March 8, 2016, 7:23 pm
Nikola Vucevic said he underwent an MRI on Tuesday but does not know the results or the severity of his groin strain.
Vucevic has been dealing with this since the All Star break and this isn’t a great sign for his value, because the Magic don’t have much to play for and they’re not about to rush Vucevic back if he isn’t healthy. Nobody should be considering a drop right now or even be close to that, but looking at other options is definitely advisable at such a critical stage of the season. We’ll keep you updated the best we can as Orlando generally struggles to get injury information out. Aaron Gordon would be a huge winner if Vucevic missed time and Jason Smith would flirt with low-end value in 12-14 team leagues, but he has always had a hard time staying healthy. Ersan Ilyasova may also get some breathing room and he needs just 22-26 mpg to knock on the door with late-round value.