Wesley Iwundu

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  • Wesley Iwundu
    SG, Orlando Magic

    Wesley Iwundu logged 25 minutes in Wednesday's season finale, posting five points, two assists, a block and a 3-pointer.

    That's been the norm for the second-round rookie, who emerged as a starter for the second half of the season. Iwundu's opportunity didn't yield anything for fantasy purposes, as he finished as a top-325 player in total value thanks to 62 games played. The Magic were at least right to lean on a youngster to squeeze some good out of this tank.

  • Wesley Iwundu
    SG/SF, Orlando Magic

    Wesley Iwundu returned to the starting lineup following a two-game absence and was able to post five points, two assists, a steal, a block and a 3-pointer in 28 minutes on Sunday.

    Iwundu has done well to earn a legitimate rotation role in his rookie campaign but there's just not enough here for fantasy purposes. Rodney Purvis went back to the bench and finished scoreless in 11 minutes.

  • Wesley Iwundu
    SG/SF, Orlando Magic

    Wesley Iwundu will move back into the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Hawks, moving Rodney Purvis back to the bench.

    Neither player is worth owning at this point in the season. Leave them both on the wire.

    Source: John Denton on Twitter

  • Wesley Iwundu
    SG/SF, Orlando Magic

    Wesley Iwundu is being listed as questionable for Friday because of an illness.

    The illness cost Iwundu Wednesday's game, and Rodney Purvis drew the start. Neither player there is worth considering outside of 30-team leagues.

    Source: Magic Game Notes

  • Wesley Iwundu
    SG/SF, Orlando Magic

    Wesley Iwundu (illness) has been ruled out of Wednesday’s game against the Nets.

    Iwundu has a steady role in the rotation but he’s not productive enough to warrant ownership. Leave him on the wire. Rodney Purvis will move into the starting lineup but isn’t worth owning, either.

    Source: Magic PR on Twitter

  • Jonathon Simmons
    SG/SF, Orlando Magic

    Jonathon Simmons (wrist contusion) is doubtful to face the Suns on Saturday night.

    When Simmons first appeared on the injury report he was a game-time decision but this is shaping up to be his third straight absence. Such is life on a tanking team. Arron Afflalo started for him the first time while Wesley Iwundu got the honors last night, though neither makes for a play outside of 30-team formats. It’s a situation to avoid.

    Source: Magic Game Notes

  • Wesley Iwundu
    SF, Orlando Magic

    Wesley Iwundu played a 2018-high 29 minutes in his return to the starting lineup, scoring eight points and pulling down three boards.

    It’s conceivable that Iwundu could be useful in this current deployment but it seems like a reach to expect him to be a reliable contributor in crunch time. In a deep league he may be worth a look as a steals specialist who won’t turn the ball over.

  • Wesley Iwundu
    SG, Orlando Magic

    Wesley Iwundu and Mario Hezonja will start Thursday in place of Jonathon Simmons and Jonathan Isaac respectively.

    Arron Afflalo started the last game for Simmons so it seems as if the Magic want to change things up. Iwundu, the Magic’s second round selection in 2017, is a long and lean swingman. Standing 6’7″ and boasting a 7’1″ wingspan he has a knack for getting steals but is a longshot to retain any real value as Simmons is not expected to miss much time. If you need defensive help and play in a daily lineup league he’s not the worst plug-‘n-play option tonight. Hezonja has been too inconsistent to trust since Aaron Gordon has returned but he also has some short-term value with Isaac being out.

    Source: Josh Robbins on Twitter

  • Jonathon Simmons
    SG, Orlando Magic

    Jonathon Simmons is listed as doubtful for Thursday’s game against the Sixers with a right wrist contusion.

    Simmons was listed as doubtful in the previous injury report and missed Tuesday’s game so this is no surprise. Look for Shelvin Mack, Arron Afflalo, and Wesley Iwundu to pick up extra minutes at the 2. Afflalo will likely draw the start but Mack is the only one that may carry any real fantasy value as he dropped 17 points, four assists, two steals, and three deep balls in Tuesday’s game against Toronto.

    Source: John Denton on Twitter

  • Jonathon Simmons
    SG/SF, Orlando Magic

    Jonathon Simmons’ wrist contusion will keep him out of Tuesday’s game and allow Arron Afflalo to make the start at shooting guard.

    Simmons was a game-time call so hopefully it’s not a long-term issue. Afflalo will start but Mario Hezonja makes for a more appealing fantasy option, and there’s no guarantee that the veteran gets more minutes than younger players like Wesley Iwundu despite the nominal role. Afflalo is only an option in very deep formats or as a desperation stream.

    Source: John Denton on Twitter

  • Jonathon Simmons
    SF/SG, Orlando Magic

    Jonathon Simmons (wrist contusion) is a game-time decision for tonight’s matchup with the Raptors.

    Simmons was a late addition to the injury report yesterday, and his absence would leave the Magic scrambling for wing players. Mario Hezonja would probably pick up some minutes at small forward while Wesley Iwundu would be in line for more work off the bench. Super Mario hasn’t been great lately but would be the play of choice if you’re dead set on mining the Magic for fantasy value here.

    Source: Josh Robbins on Twitter

  • Jonathon Simmons
    SG/SF, Orlando Magic

    Jonathon Simmons has been added to the injury report ahead of Tuesday’s game with a right wrist contusion.

    Simmons should be considered questionable for tomorrow’s tilt, though the Magic could easily opt to sit him down. It looks like Mario Hezonja will get another crack at starting even though Aaron Gordon should return and bump him from the power forward spot, and he’s running out of leash quickly but is still an end-of-bench guy in 12-teamers. Wesley Iwundu and Rodney Purvis will pick up the slack as well, with Shelvin Mack possibly playing more in two-guard lineups. Jonathan Isaac could be in for more work at small forward, too. Outside of Hezonja and Isaac, there’s not much to feel confident in for fantasy owners.

    Source: Josh Robbins on Twitter

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