February 21, 2020, 12:26 pmD.J. AugustinPG, Orlando Magic
DJ Augustin (left knee bone irritation) will be available for Friday's game.
Augustin will be returning from a 15-game absence and while he will be worked along slowly, it should be a big lift to the Magic in the long run. It's possible that he takes some minutes from Markelle Fultz in certain situations, but the Magic's various fantasy values shouldn't change much. Augustin is back on the radar as a deep-league option for assists and threes.
Source: Dante Marchitelli on Twitter
February 19, 2020, 6:06 pmD.J. AugustinPG, Orlando Magic
DJ Augustin (left knee bone irritation) went through a full practice on Wednesday and is questionable for Friday.
Augustin has missed the previous 15 games and will return to a bench role when he's ready to go. He's only a deep-league option for assists and threes, though he is one of the better specialist types available for dimes.
Source: Josh Robbins on Twitter
February 19, 2020, 11:13 amAaron GordonPF, Orlando Magic
The Magic tried mightily to trade forward Aaron Gordon before last week's deadline, according to veteran NBA reporter Sean Deveney.
The Warriors and the Suns were among the teams that spoke to the Magic but talks obviously didn’t materialize. Orlando is waiting for first-round pick Chuma Okeke as he recovers from ACL surgery, and his recovery could potentially spell the end of Gordon with the Magic. AG has taken a step back this year, sitting outside the top-150 in standard leagues but hopefully the All-Star break helps him get back on track.
February 12, 2020, 10:12 pmNikola VucevicC, Orlando Magic
Nikola Vucevic stayed hot on Wednesday, dropping a monster line to help power the Magic over the Pistons in OT, highlighted by 19 points (9-of-21 shooting), 11 rebounds and seven assists.
Vooch also added one 3-pointer, three steals and one block to the box. He's been on a heater lately, boasting top-10 value over the last week. He should settle in a top-15 to top-20 holding pattern though. That said, the Magic will be leaning on Vooch for big games as they battle to secure a top-8 spot in the Eastern Conference.
February 12, 2020, 10:07 pmMarkelle FultzPG, Orlando Magic
Markelle Fultz double-doubled for the Magic on Wednesday, recording 22 points on 8-of-14 shooting, adding five rebounds and 10 assists with one 3-pointer and two steals in 40 minutes.
Fultz had a field day distributing the rock tonight as the Magic were able to abuse the undermanned Pistons. He's a strong candidate to finish 2019-20 with a flurry as the Magic try to bag a playoff berth.
February 12, 2020, 10:04 pmAaron GordonPF, Orlando Magic
Aaron Gordon was feeling it on Wednesday, leading the Magic to a 116-112 OT win over the Pistons with 25 points (8-of-15 FG, 5-of-5 FT) and a full line.
AG did it all, adding nine rebounds, nine assists, three treys one steal and one block to round out his line for the night. This near-triple-double was one of AG's best lines in quite a while, so he can be a sell-high play.
February 12, 2020, 1:32 pmMohamed BambaC, Orlando Magic
Mohamed Bamba (illness) will not play on Wednesday.
Bamba hoped to play, but the doctors would not clear him for action. Khem Birch should see more time on the court while Nikola Vucevic is primed for a big game.
Source: Josh Robbins on Twitter
February 10, 2020, 10:02 pmAaron GordonPF, Orlando Magic
Aaron Gordon bounced back in Monday's 135-126 win over the Hawks with 26 points, nine boards, four assists, a block and two triples.
Gordon's lines are really dependent on his shooting and tonight he was 10-for-20 from the floor which meant things were great. He's going to be inconsistent because of his reliance on scoring, but overall he's trending up as a late-mid round assset.
February 10, 2020, 10:01 pmNikola VucevicC, Orlando Magic
Nikola Vucevic scored 24 points on 10-of-15 shooting while adding nine rebounds, nine dimes, a block and four 3-pointers in Monday's win over the Hawks.
Vucevic did it all tonight and was close to another triple-double. All things are as they should be with Vucevic and he's a lock for early-round value.
February 10, 2020, 10:00 pmMarkelle FultzPG, Orlando Magic
Markelle Fultz logged 29 minutes on Monday and scored 13 points on 5-of-9 shooting with one rebound, eight dimes, three steals and a triple.
Fultz continues to produce standard-league value with D.J. Augustin (left knee bone) out and is worth rostering for dimes and swipes until he's healthy.
February 10, 2020, 9:57 pmTerrence RossSG, Orlando Magic
Terrence Ross came off the bench on Monday and scored 21 points on 8-of-17 shooting to go with one rebound, one assist, one steal, one block and five triples.
What else did you expect from Ross? The five triples are why you roster him and everything else is just gravy on top. The defensive numbers were nice tonight, but it looks like Ross is heating up on offense again.
February 10, 2020, 9:55 pmEvan FournierSF, Orlando Magic
Evan Fournier scored 22 points on 9-of-17 shooting while adding three boards, two steals, a block and three 3-pointers on Monday.
Fournier added an uncharacteristic six cash counters with three stocks. We're not going to be expecting this often, but he's definitely a mid-round guy whose upside is now safe with the Magic being a prime spot for him this year.
February 10, 2020, 11:49 amJames Ennis IIISF, Orlando Magic
Magic coach Steve Clifford said that James Ennis will make his debut Monday's game against the Hawks.
Ennis carries no fantasy value of his own, but his presence in the rotation will likely impact Terrence Ross, who's been hovering around standard league value ever since D.J. Augustin went down. No one has really stepped up since Jonathan Isaac suffered a season-ending knee injury, so this is merely a situation to monitor from afar in case any one player emerges.
Source: Josh Robbins on Twitter
February 8, 2020, 8:59 pmTerrence RossSG, Orlando Magic
Terrence Ross was productive off the bench in a loss to the Bucks on Saturday, chipping in 20 points on 7-of-14 shooting with four rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer.
This was a good effort from Ross, who is coming off a 10-point disappointment on Thursday night. His game has a lot of variance to it, but if you can ride the ups and downs, Ross remains a bankable source of points and 3s overall.
February 8, 2020, 8:48 pmNikola VucevicC, Orlando Magic
Nikola Vucevic played well yet again on Saturday, posting a solid 21 points (10-of-20 shooting), 14 rebounds, six assists and two blocks in a team-high 35 minutes.
Vooch has been a pillar of consistency in 2019-20, slowed only by injury. He's money to finish inside the top-20 at this rate and will have a safe top-30 floor even if things aren't too rosy down the stretch.