Fantasy NBA
Orlando Magic Player Notes
For The Last 365 Days
 
Nikola Vucevic, C1/31/2015 9:32:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic posted a double-double during Saturday's loss against the Mavericks.
Insight: He went 8-of-13 from the field and 1-of-1 from the line for 17 points, 16 rebounds, two assists, and one block. Vucevic is a borderline top 20 option.
Victor Oladipo, G1/31/2015 6:03:00 PM
Description: Magic guard Victor Oladipo (Achilles) will not play on Saturday.
Insight: There is no word on how severe the injury is, so consider him day-to-day for now. Evan Fournier will start in Oladipo's place.
Tobias Harris, F1/31/2015 1:48:00 PM
Description: Magic small forward Tobias Harris will play on Saturday versus the Mavericks.
Insight: Harris originally though he suffered a knee injury on Thursday night, but it turned out to just be a bruse to his right quad. This is great news, so fantasy owners should start him as they normally would.
Tobias Harris, F1/29/2015 11:08:00 PM
Description: Magic small forward Tobias Harris told the Orlando Sentinel that he hurt his right knee on Thursday.
Insight: Harris left Thursday's game in the third quarter with a leg injury, which RotoWorld was speculating was an ankle injury. It turns out that it is a knee injury that doesn't appear to serious at the moment. Consider him questionable for Saturday's game versus the Mavericks.
Tobias Harris, F1/29/2015 9:58:00 PM
Description: Magic small forward Tobias Harris left Thursday's game versus the Bucks with a right ankle injury according to RotoWorld.
Insight: Harris rolled his ankle a few weeks ago, and he seems to have reinjured the same ankle. He missed five games due to his right ankle injury a few weeks ago. He finished with seven points, five rebounds and one assist. Stay tuned.
Victor Oladipo, G1/29/2015 9:26:00 PM
Description: Magic guard Victor Oladipo had a solid line on Thursday night.
Insight: Oladipo led Orlando with 21 points, shooting 6-of-17 from the field. What really helped Oladipo was his 9-for-11 performance at the line. He also had five rebounds, a steal and an assist.
Victor Oladipo, G1/26/2015 11:11:00 PM
Description: Magic guard Victor Oladipo had a solid line on Monday night.
Insight: He went 6-of-11 from the field and 5-of-6 from the line for 18 points, seven rebounds, two assists, one 3-pointer, two steals, and three turnovers. Oladipo is just a top-80 option in standard leagues this season, but over the past 30 days he has been significantly better (top-30).
Nikola Vucevic, C1/25/2015 8:58:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic had a game-high 27 points on Sunday.
Insight: Vucevic was 11-of-17 with five free throws. He also had seven rebounds. Vucevic came into the game averaging a double-double every night with 19.4 ppg and 11.3 rpg.
Aaron Gordon, F1/25/2015 5:23:00 PM
Description: Magic forward Aaron Gordon will start on Sunday versus the Pacers.
Insight: This pushes Devyn Marble to the bench. This will be Gordon's first NBA start, but versus a tough defense in Indiana, he isn't worth starting in daily leagues.
Nikola Vucevic, C1/23/2015 10:02:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic was an absolute monster during Friday's loss against the Knicks.
Insight: He went 16-of-22 from the field and 2-of-2 from the line for 34 points, 18 rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block, and two turnovers. What an extremely impressive night for Vucevic.
Nikola Vucevic, C1/21/2015 9:47:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic posted a double-double during Wednesday's loss against the Pistons.
Insight: He went 11-of-22 from the field and 4-of-4 from the line for 26 points, 13 rebounds, one assist, one block, and three turnovers. Vucevic remains a top-50 option.
Tobias Harris, F1/21/2015 11:37:00 AM
Description: Magic small forward Tobias Harris will be a game-time decision against the Pistons on Wednesday.
Insight: Harris has been the last five games with an ankle sprain. Hopefully he is back in the lineup for fantasy owners on Wednesday. Check back before tip-off.
Victor Oladipo, G1/18/2015 8:39:00 PM
Description: Magic guard Victor Oladipo scored a team-high 23 points during Sunday's loss versus Oklahoma City.
Insight: He went 7-of-18 from the floor and 7-of-7 from the line. Oladipo also managed five assists, three rebounds, two 3-pointers, one steal, and three turnovers.
Tobias Harris, F1/18/2015 1:15:00 PM
Description: Magic small forward Tobias Harris, out for Friday's game (ankle) will miss Sunday's game against Oklahoma City as well.
Insight: Harris has already missed missed four straight games which is more than originally expected. He is averaging 18.0 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.1 spg. Devyn Marble has been getting his minutes, but not doing much with it.
Tobias Harris, F1/18/2015 11:19:00 AM
Description: Magic small forward Tobias Harris, out for Friday's game (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game against Oklahoma City.
Insight: Harris has missed missed four straight games which is more than originally expected. He is averaging 18.0 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.1 spg. Devyn Marble has been getting his minutes, but not doing much with it.
Elfrid Payton, G1/16/2015 10:20:00 PM
Description: Magic point guard Elfrid Payton recorded a double-double on Friday night versus the Grizzlies.
Insight: Payton had 22 points and 12 assists. He was 9-of-16 from the field and 4-for-5 at the line. Payton also had four rebounds and two steals.
Tobias Harris, F1/15/2015 11:19:00 AM
Description: Magic small forward Tobias Harris has already been declared out for Friday's game against Memphis (ankle).
Insight: Harris, who will have missed missed four straight games, is averaging 18.0 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.1 spg and has become a viable fantasy option. His numbers have increased every season in the NBA.
Nikola Vucevic, C1/14/2015 9:35:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic finished with 25 points and 12 rebounds in Wednesday's victory over the Rockets.
Insight: It was the sixth straight double-double for Vucevic and 24th of the season. Vucevic is averaging 18.8 ppg, 11.1 rpg and 0.8 bpg this season.
Victor Oladipo, G1/14/2015 9:32:00 PM
Description: Magic guard Victor Oladipo nearly scored a season high but settled for 32 points on Wednesday.
Insight: Oladipo was 12-of-19, including 3-for-4 from the 3-point line. He also chipped in six assists, six rebounds and three steals in the victory over the Rockets. Oladipo is a nice option for fantasy owners.
Evan Fournier, G1/14/2015 5:55:00 PM
Description: Magic guard Evan Fournier has been cleared to play versus the Rockets on Wednesday.
Insight: Fournier missed the last two games with a sprained knee. He should return to all fantasy lineups.
Tobias Harris, F1/13/2015 1:58:00 PM
Description: Magic small forward Tobias Harris is questionable for Wednesday's game against Houston after spraining an ankle.
Insight: Harris, who has missed two straight games, is averaging 18.0 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.1 spg and has become a viable fantasy option. His numbers have increased every season in the NBA.
Victor Oladipo, G1/12/2015 10:28:00 PM
Description: Magic guard Victor Oladipo scored a season-high 33 points on Monday night.
Insight: He went 11-of-17 from the floor, 8-of-10 from the line, and 3-of-4 from beyond the arc. Oladipo also had five boards, four assists, three steals, and just one turnover.
Nikola Vucevic, C1/12/2015 10:26:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic recorded 33 points and 11 boards during Monday's win over the Bulls.
Insight: He was an impressive 16-of-24 from the field, but just 1-of-5 from the line. Vucevic also had four assists, and one turnover. He continues to be a solid option at center.
Tobias Harris, F1/11/2015 10:45:00 AM
Description: Magic small forward Tobias Harris is questionable for Monday's game against Chicago after spraining an ankle.
Insight: He didn't dress for Saturday and Devyn Marble got the start, but did nothing with the opportunity. Harris is averaging 18.0 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.1 spg and has become a viable fantasy option. His numbers have increased every season in the NBA.
Evan Fournier, G1/11/2015 10:41:00 AM
Description: Magic guard Evan Fournier is questionable for Monday's game against Chicago after suffering a knee injury Friday night.
Insight: He didn't play Saturday. Fournier is averaging 13.6 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 2.2 apg this season. He's getting much more playing time in Orlando than he did in Denver and it shows in his five points per game increase inhis third NBA season.
Nikola Vucevic, CHot1/11/2015 9:28:00 AM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic went big Saturday night, posting 34 points with 16 rebounds, two assists.
Insight: Vucevic is the NBA's double-double leader, but his scoring was well above expectations in Portland. It helped than Chris Kaman doesn't play much defense, but that's Vucevic's fourth straight double-double and 22nd of the season.
Victor Oladipo, G1/10/2015 10:16:00 AM
Description: Magic guard Victor Oladipo scored a team-high 17 points during Friday's loss to the Lakers.
Insight: He went 5-of-10 from the field and 7-of-10 from the line. Oladipo also chipped in three assists, two rebounds, two steals, and three turnovers. He is averaging 14.9 ppg, 3.9 apg, 3.6 rpg, and 1.7 spg.
Nikola Vucevic, C1/10/2015 10:13:00 AM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic did what he normally does, as he posted a double-double on Friday night.
Insight: He had 14 points and 11 boards, and now has 21 double-doubles through 33 games. He is a top-40 option.
Victor Oladipo, G1/3/2015 9:34:00 PM
Description: Magic guard Victor Oladipo recorded a team-high 21 points during Saturday's loss to the Hornets.
Insight: He went 6-of-14 from the floor and 8-of-8 from the line. Oladipo also had five assists, four rebounds, one 3-pointer, four steals, and one turnover.
Victor Oladipo, G1/2/2015 10:15:00 PM
Description: Magic guard Victor Oladipo led the team with 17 points on Friday.
Insight: Oladipo shot 7-of-13, hitting both his 3-point attempts. He also had three assists, three rebounds and two steals.
Victor Oladipo, G12/30/2014 9:22:00 PM
Description: Magic guard Victor Oladipo scored a team-high 16 points during Tuesday's loss to the Pistons.
Insight: He went 6-of-14 from the field and 3-of-4 from the line. Oladipo also chipped in three assists, three rebounds, two steals, one 3-pointer, and three turnovers. He should be in all lineups.
Victor Oladipo, G12/29/2014 10:03:00 PM
Description: Magic guard Victor Oladipo scored 22 points in Monday's, 102-101, victory over the Heat.
Insight: Oladipo shot great, going 7-for-12 from the field, including 3-of-4 from the 3-point line. Oladipo also made 5-of-6 free throws.
Nikola Vucevic, C12/29/2014 9:59:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic just missed a double-double on Monday.
Insight: Vucevic may have only grabbed nine rebounds, which is below his season average, but he did score 26 points, the most he has totaled in a single game in over a month. Vucevic also had three assists and a block.
Tobias Harris, F12/27/2014 9:31:00 PM
Description: Magic small forward Tobias Harris scored 21 points on Saturday.
Insight: Harris was 7-for-16, including 2-for-4 from the 3-point line. He also had six rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks.
Nikola Vucevic, C12/27/2014 9:28:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic registered a double-double against the Hornets.
Insight: Vucevic had 22 points and 11 rebounds in the, 102-94, victory over Charlotte. Vucevic was 9-of-19 from the field and a perfect 4-for-4 at the line. He also had three assists and a steal.
Tobias Harris, F12/26/2014 9:29:00 PM
Description: Magic small forward Tobias Harris led the team with 16 points against the Cavaliers.
Insight: Harris was 7-for-16 from the field, making 2-of-6 from the 3-point line. Harris didn't do much else, though, with four rebounds, an assist, steal and block.
Tobias Harris, F12/23/2014 9:31:00 PM
Description: Magic small forward Tobias Harris led the team in scoring as Orlando beat Boston, 100-95.
Insight: Harris scored 19 points, hitting 7-of-13 from the field overall and 3-for-4 from the 3-point line. Harris also had four rebounds, three assists and a block.
Tobias Harris, F12/19/2014 9:27:00 PM
Description: Magic small forward Tobias Harris scored a team-high 24 points during Friday's loss to the Jazz.
Insight: He went 10-of-18 from the floor, 1-of-1 from the line, and 3-of-5 from deep. Harris also had four rebounds, three assists, one steal, and two turnovers.
Nikola Vucevic, C12/17/2014 9:46:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic scored 18 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in the loss to the Celtics.
Insight: Vucevic continues to be a double-double machine as he has two double-doubles in three games since returning from his back injury. The game he missed the double-double, Vucevic had nine rebounds. The Magic center continues to be a top option at his position.
Tobias Harris, F12/15/2014 9:47:00 PM
Description: Magic small forward Tobias Harris scored a team-high 18 points during Monday's loss to Toronto.
Insight: He also had six rebounds, three assists, one block, and three turnovers. Harris is continuing his breakout season.
Nikola Vucevic, C12/13/2014 9:57:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in his return to the lineup on Saturday.
Insight: It was Vucevic's first game since Nov. 30 as he missed the last six games with a back injury. Vucevic didn't get a ton of shot attempts, 13, but his 69.2 percent helped Vucevic earn the double-double. He should be put back into starting fantasy lineups.
Tobias Harris, F12/13/2014 9:44:00 PM
Description: Magic small forward Tobias Harris led the Magic with 20 points as Orlando defeated the Hawks, 100-99, on Saturday.
Insight: Harris was 7-of-16 in 39 minutes. It was Nikola Vucevic's first game back froom his injury, but Harris did not see any reduction in minutes despite Vucevic playing 35 minutes. Harris also took more shots than Vucevic while also getting six rebounds and five assists. We will continue to see if Harris can mantain these numbers as Vucevic moves back into the lineup.
Nikola Vucevic, C12/13/2014 6:57:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic will start on Saturday against the Hawks.
Insight: Vuecvic will replace Kyle O'Quinn in the starting lineup. He along with Tobias Harris and Victor Oladipo will lose opportunities with Vuecvic back in the lineup.
Victor Oladipo, G12/12/2014 10:00:00 PM
Description: Magic guard Victor Oladipo scored a team-high 21 points during Friday's loss to Atlanta.
Insight: Oladipo was efficient going 8-of-12 from the field and 3-of-3 from deep. His buy-low candidacy may have passed.
Evan Fournier, G12/12/2014 9:58:00 PM
Description: Magic guard Evan Fournier played well during Friday's loss to the Hawks.
Insight: He went 8-of-14 from the field for 18 points. Fournier also had six rebounds, four assists, two 3-pointers, and one turnover. He is a solid option at shooting guard.
Victor Oladipo, G12/10/2014 9:35:00 PM
Description: Magic guard Victor Oladipo scored a team-high 17 points during Wednesday's loss to the Wizards.
Insight: He also had six rebounds, three assists, one 3-pointer, two steals, and four turnovers. Oladipo is coming into form.
Nikola Vucevic, C12/10/2014 5:35:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic (back) will not play on Wednesday.
Insight: He was thought to be ready to play, but Vucevic will miss his fifth consecutive game. Kyle O'Quinn will continue to see a bumb in value.
Nikola Vucevic, C12/10/2014 1:19:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic (back) will be a game-time decision according to orlandomagic.com.
Insight: All signs point to him playing, but owners must check back Wednesday night to double check. Vucevic is a must-start if he is active.
Victor Oladipo, G12/7/2014 10:35:00 AM
Description: Magic guard Victor Oladipo was very productive in Saturday's win versus Sacramento.
Insight: He had 16 points, seven assists, five rebounds, and three turnovers. Oladipo is still getting his legs going, and should be considered a good buy-low candidate.
Tobias Harris, F12/7/2014 10:32:00 AM
Description: Magic small forward Tobias Harris went 10-of-17 from the floor and 3-of-4 from the line during Saturday's win over the Kings.
Insight: He scored a team-high 27 points, with four rebounds, one assist, and four 3-pointers. Harris has been fantastic this season, and is averaging 18.9 ppg, 7.9 rpg, and 1.1 spg. He is a top-35 option.
Nikola Vucevic, C12/6/2014 8:28:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic (back) is out on Saturday.
Insight: This will be the fourth straight game Vucevic will miss. Kyle O'Quinn will continue to see an increase in value.
Victor Oladipo, G12/6/2014 8:53:00 AM
Description: Magic guard Victor Oladipo scored 20 points to help Orlando defeat Utah, 98-93, on Friday.
Insight: Oladipo made 9-of-12 shots and his only 3-point attempt. He also had six assists. Oladipo is averaging 14.7 ppg, 3.3 apg and 3.9 rpg this season.
Nikola Vucevic, C12/5/2014 7:49:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic will not play again on Friday.
Insight: Vucevic missed Wednesday's game as well. Kyle O'Quinn will again get the minutes at center.
Nikola Vucevic, C12/3/2014 9:35:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic will not play Wednesday due to back spasms.
Insight: Kyle O'Quinn will start at center and see an extended run.
Victor Oladipo, G12/3/2014 9:48:00 AM
Description: Magic guard Victor Oladipo scored a season-high 27 points during Tuesday's loss to Golden State.
Insight: He went 10-of-14 from the field, 4-of-4 from the line, and 3-of-4 from beyond the arc. The former Indiana University star also had four rebounds, and four assists. He is now averaging 14.5 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 3.4 apg, and 1.5 spg.
Kyle O'Quinn, C12/3/2014 9:46:00 AM
Description: Magic PF/C Kyle O'Quinn played very well in a spot-start for Nikola Vucevic on Tuesday night.
Insight: He double-doubled, with 21 points and 11 rebounds, and also had one assist, two steals, one block, and three turnovers. Once Vucevic returns, O'Quinn will not have much value.
Nikola Vucevic, C12/2/2014 10:30:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic will not play Tuesday due to back spasms.
Insight: Kyle O'Quinn will start at center and see an extended run.
Nikola Vucevic, C11/29/2014 9:20:00 AM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic scored a team-high 16 points in a loss to the Pacers on Friday night.
Insight: He also had seven rebounds, three blocks, one steal, and two turnovers. Vucevic is averaging 18.7 ppg, 11.9 rpg, and shooting 51 percent from the field.
Tobias Harris, F11/26/2014 9:38:00 PM
Description: Magic small forward Tobias Harris scored a team-high 16 points in Wednesday's loss to the Warriors.
Insight: He missed the past two games, but playwed well in his return. Harris also had 10 rebounds, two assists, and one turnover.
Tobias Harris, F11/25/2014 1:44:00 PM
Description: Magic small forward Tobias Harris has missed the past two games and is questionable for Wednesday's game against Golden State.
Insight: He's been dealing with a calf issue. Channing Frye will see more minutes during his absence. Moe Harkless and Channing Frye will continue to see extra minutes though neither has proven to be fantasy worthy.
Victor Oladipo, G11/24/2014 9:23:00 PM
Description: Magic guard Victor Oladipo scored a team-high 22 points during Monday's loss to Cleveland.
Insight: Oladipo swas 8-of-15 from the field and 5-of-6 from the line. He also had nine rebounds, two assists, two steals, one 3-pointer, one block, and five turnovers.
Nikola Vucevic, CHot11/22/2014 9:38:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic was absurd, yet again.
Insight: He was 12-of-24 from the floor and 9-of-11 from the line for 33 points. Vucevic also had 17 rebounds, one assist, and one block. He is one of the best centers in the league.
Tobias Harris, F11/22/2014 5:50:00 PM
Description: Magic small forward Tobias Harris will not play Saurday with a right calf strain.
Insight: This news comes out of nowhere, so it will be interesting to see how long Harris is sidelined. Channing Frye will see more minutes during his absence.
Tobias Harris, F11/21/2014 10:00:00 PM
Description: Magic small forward Tobias Harris scored 17 points in Friday's victory and nearly had more rebounds.
Insight: Harris had 16 rebounds to go with his points. He did not shoot a great percentage, 5-for-16, but fantasy owners love the other numbers.
Evan Fournier, G11/21/2014 9:56:00 PM
Description: Magic guard Evan Fournier led the team with 21 points as the Magic defeated the Hornets, 105-100.
Insight: Fournier did not shoot well from beyond the arc, 1-for-4, but he made 7-of-12 shots overall and 6-of-9 at the free-throw line. As for the other categories, he had just one rebound and one assist.
Tobias Harris, F11/17/2014 9:50:00 PM
Description: Magic small forward Tobias Harris filled the stat sheet in Monday's victory against Detroit.
Insight: He had 24 points, five rebounds, four assists, five steals, three 3-pointers, one block, and zero turnovers, while shooting 10-of-17 from the floor. Owners cannot ask for much more.
Nikola Vucevic, C11/17/2014 9:48:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic posted his sixth double-double of the season, in Monday's win over the Pistons.
Insight: He had 25 points and 14 rebounds, and has simply been a dominating force for fantasy owners. Enjoy the ride.
Victor Oladipo, G11/15/2014 9:31:00 PM
Description: Magic guard Victor Oladipo struggled on Wednesday against the Clippers.
Insight: Oladipo finished with the fewest amount of points he has in four games since returning from injury. He had seven points, shooting just 23 percent from the field. Oladipo also had four rebounds and four assists.
Victor Oladipo, G11/15/2014 9:31:00 PM
Description: Magic guard Victor Oladipo had a big game in a loss against the Wizards on Saturday.
Insight: Oladipo scored 18 points and had seven rebounds and seven assists. He shot 7-of-18 from the field and 4-of-7 from the line. The only poor mark statistically for Oladipo on Saturday was his 0-for-3 from behind the arc.
Tobias Harris, F11/14/2014 9:21:00 PM
Description: Magic small forward Tobias Harris had a strong game in Friday's victory against the Bucks.
Insight: Harris was 10-of-18 from the field and 5-of-6 from the line for 26 points, 10 rebounds, three assists, one 3-pointer, one block, and two turnovers. Harris has been a pleasant surprise this season.
Victor Oladipo, G11/14/2014 11:05:00 AM
Description: Magic guard Victor Oladipo has been cleared by the medical staff, according to the team's twitter account.
Insight: Oladipo probable won't play much Friday, if at all, but he's obviously much closer now that he's gotten clearance. Evan Fournier (18.2 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 2.1 apg) will take the brunt of the hit when Oladipo plays.
Kyle O'Quinn, C11/14/2014 10:55:00 AM
Description: Magic PF/C Kyle O'Quinn is doubtful for Friday's game against Milwaukee due to an ankle issue.
Insight: O'Quinn has minimal fantasy value even when healthy.
Evan Fournier, G11/12/2014 10:09:00 PM
Description: Magic guard Evan Fournier played very well in Wednesday's win over the Knicks.
Insight: He was 8-of-14 from the field and 10-of-14 from the line for 28 points. Fourier also had two 3-pointers. two rebounds, two assists. four steals, and two turnovers. He has been a solid pickup for Orlando.
Tobias Harris, F11/11/2014 10:06:00 PM
Description: Magic small forward Tobias Harris recorded a double-double against the Raptors on Tuesday.
Insight: Harris finished with 23 points and 13 rebounds while shooting 50 percent from the field, including 2-for-5 from behind the arc. Harris also had five assists, but he did foul out.
Evan Fournier, G11/9/2014 7:34:00 PM
Description: Magic guard Evan Fournier scored 19 points in Sunday's loss to Brooklyn.
Insight: He was 6-of-9 from the field and 5-of-8 from the line, including two 3-pointers. Fournier also had five assists, one rebound, and three turnovers. We would like to see more consistency before we make him a fantasy-relevant player.
Nikola Vucevic, C11/9/2014 7:28:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic posted another double-double in Sunday's loss to the Nets.
Insight: He had a great game with 27 points and 12 rebounds, and is turning out to be one of the best options, at the center position.
Victor Oladipo, G11/8/2014 3:49:00 PM
Description: Magic guard Victor Oladipo has been a limited participant in practices and is getting used to his mask according to John Denton of orlandomagic.com.
Insight: He is still expected to miss the first month of the season, but Oladipo is improving. Keep him stashed away on the bench or IR.
Evan Fournier, G11/7/2014 9:50:00 PM
Description: Magic guard Evan Fournier led his team with 20 points as Orlando beat Minnesota in overtime, 112-103.
Insight: He shot 8-of-15 from the field and made two 3-pointers. He is an emerging player on a young team, so keep your eye on him.
Tobias Harris, F11/5/2014 9:31:00 PM
Description: Magic small forward Tobias Harris hit the game-winning shot at the buzzer to beat the 76ers, 91-89, on Wednesdsay.
Insight: Harris finished with a team-high 20 points, shooting 9-for-18 from the field. He also had eight rebounds, an assist, two steals and a block. Harris is averaging 18.2 points per game through five games.
Nikola Vucevic, C11/4/2014 10:45:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic posted a double-double in Tuesday's loss to the Bulls.
Insight: Same old story, as Vucevic continues to make fantasy owners happy. He had 21 points and 13 rebounds, but did commit six turnovers.
Tobias Harris, F11/4/2014 10:43:00 PM
Description: Magic power forward Tobias Harris had a team-high 21 points in Tuesday's loss to Chicago.
Insight: He had 21 points and nine rebounds, along with one assist, one steal, one block, and one turnover. Harris played 37 minutes and should continue to see heavy playing time.
Kyle O'Quinn, C11/4/2014 11:56:00 AM
Description: Magic PF/C Kyle O'Quinn is questionable for Tuesday's game against Chicago due to an ankle issue.
Insight: O'Quinn played just 21 minutes in the opener due to foul trouble and the ankle issue and hasn't played since. He has minimal fantasy value even when healthy.
Elfrid Payton, G11/1/2014 9:44:00 PM
Description: Magic point guard Elfrid Payton easily had his best game of his very brief NBA-career on Saturday.
Insight: Payton scored 16 points on 6-of-12 shooting. He also shot 50 percent from the free-throw line, which fantasy owners hope the guard improves upon. The nine assists versus one turnover is definitely a positive sign that things are perhaps finally clicking with the rookie.
Nikola Vucevic, C10/30/2014 9:38:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic posted a double-double in Thursday's loss to Washington.
Insight: He had 23 points and 12 rebounds, and will provide those type of numbers all season long.
Kyle O'Quinn, C10/30/2014 12:10:00 PM
Description: Magic PF/C Kyle O'Quinn is questionable for Thursday's game against Washington due to an ankle issue.
Insight: O'Quinn started at PF with Channing Frye sidelined and barring a setback should get another start as Frye isn't likely back until Saturday. O'Quinn played just 21 minutes in the opener due to foul trouble and the ankle issue.
Channing Frye, C10/30/2014 12:08:00 PM
Description: Magic F/C Channing Frye (sprained left knee) is questionable for Thursday's game against Washington.
Insight: A more reasonable target for Frye is to return Saturday against Toronto. Kyle O'Quinn got the start at PF in his absence, but played just 21 minutes due to foul trouble and an ankle issue.
Elfrid Payton, G10/28/2014 10:54:00 PM
Description: Magic point guard Elfrid Payton had a disappointing first game in the Association.
Insight: Payton shot 2-of-8 from the field and scored four points. He did contribute in other ways, though, with five rebounds, seven assists and one steal. Owners can come to expect these rough shooting nights from the rookie.
Aaron Gordon, F10/27/2014 4:56:00 PM
Description: Magic forward Aaron Gordon will have a tough time making am impact on the fantasy basketball season in 2014-15.
Insight: He is starting the season as the backup power forward, and while he should show some glimpses of positive production, it is very likely Gordon will be extremely inconsistent during his rookie season.
Channing Frye, C10/27/2014 4:53:00 PM
Description: Magic F/C Channing Frye (knee) is unlikely to be ready for opening day.
Insight: He will come off the bench for Orlando once he is healthy, and while he averaged 11.1 points per game and 5.1 rebounds per game last season with the Suns, Frye really makes his mark shooting three-pointers (2.0 three-points made per game last season). He will still provide long-distance shooting for fantasy owners, but it needs to be known that he will be competeing with players like Aaron Gordon, Tobias Harris, and Nikola Vucevic for playing time this season.
Elfrid Payton, G10/27/2014 4:49:00 PM
Description: Orlando point guard Elfrid Payton could be a sleeper for the upcoming fantasy season.
Insight: Payton will start at point guard for the Magic, and with Victor Oladipo sidelined early on, the ball will be in Payton's hands a ton. Owners who took him around the 11th round, could have a rising star on their hands.
Evan Fournier, G10/27/2014 4:46:00 PM
Description: Magic guard Evan Fournier will start at shooting guard during Victor Oladipo's absence.
Insight: He came over in the Aaron Afflalo deal, and while he should see some minutes early on, Fournier should be avoided in all fantasy leagues.
Moe Harkless, F10/27/2014 4:42:00 PM
Description: Magic small forward Moe Harkless will open up the season as the team's starter at the position.
Insight: He most likely will not be a fantasy-relevant player, but owners should keep an eye on his production nevertheless. Harkless averaged 7.4 points per game and 1.2 steals per game last season, and if he get can his scoring up, he may become a player that has some value.
Nikola Vucevic, C10/27/2014 4:38:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic should continue to average a double-double this season.
Insight: He averaged 14.2 points per game and 11.0 rebounds per game last season, along with shooting 51 percent from the field. As a result, owners can start Vucevic at the center position with extreme confidence.
Tobias Harris, F10/27/2014 4:30:00 PM
Description: Magic power forward Tobias Harris was quietly a solid fantasy player in 2013-14.
Insight: He averaged 14.6 points per game, 7.0 rebounds per game, 0.7 steals per game, while shooting 46 percent from the field and 81 percent from the line, in only 36 games started. Now, firmly entrenced as Orlando's starting power forward, Harris will have a nice opportunity to improve on those numbers, and any fantasy owner who has him, should expect that increase in production.
Victor Oladipo, G10/27/2014 4:25:00 PM
Description: Magic guard Victor Oladipo should be a productive fantasy player, once he returns from his facial fracture.
Insight: He is expected to miss the first month of the season, but any owner who owns Oladipo should be thrilled to have him. He averaged 13.8 points per game, 4.1 rebounds per game, 4.1 assists per game, and 1.6 steals per game as a rookie, which should all trend up for this season. However, his .419 field goal percentage may take a few seasons, for owners to see a drastic improvement in. Oladipo will continue to get better and better, and at only 22-years-old, he should be a solid fantasy player for years to come.
Victor Oladipo, G10/25/2014 4:56:00 PM
Description: Magic starting point guard Victor Oladipo is expected to miss one month due to his facial fracture according to Yahoo Sports.
Insight: Typically, players are out five-to-seven games with a facial fracture, so this is unusual. The Magic have not announced which bone in Oladipo's face is broken. The Orlando point guard is still worth a look in deeper leagues.
Victor Oladipo, G10/24/2014 1:50:00 PM
Description: Magic starting point guard Victor Oladipo's suffered a facial fracture during Thursday's practice and is out indefinitely.
Insight: Oladipo was set for a big sophomore season after averaging 13.8 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 4.1 apg as a rookie. Evan Fournier should slide into the starting role until Oladipo returns with Ben Gordon seeing more minutes.
Nikola Vucevic, C10/21/2014 7:54:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic has signed a four-year contract extension.
Insight: It is worth $53 million, which is a nice pay day for Orlando's starting center. Owners should take Vucevic early in drafts, and have fun while he fills stat sheets.
Victor Oladipo, G10/10/2014 6:34:00 PM
Description: Magic rookie Victor Oladipo's will not play on Friday due to "minor knee soreness" according to orlandomagic.com.
Insight: Oladipo will likely be back for the start of the regular season, so fantasy owners can still target him for a mid-round pick.
Jameer Nelson, G10/5/2014 12:30:00 PM
Description: Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said that he considers guard Jameer Nelson as the starter at point guard.
Insight: Nelson has apparently beaten out Raymond Felton, who is suspended for the first four games of the season anyway and Devin Harris. Of course, drafting Nelson comes with an injury risk as he's failed to play more than 68 games in each of the last three seasons.
Jameer Nelson, G9/30/2014 9:24:00 PM
Description: Mavericks guard Jameer Nelson looks like he has a slight edge over Raymond Felton and Devin Harris for the starting point guard role according to ESPN Dallas.
Insight: Felton is suspended for the first four games of the season and Harris is likely better as a player coming off the bench, so Nelson sort of wins the job by default. Either way, he is worth a look for fantasy owners in the late rounds.
Jameer Nelson, G7/24/2014 8:16:00 PM
Description: Former Magic point guard Jameer Nelson has signed a two-year deal with the Dallas Mavericks.
Insight: Nelson will join a crowded backcourt with point guards Raymond Felton and Devin Harris. Considering all three have had their share of injuries it might be wise for the Mavericks to keep them all. Nelson averaged 12.1 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 7.0 apg last season in Orlando but lost his job to a youth movement.
Elfrid Payton, G7/10/2014 7:55:00 PM
Description: Early notice that Orlando point guard Elfrid Payton could be a box score filler.
Insight: Payton posted eight points, nine rebounds and 10 assists in Thursday's Summer League contest with Boston.
Channing Frye, C7/7/2014 10:09:00 PM
Description: Channing Frye has agreed to a four-year, $32 million contract with the Orlando Magic.
Insight: For some reason, the rebuilding Magic have given Frye and Ben Gordon a combined $41 million this offseason. Frye missed all of 2012-13 due to a heart condition before starting all 82 games for the Suns in 2013-14. He averaged 28.2 minutes, 11.1 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.0 threes per game, but he's actually entering a more crowded frontcourt in Orlando. The Magic will have to find a way to get minutes to Tobias Harris, Maurice Harkless, Kyle O'Quinn, Nikola Vucevic, rookie Aaron Gordon and Frye. In Phoenix, Markieff Morris will likely take over the starting power forward job after finishing fourth in Sixth Man of the Year voting last season.
Ben Gordon, G7/2/2014 4:50:00 PM
Description: The Magic have signed Ben Gordon to a two-year, $9 million contract, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.
Insight: Gordon was a frequent DNP-Coach's Decision last season and shot just 34.3 percent over 19 games for Charlotte. This deal is a head-scratcher.
Jameer Nelson, G6/30/2014 7:16:00 PM
Description: The Magic have waived point guard Jameer Nelson, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
Insight: The Magic will go with a starting backcourt of rookie Elfrid Payton and 2013 No. 2 overall pick Victor Oladipo after waiving Nelson and trading Arron Afflalo last week. Nelson will likely sign with a contender.
Arron Afflalo, G6/21/2014 4:04:00 PM
Description: Orlando guard Arron Afflalo has been mentioned in multiple trade rumors and could be dealt prior to Thursday night's NBA Draft. SOURCE: Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo Sports
Insight: One rumor has Afflalo going to the Bulls while there's also word he could be part of a three-team trade involving Kevin Love. Either way, Afflalo (18.2 ppg in 2013-14) is unlikey to be back with the Magic next season.
Jameer Nelson, G4/16/2014 5:51:00 PM
Description: Orlando point guard Jameer Nelson won't suit up Wednesday against Indiana. SOURCE: John Denton, OrlandoMagic.com
Insight: He's been out with a groin injury. Victor Oladipo (13.9 ppg, 4.1 apg, 4.1 rpg) started at point guard Monday against Chicago and should do the same on Wednesday.
Jameer Nelson, G4/14/2014 6:37:00 PM
Description: Magic guard Jameer Nelson (groin strain) will not play Monday, according to John Denton of orlandomagic.com.
Insight: It's his second straight absence. Victor Oladipo and E'Twaun Moore will see more playing time.
Jameer Nelson, G4/14/2014 2:23:00 PM
Description: Magic guard Jameer Nelson (groin strain) missed Sunday's game and is questionable for Monday's game against Chicago.
Insight: His absence would open up more playing time for Victor Oladipo and E'Twaun Moore.
Jameer Nelson, G4/13/2014 5:08:00 PM
Description: Magic guard Jameer Nelson (groin strain) will miss Sunday's game against the Nets, according to John Denton of orlandomagic.com.
Insight: Nelson has shot under 40 percent from the field for the second straight season and averaged 12.1 ppg, 7.0 apg, 3.4 rpg and 2.0 3pg. His absence will open up more playing time for Victor Oladipo and E'Twaun Moore.
Nikola Vucevic, C4/13/2014 5:06:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic (Achilles) is done for the season, according to John Denton of orlandomagic.com.
Insight: Vucevic (14.2 ppg, 11 rpg) will end up missing the final seven games of the season. The 23-year-old averaged a double-double for the second straight season.
Nikola Vucevic, C4/11/2014 1:40:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic is expected to miss Friday's game against Washington.
Insight: He's still bothered by a sore Achilles. At this point, it's probably safe to assume that Vucevic won't play again this season, though he is traveling with the team. That leaves Kyle O'Quinn (5.8 ppg, 5.2 rpg) is getting about 28-30 minutes per game.
Nikola Vucevic, C4/9/2014 11:12:00 AM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic won't be in action Wednesday versus Brooklyn. SOURCE: John Denton, OrlandoMagic.com
Insight: He's been bothered by a sore Achilles. At this point, it's probably safe to assume that Vucevic won't play again this season. That leaves Kyle O'Quinn (5.7 ppg, 5.2 rpg) and Andrew Nicholson (5.4 ppg, 3.3 rpg) as the team's best low post options.
Kyle O'Quinn, C4/5/2014 9:32:00 PM
Description: Magic PF/C Kyle O'Quinn scored 14 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and blocked four shots Saturday against the Timberwolves.
Insight: The Magic were without Nikola Vucevic (Achilles) for a second straight game. O'Quinn has rejected 2.2 shots per game over his last 18 games despite playing just 22 minutes per game in that span.
Nikola Vucevic, C4/5/2014 5:41:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic (Achilles) will not play Saturday, according to John Denton of orlandomagic.com.
Insight: Vucevic (14.2 ppg, 11.0 rpg) was a late scratch Friday night due to a soreness in his left Achilles and he'll miss his 20th game of the season Saturday.
Nikola Vucevic, C4/5/2014 3:35:00 PM
Description: Orlando center Nikola Vucevic (Achilles) is questionable for Saturday's game, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
Insight: Vucevic (14.2 ppg, 11.0 rpg) was a late scratch Friday night due to a soreness in his left Achilles.
Nikola Vucevic, C4/4/2014 8:07:00 PM
Description: Orlando center Nikola Vucevic was a last minute scratch Friday against Charlotte. SOURCE: Brian Schmitz, Orlando Sentinel
Insight: Vucevic (14.2 ppg, 11.0 rpg) is dealing with an Achilles injury. Friday marks the 7-footer's 19th absence of the season.
Jameer Nelson, G3/31/2014 3:51:00 PM
Description: Magic guard Jameer Nelson appears to be all right after chipping four of his teeth Sunday against Toronto. SOURCE: Brian Schmitz, Orlando Sentinel
Insight: He saw a dentist on Monday. Nelson (12.3 ppg, 6.9 apg) should be active for Orlando's next game Wednesday versus Cleveland.
Kyle O'Quinn, C3/28/2014 9:59:00 PM
Description: Magic PF/C Kyle O'Quinn had 13 points, seven boards, three assists and two blocks in 24 minutes Friday against the Bobcats.
Insight: O'Quinn has rejected 23 shots in March (1.8 bpg) while adding 9.2 ppg, 7.7 rpg and 0.8 spg.
Nikola Vucevic, C3/28/2014 9:58:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic was a monster on the glass Friday against Charlotte, finishing with 23 rebounds.
Insight: Vucevic added 24 points to record his first 20-20 game since Nov. 6.
Jameer Nelson, G3/28/2014 11:25:00 AM
Description: Orlando point guard Jameer Nelson (sore left knee) will start on Friday.
Insight: Nelson missed the last four games but said he is aiming to play Friday against the Bobcats. Victor Oladipo has been running the point with E'Twaun Moore as his backup.
Jameer Nelson, G3/26/2014 11:57:00 AM
Description: Orlando point guard Jameer Nelson's MRI revealed no structural damage in his sore left knee, according to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel.
Insight: Nelson missed the last four games but says he is aiming to play Friday against the Bobcats. Victor Oladipo has been running the point with E'Twaun Moore as his backup.
Tobias Harris, F3/25/2014 9:36:00 PM
Description: Magic power forward Tobias Harris notched his first double-double in two months Tuesday against Portland. He finished with 25 points and 11 rebounds.
Insight: Kyle O'Quinn bumped Harris to the bench nine games ago, but the change hasn't affected Harris much. Sure, he has played 26.7 minutes per game during that span after receiving 33.8 mpg his previous 38 contests, but has still managed to average 16.2 points and 7.0 rebounds over his last nine compared to 15.6 ppg and 7.6 rpg during the previous 38.
Jameer Nelson, G3/25/2014 2:02:00 PM
Description: Orlando point guard Jameer Nelson, who has missed three games with a sore left knee, will also miss Tuesday's game against Portland.
Insight: Victor Oladipo (15.2 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 4.6 apg as a starter) will continue to start at the point and is a viable fantasy option.
Jameer Nelson, G3/25/2014 9:30:00 AM
Description: Orlando point guard Jameer Nelson, who has missed three games with a sore left knee, is questionable for Tuesday's game against Portland.
Insight: Victor Oladipo (15.2 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 4.6 apg as a starter) will continue to start at the point if Nelson sits again and is a viable fantasy option.
Jameer Nelson, G3/23/2014 8:32:00 PM
Description: Orlando point guard Jameer Nelson will be sidelined for the third game in a row Sunday against the Lakers. SOURCE: Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel
Insight: He's been battling a knee injury. Victor Oladipo (13.9 ppg, 4.1 apg, 4.3 rpg) will grab another start at point guard.
Nikola Vucevic, C3/23/2014 9:24:00 AM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic had 16 points, 13 boards, five assists and two steals Saturday at Utah.
Insight: Vucevic played 43 minutes after seeing just nine Wednesday at Phoenix. He appears to be recovered from his sprained ankle.
Jameer Nelson, G3/22/2014 4:44:00 PM
Description: Magic guard Jameer Nelson (knee) will sit out Saturday against the Jazz, according to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel.
Insight: Nelson missed Wednesday's game with a sore left knee and isn't ready to return yet. He has a chance to play Sunday, however. Victor Oladipo started at the point Wednesday and E'Twaun Moore played 20 minutes off the bench.
Jameer Nelson, G3/22/2014 11:18:00 AM
Description: Magic guard Jameer Nelson missed Wednesday's game and Friday's practice because of a sore knee and is questionable for Saturday's game against Utah.
Insight: Victor Oladipo will take over at point guard if Nelson can't go. He's second among rookies in scoring at 13.8 ppg, though he's struggled with his shooting percentage over the past two games (9-for-27).
Jameer Nelson, G3/19/2014 9:21:00 PM
Description: Magic guard Jameer Nelson is out for Wednesday's game in Phoenix because of a sore knee. SOURCE: John Denton, OrlandoMagic.com
Insight: Victor Oladipo will take over at point guard. He's second among rookies in scoring at 13.8 ppg. Tonight marks Nelson's eighth absence of the season.
Nikola Vucevic, C3/18/2014 5:57:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic will be active for Tuesday's game at Golden State. SOURCE: NBA.com
Insight: A sprained ankle limited Vucevic (14.1 ppg, 11.1 rpg) to eight points in his last outing. That ended his double-double streak at eight games in a row. We'll see if he can start a new streak Tuesday against the Warriors.
Nikola Vucevic, CHot3/18/2014 5:56:00 PM
Description: Orlando center Nikola Vucevic (ankle) will be a game-time decision Tuesday, according to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel
Insight: Vucevic injured his ankle during Friday's game and went to the locker room, but he was able to return and played 37 minutes. He also participated in shootaround Tuesday and will probably play unless he suffers a setback in warmups. The center has produced 16 double-doubles in his last 21 games.
Nikola Vucevic, CHot3/17/2014 5:20:00 PM
Description: Orlando center Nikola Vucevic (ankle) will travel with the team to California for Tuesday's game against the Warriors, but his status is unclear, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
Insight: Vucevic injured his ankle during Friday's game and went to the locker room, but he was able to return and played 37 minutes. The center has produced 16 double-doubles in his last 21 games.
Nikola Vucevic, CHot3/14/2014 8:40:00 PM
Description: Orlando center Nikola Vucevic suffered a left ankle injury Friday and had to go to the locker room, according to John Denton of orlandomagic.com. However, he was able to check back into the game 20 minutes later.
Insight: Vucevic injured the same ankle in January and missed two games, but he appears to have avoided a major sprain this time.
Kyle O'Quinn, CHot3/13/2014 11:36:00 AM
Description: Magic PF/C Kyle O'Quinn is quickly become fantasy worthy.
Insight: O'Quinn has averaged 9.8 ppg and 8.5 rpg in six March games and has started the last three.
Victor Oladipo, G3/12/2014 9:56:00 PM
Description: Magic rookie Victor Oladipo's minutes increased to 28 Wednesday after he played 19 Monday in his return from an ankle injury.
Insight: Oladipo had 15 points, four rebounds and three assists Wednesday against the Nuggets and appears to be healthy after missing two games.
Arron Afflalo, G3/12/2014 9:54:00 PM
Description: Magic shooting guard Arron Afflalo scored 24 points with two threes Wednesday against the Nuggets.
Insight: Afflalo threw up scoring efforts like this regularly earlier this season, but he came in averaging 16.9 ppg over his last 27 games. That's still good, but nowhere close to the 21.9 ppg he put up in his first 29 games.
Kyle O'Quinn, C3/12/2014 9:51:00 PM
Description: Magic PF/C Kyle O'Quinn had 10 points, eight boards and two blocks in 27 minutes Wednesday.
Insight: O'Quinn remained in the starting lineup for the third straight game Wednesday. His ascension has come at the expense of Tobias Harris, who has played just 22.5 mpg over the last two.
Victor Oladipo, G3/10/2014 6:40:00 PM
Description: Magic rookie Victor Oladipo will return from a two-game absence Monday against the Bucks. SOURCE: Orlando Pinstriped Post
Insight: Oladipo's ankle issues appear to be behind him. He'll come off the bench with Arron Afflalo (19.6 ppg) getting the start at shooting guard.
Victor Oladipo, G3/10/2014 11:33:00 AM
Description: Orlando guard Victor Oladipo is questionable for Monday's game against Milwaukee with a sore left ankle.
Insight: Oladipo has missed the past two games, the first absences of the season. He's averaging 13.9 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 4.0 apg, 1.6 spg - quality numbers for a first-year guy.
Moe Harkless, F3/9/2014 9:19:00 AM
Description: Magic small forward Moe Harkless had 12 points, 10 rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block in 36 minutes Saturday at San Antonio.
Insight: Harkless has received extended playing time lately due to injuries, first to Arron Afflalo and now to Victor Oladipo, and has averaged 36 minutes, 14.3 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.8 steals, 1.7 threes and 1.2 blocks in six games.
Kyle O'Quinn, C3/8/2014 6:12:00 PM
Description: Magic PF/C Kyle O'Quinn will move into the starting lineup for a game Saturday against the Spurs, according to John Denton of orlandomagic.com.
Insight: The Magic are trying to match up with the Spurs by playing a big lineup. Tobias Harris will come off the bench and Moe Harkless will start at small forward with Victor Oladipo (sore ankle) out. O'Quinn has averaged 20.3 minutes, 8.5 points, 7.4 rebounds, 1.4 blocks and 1.0 steals over his last eight games. Orlando will probably still find a way to get Harris 30 minutes Saturday.
Jameer Nelson, G3/8/2014 1:20:00 PM
Description: Orlando guard Jameer Nelson didn't play Wednesday's game due to an illness, but will return Saturday, according to beat writer Josh Robbins.
Insight: Rookie Victor Oladipo (sore ankle) will not play so Nelson could have a big day.
Victor Oladipo, G3/8/2014 1:18:00 PM
Description: Victor Oladipo's ankle is giving him problems and he won't suit up on Saturday, according to the Magic site.
Insight: Wednesday was Oladipo's first absence of the season. Jameer Nelson is expected to return.
Jameer Nelson, G3/8/2014 11:56:00 AM
Description: Orlando guard Jameer Nelson didn't play Wednesday's game due to an illness, but could return Saturday.
Insight: Rookie Victor Oladipo (sore ankle) also sat out the last game and both have a good chance of playing Saturday.
Victor Oladipo, G3/8/2014 11:54:00 AM
Description: Victor Oladipo's ankle is giving him problems and he didn't play Wednesday, but he's traveling with the Magic and should suit up on Saturday.
Insight: It was Oladipo's first absence of the season. With both Jameer Nelson (illness) and Oladipo out of the lineup, E'Twaun Moore was the best option, but Nelson could be back on Saturday as well.
Victor Oladipo, G3/5/2014 6:11:00 PM
Description: Victor Oladipo's ankle is giving him problems. He won't be available Wednesday against the Rockets. SOURCE: Orlando Sentinel
Insight: It's Oladipo's first absence of the season. With both Jameer Nelson (illness) and Oladipo out of the lineup, E'Twaun Moore (6.3 ppg) should see a heavy workload on Wednesday.
Jameer Nelson, G3/5/2014 6:07:00 PM
Description: Orlando guard Jameer Nelson won't be active for Wednesday's game against Houston. He's out with an illness. SOURCE: Magic on Twitter
Insight: Rookie Victor Oladipo (sore ankle) is also sitting this one out. The Magic's starting backcourt should feature Ronnie Price (1.8 ppg) and E'Twaun Moore (6.3 ppg).
Jameer Nelson, G3/5/2014 12:47:00 PM
Description: Magic point guard Jameer Nelson will be a game-time decision Wednesday due to an illness.
Insight: Nelson missed Sunday's game with a sore calf and now he's sick again. He played through a sinus infection at the end of February and may still be dealing with it.
Arron Afflalo, G3/5/2014 12:42:00 PM
Description: Magic shooting guard Arron Afflalo (ankle) will play Wednesday after a five-game absence.
Insight: Afflalo was dealing with an ankle sprain. Moe Harkless started all five games in his absence and averaged 35.7 minutes, 14.8 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.8 threes, 1.5 assists, 1.3 blocks and 1.0 steals his last four, but he'll go back to a reserve role.
Arron Afflalo, G3/3/2014 5:49:00 PM
Description: Magic shooting guard Arron Afflalo (ankle) is expected to play Wednesday, coach Jacque Vaughn said, according to NBA.com.
Insight: Afflalo missed the last five games with an ankle sprain. Moe Harkless started all five and averaged 35.7 minutes, 14.8 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.8 threes, 1.5 assists, 1.3 blocks and 1.0 steals his last four, but he'll go back to a reserve role when Afflalo returns.
Tobias Harris, FHot3/2/2014 8:51:00 PM
Description: Magic power forward Tobias Harris had a season-high 31 points with eight rebounds and three steals in 34 minutes Sunday against the 76ers.
Insight: Harris has scored 20+ points four times in his last six games. Nobody on Orlando has benefitted more from Glen Davis' buyout than Harris.
Nikola Vucevic, CHot3/2/2014 8:48:00 PM
Description: Orlando center Nikola Vucevic had 18 points and 17 rebounds Sunday for his fourth straight double-double.
Insight: Vucevic has collected 11 double-doubles in his last 14 games and has picked up at least one steal in each of his last eight.
Jameer Nelson, G3/2/2014 5:19:00 PM
Description: Magic point guard Jameer Nelson will not play Sunday against the Sixers due to a sore calf, according to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Insight: Nelson has had a terrible run as of late, putting up double-digit points just once in his last 12 games while shooting 32.4 percent in that span. Ronnie Price, E'Twaun Moore and Victor Oladipo will handle the point in his absence.
Arron Afflalo, G3/2/2014 4:35:00 PM
Description: Magic shooting guard Arron Afflalo has been ruled out Sunday against the 76ers. He's missing his fifth straight game.
Insight: Moe Harkless has started the last four games and averaged 34.1 minutes, 16.3 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.0 threes and 1.0 steals over his last three.
Kyle O'Quinn, C3/2/2014 9:59:00 AM
Description: Magic PF/C Kyle O'Quinn filled up the stat sheet Saturday in a loss to Miami.
Insight: O'Quinn contributed 14 points on 6-of-10 shooting. He also corralled a season-high 15 rebounds. The Norfolk State alum has averaged 19.6 mpg since Glen Davis had his contract bought out last week. He was only playing 14 mpg before that.
Arron Afflalo, G2/28/2014 4:23:00 PM
Description: Magic shooting guard Arron Afflalo will not travel with the team for Saturday's game against Miami.
Insight: He'll miss his fourth straight game with a sprained ankle. Moe Harkless has started the last two in his place and has averaged 17.5 ppg over that span.
Jameer Nelson, G2/26/2014 9:26:00 PM
Description: Magic point guard Jameer Nelson ended a 10-game streak with single-digit points Wednesday against the Sixers with 16 points on 7-of-16 shooting and added 12 assists and six rebounds.
Insight: Nelson hadn't scored in double figures since Jan. 29 and had averaged just 7.3 points and 7.5 assists while shooting 31.6 percent from the field in February. He also has been playing through a sinus infection. We'll see how he does against a competent defense Saturday at Miami.
Arron Afflalo, G2/26/2014 6:03:00 PM
Description: Magic shooting guard Arron Afflalo did not travel to Philadelphia for Wednesday's game, according to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel.
Insight: He'll miss his third straight game with a sprained ankle. Moe Harkless has started the last two in his place and had 22 points in 38 minutes Tuesday. Harkless has a great matchup against the fast-paced but lowly 76ers on Wednesday.
Jameer Nelson, GCold2/26/2014 6:02:00 PM
Description: Magic point guard Jameer Nelson (sinus infection) will play Wednesday, according to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel.
Insight: Nelson hasn't scored in double figures since Jan. 29 and has averaged just 7.3 points and 7.5 assists while shooting 31.6 percent from the field in February. Leave him on the bench.
Victor Oladipo, G2/25/2014 9:37:00 PM
Description: Magic shooting guard Victor Oladipo scored 26 points Tuesday at Washington.
Insight: The 21-year-old has been offensively inconsistent all season and especially as of late, scoring 23 or more points in three of his last seven games but under 10 in three of them.
Nikola Vucevic, CHot2/25/2014 9:35:00 PM
Description: Orlando center Nikola Vucevic has collected three double-doubles in his last four games and eight in 11 games this month.
Insight: Vucevic had 19 points, 14 rebounds, two assists, one block and one steal in 31 minutes Tuesday at Washington but also fouled out for the second time in three games. He has picked up 5.0 fouls per game his last five games but is finding a way to contribute when he's on the floor.
Jameer Nelson, GCold2/25/2014 9:32:00 PM
Description: Magic point guard Jameer Nelson played 33 minutes despite dealing with a sinus infection and had seven points, eight assists and four rebounds Tuesday against the Wizards.
Insight: Nelson still hasn't scored in double figures since Jan. 29 and has averaged just 7.3 points and 7.5 assists while shooting 31.6 percent from the field in February.
Moe Harkless, F2/25/2014 9:29:00 PM
Description: Magic small forward Moe Harkless came up with 22 points, five rebounds and two threes in 38 minutes Tuesday versus the Wizards.
Insight: Harkless has started the last two games in place of the injured Arron Afflalo (foot) but only had two points in 28 minutes Sunday because he got in foul trouble. Afflalo is questionable for Wednesday's game at Philadelphia.
Jameer Nelson, GCold2/25/2014 6:39:00 PM
Description: Magic point guard Jameer Nelson will start Tuesday despite dealing with a sinus infection, according to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel.
Insight: Nelson hasn't scored in double figures since Jan. 29 and is averaging 7.3 points, 7.4 assists and 2.8 rebounds while shooting 32.4 percent in February.
Arron Afflalo, G2/23/2014 10:17:00 PM
Description: The Magic won't have shooting guard Arron Afflalo for Tuesday's game against Washington. SOURCE: Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel
Insight: He's been ruled out with a sprained ankle. Victor Oladipo (13.8 ppg, 4.1 apg, 4.4 rpg) figures to get more playing time with Afflalo sidelined. Not that he hasn't been playing a lot already - Oladipo saw 49 minutes of action Friday against New York.
Arron Afflalo, G2/23/2014 4:32:00 PM
Description: Magic coach Jacque Vaughn didn't rule out shooting guard Arron Afflalo (ankle) joining the team in Washington on Tuesday or Washington on Wednesday, according to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel.
Insight: Afflalo suffered a sprained right ankle Friday night and will sit out Sunday at Toronto, allowing Moe Harkless to get a start. The injury comes at a terrible time for Afflalo, as he went off for 25.3 ppg over his last three games following a 21-game stretch in which he put up just 15.8 ppg.
Moe Harkless, F2/23/2014 12:11:00 PM
Description: Magic small forward Moe Harkless will start Sunday with Arron Afflalo (knee) out, according to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel.
Insight: Harkless and has played 21.3 minutes per game this season and averaged 11 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.9 steals, 1.0 threes and 0.8 blocks per 36 minutes.
Arron Afflalo, G2/22/2014 5:27:00 PM
Description: Magic shooting guard Arron Afflalo (ankle) didn't make the trip to Toronto for Sunday's game, according to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel.
Insight: Afflalo suffered a sprained right ankle Friday night. The injury comes at a terrible time, as he went off for 25.3 ppg over his last three games following a 21-game stretch in which he put up just 15.8 ppg. His absence will open up more playing time for Moe Harkless.
Tobias Harris, FHot2/22/2014 5:10:00 PM
Description: Magic power forward Tobias Harris played 41 minutes Friday against the Knicks, his most since Jan. 24. Orlando was playing its first game since it bought out Glen Davis.
Insight: The move to get rid of Davis opened up more playing time for 21-year-olds Harris and Victor Oladipo as well as 20-year-old Maurice Harkless and 23-year-old Kyle O'Quinn.
Arron Afflalo, G2/22/2014 10:55:00 AM
Description: Magic shooting guard Arron Afflalo sprained his right ankle Friday in a win against New York and is questionable for Sunday's game against Toronto
Insight: Afflalo racked up 32 points on 11-for-18 shooting before exiting in a lot of pain. Moe Harkless would likely start at SF if Afflalo can't run.
Nikola Vucevic, C2/21/2014 10:29:00 PM
Description: Orlando center Nikola Vucevic put up big numbers Friday in a win against the Knicks.
Insight: Vucevic posted 14 points and 15 rebounds before fouling out. The 42 minutes Vucevic logged were his most since October 30th against Minnesota. He's almost guaranteed for a double-double Sunday against the Raptors.
Arron Afflalo, G2/21/2014 10:21:00 PM
Description: Magic shooting guard Arron Afflalo sprained his right ankle Friday in a win against New York.
Insight: Afflalo racked up 32 points on 11-for-18 shooting before exiting. Consider Afflalo questionable for Sunday's game in Toronto.
Victor Oladipo, G2/21/2014 10:13:00 PM
Description: Magic shooting guard Victor Oladipo had one of his best games Friday against the Knicks.
Insight: Oladipo (30 points, 14 assists, nine rebounds) was within one rebound of his second career triple-double. This comes on the heels of an awful game Wednesday against Cleveland (four points on 2-of-6 shooting). Oladipo (49 minutes) obviously benefited from the two overtime periods so fantasy owners should temper their expectations.
Glen Davis, F2/20/2014 9:04:00 PM
Description: The Magic weren't able to trade Glen Davis on Thursday and will now buy out the rest of his contract.
Insight: By this time tomorrow, Big Baby will be a free agent. Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski says the Clippers could be a good fit for Davis (12.1 ppg, 6.3 rpg). Kyle O'Quinn (4.3 ppg, 4.3 rpg) should benefit the most from Davis' departure.
Glen Davis, F2/19/2014 7:55:00 PM
Description: Magic forward Glen Davis tweaked his right Achilles and will sit out the rest of Wednesday's game against Cleveland. SOURCE: Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel
Insight: Davis was held scoreless in his six minutes of play. Andrew Nicholson (6.2 ppg, 3.8 rpg) and Kyle O'Quinn (4.2 ppg, 4.2 rpg) will have to fill the void while he's out.
Nikola Vucevic, C2/18/2014 10:38:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic was at it again Tuesday against Milwaukee.
Insight: The seven-footer generated 19 points on 7-of-10 shooting. His double-double streak came to an end but not by much (nine rebounds). Vucevic is as reliable as they come, even if his team isn't (16-39 this season).
Arron Afflalo, GCold2/12/2014 9:53:00 PM
Description: Orlando guard Aaron Afflalo will go into the All-Star break having made 15-of-44 (.341) over his last four games. He had 10 points in 30 minutes Wednesday.
Insight: Afflalo has regressed to 15.1 points per game over his last 13 games after putting up 20.9 in his first 37. He could be a trade candidate after the All-Star break and fantasy owners should be shopping him during the break.
Nikola Vucevic, C2/9/2014 9:02:00 PM
Description: Orlando center Nikola Vucevic muscled his way to 19 points and 13 rebounds Sunday against the Pacers.
Insight: Vucevic held his own against Roy Hibbert, who was limited to just six points in 34 minutes of court time. It doesn't seem to matter who he's playing against. If Vucevic is out there, he's going to give you a dozen points and 10+ rebounds. He continues to be a bright spot for a Magic team that hasn't had much to cheer about this season.
Jason Maxiell, F2/9/2014 5:23:00 PM
Description: Orlando PF/C Jason Maxiell won't be in action Sunday against Indiana. SOURCE: Evan Dunlap, SB Nation
Insight: He's out for personal reasons. It's not a major fantasy development as Maxiell is only averaging 3.5 ppg this season. He remains unowned in the vast majority of fantasy leagues.
Jameer Nelson, G2/5/2014 6:39:00 PM
Description: As expected, Magic point guard Jameer Nelson will return to the starting lineup Wednesday against Detroit. SOURCE: John Denton, OrlandoMagic.com
Insight: Knee soreness prevented Nelson from competing Monday versus Indiana. Victor Oladipo (13.7 ppg, 4.0 apg, 4.4 rpg) will head back to his usual sixth man role now that Nelson is healthy.
Jameer Nelson, G2/5/2014 11:30:00 AM
Description: Orlando guard Jameer Nelson (knee) is "almost certain" to play Wednesday against the Pistons after taking part in shootaround, according to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel.
Insight: Nelson missed the last two games with a sore left knee, though the team doesn't consider the injury to be serious. The 31-year-old guard is averaging 13.4 points, 6.6 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 2.3 triples per game.
Jameer Nelson, G2/4/2014 1:42:00 PM
Description: Orlando guard Jameer Nelson is hoping for a Wednesday return to the court, according to beat reporter Jared Zwerling.
Insight: Nelson (13.4 ppg, 6.6 apg) exited Friday's game with a knee injury. Unfortunately, he's got a poor history of coming back from injuries. Rookie Victor Oladipo (13.7 ppg, 4.0 apg, 4.4 rpg) takes a small hit when he returns.
Victor Oladipo, GCold2/3/2014 11:44:00 PM
Description: Orlando rookie guard Victor Oladipo has made just 5-of-27 (.185) from the field his last two games.
Insight: Oladipo's cold streak has come at a bad time for the Magic, who have played the last two games without starting point guard Jameer Nelson. The rookie made up for his shooting struggles with 11 assists, five rebounds and four steals Monday.
Nikola Vucevic, C2/3/2014 11:42:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic put up 16 points and 13 boards Monday at Indiana.
Insight: Vucevic has jumped right back in with three double-doubles in four games since returning from a concussion. His 35 minutes Monday were his most since before the injury.
Jameer Nelson, G2/3/2014 7:44:00 AM
Description: Orlando guard Jameer Nelson didn't be making the trip to Boston for Sunday's game against the Celtics and isn't expected to join the team for Monday's game with Indiana.
Insight: Nelson (13.4 ppg, 6.6 apg) exited Friday's game with a knee injury. Rookie Victor Oladipo (13.9 ppg, 3.9 apg, 4.5 rpg) took 16 shots on Monday (made just three), but figures to be very active Monday as well and be the best Magic backcourt option.
E'Twaun Moore, G2/2/2014 5:39:00 PM
Description: Magic guard E'Twaun Moore played just 10 minutes Sunday even though Jameer Nelson was out with a sore left knee.
Insight: Moore has proven effective in the past when he's had to fill in for Nelson for extended stretches, but the team went with a starting backcourt of Victor Oladipo and Arron Afflalo Sunday and didn't play Moore much.
Jameer Nelson, G2/1/2014 8:27:00 PM
Description: Orlando guard Jameer Nelson won't be making the trip to Boston for Sunday's game against the Celtics. SOURCE: Brian Schmitz, Orlando Sentinel
Insight: Nelson (13.4 ppg, 6.6 apg) exited Friday's game with a knee injury. It doesn't sound like he's going to be available for Monday's game either. That one's against Indiana. Expect rookie Victor Oladipo (13.9 ppg, 3.9 apg, 4.5 rpg) to fill in at point guard.
Jameer Nelson, G2/1/2014 12:35:00 PM
Description: Magic point guard Jameer Nelson is dealing with soreness in his left knee, missed most of Friday's game, and is questionable for Sunday against Boston.
Insight: The fragile Nelson isn't likely to be better by Sunday so expect E'Twaun Moore to see much of the time at the point, and Victor Oladipo to get even more PT.