July 16, 2019, 1:14 pmMarkelle FultzPG, Orlando Magic
Speaking to Sirius XM, Steve Clifford said that although there remains no timetable for Markelle Fultz (shoulder), he is making good progress.
Clifford said, "You know, right now we don't have a timetable for when he'll be back, but he's really doing a great job." Fultz simply wasn't ready to suit up, and even though we haven't really had any concrete updates on him since his last game on November 18, we're still expecting him to be ready to start the season. Fultz will make for a late-round flier on the chance that he finally gets healthy and puts it all together.
Source: Sirius XM NBA Radio on Twitter
July 13, 2019, 10:43 pmAmile JeffersonPF, Orlando Magic
Amile Jefferson double-doubled with 19 points and 12 rebounds in Saturday's 85-73 win over the Bulls.
Jefferson had another great game for the Magic during Summer League play but was let go following the game. His chances of making the team were minimal as Orlando has a glut of bodies clogging the frontcourt. He impressed with a great showing this summer and may draw interest from teams with thin depth charts. Nevertheless, it is fair to forecast that he will not be a fantasy commodity this season.
July 13, 2019, 11:54 amAmile JeffersonPF, Orlando Magic
The Magic have withdrawn their qualifying offer to Amile Jefferson, making him an unrestricted free agent.
Jefferson was on a two-way deal for the Magic last season and only appeared in 12 games for them, averaging 5.7 minutes. Jefferson, a 6'9" power forward, does not have a 3-point shot but displayed great ability in other categories, averaging 18.1 points, 11.3 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.6 blocks with strong percentages in the G-League last season and has played well in Summer League so far so he should be able to draw some interest around the league.
Source: Keith Smith on Twitter
July 12, 2019, 10:39 amTimofey MozgovC, Orlando Magic
Timofey Mozgov has signed overseas with Khimki Moscow according to a report from Eurohoops.net
Mozgov was recently waived via the stretch provision and was not expected to garner attention from NBA teams. He will now get a chance to return to playing professional ball with his former team.
July 10, 2019, 9:30 pmKhem BirchTeam, Orlando Magic
Khem Birch officially re-signed with Orlando to a two-year $6 million contract.
Birch will be stationed behind Nikola Vucevic and Mo Bamba as the team's 3rd string center. Though he has talent, he won't hold fantasy value unless injury makes way for him in the rotation.
Source: Josh Robbins on Twitter
July 10, 2019, 8:34 pmMichael Carter-WilliamsPG, Orlando Magic
The Orlando Magic have officially announced the signing of Michael Carter-Williams.
MCW posted top-200 value as Orlando's backup PG last season after salvaging his career off of a 10-day contract. He is likely have a similar role this season unless Markelle Fultz ever finds his way back onto a basketball court.
Source: Josh Robbins on Twitter
July 10, 2019, 8:18 pmJeremiah HillPG, Orlando Magic
Jeremiah Hill had a good game in Wednesday's Summer League loss to the Nets, finishing with 21 points (8-of-14 shooting), six assists, five rebounds and two steals in 27 minutes of action.
Hill needed a good game like this to make a case for a roster spot for training camp. He is still a longshot but he did show that he is capable of doing a little but of everything when he's on.
July 10, 2019, 7:59 pmDaquan JeffriesSG, Orlando Magic
Daquan Jeffries played a team-high 30 minutes in Wednesday's eight point loss to Brooklyn, scoring 15 points on 6-of-17 shooting to go with a steal, a block and two 3-pointers.
Jeffries is likely looking at a lot of time in the G-league this season if he sticks around. He is not on the fantasy radar.
July 10, 2019, 7:55 pmAmile JeffersonPF, Orlando Magic
Amile Jefferson stayed productive in Wednesday night's loss to Brooklyn, putting up 18 points, eight rebounds and one steal in 27 minutes.
Jefferson has been very solid in Orlando's summer league games thus far, but appears to be headed to a very limited role, if one at all, in Orlando with all of the big men Orlando signed and re-signed this offseason.
July 9, 2019, 10:26 pmKhem BirchC, Orlando Magic
Khem Birch has reportedly agreed to a two-year, $6 million deal to remain in Orlando.
Birch emerged as a defensive anchor in Orlando's second unit, standing out as a high-energy big who can protect the rim. His averages of 4.8 points, 3.8 rebounds, 0.4 steals and 0.6 blocks aren't all that impressive for fantasy purposes, however, and Birch is looking at a tough battle for minutes with Nikola Vucevic re-signed and Mo Bamba back at full health. Deep-league fantasy owners were hoping to see Birch land a bigger offer from another team.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
July 9, 2019, 6:55 pmAmile JeffersonPF, Orlando Magic
Amile Jefferson led the Magic with 24 points, 15 rebounds, three assists and two rebounds on 11-of-17 shooting in just 26 minutes of action in Tuesday's 96-92 loss against the Heat.
Jefferson was a beast in this one as he almost helped the Magic knock off the Heat for their first Summer League loss. Oddly enough, Jefferson had a plus/minus of -9 as the only Magic starter with a negative ratio. Jefferson's potential path to minutes took a big hit when the Magic resigned Nikola Vucevic last week.
July 9, 2019, 6:49 pmDaquan JeffriesPG, Orlando Magic
DaQuan Jeffries scored 21 points with six assists, three steals and five treys on 7-of-13 shooting in Tuesday's Summer League loss to the Heat.
Jeffries also picked up seven personal fouls in the game, which puts a damper on his offensive output. Along with Jeffries, teammate Jeremiah Hill picked up six fouls while narrowly missing a double-double with nine points and nine assists. Hill and Jeffries are longshots to crack the Magic rotation should they find themselves on the team.
July 9, 2019, 1:43 pmMohamed BambaC, Orlando Magic
The Magic have decided to hold Mo Bamba out for the remainder of summer league after experiencing some general soreness in the area where he had his stress reaction last season.
Bamba, who hasn't played in a game setting since January 31st, finishes Summer League scoring 15 points in 15 minutes in his lone appearance. The injury doesn't seem serious, but there is no need for the Magic to push their young big man through meaningless games. Bamba should be ready to roll when the preseason comes around.
Source: Joshua Robbins on Twitter
July 7, 2019, 4:33 pmMohamed BambaC, Orlando Magic
Mo Bamba will miss Sunday's Summer League game as a precaution.
Bamba scored 15 points in his Summer League debut on Friday, his first game since January 30. He's fully recovered from last season's left leg stress fracture and Orlando is simply playing it safe.
Source: John Denton on Twitter
July 7, 2019, 12:32 amNikola VucevicC, Orlando Magic
The Magic officially announced their re-signing of Nikola Vucevic.
Vucevic is slated to make $100 million over his four-year deal, though the Magic did not officially release the terms. He's coming off a career season and should be in line for more elite fantasy production as the cornerstone of Orlando's offense. We'd be wary of some regression but Vooch looks like a safe bet for top-40 numbers at minimum — it just might not be the top-15 returns from last season.
Source: Orlando Magic