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  • Mohamed Bamba - C - Orlando Magic

    Mo Bamba's left tibia stress fracture has healed, and he's been able to jog and shoot jumpers since mid-April.

    Bamba's rookie season was cut short after 47 games, and it's great to hear that he's recovered. Doctors don't believe that this will be a recurring option for the big man and he may play in Summer League. His immediate fantasy value will hinge entirely on what the Magic do with Nikola Vucevic, though he remains a nice dynasty hold.

    Source: The Athletic

  • Nikola Vucevic - C - Orlando Magic

    Nikola Vucevic, who turns 29 at the start of next season, said, "I really do believe this is the start of my prime and I have a lot of years in front of me where I can play at a very high level"

    Vucevic made his first All-Star Team this past season in what was a career year across the board. Vucevic will be looking to get paid this summer, and he should have no shortage of suitors for his services. it will be interesting how this situation unfolds, but the Magic still hold the best cards as they can offer Vucevic an extra year and $49 million more than any other team.

    Source: Pure Magic

  • Terrence Ross - G/F - Orlando Magic

    Terrence Ross said he hopes hopes to be back with the Magic next season.

    Ross had the best year of his career for the Magic this season, playing in 81 games after playing in only 24 the previous season due to injury. He averaged 15.1 points, 3.5 rebounds, 0.9 steals and 2.7 triples per game. Although coming off the bench, he was their third leading scorer and was big part in them making the playoffs for the first time in seven seasons. The 28-year old unrestricted free agent said, “It’s fun to be a part of an organization that is doing the right things … getting rewarded for it. It would be great to be back, but we’ll see.”

    Source: Orlando Sentinel

  • Nikola Vucevic - C - Orlando Magic

    Magic president Jeff Weltman said that re-signing Nikola Vucevic is a priority.

    Weltman said he knows Vucevic will also be a priority for many other teams so hopefully they can get something done. The Magic are eligible of offering Vucevic a max contract of five-years/$190 million while other teams can only offer four-years/$141 million, a huge difference if the Magic are willing to go that high. The 28-year old Vucevic had his best season in his 8th year in the league, posting career-highs across the board with 20.8 points, 12.0 rebounds, 3.8 assist, 1.0 steals, 1.1 blocks and 1.1 triples, making his first All-Star Team.

    Source: The Athletic

  • Markelle Fultz - G - Orlando Magic

    Orlando's President Jeff Weltman says that he is "more excited" about Markelle Fultz now than he was at the trade deadline.

    At this time, there is no reason for Orlando to be anything other than positive about the former No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 draft. With an entire offseason ahead of him in a city other than Philadelphia, perhaps Fultz can finally turn it around and find his shot. The Magic are a team that is looking towards the future and Fultz has an opportunity to become the starting point guard of that future. The team will not rush him back but it does seem like they expect more from him next season.

    Source: John Denton on Twitter

  • Nikola Vucevic - C - Orlando Magic

    Speaking at the exit interview, Nikola Vucevic said that it's too early to know where he will play next season, and it will be a mutual decision between him and management on if he stays with the Magic.

    Vucevic didn't reveal his hand, but the Magic's season just ended on Tuesday, so there hasn't been much time to think about the future. There figures to be no shortage of suitors for Vooch's services this summer as he made his first all-star team by putting up career numbers virtually across the board and got the Magic back into the playoffs.

    Source: John Denton on Twitter

  • Evan Fournier - G/F - Orlando Magic

    Evan Fournier revealed that he and his wife will be welcoming a baby boy as first-time parents in a month.

    Congratulations to Fournier and his wife. The Magic's season ended earlier than they would have hoped, but Fournier has a lot to look forward to. Fournier should resume his role as the starting two-guard for the Magic next season.

    Source: John Denton on Twitter

  • Michael Carter-Williams - G - Orlando Magic

    During the exit interview, Michael Carter-Williams said, "I love the guys on the team, I love the organization & Coach Cliff is great. I could definitely see myself here. I’m comfortable here & I can play my game. I’d love to come back.”

    MCW proved to be a good bargain for the Magic and for really deep-league fantasy owners with 0.9 steals, 0.8 blocks, 4.8 rebounds, and 4.1 assists in just 18.9 minutes off the bench. Those aren't eye-popping numbers, but for a backup seeing minutes in the teens, that was plenty valuable. Along with retaining Nikola Vicevic, PG will be a point of emphasis for the Magic this offseason.

    Source: John Denton on Twitter

  • Mohamed Bamba - C - Orlando Magic

    Mo Bamba (left tibia stress fracture), who has progressed to jogging and shooting jumpers in his rehab, hopes to be ready to play in the summer league.

    Bamba showed his tantalizing fantasy potential in limited minutes during his rookie season averaging 5.0 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game. Bamba has the ability to produce big man stats and hit some threes if given a full complement of minutes. With Nikola Vucevic heading into free agency and potentially leaving, Bomba has a chance to get there next season.

    Source: Josh Robbins on Twitter

  • Terrence Ross - G/F - Orlando Magic

    Terrence Ross shot 4-for-11 from the field for 12 points with four boards, one assist, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 32 minutes for a 115-96 loss to the Raptors to be eliminated in Game 5 on Tuesday.

    Ross saw ample playing time again as the Raptors were up 20 points at halftime and the Magic needed offense. Ross couldn't get going and the game got out of hand really quick. He was a nice piece for the Magic this season, providing instant offense for much of 2018-19.

  • D.J. Augustin - G - Orlando Magic

    D.J. Augustin shot 4-for-9 from the floor for 15 points with one board, four assists, and four 3-pointers in 26 minutes against the Raptors on Tuesday.

    Augustin hit all of his shots from beyond the arc. He played like a savvy vet during the whole playoff series, but it's unfortunate his team didn't follow suit. The 30-year-old can still ball, but his days are numbered moving forward.

  • Aaron Gordon - F - Orlando Magic

    Aaron Gordon shot 4-for-13 from the field for 11 points with seven boards, one assist and one steal in 25 minutes to fall to the Raptors in Game 5 on Tuesday.

    Gordon had alternated games, doing well then awful, so he kept the pattern strong by doing awful again. The Raptors did an excellent job slowing him down all series. Gordon is a bright young piece for this Magic team which really seems invested in him. He should only get better for dynasty owners moving forward.

  • Jonathan Isaac - F - Orlando Magic

    Jonathan Isaac shot 1-for-7 from the floor for three points with six boards and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes on Tuesday.

    Isaac has been awful over the past two games, totaling three points with just one cash-counter in Games 4 and 5. He was coming along very strong to end the season, but clearly the playoffs have taken things to another level. Isaac will still be fantasy relevant for his defense next season.

  • Nikola Vucevic - C - Orlando Magic

    Nikola Vucevic shot 3-for-10 from the field for six points with seven boards and one assist in 17 minutes to fall to the Raptors on Tuesday.

    Vooch was shut down by Gasol again, as he has been for most of the series. After clearly being a stud for the Magic all season, it's a shame his season had to end this way, especially in a do-or-die situation. Vooch is still a great fantasy asset at this point in his career, but clearly not a playoff competitor just yet.

  • Terrence Ross - G/F - Orlando Magic

    The Magic are sticking with their normal starting five in Game 5 against the Raptors on Tuesday.

    There was some thought that coach Steve Clifford would slide Terrence Ross into the starting lineup, but he ultimately decided that he needs Ross' scoring off the bench to prevent lulls in the second unit. He also mentioned that he needs Jonathan Isaac and Aaron Gordon to guard Kawhi Leonard and Pascal Siakam. Ross is going to see a lot of minutes either way.

    Source: Eric Koreen on Twitter