Fantasy NBA
Orlando Magic Player Notes
For The Last 365 Days
 
Elfrid Payton, G3/25/2015 9:24:00 PM
Description: Magic point guard Elfrid Payton nearly recorded a triple-double during Wednesday's loss to the Hawks.
Insight: He had 19 points, nine rebounds, seven assists, one steal, and five turnovers. Payton should be owned everywhere these days.
Tobias Harris, F3/25/2015 12:20:00 PM
Description: Magic small forward Tobias Harris will be a game-time decision on Wednesday against the Hawks according to OrlandoMagic.com.
Insight: Harris has been feeling better lately after missing the last three games with a sore ankle. His owners will want to check back Wednesday night before the game. Harris should be in fantasy lineups if he plays.
Tobias Harris, F3/24/2015 2:43:00 PM
Description: Magic small forward Tobias Harris practiced Tuesday and could be ready to go on Wednesday.
Insight: Harris has been dealing with this ankle issue. He's been a solid producer when on the floor averaging 16.9 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.1 spg. Moe Harkless usually gets the start if Harris can't go.
Nikola Vucevic, C3/22/2015 8:35:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic had 20 points and eight rebounds in the, 119-100, loss to the Nuggets on Sunday.
Insight: Vucevic was 9-of-14 from the field with a block as well. Vucevic hasn't been himself this month. He missed two games because of injury and he has only averaged 15.9 ppg. He averaged 22.2 ppg in February.
Channing Frye, C3/22/2015 5:32:00 PM
Description: Magic F/C Channing Frye will not play on Sunday aganist the Nuggets due to illness.
Insight: Frye and Dewayne Dedmon are both out, so Nikola Vucevic will see a ton of minutes with Kyle O'Quinn and Andrew Nicholson also seeing a slight bump in value. O'Quinn is the best plug-in option.
Evan Fournier, G3/22/2015 11:16:00 AM
Description: Magic guard Evan Fournier (hip) is likely out another 10 days.
Insight: Elfrid Payton and Victor Oladipo will continue to start at the guard positions. Fournier can be dropped in most leagues, as he will likely be eased back in upon his return.
Victor Oladipo, G3/20/2015 10:01:00 PM
Description: Magic guard Victor Oladipo didn't shoot well, going 7-for-23 from the field, but he did score 22 points in the victory on Friday.
Insight: Oladipo was one of three Magic players with 22 points, which led the team. Nikola Vucevic and Elfrid Payton each had 22 points too. Oladipo also had eight rebounds, four assists and two 3-pointers.
Elfrid Payton, G3/20/2015 9:56:00 PM
Description: Magic point guard Elfrid Payton recorded a double-double in the, 111-104, victory over the Trail Blazers on Friday.
Insight: Payton was one of three Magic starters to score 22 points. Payton shot 10-for-13 from the field. He also had 10 assists and four steals.
Tobias Harris, F3/20/2015 6:23:00 PM
Description: Magic small forward Tobias Harris will not play on Friday against the Blazers according to the Orlando Sentinel.
Insight: Harris has been dealing with this ankle issue for awhile, but this is his second straight game he will miss. With the Magic basically just trying to improve their draft position at this point, Harris is not going to rush back to the floor.
Victor Oladipo, G3/18/2015 11:00:00 PM
Description: Magic guard Victor Oladipo shot 0-for-6 from the 3-point line, but he still led Orlando in scoring versus Dallas.
Insight: Oladipo was 7-of-20 overall on his way to 19 points. Unfortunately, it wasn't enough as Orlando lost to Dallas, 107-102. Oladipo has been excellent this month, averaging 22.8 ppg, 5.0 apg and 3.4 rpg.
Victor Oladipo, G3/17/2015 10:29:00 PM
Description: Magic guard Victor Oladipo had a game-high 29 points in the loss versus the Rockets on Tuesday.
Insight: Oladipo was 11-for-21 from the field and a perfect 6-for-6 at the line. He also had four rebounds, four steals and three assists. Oladipo is having a great March, averaging 22.0 ppg, 5.3 apg and 3.4 rpg.
Tobias Harris, F3/17/2015 9:55:00 PM
Description: Magic small forward Tobias Harris sprained his left ankle against the Rockets and will not return according to the Orlando Sentinel.
Insight: Harris suffered the injury in the first half, and tried to stay in the game but eventually had to leave. Harris missed five games this season with an issue in the same ankle, so it is likely the Magic will proceed cautiously.
Elfrid Payton, G3/15/2015 9:08:00 PM
Description: Magic point guard Elfrid Payton nearly posted a triple-double during Sunday's loss against Cleveland.
Insight: Payton continues to produce, yet is shooting poorly from the field and free throw line. He went 5-of-14 from the floor and 2-of-6 from the line for 13 points, 10 assists, nine rebounds, along with one 3-pointer, two steals, and five turnovers.
Elfrid Payton, G3/13/2015 10:01:00 PM
Description: Magic point guard Elfrid Payton filled the stat sheet, but shot just 4-of-15 from the line during Friday's loss to the Celtics.
Insight: Payton finished with 20 points, nine assists, five rebounds, two 3-pointers, one steal, one block, and five turnovers.
Evan Fournier, G3/13/2015 11:16:00 AM
Description: Magic guard Evan Fournier will not play on Friday versus the Celtics.
Insight: This will Fournier's eighth straight game on the sidelines.Victor Oladipo continues to see around 40 minutes playing time and post solid fantasy totals.
Nikola Vucevic, C3/11/2015 10:27:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic recorded another double-double during Wednesday's loss versus Milwaukee.
Insight: He finished with 19 points and 14 boards, along with one assist, three steals, and five turnovers. Vucevic also shot 9-of-20 from the field and 1-of-1 from the line.
Nikola Vucevic, C3/10/2015 10:49:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic played 28 minutes in his return to the starting lineup on Tuesday, scoring 13 points with five rebounds, two assists and two steals.
Insight: Vucevic was returning from a sore ankle. He is averaging 19.7 ppg, and owners shouldn't be discouraged he didn't reach that mark on Tuesday because the Pacers blew out the Magic, which limited Vucevic's minutes.
Victor Oladipo, G3/10/2015 9:17:00 PM
Description: Magic guard Victor Oladipo had his first poor game of March, shooting just 4-of-12 on Tuesday versus the Pacers.
Insight: Oladipo finished with 13 points, yet he is still averaging 25.2 ppg over the last five games. That should speak volumes as to how good Oladipo has been in March. he is averaging 17.5 ppg, 4.2 rpg and 4.0 apg this season.
Tobias Harris, F3/10/2015 9:13:00 PM
Description: Magic small forward Tobias Harris led the team with 22 points, shooting 8-for-17 from the field on Tuesday.
Insight: harris hit one 3-pointer with six rebounds and two steals. harris is averaging 16.9 ppg and 6.4 rpg this season.
Nikola Vucevic, C3/10/2015 6:12:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic will return to the starting lineup on Tuesday against the Pacers.
Insight: Vucevic is a must-start player, averaging 19.7 ppg and 11.2 rpg this season. Channing Frye will move back to the bench. This likely hurts Victor Oladipo a little bit, who is sixth in the league in scoring since the All-Star break.
Nikola Vucevic, C3/10/2015 11:43:00 AM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic (ankle) tested his ankle on Monday and is listed as probable for Tuesday night's game against Indiana.
Insight: That's great news for fantasy owners. He's a fantasy stud (19.7 ppg, 11.2 rpg) and needed back in the lineup. Channing Frye and Dewayne Dedmon return to smaller backup roles.
Nikola Vucevic, C3/9/2015 3:02:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic (ankle) did not play again on Sunday, but is scheduled to test his ankle on Monday.
Insight: Consider Vucevic day-to-day for now. He's a fantasy stud (19.7 ppg, 11.2 rpg) and needed back in the lineup. Channing Frye is inconsisten as a replacement.
Victor Oladipo, G3/8/2015 8:41:00 PM
Description: Magic guard Victor Oladipo continued his hot streak, leading Orlando with 22 points in the, 103-98, victory over the Celtics on Sunday.
Insight: Orlando fell behind Boston, 37-17, in the beginning of the second quarter, but the Magic really stepped up their defense and took the lead in the third quarter. Oladipo ignited the Magic in the third with 11 points in the quarter. He is averaging 26.4 ppg and 5.8 apg in the last five games.
Elfrid Payton, GHot3/8/2015 8:32:00 PM
Description: Magic point guard Elfrid Payton recorded his second straight double-double and was three assists shy of a triple-double on Sunday.
Insight: Payton had an excellent game in the victory over the Celtics, scoring 19 points with 10 rebounds, seven assists and a steal. He was 7-for-16 from the field. In the four games prior to the two double-doubles, Payton was really struggling to score, averaging just 4.0 ppg, but he was setting up his teammates as he averaged 6.25 apg. The 19 ppg, however, is the most for Payton since Jan. 18 and the 10 rebounds is a season-high.
Nikola Vucevic, C3/8/2015 4:22:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic (ankle) will not play on Sunday.
Insight: He missed Saturday's contest and is unable to go Sunday versus Boston. Consider Vucevic day-to-day for now.
Nikola Vucevic, C3/7/2015 11:48:00 AM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic did not play on Friday versus the Kings and is questionable for Sunday's game against Boston due to a sore left ankle.
Insight: Channing Frye would start with Andrew Nicholson backing him up. Vucevic has been one of the most consistent big men in all of fantasy averaging 19.7 ppg and 11.2 rpg and posting 35 double-doubles.
Channing Frye, C3/6/2015 9:53:00 PM
Description: Magic F/C Channing Frye started on Friday and played very well, recording a double-double versus the Kings.
Insight: Not much was expected from Frye with DeMarcus Cousins potentially covering him, but Frye scored a season-high 22 points with 10 rebounds. Frye also had three blocks, three assists and a steal.
Victor Oladipo, G3/6/2015 9:49:00 PM
Description: Magic guard Victor Oladipo had an incredible game versus the Kings on Friday.
Insight: Oladipo finished with 32 points, 10 assists and five steals. He was 14-of-24 from the field, including 2-for-3 from the 3-point line. Oladipo is averaging 24.6 ppg, 5.6 apg, 5.0 rpg and 1.8 spg in the last five games.
Nikola Vucevic, C3/6/2015 6:46:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic will not play on Friday versus the Kings.
Insight: That means Orlando pretty much has no one to cover DeMarcus Cousins. Channing Frye will start with Andrew Nicholson backing him up.
Evan Fournier, G3/6/2015 5:45:00 PM
Description: Magic guard Evan Fournier will not play on Friday versus the Kings.
Insight: This will Fournier's fourth straight game he will miss. Tobias Harris and Victor Oladipo should see around 40 minutes with Aaron Gordon also receiving additional playing time.
Victor Oladipo, G3/4/2015 9:35:00 PM
Description: Magic guard Victor Oladipo shot an incredible 25 shots, making 15 of them and scoring a season-high 38 points.
Insight: Oladipo hit 4-of-8 from the 3-point line as well. He had four rebounds, three assists and three steals, but also turned it over seven times. Oladipo is playing really well right now, averaging 21.6 ppg, 5.4 rpg and 4.2 apg in his last five games.
Tobias Harris, F3/4/2015 5:45:00 PM
Description: Magic small forward Tobias Harris is questionable for Wednesday's game versus the Suns.
Insight: Harris just can't get over this knee injury. He was limited in practice on Tuesday and is a game-time decision. If he doesn't play, Aaron Gordon, Nikola Vucevic and Victor Oladipo will see more opportunities.
Evan Fournier, G3/4/2015 5:42:00 PM
Description: Magic guard Evan Fournier will not play versus the Suns on Wednesday.
Insight: Fournier is missing his third straight game, and he is listed as day-to-day. The good news is Aaron Gordon is back and should play some. Neither Fournier nor Gordon, however, is worth owning in standard leagues.
Victor Oladipo, G3/1/2015 8:26:00 PM
Description: Magic guard Victor Oladipo shot 7-of-14 from the field and 6-of-8 from the line during Sunday's loss to the Hornets.
Insight: He had a team-high 21 points, along with five assists, two rebounds, one 3-pointer, one steal, and one turnover.
Evan Fournier, G3/1/2015 4:54:00 PM
Description: Magic guard Evan Fournier is out for Sunday's game versus the Hornets according to the Orland Sentinel.
Insight: Aaron Gordan has been ruled out as well. That means, Channing Frye, Victor Oladipo and Tobias Harris should see extended minutes.
Nikola Vucevic, C2/27/2015 10:01:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic had another productive night on Friday.
Insight: He went 10-of-16 from the floor and 1-of-2 from the line for 21 points, 15 boards, three assists, one block, one steal. and four turnovers. Vucevic is a top=20 player in standard leagues.
Nikola Vucevic, C2/25/2015 10:09:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic scored a team-high 26 points during Wednesday's overtime loss versus Miami.
Insight: He also had eight rebounds and one steal, while shooting 10-of-21 from the field and 6-of-9 from the line. Vucevic is a top-15 option.
Victor Oladipo, G2/22/2015 9:03:00 PM
Description: Magic guard Victor Oladipo did not shoot well, but still turned in a pretty solid fantasy game on Sunday.
Insight: Oladipo had 17 points despite shooting 4-for-11 from the field. It helped he went 8-of-9 from the line. Oladipo also had five rebounds, three assists and a steal.
Nikola Vucevic, C2/22/2015 8:58:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic had a monster game versus the 76ers with 31 points and 14 rebounds on Sunday.
Insight: Philadelphia started Henry Sims to try and matchup better versus Vucevic without prevail. Vuecvic was 14-of-24 from the field and grabbed six of those 14 rebounds on the offensive glass. He also had two steals and a block.
Nikola Vucevic, C2/20/2015 9:32:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic had 18 points and led the team with 13 rebounds in Friday's victory over the Pelicans.
Insight: Vucevic was 9-of-19 from the field. He had one assist, one block and one steal as well.
Victor Oladipo, G2/20/2015 9:29:00 PM
Description: Magic guard Victor Oladipo had 22 points as he led Orlando to a, 95-84, victory over the Pelicans.
Insight: Oladipo was 11-of-18 from the field with two assists, two rebounds, one steal and one block. The scoring on Friday was nice, but he produced better rebound and assist numbers before the break. Hopefully, he returns to that.
Tobias Harris, F2/20/2015 5:48:00 PM
Description: Magic small forward Tobias Harris will not play on Friday versus the Pelicans.
Insight: This is not good. As of Thursday, he was good to go. Harris missed the last two games before the break and apparently the week off wasn't enough. Harris could miss more games beyond Friday. Evan Fournier will start in his place.
Tobias Harris, FHot2/19/2015 12:07:00 PM
Description: Magic small forward Tobias Harris (knee) is probable for Friday's game against New Orleans.
Insight: Harris practiced Wednesday and should be ready to go. He's been a workhorse this month, averaging almost 41 mpg in February and 22.5 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 3.3 apg. Get him back in your lineup.
Nikola Vucevic, C2/11/2015 9:39:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic posted a monster double-double during Wednesday victory over the Knicks.
Insight: He finished with 28 points and 18 boards. Vucevic is worthy of an All-Star bid, but for now, he will just continue to help fantasy owners.
Channing Frye, C2/11/2015 8:54:00 PM
Description: Magic F/C Channing Frye left Wednesday's game with a dislocated left index finger.
Insight: He will not return, but is not expected to miss significant time. Frye will have a shot to play after the All-Star break.
Evan Fournier, G2/11/2015 6:20:00 PM
Description: Magic guard Evan Fournier will start in place of Tobias Harris on Wednesday night.
Insight: Harris is dealing with a knee injury, so Fournier will be given the chance to produce. He is an intriguing daily fantasy play.
Tobias Harris, F2/11/2015 9:57:00 AM
Description: Magic small forward Tobias Harris will not play on Wednesday versus the Knicks.
Insight: Harris also missed Monday's game after tearing it up over the weekend, posting a career-high 34 points last Friday. Aaron Gordon started in Harris' place on Monday, but he didn't do much, scoring five points with zero rebounds and zero assists in 17 minutes.
Nikola Vucevic, C2/9/2015 9:42:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic led all Orlando starters with 14 points and eight rebounds in the loss to the Wizards on Monday.
Insight: Shooting guard Evan Fournier came off the bench and led the Magic with 18 points. Vucevic was 6-of-10 from the field and added an assist.
Tobias Harris, F2/9/2015 6:06:00 PM
Description: Magic small forward Tobias Harris will not play on Monday against the Wizards due to knee soreness.
Insight: It's too bad because Harris was really starting to play well. He scored a career-high 34 points on Friday. Several players will reap the benefits of Harris not playing on Monday, but Aaron Gordon is the best daily play.
Tobias Harris, F2/8/2015 8:51:00 PM
Description: Magic small forward Tobias Harris finished with 15 points and eight rebounds in the loss to the Bulls on Sunday.
Insight: Harris was 6-of-17 from the field, including 2-for-5 from the 3-point line. Harris also had three steals and an assist.
Aaron Gordon, F2/8/2015 6:08:00 PM
Description: Magic forward Aaron Gordon will start on Monday versus the Wizards.
Insight: Tobias Harris is out with knee soreness, so Gordon will make his sixth NBA start. He has averaged 7.4 ppg and 4.8 rpg in his previous five starts, but those starts were with Harris also in the lineup. Gordon has a great chance to shine while Harris rests his knee.
Tobias Harris, F2/6/2015 9:29:00 PM
Description: Magic small forward Tobias Harris had a big game in Friday's overtime win over the Lakers.
Insight: He went 14-of-18 from the field and 4-of-4 from the line for 34 points, seven boards, two assists, two 3-pointers, one steal, one block, and two turnovers. Harris is a top-60 option.
Elfrid Payton, GHot2/5/2015 10:44:00 AM
Description: Magic point guard Elfrid Payton has become a box score filler since the start of 2015.
Insight: Payton is averaging 10.2 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 6.8 apg, 1.7 spg since Jan 1. That's significantly up from 6.6 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 5.1 apg, 1.7 spg for the first 35 games. Apparently he's a quick learner.
Nikola Vucevic, C2/4/2015 10:57:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic went for 25 points and 13 boards on Wednesday night.
Insight: Both were team-highs, and Vucevic also shot 11-of-17 from the field and 3-of-3 from the line. He is a borderline top 20 option.
Tobias Harris, F2/4/2015 10:55:00 PM
Description: Magic small forward Tobias Harris registered a double-double during Wednesday's loss against the Spurs.
Insight: He played well, going 9-of-13 from the field, 2-of-3 from the line, and 3-of-4 from downtown. Harris finished with 23 points, 10 rebounds, six assists, and zero turnovers.
Victor Oladipo, G2/2/2015 10:33:00 PM
Description: Magic guard Victor Oladipo scored 22 points, shooting 7-of-14 from the field in the loss to the Thunder on Monday.
Insight: Oladipo also had seven rebounds, four assists and a steal. Oladipo had a great January, averaging 20.6 ppg, 3.9 rpg and 3.6 apg, so hopefully he can keep that up in February.
Victor Oladipo, G2/2/2015 6:56:00 PM
Description: Magic guard Victor Oladipo will start versus the Thunder on Monday.
Insight: Oladipo rested his Achilles on Saturday, but it's a good sign he is back in the lineup Monday. Owners can start Oladipo as they normally would.
Victor Oladipo, G2/2/2015 11:53:00 AM
Description: Magic guard Victor Oladipo (Achilles) did not play on Saturday and is questionable for Monday's game against Oklahoma City
Insight: There is no official word on how severe the injury is, but he's going to test it during the shootaround, so it can't be that bad. Evan Fournier (15 points, three rebounds on Saturday) gets the playing time if Oladipo sits.
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.