October 13, 2019, 9:37 pmMarkelle FultzPG, 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.
October 13, 2019, 4:26 pmTerrence RossSG, 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
October 11, 2019, 9:24 pmMarkelle FultzPG, 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.
October 10, 2019, 12:30 amMarkelle FultzPG, Orlando Magic
Markelle Fultz scored six points on 2-of-10 shooting with two assists and three steals in a win over the Hawks on Wednesday.
Fultz had a poor shooting night but still played 21 minutes. Fultz has a chance to be a role-player for the Magic and could be more than that towards the end of the season if he continues to improve his game. The shooting is worrisome, but Fultz can contribute in rebounds, assists and steals if he is able to get enough minutes.
October 7, 2019, 9:24 pmMarkelle FultzPG, Orlando Magic
Markelle Fulda logged 21 minutes off the bench vs. the Pistons on Monday and scored eight points on 4-of-10 shooting while chipping in four rebounds, seven assists and a steal.
Fultz got a lot of run and looked as comfortable as he's been in years on the court. The movements are more fluid and his playmaking and finishing are decent for a guy who's been out of action for a year, but there are still plenty of obstacles for him to overcome before being a threat in fantasy. There's a real shot he carves out a bench role in Orlando and is worth a last pick flier in dynasty leagues. Outside of fantasy, It's good to see Fultz work his way back into NBA action.
October 5, 2019, 11:16 pmMarkelle FultzPG, Orlando Magic
Markelle Fultz logged 17 minutes off the bench on Saturday and was able to produce six points (3-of-8 shooting) two rebounds, four assists and two steals.
Eyes are on Fultz this preseason as fans and experts alike eagerly await to see a healthy Fultz take the floor and shoot well. This wasn't a bad showing. D.J Augustin started at the point and delivered seven points, one rebound, four dimes and four steals with one 3-pointer in 16 minutes. Fultz's outlook remains as a deep-league target until further notice.
October 2, 2019, 9:07 pmMarkelle FultzPG, Orlando Magic
Magic head coach Steve Clifford said that he has played Markelle Fultz next to D.J Augistin and Michael Carter-Williams over the last couple days of practice.
“We played a little bit today with Markelle and D.J. on the same team. We played yesterday; I think it was Markelle and Mike on the same team.” Clifford said. “Markelle and Mike are big enough so they can guard off-guards. Guys who can defend multiple positions, it makes things everything easier.” We all know the name of the game on the Magic roster is positional versatility and it's encouraging to hear that Fultz is getting more reps than simply just at PG. The unknown with the former 1st overall pick creates as much intrigue as it does apprehension. If there is any path to value for him, logging off-guard minutes could help him get there.
Source: Orlando Sentinial
October 2, 2019, 12:15 amMarkelle FultzPG, Orlando Magic
Markelle Fultz drew plenty of praise on Tuesday's first day of training camp, including Jonathan Isaac saying he "looked fantastic".
Nikola Vucevic and Steve Clifford mentioned his impressive playmaking as well. Fultz says he's fully healthy for the first time since he was drafted, and it may be time to get our hopes up again.
Source: John Denton on Twitter
September 30, 2019, 8:42 pmMarkelle FultzPG, Orlando Magic
Markell Fultz confirmed on Monday that his goal is to play in Saturday's preseason opener.
It's year three of wondering what on earth we'll see out of Fultz. There may not be a player with as wide a range of likely outcomes as Fultz. The 2017 No. 1 overall pick could become a great young point guard with good defensive stats to go with an amazing offensive game as he showed in college. Or, he may only ever play a handful of games before he's out of the league. Let's hope for the best and go ahead and gamble on him late if you're feeling lucky.
Source: Josh Robbins
September 25, 2019, 1:50 pmMarkelle FultzPG, Orlando Magic
Markelle Fultz, who had been plagued by a right shoulder injury, will not have any restrictions in training camp according to Magic President of Basketball Operations Jeff Weltman.
Fultz was the first overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft but has been plagued by injuries over his first two seasons. Even if he remains healthy, D.J. Augustin and Michael Carter-Williams are also point guard options for the Magic. However, Fultz has real potential if he can stay on the court.
Source: Jake Chapman on Twitter
September 16, 2019, 3:16 pmMarkelle FultzPG, Orlando Magic
The Magic have exercised their team option on Markelle Fultz.
That will keep Fultz under control through the 2020-21 season. While Fultz is a former No. 1 overall pick, this was not a slam-dunk decision for the Magic given his health record and all the mystery that's clouded the first couple years of his career. With current starter D.J. Augustin set to hit free agency following the upcoming season, Orlando could be preparing to hand Fultz the reins. We want to know that he's healthy before endorsing him as a fantasy selection but the upside is enough to at least consider a deep-league flier.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
August 15, 2019, 9:58 pmMarkelle FultzPG, Orlando Magic
The Magic are being extremely cautious with Markelle Fultz, who remains without a timetable to return from his shoulder injury.
Fultz has been a disaster as a pro because of a constant shoulder issue. He last played in November of last season and still has question marks about his availability. He wasn't the first overall pick for nothing, so this is a long-term project for the Magic to find a hidden gem.
Source: The Orlando Sentinel
July 16, 2019, 1:14 pmMarkelle FultzPG, Orlando Magic
Speaking to Sirius XM, Steve Clifford said that although there remains no timetable for Markelle Fultz (shoulder), he is making good progress.
Clifford said, "You know, right now we don't have a timetable for when he'll be back, but he's really doing a great job." Fultz simply wasn't ready to suit up, and even though we haven't really had any concrete updates on him since his last game on November 18, we're still expecting him to be ready to start the season. Fultz will make for a late-round flier on the chance that he finally gets healthy and puts it all together.
Source: Sirius XM NBA Radio on Twitter
June 24, 2019, 5:55 pmMarkelle FultzPG, Orlando Magic
Markelle Fultz (shoulder) will not play at Summer League, according to GM John Hammond.
Fultz has reportedly been making good progress and the Magic are excited about what he's been able to do since coming over at the trade deadline, but this is not great news. Hopefully Fultz will be ready to contribute in the preseason so we can get a look at how he'll fit in Orlando. The upside is immense but it would take a strong showing to confidently draft Fultz in redraft formats as his shoulder issues have completely derailed the first few years of his career.
Source: 96.9 The Game on Twitter
June 18, 2019, 12:54 pmMarkelle FultzG, Orlando Magic
Markelle Fultz has been in Orlando working out and the Magic coaches are "very excited" about the progress he has made and where he is at.
Fultz' career to this point is best classified as flat-out weird. Since being taken with the number 1 overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft, Fultz has barely played because of a shoulder condition that's full details remain mysterious or misconstrued to this day. After being dealt to the Magic midseason for not much in return, Fultz is looking to prove his health and recapture the hype he had coming into the NBA. Expect more updates about his progress all offseason.
Source: Josh Robbins on Twitter