January 10, 2020, 11:54 pmNikola VucevicC, Orlando Magic
Nikola Vucevic double-doubled with 18 points on 8-of-21 shooting, adding 13 rebounds, three dimes, two 3s and two steals in Friday's 94-98 loss to the Suns.
Vooch should be a solid bet to finish as a top-20 talent by season's end. That said, he could be a sit-risk should the Magic fail to be in contention for the playoffs.
January 8, 2020, 9:53 pmNikola VucevicC, Orlando Magic
Nikola Vucevic had a field day in Wednesday's 123-89 blowout win over the Wizards, exploding for 29 points on 12-of-20 shooting.
Vooch was a beast, adding nine boards, two assists, two 3s, two steals and a block in his 28 minutes on the floor to round out his line for the night. It was a favorable matchup, so the big line was in line with expectations. He's someone you should expect to see in fantasy's top-15 after everything is sead an done this season.
January 6, 2020, 9:45 pmNikola VucevicC, Orlando Magic
Nikola Vucevic scored 11 points on 3-of-12 shooting while grabbing a season-high 24 rebounds to go with four assists and a 3-pointer in Monday's 101-89 win over the Nets.
Vucevic took advantage of the brick factory tonight and grabbed a season-high in rebounds thanks to the Nets shooting .333 from the field. He was also able to grab five offensive rebounds because of how poorly the Magic shot as well. Vooch didn't score well today, but that was an outlier as he'll be relied upon more than ever now with Jonathan Isaac out.
January 4, 2020, 10:08 pmNikola VucevicC, Orlando Magic
Nikola Vucevic double-doubled on Saturday with 22 points, 13 rebounds, three blocks and three 3-pointers in 33 minutes.
Vucevic filled up the stat sheet despite the tough matchup against Rudy Gobert. Vucevic is now top-20 per game in 9-cat and is rolling since returning from his ankle injury. Vucevic should produce second-round value or better moving forward and will need to be relied on more with Jonathan Isaac out for extended time.
December 30, 2019, 5:32 pmMohamed BambaC, Orlando Magic
Mohamed Bamba (right ankle sprain) will be available for Monday's game.
Bamba last played on December 23. He rarely cracks 20 minutes in a single game but can provide blocks for owners in deeper leagues. With Nikola Vucevic and Bamba back, Khem Birch has minimal value.
Source: Orlando Magic PR on Twitter
December 29, 2019, 12:54 amNikola VucevicC, Orlando Magic
Nikola Vucevic had an outstanding fantasy game on Saturday night, scoring 21 points while filling up the stat sheet with eight rebounds, four assists, three steals, two blocks and five 3-pointers.
Vucevic actually shot better from deep in this one, going 2-for-6 from inside the arc. We wouldn't expect that shot profile to stick but it's always fun to see the big man showcase his range. After a big speed bump in the form of an ankle injury, Vucevic is back inside the top-40 and climbing. He should land near his second-round ADP when it's all said and done.
December 27, 2019, 9:35 pmNikola VucevicC, Orlando Magic
Nikola Vucevic tallied 16 points on 7-of-16 shooting with 12 boards, two 3s and seven assists in Friday's 98-97 win over the Sixers.
Vooch played well considering his matchup against Joel Embiid. He's been a top-40 value over the last two weeks but has been dragged down by his .682 shooting from the stripe. Vucevic still has a top-20, top-15 ceiling but will need some time round back into form.
December 23, 2019, 9:49 pmNikola VucevicC, Orlando Magic
Nikola Vucevic scored 21 points on 9-of-17 shooting while adding seven rebounds, two assists, two blocks and two triples on Monday.
Vucevic hasn't missed a beat since returning from his injury and it looks like he's back on track to smash his ADP.
December 21, 2019, 12:47 amNikola VucevicC, Orlando Magic
Nikola Vucevic produced an elite line in Friday's 103-118 loss to the Blazers, finishing with 23 points (9-for-20 shooting), 12 rebounds, six steals, two blocks and an assist.
Vucevic returned from an 11-game absence this past Sunday, and looks no worse for the wear with this excellent production. Now that he's back and healthy, consider Vucevic a top-30 option.
December 18, 2019, 11:37 pmNikola VucevicC, Orlando Magic
Nikola Vucevic dropped 20 points on 7-of-16 shooting, collecting seven rebounds, five assists and a block on Wednesday night.
Vucevic is sitting right around the top-30 so far this season. If Jonathan Isaac misses any time, Vucevic might see an uptick in his already high-usage.
December 17, 2019, 11:28 pmNikola VucevicC, Orlando Magic
Nikola Vucevic was bottled up against the Jazz on Tuesday, shooting 4-of-15 from the field en route to 12 points, 11 rebounds, four assists and two 3-pointers.
Vucevic went 2-of-8 from the 3-point line, which might have just as much to do with the inefficiency as the Utah defense. It's expected that he'll play in the SEGABABA tomorrow despite just returning from an ankle injury, but you might want to check back just to be safe.
December 16, 2019, 3:41 pmNikola VucevicC, Orlando Magic
Nikola Vucevic (right ankle sprain) is expected to be available for back-to-back games on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Vucevic looked solid on Sunday after missing 11 games due to the injury. The Magic play three games in four nights this week which should be a good test for him.
Source: John Denton on Twitter
December 15, 2019, 7:27 pmNikola VucevicC, Orlando Magic
Nikola Vucevic returned from an 11-game absence on Sunday and didn't show any ill effects, going for 20 points, nine rebounds, a steal and two threes in 29 minutes of work.
Vucevic looked great in his first game back and is safe to get into all lineups moving forward. The Magic haven't shown the sort of improvement this year that they were hoping to see so perhaps they force-feed their star in order to get things rolling again.
December 15, 2019, 1:45 pmNikola VucevicC, Orlando Magic
Nikola Vucevic (right ankle sprain) will be available to play in Sunday's game vs. the Pelicans.
He'll be making his return after missing his last 11 games and fantasy owners should be very happy. They might work him back into the action slowly so don't be surprised if he doesn't play big minutes tonight but his return will send Khem Birch out of the rotation. Unfortunately, it will also impact Mo Bamba's value but he's still worth holding onto in most leagues.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
December 14, 2019, 2:53 pmNikola VucevicC, Orlando Magic
Nikola Vucevic (right ankle sprain) is questionable to face the Pelicans on Sunday.
The general vibe is that Vucevic will be able to make his return tomorrow after missing the last 11 games, so fantasy GMs can keep their fingers crossed. Khem Birch will likely go back out of the rotation when Vuc is at full strength, while Mo Bamba's stock takes a hit — though he's worth holding onto in 14-teamers and beyond given his excellent play while Orlando was shorthanded.
Source: NBA Injury Report