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  • Terrence Ross
    SG, Orlando Magic

    Terrence Ross, who was dealing with an ankle sprain, practiced on Wednesday.

    Ross could play in Thursday's preseason game as well. He was a solid reserve last season, scoring 15.1 points to go with 3.1 rebounds.

    Source: Josh Robbins on Twitter

  • Nikola Vucevic
    C, Orlando Magic

    Nikola Vucevic, who had a left ankle sprain, practiced on Wednesday and could play Thursday against the Heat.

    This is positive news for Vucevic owners. He should be one of the first few centers selected in fantasy drafts.

    Source: Josh Robbins on Twitter

  • Evan Fournier
    SF, Orlando Magic

    Evan Fournier (back spasms) participated in a portion of Tuesday's scrimmage.

    Fournier looks to be over his back issues and should be good to go for opening day next week. Fournier is a late-round target for assists and threes.

    Source: Josh Robbins on Twitter

  • Markelle Fultz
    PG, Orlando Magic

    Markelle Fultz put up 12 points and five assists on 5-of-11 shooting in a 126-94 loss to the Sixers on Sunday.

    He added two steals to the stat sheet and made two of his three attempts from the stripe. He fouled out in 21 minutes and had a team-worst plus/minus of minus-18. Michael Carter-Williams put up nine points on 4-of-11 shooting, so Fultz outplayed him in this one. Fultz and Carter-Williams could be in competition for a spot in the rotation.

  • Mohamed Bamba
    C, Orlando Magic

    Mo Bamba played well in a start against the Sixers on Sunday as he had 12 points and three rebounds on 4-of-6 shooting in 19 minutes of action.

    He shot 2-of-3 from 3-point range and added two blocks to the box score, so he flashed his ability to be a 3-and-D center. He should have the backup job behind Nikola Vucevic, but he does not warrant a draft pick in fantasy as he will not have enough playing time. He can be a blocks specialist in deeper leagues.

  • Jonathan Isaac
    PF, Orlando Magic

    Jonathan Isaac scored an inefficient nine points in a loss to the Sixers on Sunday in 24 minutes of action.

    He shot 4-of-12 from the field and 0-of-4 from beyond to the arc to go along with six boards. He was able to flash his defensive skills as he added one steal and two blocks to the box score. He has top-50 potential in 9-cat leagues and can be taken in the later-middle rounds.

  • Terrence Ross
    SG, Orlando Magic

    Terrence Ross (right ankle sprain) will miss Sunday's preseason game versus the Sixers.

    He will join Nikola Vucevic and Evan Fournier on the bench as the three look to get healthy by the regular season. Ross is expecting to have a big role off of the bench this season and could provide valuable scoring and three-point attempts in deeper leagues.

    Source: Josh Robbins on Twitter

  • Nikola Vucevic
    C, Orlando Magic

    Nikole Vucevic (left ankle sprain) will not play in Sunday's preseason game versus the Sixers.

    This will be the second straight game Vucevic will miss due to the ankle sprain, but it is still not believed to be serious. Look for Mo Bamba and Khem Birch to step up in his absence.

    Source: Josh Robbins on Tiwtter

  • Nikola Vucevic
    C, Orlando Magic

    It is unclear if Nikola Vucevic (left ankle sprain) will suit up for Sunday's game against the Sixers according to head coach Steve Clifford.

    Vucevic participated fully in Friday's practice but it was non-contact. The takeaway here is that even if he misses Sunday's game, he shouldn't be out much longer so this shouldn't affect his draft stock. Appearing in 80 games, he finished 5th overall in standard leagues last year and 11th in per-game value while his role isn't expected to change this season.

    Source: Josh Robbins on Twitter

  • Terrence Ross
    SG, Orlando Magic

    Terrence Ross was the leading scorer with 21 points and added two rebounds, an assist and four treys in Friday's 75-100 loss to the Celtics.

    Ross is going to put up points in bunches off the bench this season and could be a candidate for the Sixth Man of the Year Award. His efficiency wasn't great, as he shot 7-of-16 from the field, including 4-of-11 from 3-point range. If you need some points and threes toward the end of your standard-league drafts, you can pick up Ross to help your fantasy team.

  • Markelle Fultz
    PG, Orlando Magic

    Markelle Fultz scored only three points and chipped in one rebound, four assists and a steal in Friday's blowout loss to the Celtics.

    Fultz was 1-of-8 from the field and missed his lone three point attempt. His assists and steal were nice but he will need to contribute much more to be standard-league relevant. DJ Augustin currently is the favourite to play the majority of the minutes at point guard.

  • Mohamed Bamba
    C, Orlando Magic

    Mo Bamba got the start and scored six points, grabbed seven boards and swatted two shots in Friday's preseason game vs. the Celtics.

    Nikola Vucevic was out with a mild left ankle sprain so Bamba got the nod to start at center. He was on a minutes limit due to some soreness in his left leg and managed to play 18 minutes. Vucevic's injury is not reported to be serious, so Bamba will continue to be a block specialist as a streaming option in standard leagues.

  • Evan Fournier
    SF, Orlando Magic

    Evan Fournier will not return to Friday's preseason game against the Celtics due to back spasms.

    Fournier played 19 minutes and missed all three of his shot attempts. There are no indications that it is serious but he will likely miss the Magic's next preseason game against the 76ers as a precaution.

    Source: John Denton on Twitter

  • Mohamed Bamba
    C, Orlando Magic

    Though Mo Bamba will start at center in Friday's preseason game, he will be limited to 15-17 minutes.

    Bamba is dealing with some light soreness in his left leg, which is the one he injured last season, but it isn't considered to be serious. That makes him a pretty dicey play in DFS but it does elevate Khem Birch. Bamba is going to be a blocks specialist in redraft formats but is best left for deep-league use.

    Source: Roy Parry on Twitter

  • Vic Law
    PF, Orlando Magic

    Vic Law (sore left knee) will miss Friday's preseason game against the Celtics.

    Law also missed Wednesday's game. On an Exhibit 10 deal, it's unlikely that Law makes the final roster.

    Source: NBA Injury Report