (back) is questionable for Monday's game against Atlanta.
Gordon missed Saturday's matchup due to a back issue, although his return in Atlanta is certainly possible at this point. He'll likely be evaluated following Monday's morning shootaround to determine whether he's good to go.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Melvin Frazier: Returns from G League
The Magic recalled Frazier from the G League's Lakeland Magic on Sunday.
Orlando isn't expected to practice Sunday after back-to-back games against the Nets and Bucks on Friday and Saturday, respectively, so Frazier's recall signals that he'll likely travel with the team to Atlanta in advance of Monday's tilt with the Hawks. The rookie second-round pick likely won't see meaningful run if he suits up for that contest, as he's averaging just 5.3 minutes per game over three appearances at the NBA level this season.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Nikola Vucevic: Big night in loss to Bucks
Vucevic scored a team-high 27 points (11-24 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 3-3 FT) while adding six rebounds, four assists and two blocks in 30 minutes during Saturday's 118-108 loss to the Bucks.
While he wasn't able to add to his 30 double-doubles on the season, Vucevic did score 20-plus points for the sixth time in 10 games to kick off 2019, and the center is averaging 20.3 points, 12.2 boards, 4.4 assists, 1.4 three-pointers and 1.0 blocks over that stretch.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Jonathon Simmons: To start Saturday
Simmons will start Saturday's game against the Bucks, Josh Robbins of The Athletic reports.
Simmons, who hasn't appeared in five straight matches, will starts Saturday's game against the Bucks in place of Aaron Gordon, who's struggling through a back injury. Although he's recently been out of the lineup, Simmons is averaging 7.0 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 20.7 minutes per game this season, and has the potential to score in bunches if he's allocated sufficient minutes.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Aaron Gordon: Out Saturday
Gordon (back) is out Saturday against the Bucks, Josh Robbins of The Athletic reports.
Gordon suffered a lower back injury during Friday's game against the Nets, and he hasn't recovered in time to play Saturday. Jonathan Isaac could be a big beneficiary from a minutes standpoint.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Aaron Gordon: Questionable Saturday
Gordon (back) is questionable for Saturday's matchup against the Bucks.
Gordon departed during the second half of Friday's game against the Nets due to lower back tightness, and his availability for Saturday's game is in question. If he's out, it would mark Gordon's third absence of the year. Jonathan Isaac, Jarell Martin and Jonathon Simmons could all benefit from the situation.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Aaron Gordon: Doubtful to return
Gordon is unlikely to return Friday against the Nets due to lower-back tightness.
Gordon departed in the second half due to a back issue, and he's unlikely to return. Jarell Martin and Khem Birch could see more run as a result.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Mohamed Bamba: Expected to return Friday
Bamba (foot) is expected to play during Friday's contest against the Nets, Josh Robbins of The Athletic reports.
Bamba, who has missed the last four games due to a sore left foot, reportedly practiced fully during morning shootaround Friday and is expected to return to action during the matchup against the Nets. The rookie will still likely backup teammate Nikola Vucevic at the center position moving forward.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Mohamed Bamba: Questionable for Friday
Bamba (foot) will be a game-time decision for Friday's game against Brooklyn.
Bamba has now missed four straight contests due to left foot soreness, but he'll have a shot to get back onto the court Friday. His availability will likely be determined closer to tipoff, however.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Evan Fournier: Contributes 18 points Wednesday
Fournier recorded 18 points (7-15 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 1-2 FT), five assists, two rebounds and one steal across 40 minutes in Wednesday's 120-115 loss to the Pistons.
Fournier did what he could to keep the Magic in it, but the effort fell just short. He has now averaged 18.3 points over his last three games, with the assists and rebounds coming few and far between.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Terrence Ross: Collects 24 points Wednesday
Ross dropped 24 points (8-14 FG, 6-12 3Pt, 2-3 FT), two rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block across 33 minutes in Wednesday's 120-115 loss to the Pistons.
Ross continues to see ample run off the Magic bench and has converted that into production lately, averaging 19.8 points over his last five games. This can be in large part due to his ridiculous usage from three-point territory, as he has averaged 10 attempts per game over that same span that has scoring has seen a spike in.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Nikola Vucevic: Double-doubles Wednesday
Vucevic totaled 24 points (11-22 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 0-1 FT), 13 rebounds, three assists and one steal across 38 minutes in Wednesday's 120-115 loss to the Pistons.
Vucevic has stepped down his production lately, albeit a decrease was imminent given the insane scoring and rebound streaks he was on earlier this year. He still remains the focal point of the Magic offense, giving him plenty of chances to score and assist.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Mohamed Bamba: Ruled out Wednesday
Bamba (foot) has been ruled out of Wednesday's game against Detroit, John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com reports.
Coach Steve Clifford indicated that Bamba is making progress, but the Magic are taking things slowly with the rookie, who will sit out for a fourth straight game. Bamba went through shootaround in the morning and is expected to take contact at practice Thursday, so a return Friday against Brooklyn seems rather likely.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Mohamed Bamba: Listed as questionable
Bamba (foot) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against Detroit.
Coach Steve Clifford remarked earlier in the week that he doesn't expect Bamba to play, but the questionable tag implies the rookie will have a chance. Look for a more detailed update closer to game-time.... See More ... See Less