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  • Nikola Vucevic
    C, Orlando Magic

    Nikola Vucevic scored 28 points (one 3) and added nine boards, a steal and only one assist in Friday’s 95-91 defeat to the visiting Wizards.

    Vucevic keeps chugging along with early-round value but with the Magic falling out of playoff contention (3-7 over their last 10 games) we have to wonder how long the Magic will keep running Vooch out there full time. Mo Bamba, the rookie most primed to take advantage of a reduction in playing time for Vucevic, had six points, nine boards and three blocks in a customary 17 minutes.

  • Jonathan Isaac
    F, Orlando Magic

    Jonathan Isaac only managed minutes in the teens (14) for the second straight game and ended up with two points, five rebounds and a steal in Friday’s loss to the Hornets.

    Isaac was once again limited by foul trouble, getting the hook after racking up three early on, and then pulled for good with his fourth as Orlando emptied its bench in the blowout. Isaac has trouble limiting his fouls last year so we hope he can get it better under control this season. An intrepid fantasy manager might want to toss a buy-low offer to see if Isaac can be had cheaply. Rookie Mo Bamba threw up a doughnut but added five boards, two assists and a block in the loss.

  • Mo Bamba
    C, Orlando Magic

    Mo Bamba came off the bench and scored 15 points (one 3) and added nine rebounds and a block in Friday’s loss to the Spurs.

    Bamba did his work in 23 minutes and looks better each game. There’s a possibility he starts slow in Orlando but watch out he he’s let loose later in the season. He’s a high-upside late round flier. Starter Nikola Vucevic had 14 points and 12 rebounds and should have safe top-50 unless he’s traded or shut down.

  • Jonathan Isaac
    F, Orlando Magic

    Jonathan Isaac and Terrence Ross will be on a minutes restriction on Friday vs. the Spurs.

    It also looks like Mo Bamba will be available as will all other players but the Magic will stick with Isaac, Vucevic, Gordon, Fournier and Augustin in the starting lineup. Isaac has looked fantastic this preseason and if he can put his ankle issues behind him he could richly reward owners who take him in the mid-late rounds.

    Source: Josh Robbins on Twitter

  • Mo Bamba
    C, Orlando Magic

    Mo Bamba (wrist) is questionable for Friday's game, but did practice on Friday morning.

    Even if Bamba misses this contest, all indications are that this wrist issue is minor and he should be ready for the season-opener with no limitations (outside of his own rookie status).

    Source: John Denton on Twitter

  • Mo Bamba
    C, Orlando Magic

    Rookie Mo Bamba said that MRI's taken on his injured wrist came back negative.

    "We’re just trying to be as precautionary as possible," said Bamba. This shouldn't sway owners from their original expectations, and as of now he's simply a flier pick in hopes he can get the minutes he needs, and keep his outside shooting from hurting his fantasy game in standard leagues.

    Source: John Denton on Twitter

  • Mo Bamba
    C, Orlando Magic

    Mo Bamba is dealing with a bruised right wrist and will not play on Wednesday night.

    Bamba fell awkwardly on his wrist during Monday's game but an MRI has revealed only a bruise. The promising rookie should be fine for the regular season and will have a massive acquisition cost in dynasty formats. Bamba boasts re-draft appeal as well but owners may need to be patience as the Magic still employ Nikola Vucevic to hold down the center spot.

    Source: Josh Robbins on Twitter

  • Nikola Vucevic
    C, Orlando Magic

    Coach Steve Clifford said that he would experiment with Nikola Vucevic and Mo Bamba playing together for some stretches on Friday vs. Flamengo.

    This is interesting and would portend well for Bamba’s early season value if both bigs get steady minutes together. Bamba’s developing 3-point shot might ensure enough spacing to make it work. Bamba’s length and athleticism make him an intriguing late round pic though there is some risk while Vooch looks to keep early-midround value and remains a potential trade candidate.

    Source: Josh Robbins on Twitter

  • Mo Bamba
    C, Orlando Magic

    Mo Bamba played the four spot at practice on Wednesday beside Nikola Vucevic.

    Coach Steve Clifford said, “I liked a lot of it — a lot to build on.” Bamba is currently listed as the backup center, but some extra minutes at PF would boost his value. With that said re-draft leagues can take him as a stash player late in the draft because the big man may not see significant run until the Magic fall out of playoff contention, though his skill set is interesting even in a limited role.

    Source: Josh Robbins on Twitter

  • Mo Bamba
    C, Orlando Magic

    Mo Bamba scored 12 points on 4-of-5 shooting with three boards, two assists and two 3-pointers against the Sixers on Monday.

    Bamba's potential in fantasy and reality is sky high because of his record breaking wingspan and if he's going to hit triples on a consistent basis, the league has to watch out. All he has to do is be a solid rim runner and defender for the Magic to earn a spot in the rotation, anything else is extra so it's awesome to see him drill both of his attempts from deep.

  • Mo Bamba
    C, Orlando Magic

    Steve Clifford said he was hopeful that they will have some package sets where Mo Bamba and Nikola Vucevic can play together.

    Even though Clifford is hopeful, more often than not, Bamba and Vucevic will not be on the floor together. In all likelihood, Vucevic will get the bulk of the minutes at center as a proven producer and Bamba will back him up to start the year. Unless Vucevic is injured or traded, Bamba may not get enough minutes to be a top-150 producer but could be a dart throw in the final rounds of redraft leagues.

    Source: Orlando Pinstriped Post on Twitter

  • Mo Bamba
    C, Orlando Magic

    Mo Bamba and Jonathan Isaac will sit out Thursday's game dealing with general soreness.

    Neither Bamba nor Isaac are hurt in any major fashion, this is just general housekeeping with two big-bodied players, who are critical to the growth of this Magic squad. They should be back in action soon and will be fine going forward.

    Source: Joshua Robbins on Twitter