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  • Markelle Fultz
    PG, Orlando Magic

    Markelle Fultz had his best game of the series despite fouling out, ending with 15 points on 6-of-15 shooting, adding seven assists, five rebounds, two steals and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes on Monday.

    After a poor showing in Game 3, Fultz got things going on Monday, helping to keep the Magic within striking distance for much of the contest. D.J. Augustin (six points, five assists and one rebound in 26 minutes) was unable to replicate his performance from Game 3, leaving Fultz to pick up the slack. Barely a top-170 player this season, Fultz is still yet to reach his potential but the fact he played 76 games has to be seen as a step in the right direction.

  • D.J. Augustin
    PG, Orlando Magic

    D.J. Augustin led the way for the Magic during Saturday's Game 3 loss, finishing with a team-high 24 points including four triples, chipping in six assists and there rebounds in 27 minutes.

    Markelle Fultz (five points, five assists, one rebound and one steal) struggled once again Saturday, allowing Augustin to shoulder much of the load. Of the two point guard options, Augustin has certainly been the more consistent thus far during the resumption. He has always been the type of player who can fill a role perfectly and there is no reason to think that changes moving forward.

  • Markelle Fultz
    PG, Orlando Magic

    Markelle Fultz struggled to follow up his strong Game 1 with 11 points on 4-of-11 shooting with three assists and five personal fouls in 26 minutes on Thursday.

    Fultz was disruptive defensively, with two steals and a blocked shot, but the Bucks defense caused him and backup point guard D.J. Augustin a host of problems. Augustin failed to make a field goal, going 0-for-5, but was a perfect 10-for-10 at the charity stripe, finishing with 10 points and five assists.

  • Markelle Fultz
    PG, Orlando Magic

    Markelle Fultz will be in the starting lineup for game one of the Magic-Bucks series on Tuesday.

    Fultz had been gradually building up to a larger role for the Magic, and they could use his playmaking abilities to have any chance of staying competitive versus the Bucks. D.J. Augustin is the most obvious candidate for a reserve role, but he is still going to be a key piece for the Magic and remains the more consistent option.

    Source: Roy Parry on Twitter

  • Markelle Fultz
    PG, Orlando Magic

    Markelle Fultz started for the Magic on Thursday and was able to muster 11 points (5-of-12 shooting), one rebound, five assists and one steal in 25 minutes of action.

    Fultz's season restart was slowed by his lack of conditioning, but his minutes are on the rise and is on the right track for a heavier workload for the playoffs. Unsurprisingly, D.J. Augustin still wound up being the better fantasy play tonight with 22 points on 7-of-10 FG and 7-of-7 FT, adding one 3-pointer, four rebounds and six assists.

  • Markelle Fultz
    PG, Orlando Magic

    Markelle Fultz is starting Thursday's game against the Pelicans in place of D.J. Augustin.

    Fultz will replace Augustin in a meaningless contest for both sides and could have some appeal as an emergency daily play. The Magic are going with a rag-tag lineup with Fultz joined by Wes Iwundu, Gary Clark, James Ennis and Nikola Vucevic.

    Source: Josh Robbins on Twitter

  • Markelle Fultz
    PG, Orlando Magic

    Markelle Fultz is likely done for the day after colliding with Lance Thomas, finishing with 18 points on 7-of-18 shooting in 22 minutes off the bench.

    Fultz added five rebounds, two assists, two steals, one 3-pointer and three turnovers to round out his line while he was a perfect 3-of-3 from the free throw line. The entire Magic team seemed out of sorts against the Nets bench unit and Fultz was no exception. Hopefully, the injury isn't too serious as the Magic already have their share of injuries – Jonathan Isaac (torn ACL), Michael Carter-Williams (foot), Aaron Gordon (hamstring) have all missed at least three consecutive games.

    Source: Josh Robbins on Twitter

  • Markelle Fultz
    PG, Orlando Magic

    Markelle Fultz was impressive against the Celtics on Sunday, finishing with 16 points (7-of-18 FG), 10 assists, six rebounds, two steals, one block and three turnovers over 33 minutes.

    Fultz went 0-for-4 from deep, but it's hard to complain when he checked every other box with this performance. The Celtics did not have the size to force him off the floor, and Fultz makes for a better option than James Ennis III or Wes Iwundu on the offensive end. With Aaron Gordon and Jonathan Isaac out the Magic could force-feed Fultz over these final games.

  • Markelle Fultz
    PG, Orlando Magic

    Markelle Fultz could barely buy a bucket on Friday, going 4-for-12 from the field for 13 points in 22 minutes off the bench.

    Futlz did manage to make all four shot attempts from the free throw line and added one triple, three assists and one steal to round out his line. The takeaway here is that he saw an increase in minutes allotted to him. Though it might be too little too late in fantasy, Fultz is still trending up, albeit slowly.

  • Markelle Fultz
    PG, Orlando Magic

    Markelle Fultz's playing time increased to 23 minutes on Tuesday, resulting in 10 points, three rebounds, three assists and a pair of 3-pointers.

    Not great but not terrible from Fultz, who has hit two treys in each of the last two games. His minutes have risen from 19 to 20 and now 23 over the course of the bubble session. He's tough to deploy in fantasy until he's restriction-free but Fultz is definitely moving in the right direction. He outplayed starter DJ Augustin, who had two points and five assists in 24 minutes.

  • Markelle Fultz
    PG, Orlando Magic

    Markelle Fultz looked good on Sunday vs. the Kings, logging 20 minutes and posting 14 points (6-of-9 FG), three assists, two 3-pointers and three turnovers.

    It's important to see Fultz re-establish his range after not attempting any 3-pointers on Friday, and the better he plays the quicker he will push D.J. Augustin for the starting spot he held for much of the season. The Magic did not need to push Fultz tonight during a laugher, but he figures to continue slowly ramping up towards the 28 minutes he has averaged this season.

  • Markelle Fultz
    PG, Orlando Magic

    Fresh off 19 minutes in Friday's game, it's expected that Markelle Fultz will be able to play a bit more than that on Sunday.

    The Magic still have some restrictions in mind for Fultz after he missed the team's scrimmage slate, but he is heading in the right direction. It'll be tough for him to be viewed as more than a low-end roll of the dice until he shakes his minutes limit, though he did put up eight points and six dimes on Friday.

    Source: Josh Robbins on Twitter

  • Markelle Fultz
    PG, Orlando Magic

    Markelle Fultz posted eight points (4-of-9 FG), six assists, two rebounds, one steal and two turnovers on Friday against the Nets.

    Fultz received 19 minutes off the bench as the Magic are still working on his conditioning. As his workload increases D.J. Augustin will take a hit, but it's not worth being overly aggressive and utilizing Fultz in DFS settings at this time. He's a borderline 12-team option when going full speed, and it looks like he's dealing with a 20-minute cap for the time being.

  • Markelle Fultz
    PG, Orlando Magic

    Steve Clifford expects to have Markelle Fultz (re-conditioning) available for Friday's re-opener vs. the Nets.

    Fultz was able to log eight minutes in the Magic's final scrimmage and should see his minutes increase in Friday's contest. Luckily, the Magic will have an easy matchup in the Nets for Fultz and Jonathan Isaac to get their sea legs under them. We wouldn't expect Fultz to play more than 20 minutes today so there are better options in terms of building a DFS lineup. The return of Fultz could negatively impact D.J. Augustin and Michael Carter-Williams.

    Source: Josh Robbins on Twitter

  • Markelle Fultz
    PG, Orlando Magic

    Markelle Fultz played eight minutes during Monday's scrimmage while posting five points, one rebound, two assists and one steal.

    Fultz was expected to have his minutes limited as he works his way back into game shape. D.J. Augustin got the starting nod and played 24 minutes. Steve Clifford said that he needed to consult with high performance director David Tenney before deciding whether Fultz would play during Friday's game versus the Nets.