May 8, 2020, 3:44 pmNikola VucevicC, Orlando Magic
The Magic have been assured that they will not be taking any COVID-19 tests away from the rest of the community, and as a result they intend to open their facilities on Tuesday.
All entrants to the facility will now be tested, a significant step in allowing activities to ramp up in the Orlando area. The Orange County Department of Health signaled the tests were in order, and that ultimately allowed the Magic to feel confident enough to proceed. The NBA is wary of taking tests away from the general public, and it has to be a relief to see the Magic can resume activities without putting the local community at risk.
Source: Marc Stein on Twitter
March 11, 2020, 12:05 amNikola VucevicC, Orlando Magic
Nikola Vucevic finished Tuesday's win over the Grizzlies with 19 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists in 35 minutes.
Vucevic is a top-25 guy both on the season and over the last two weeks and is a fantasy backbone for any manager who drafted him. Vucevic missed about three weeks earlier in the season with a right ankle sprain but he shed that injury and continued his dominance when he returned. He has been healthy other than that this year and should finish the year strong with the Magic playing good, competitive basketball at the moment.
March 8, 2020, 11:04 pmNikola VucevicC, Orlando Magic
Nikola Vucevic guided the Magic to victory over the Rockets on Sunday, posting a 16-point 16-rebound double-double along with three assists, one steal and one block.
It was not the greatest performance in comparison to Vucevic's past games but we'll take it. He should be locked into a major offensive role with Evan Fournier (elbow) indefinitely out of the picture, and it's pretty nice for 9-CAT leagues when your center posts zero turnovers over 33 minutes of play. Keep riding this efficient early-round production to the finish.
March 6, 2020, 11:14 pmNikola VucevicC, Orlando Magic
Nikola Vucevic dominated the Wolves, accumulating 28 points (12-for-21 shooting), 12 rebounds, four assists, one triple and one steal leading the Magic to a 132-118 win over the Wolves.
Vucevic is on an absolute tear, posting his fifth straight double-double. Look for his scoring to tick up even more if Evan Fournier continues to miss time.
March 4, 2020, 11:08 pmNikola VucevicC, Orlando Magic
Nikola Vucevic posted an impressive double-double on Wednesday, scoring 22 points on 9-of-16 shooting with 16 rebounds and seven assists in a 116-113 loss to the Heat.
Vucevic is a double-double machine with assists and threes as a bonus. He is a top-20 player on the season and is a safe bet to produce early-round value ROS.
March 2, 2020, 9:58 pmNikola VucevicC, Orlando Magic
Nikola Vucevic put up a 30-point double-double in a loss to the Blazers on Monday, contributing 11 rebounds, two assists, one steal and three triples in 32 minutes.
Vucevic went to the bench briefly in the third quarter after hurting his shoulder, but he returned quickly and looked just fine. He just keeps cruising along, providing third/second-round value (8-cat/9-cat). Vucevic is one of the safest and consistent fantasy options at center.
February 28, 2020, 10:18 pmNikola VucevicC, Orlando Magic
Nikola Vucevic had a nice line in Friday's win over the Wolves, going for 27 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in 34 minutes.
This is a pretty customary line for Vuc, and his top-20 ranking is indicative of his fluid production on a nightly basis. He provides next to nothing in terms of defensive stats but is so thorough in every other department. He's even shooting nearly 80% from the stripe. Let him take you into the fantasy playoffs and beyond.
February 21, 2020, 9:39 pmNikola VucevicC, Orlando Magic
Nikola Vucevic cruised with 27 points (12-for-27 shooting), 12 rebounds, four steals, one triple, one assists and a a block as the Magic fell 106-122 to the Mavs.
Vucevic did all he could to keep his team in it but ultimately fell short. The Magic are going for a playoff spot and figure to feature Vucevic prominently the rest of the way.
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, 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, 10:01 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 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.
February 6, 2020, 10:23 pmNikola VucevicC, Orlando Magic
Nikola Vucevic had a big night on Thursday with 25 points, eight rebounds, three triples and three blocks as the Magic let a win slip away against the Knicks.
Vuc was indeed capable of better and we only had to wait one day. He hasn't been quite as good as his huge 2018 season, but he has been a solid top-30 player on the year.
February 5, 2020, 10:02 pmNikola VucevicC, Orlando Magic
Nikola Vucevic barely snuck out of Wednesday's game with a double-double, ending with 12 points, 10 rebounds, two assists and a block.
Vucevic was strong tonight, but he's capable of better. Owners shouldn't have to wait long for a better game, as Vucevic is a safe bet to end the season with early-round value.
February 3, 2020, 9:48 pmNikola VucevicC, Orlando Magic
Nikola Vucevic led the Magic in scoring on Monday with 22 points on 10-of-19 shooting to go with seven rebounds, five assists and a triple.
Vucevic went 10-for-19 from the floor and split his only two free throws. He went 1-for-5 from deep and didn't contribute any defensive stats, but he's usually good for those. He's a lock for an early-round finish.