Player News - Magic

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Keith Appling was arrested over the weekend at a strip club in Dearborn, Michigan with a loaded AK-47, according to Justin Rose of WXYZ in Detroit.

According to the report, the police are still investigating and his intentions were unclear. Appling was with the Magic last year, but this will hurt his chances of staying in the league.
May 2 - 3:49 PM

Orlando GM Rob Hennigan said that re-signing Evan Fournier is one of their top priorities this summer.

"One of our biggest, if not our biggest, priorit[ies] is to make sure Evan stays with us," Hennigan said, "and we're confident we'll be able to do that." The Magic have the ability to match any offer from opposing teams, and they will have more than enough cap space to re-sign Fournier and pursue other free agents as well. Fournier had a breakout season with the Magic with averages of 15.4 points, 2.8 boards, 2.7 assists, 1.2 steals and 2.0 3-pointers on 46.2 percent shooting from the field, returning top-70 value in standard leagues.
Apr 18 - 11:18 AM

Victor Oladipo is set to complete the NBA's concussion protocol on Thursday.

This news doesn't matter much for fantasy owners now that Oladipo's season is over, but it's good news to hear that he's recovered from his concussion. Dipo finished his third NBA season with averages of 16.0 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 1.6 steals, 0.8 blocks, and 1.4 three-pointers on 43.8 percent shooting from the field. His post-All Star Break stats were even better and Oladipo will end up being an elite fantasy option if he can take the next step in 2016-17.
Apr 14 - 11:34 AM

Aaron Gordon (concussion) returned in a bench role on Wednesday, finishing a road loss with 22 points (9-of-17 FGs, 3-of-4 FTs), five boards, two steals, one assist and one block in 24 minutes.

"I love playing," Gordon said before the game. "There’s no reason not to play." It's great to see AG healthy as he heads into the offseason, and his reserve role tonight was likely just a means to easily limit his playing time. He averaged 11.1 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 0.9 steals and 0.7 blocks as a starter, adding 0.6 threes in just 28.6 minutes. Scott Skiles can be a buzz-kill but Gordon is still poised for a big 2016-17 campaign.
Apr 13 - 11:14 PM

Nikola Vucevic (leg, groin) started Wednesday's season finale and racked up 17 points on 8-of-13 shooting with four boards and one assist.

Vuc's owners got a boost as he opted to play through the nagging injuries in a meaningless game, which the Magic lost 117-103. His return bumped Dewayne Dedmon to the bench.
Apr 13 - 11:13 PM

Dewayne Dedmon returned to the bench on Wednesday with four points, four rebounds and two blocks in just 12 minutes of action vs. the Hornets.

It will be interesting to see how Orlando handles Dedmon this summer, as they could make him a restricted FA by extending a $1.2 million qualifying offer. He averaged 4.4 points, 3.9 rebounds and 0.8 blocks in 12.2 minutes this season and it's hard to imagine him gaining fantasy relevance on any team.
Apr 13 - 11:13 PM

Ersan Ilyasova cooled off on Wednesday, hitting 3-of-8 shots to finish with seven points and seven rebounds in 20 minutes of action.

Ilyasova pitched in 22 points with a full line vs. the Bucks on Monday, but that was a random outburst in an otherwise sedated season for the veteran. Aaron Gordon's return from a concussion tonight didn't help matters tonight, and it'll be interesting to see whether the Magic waive Ilyasova this summer -- his $8.4 million salary is only guaranteed for $400k.
Apr 13 - 11:13 PM

Mario Hezonja made another start for Victor Oladipo (concussion) on Wednesday and had 10 points on 3-of-11 shooting, five rebounds, four assists, one steal, one 3-pointer and zero turnovers in 42 minutes.

Oladipo's unfortunate injury has at least had one silver lining, in that we've seen what Hezonja can do in an expanded role. Over the past five games he's averaging 10.8 points on 50.0 percent shooting, with 1.4 triples, 3.6 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.4 steals.
Apr 13 - 11:12 PM

Elfrid Payton ended his season on a quiet note with two points, seven assists, four rebounds and one steal in a 117-103 loss to the Hornets.

Payton shot 1-of-5 from the field and 0-of-2 at the FT line tonight, a fitting mark given his season-long struggle with efficiency. He's better-suited to points leagues but could have a more consistent fantasy campaign next season, as Brandon Jennings' contract is ending and C.J. Watson is the only obvious competition at PG.
Apr 13 - 11:11 PM

Dewayne Dedmon will return to the bench for Wednesday's game against the Hornets.

Nikola Vucevic (leg) is back in the starting five, which will render Dedmon a non-option in nearly all formats.
Apr 13 - 7:25 PM

Nikola Vucevic (leg, groin) will be in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Hornets.

Vucevic's return to the starting five will more than likely result in Dewayne Dedmon returning to the bench. Go ahead and fire him up in all season-long settings.
Apr 13 - 7:20 PM

Nikola Vucevic is available to play against the Hornets on Wednesday.

He might be limited in the final due to his leg contusion and his groin issue may not be 100 percent either. Vucevic will be worth starting in season-long leagues, but he's not a great DFS option.
Apr 13 - 7:00 PM

Aaron Gordon (concussion) will come off the bench for Wednesday's game against the Hornets.

It's not currently clear if Gordon will have a minutes cap, but his return to action will cut into the playing time of Ersan Ilyasova, Andrew Nicholson and Mario Hezonja. With the reserve role, Gordon will be a bit of a risky DFS target.

Aaron Gordon (concussion) and Nikola Vucevic (leg) will be game-time decisions for Wednesday's regular-season finale against the Hornets.

Gordon has passed all the steps in the concussion protocol testing, and is just awaiting final clearance from the league, and Vucevic said that he's planning on giving it a go so both these guys are probably closer to probable for tonight's game. With Victor Oladipo (concussion) unavailable, both Gordon and Vucevic figure to be busy on offense. Check back for official confirmation closer to tip-off.
Apr 13 - 1:24 PM

Nikola Vucevic (leg contusion, groin) was a full participant during shootaround and said that he intends to play Wednesday vs. the Hornets.

It sounds like Vucevic will be returning from a one-game absence tonight, which will likely result in Dewayne Dedmon returning to the bench. He should be heavily involved on offense with Victor Oladipo (concussion) set to spend the night on the sidelines, so he's someone to consider as a potential DFS target.
Apr 13 - 12:08 PM


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