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  • Mohamed Bamba
    C, Orlando Magic

    Mo Bamba has completed his post-coronavirus evaluation and doctors have ruled out any potential long-term complications.

    The long-term effects of coronavirus remain a major unknown but Bamba's evaluation results are a positive sign. The Magic's young center has been consistenly limited by health issues throughout his career thus far. This season he was a per-minute stud, posting per-36 averages of 13.6 points, 12.4 rebounds and 3.5 blocks. With each passing year we grow closer to Bamba's full potential being realized. Hopefully this offseason he is able to overcome the health and conditioning issues which have plagued him.

    Source: Josh Robbins on Twitter

  • Jonathan Isaac
    PF, Orlando Magic

    Magic President Jeff Weltman has stated the Magic will not have Jonathan Isaac during the 2020-2021 season, as he recovers from knee surgery.

    Isaac dealt with knee injuries all season before going down with a torn ACL and meniscus. The 22-year-old put up an impressive stat line when he was on the floor, finishing the season averaging 11.9 points, 6.8 rebounds, 2.3 blocks and 1.6 steals. Isaac is a stat-stuffing machine and played himself into the top-35 in both 8/9-cat formats. With a very promising career still ahead of him, we wish him a healthy and speedy recovery.

    Source: Orlando Magic Daily on Twitter

  • Khem Birch
    C, Orlando Magic

    Khem Birch played 19 minutes off the bench during Saturday's Game 5 loss, giving the Magic plenty of positive energy despite recording only four points, six rebounds and two assists.

    Birch certainly had an impact, especially on the defensive end of the floor, as the Magic's 2019-20 season came to an unceremonious end at the hands of the Bucks. In fact, Birch was a team-best plus-15 in a game they ended up losing by 14 points. His role moving forward is unclear but there is certainly a spot for him based on what we have seen, albeit in small doses.

  • Evan Fournier
    SF, Orlando Magic

    Evan Fournier popped for 18 points on 5-of-12 shooting as the Magic tumbled out of the playoffs, chipping in four rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 33 minutes during Saturday's 118-104 loss to the Bucks.

    Fournier managed an improved performance but still fell short of what we have come to expect. His numbers inside the bubble certainly left a lot to be desired, scoring more than 20 points only twice in his ten games. The Magic are at an interesting point in their quest to be a competitive force and Fournier will need to be doing much more than this on a nightly basis if they are to reach their potential.

  • Nikola Vucevic
    C, Orlando Magic

    Nikola Vucevic put up his fourth double-double of the series as the Magic fell to the Bucks in Game 5 on Saturday, compiling 22 points and 15 rebounds, adding five assists, three triples and one steal in 40 minutes.

    The Magic were eliminated on Saturday despite the continued efforts of Vucevic who has been clearly their best player. He ends the season as a top-15 player in 9-category leagues and certainly returned solid value considering he was typically drafted at around pick 20 in many drafts. He doesn't have the name value of many others but is a highly consistent option and should maintain this kind of production heading into his 10th season.

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo
    PF, Milwaukee Bucks

    With the players now unified in resuming play, the NBA released an updated schedule for Saturday and Sunday's contests, with the Bucks-Magic set to open the activities at 3:30 PM ET on Saturday.

    The remaining teams will be featured in games on Saturday and Sunday. Following the Bucks-Magic at 3:30 PM ET, we will have the Rockets-Thunder at 6:30 PM and the Lakers-Blazers for a 9:00 PM nightcap. Sunday's slate includes game one of the Raptors-Celtics series at 1:00 PM ET, Mavs-Clippers at 3:30 PM and Jazz-Nuggets to conclude the weekend at 8:30 PM. While the fight for social justice will be ongoing and it is well worth monitoring in the weeks and months to come, it appears that the players and the owners have a better understanding in place as the playoffs are now back on track.

    Source: Bobby Marks on Twitter

  • Aaron Gordon
    PF, Orlando Magic

    Aaron Gordon (left hamstring strain) has left the Orlando bubble due to his ongoing injury and the events of the past few days.

    Gordon suffered the injury on August 5 and has been unable to make it back to the court. The Magic could have used his talents on the floor during their series against the Bucks, although it is unlikely to have changed the current trajectory. Gordon is no stranger to injuries and hamstrings can be tricky to manage. Given the upcoming layoff, he should be able to put this behind him as he prepares for next season.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • LeBron James
    SF, Los Angeles Lakers

    The NBA has announced that Wednesday's games — Game 5s between the Bucks and Magic, Thunder and Rockets, and Lakers and Blazers, have all been postponed.

    In a statement, the NBA said all of Wednesday's games will be rescheduled. It's being reported that the league's players will meet tonight to discuss next steps, but it's clear that they're rightfully fed up with the lack of action surrounding continued racial injustice and inequality in America. Kudos to the players for taking a stand and forcing the NBA to respond to their collective action. The NBA holds a powerful position, and the players have chosen to use their powerful voice to try and enact meaningful change on the larger world. It's a historic day in sports.

    Source: NBA on Twitter

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo
    PF, Milwaukee Bucks

    The Bucks have decided to boycott Wednesday's Game 5 against the Magic, per Adrian Wojnarowski.

    The Bucks refused to leave their locker room and are taking a stand after Jacob Blake, an unarmed Black man, was shot by police in Kenosha, WI this week. Boycott, wildcat strike, whatever you want to call it — It's an unprecedented move in sports and hopefully this will inspire some actual change after it appears the players' messages about racial equality and social justice have fallen on the deaf ears of those in power. The Magic have refused to accept a forfeit. Shams Charania adds that the Bucks are attempting to reach Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo
    PF, Milwaukee Bucks

    The Bucks have had serious conversations about sitting out Wednesday's Game 5, while the Magic have left the floor minutes before scheduled tipoff.

    In the wake of the Jacob Blake shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin, multiple players have spoken of boycotting upcoming games as a form of protest. Previously the Raptors and Celtics have been mentioned as having discussions about sitting out, but the movement appears to have reached the Bucks and Magic as well. It's an unprecedented move but one that the players may feel is necessary to spur actual change in the aftermath of another tragedy.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Vic Law
    PF, Orlando Magic

    Vic Law (left Achilles soreness) is active for Wednesday's game.

    Law was held out on Monday, but he doesn't figure prominently in the Magic rotation.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Melvin Frazier Jr.
    SF, Orlando Magic

    Melvin Frazier (sore lower back) is available for Game 5 on Wednesday.

    Frazier hasn't played since Game 2, but he's not worth rostering in any case.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Aaron Gordon
    PF, Orlando Magic

    Aaron Gordon (left hamstring strain) is listed as out for Game 5 on Wednesday.

    This isn't a shocking development after head coach Steve Clifford admitted that Gordon cannot run at full speed yet. He hasn't played since August 5. Gary Clark will again feature in the starting lineup.

    Source: Orlando Magic PR on Twitter

  • Melvin Frazier Jr.
    SF, Orlando Magic

    The Magic are listing Melvin Frazier (back) as questionable to play in Wednesday's Game 5.

    Frazier has missed the last two games of Orlando's first-round series but is not in the rotation anyway, so there's no need to adjust your fantasy lineups as a result of his status update.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Vic Law
    PF, Orlando Magic

    Vic Law (left Achilles soreness) is questionable to play in Wednesday's Game 5 against the Bucks.

    Law also missed Game 4 but isn't in the rotation and only appeared in eight games during the regular season, so there's no impact here.

    Source: NBA Injury Report