December 23, 2017, 7:57 pm
Niokla Vucevic will be out indefinitely after x-rays revealed a fractured first metacarpal on his left hand.
It’s brutal news from the Magic, who are now missing four of their opening night starters. Vucevic has been playing phenomenal ball this year and was smashing his ADP for fantasy owners thanks to an expanded game that featured more playmaking and deep shooting. In his absence, the Magic can turn to Bismack Biyombo and Marreese Speights. Both are just low-end adds; Speights for threes and Biyombo for blocks and boards. The Magic should divulge a more concrete timetable for Vucevic in the coming days.
Update: Woj is reporting that Vucevic will be out for 6-8 weeks.