The Raptors are reportedly a potential landing spot for guard Arron Afflalo if he's bought out by the Magic according to Josh Lewenberg. Afflalo's struggled to get consistent playing time on a rebuilding Magic squad…
December 6, 2018, 4:48 pmArron AfflaloG, Orlando Magic
The Sixers recently held a workout for free agents Arron Afflalo, Sean Kilpatrick and Brandon Rush as well as the G-League's Haywood Highsmith.
We're pulling for Highsmith because of his sweet name, but this seems like due diligence from the Sixers more than anything else. We wouldn't be surprised to see Afflalo, Kilpatrick and Rush come across the wire again once 10-day contracts can be signed but it'd take a lot for anyone here to make a fantasy impact.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
April 12, 2018, 10:17 pmArron AfflaloSG, Orlando Magic
Arron Afflalo scored 12 points in 17 minutes as the Magic closed with a win on Wednesday.
Afflalo played 53 games of amazingly fantasy-irrelevant basketball in this campaign. He never really had a role big enough to accommodate his empty fantasy skill set. He's a free agent this summer anyway so he might not even find an NBA job in 2018. He's not worth fantasy attention.
March 23, 2018, 2:05 pmJonathon SimmonsSG/SF, Orlando Magic
Jonathon Simmons (wrist contusion) is doubtful to face the Suns on Saturday night.
When Simmons first appeared on the injury report he was a game-time decision but this is shaping up to be his third straight absence. Such is life on a tanking team. Arron Afflalo started for him the first time while Wesley Iwundu got the honors last night, though neither makes for a play outside of 30-team formats. It’s a situation to avoid.
Source: Magic Game Notes
March 22, 2018, 5:51 pmWesley IwunduSG, Orlando Magic
Wesley Iwundu and Mario Hezonja will start Thursday in place of Jonathon Simmons and Jonathan Isaac respectively.
Arron Afflalo started the last game for Simmons so it seems as if the Magic want to change things up. Iwundu, the Magic’s second round selection in 2017, is a long and lean swingman. Standing 6’7″ and boasting a 7’1″ wingspan he has a knack for getting steals but is a longshot to retain any real value as Simmons is not expected to miss much time. If you need defensive help and play in a daily lineup league he’s not the worst plug-‘n-play option tonight. Hezonja has been too inconsistent to trust since Aaron Gordon has returned but he also has some short-term value with Isaac being out.
Source: Josh Robbins on Twitter
March 22, 2018, 3:20 pmJonathan IsaacSF, Orlando Magic
Jonathan Isaac and Jonathon Simmons have both been ruled out for Thursday’s game against the Sixers.
This was expected as both were listed doubtful on Wednesday and earlier this morning. Mario Hezonja and Arron Afflalo will most likely start and get the bulk of the minutes, with Shelvin Mack and Khem Birch will get extra minutes off the bench. They are all inconsistent as of now. If you need scoring from a guard, Mack is not the worst plug-‘n-play.
Source: Orlando Magic PR on Twitter
March 22, 2018, 1:20 pmJonathon SimmonsSG, Orlando Magic
Jonathon Simmons is listed as doubtful for Thursday’s game against the Sixers with a right wrist contusion.
Simmons was listed as doubtful in the previous injury report and missed Tuesday’s game so this is no surprise. Look for Shelvin Mack, Arron Afflalo, and Wesley Iwundu to pick up extra minutes at the 2. Afflalo will likely draw the start but Mack is the only one that may carry any real fantasy value as he dropped 17 points, four assists, two steals, and three deep balls in Tuesday’s game against Toronto.
Source: John Denton on Twitter
March 20, 2018, 9:52 pmArron AfflaloSG/SF, Orlando Magic
Arron Afflalo started in place of the injured Jonathon Simmons on Tuesday but played only 23 minutes, finishing with two points and a block.
Predictably, Afflalo didn’t do anything of note. It’s a bit surprising that he started given Orlando’s comments about using their young guys more, but Simmons shouldn’t be out much longer.
March 20, 2018, 6:38 pmJonathon SimmonsSG/SF, Orlando Magic
Jonathon Simmons’ wrist contusion will keep him out of Tuesday’s game and allow Arron Afflalo to make the start at shooting guard.
Simmons was a game-time call so hopefully it’s not a long-term issue. Afflalo will start but Mario Hezonja makes for a more appealing fantasy option, and there’s no guarantee that the veteran gets more minutes than younger players like Wesley Iwundu despite the nominal role. Afflalo is only an option in very deep formats or as a desperation stream.
Source: John Denton on Twitter
March 8, 2018, 1:35 amEvan FournierSG, Orlando Magic
Evan Fournier will have an MRI on his injured knee on Thursday according to beat writer Joshua Robbins.
The Magic have no reason to push him and this bolsters the value of Jonathon Simmons (nine points, five boards, seven assists, one steal, one three) and Mario Hezonja (nine points, two boards, one block, one three, 25 minutes). The former was a must-own player in 14-team formats prior to this and Hezonja has been a must-own player for a while, though tonight’s result doesn’t show it. It wouldn’t be surprising to see the Magic give Arron Afflalo (seven minutes) more run because that’s a great tanking move for them.
Source: Joshua Robbins on Twitter
March 8, 2018, 12:22 amEvan FournierSG, Orlando Magic
It was announced on the Magic broadcast that Evan Fournier will not return to Wednesday’s game with a knee sprain.
Fournier finishes the night with 11 points in 19 minutes. He’s missed time earlier in the year and the Magic have nothing to play for so keep an eye on his status moving forward. Jonathon Simmons, Mario Hezonja and Arron Afflalo all stand to benefit.
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