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Orlando Magic Player Notes
For The Last 365 Days
 
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.
E'Twaun Moore, G1/31/2014 9:43:00 PM
Description: Magic guard E'Twaun Moore played 24 minutes off the bench and had 13 points, two rebounds, two steals and three threes Friday night.
Insight: Jameer Nelson exited with a sore knee. Moore has proven effective in the past when he's had to fill in for Nelson for extended stretches.
Jameer Nelson, G1/31/2014 8:26:00 PM
Description: Magic point guard Jameer Nelson is dealing with soreness in his left knee and will not return to Friday's game, according to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel.
Insight: E'Twaun Moore sees more playing time whenever Nelson has to sit, and Victor Oladipo also will see time at the point.
Nikola Vucevic, C1/30/2014 6:28:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic will not have any restrictions going forward, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
Insight: Vucevic returned from a concussion that kept him out 12 games Wednesday and played 20 minutes. He still managed to post 16 points, 10 rebounds and two steals despite spending more than half the game on the bench.
Glen Davis, FCold1/29/2014 9:33:00 PM
Description: Orlando power forward Glen Davis has scored nine points or less in each of the last five games and averaged just 4.2 rebounds per game in that span.
Insight: Davis started at center when Nikola Vucevic was out with a concussion and retained a starting job over Tobias Harris Wednesday with Vucevic back. We may soon see the roles of Davis and Harris flipped with Davis underperforming.
Nikola Vucevic, C1/29/2014 9:17:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic had 16 points and 10 rebounds in his return from a concussion Wednesday night versus Toronto.
Insight: Vucevic did his damage in just 20 minutes, as the team had him on a restriction after he missed the previous 12 games.
Victor Oladipo, GHot1/29/2014 6:57:00 PM
Description: Magic guard Victor Oladipo will remain in the starting lineup Wednesday even though Nikola Vucevic is back from a concussion. SOURCE: John Denton, orlandomagic.com.
Insight: Tobias Harris will come off the bench. Oladipo has averaged 36.4 minutes, 15 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.9 steals in 27 starts this season compared to 25.7 minutes, 12.3 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.1 steals per game in 19 games off the bench. This isn't the last change we'll see to Orlando's starting lineup.
Nikola Vucevic, C1/29/2014 5:43:00 PM
Description: John Denton of orlandomagic.com reports that Magic center Nikola Vucevic (concussion) will start Wednesday night, but will play limited minutes.
Insight: Vucevic missed the last 12 games. His return will impact the value of Victor Oladipo even though they play different positions, as the Magic have been starting Jameer Nelson, Oladipo, Arron Afflalo, Tobias Harris and Glen Davis. With Vucevic back, Afflalo will move to shooting guard, Harris to small forward and Davis to power forward with Oladipo coming off the bench.
Nikola Vucevic, C1/29/2014 5:27:00 PM
Description: John Denton of orlandomagic.com reports that "signs are looking great" that Magic center Nikola Vucevic (concussion) will play Wednesday night.
Insight: Vucevic missed the last 12 games. His return will impact the value of Victor Oladipo even though they play different positions, as the Magic have been starting Jameer Nelson, Oladipo, Arron Afflalo, Tobias Harris and Glen Davis. With Vucevic back, Afflalo will move to shooting guard, Harris to small forward and Davis to power forward with Oladipo coming off the bench.
Arron Afflalo, G1/26/2014 8:39:00 PM
Description: Orlando guard Aaron Afflalo mad it back-to-back games with at least 23 points by scoring 25 points Sunday at New Orleans.
Insight: Afflalo has bounced back from scoring just 17 points on 7-of-18 shooting over two games on Jan. 21 and 22 with 48 points the last two games.
Victor Oladipo, GHot1/26/2014 8:36:00 PM
Description: Magic guard Victor Oladipo had 18 points, three boards, two assists and five steals Sunday at New Orleans.
Insight: Nikola Vucevic's concussion opened up a spot in the starting lineup for Oladipo and the rookie has averaged 38 minutes, 15.9 points, 4.9 rebounds, 4.6 assists, 2.0 steals and 0.7 blocks over the last 11 games.
Nikola Vucevic, C1/26/2014 4:53:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic (concussion) is traveling with the team on its three-game road trip but is still without a timetable for his return, according to John Denton of orlandomagic.com.
Insight: The road trip starts Sunday at New Orleans, but Vucevic (13 ppg, 11 rpg, 1.1 bpg) hasn't returned to practice yet. The center last played on Jan. 6.
Nikola Vucevic, C1/25/2014 4:43:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic (concussion) will join the team on its road trip, according to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel.
Insight: The road trip starts Sunday at New Orleans. Vucevic didn't practice Saturday so he's unlikely to play in that contest. He has a shot to return Tuesday at Detroit or Wednesday at Toronto.
Tobias Harris, FHot1/24/2014 10:16:00 PM
Description: Orlando forward Tobias Harris had a big night Friday against the Lakers.
Insight: Harris' 28 points and 20 rebounds were both season-highs. He's averaging 17.1 ppg in his last ten contests. Coincidentally, that's how many games Nikola Vucevic has missed with a concussion.
Jameer Nelson, GHot1/21/2014 12:38:00 PM
Description: Magic point guard Jameer Nelson is dealing with a leg issue, but is still expected to play Tuesday night.
Insight: Nelson has been playing through the problem and playing well. He's averaging 21.5 ppg and 8.7 apg over his last four contests.
Glen Davis, FHot1/21/2014 8:44:00 AM
Description: Orlando power forward Glen Davis has been gobbling up the minutes at center with Nikol Vucevic sidelined due to a concussion.
Insight: Davis is averaging a season-high 15.1 ppg and 9.2 rpg in 10 January contests and is certainly fantasy worthy until Vucevic returns to the lineup which doesn't appear to be imminent.
Nikola Vucevic, C1/21/2014 8:41:00 AM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic won't play Tuesday against Brooklyn. SOURCE: Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel
Insight: This will be the eighth game in a row he's missed with a concussion. He doesn't appear to be returning any time soon. Glen Davis (13.8 ppg, 7.4 rpg) will continue to fill in at center and is worthy of a fantasy start.
Ronnie Price, G1/21/2014 8:38:00 AM
Description: Orlando backup PG Ronnie Price has a sprained foot and is doubtful for the Magic's game against Brooklyn.
Insight: Price has played just 12 minutes over the past eight games and is buried on the depth chart. He has no fantasy value.
Nikola Vucevic, C1/18/2014 7:47:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic won't play Sunday against Boston. SOURCE: Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel
Insight: This will be the seventh game in a row he's missed with a concussion. Orlando has lost all six games without him. Glen Davis (13.8 ppg, 7.4 rpg) will continue to fill in at center.
Arron Afflalo, G1/17/2014 9:35:00 PM
Description: Orlando guard Aaron Afflalo (strained foot) had 24 points, four rebounds and four threes in 38 minutes Friday in his return to the lineup.
Insight: Afflalo missed the previous three games, but the injury appears to be behind him.
Nikola Vucevic, C1/17/2014 7:13:00 PM
Description: Orlando center Nikola Vucevic (concussion) sat out again Friday.
Insight: He's missed the last five games and the Magic still haven't established a timetable for when he might be back. Glen Davis has been starting in his place, though he isn't a true center.
Arron Afflalo, G1/17/2014 5:42:00 PM
Description: Orlando guard Aaron Afflalo (strained foot) is starting Friday's game, according to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel.
Insight: Afflalo missed three games. He's currently 15th in the league in scoring at 20.8 ppg. Moe Harkless will move back to a reserve role with Afflalo back in the lineup.
Arron Afflalo, G1/17/2014 11:05:00 AM
Description: Orlando guard Aaron Afflalo (strained foot) participated in the Friday morning shootaround and is on track to return friday night against Charlotte.
Insight: Afflalo missed three games. He's currently 15th in the league in scoring at 20.8 ppg. Moe Harkless will move back to a reserve role if Afflalo returns as expected.
Tobias Harris, FHot1/15/2014 10:26:00 PM
Description: Magic forward Tobias Harris came up with 22 points and 16 boards Wednesday against the Bulls.
Insight: Harris has improved his output recently, averaging 16.2 points and 9.2 rebounds in his last five games.
Jameer Nelson, G1/15/2014 10:23:00 PM
Description: Magic point guard Jameer Nelson's 31 points, 10 assists, six rebounds and three threes were not enough to help Orlando avoid a triple-overtime loss to the Bulls on Wednesday.
Insight: Nelson got off 30 shots in the game but only made 13, including 3-of-13 from 3-point range.
Victor Oladipo, GHot1/15/2014 10:20:00 PM
Description: Magic guard Victor Oladipo scored a career-high 35 points on 15-of-24 shooting with eight assists, four rebounds, three steals and a block Wednesday in a 3OT loss against the Bulls.
Insight: Oladipo's 35 points were the most by a rookie in the NBA this season. He has averaged 18 points, 4.2 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.4 steals over his last seven games while starting the last five due to the absences of Nikola Vucevic and Arron Afflalo.
Arron Afflalo, G1/15/2014 5:32:00 PM
Description: Orlando guard Aaron Afflalo (strained foot) will not play Wednesday against the Bulls, according to John Denton of orlandomagic.com.
Insight: Afflalo will miss his third straight game. He's currently 15th in the league in scoring at 20.8 ppg. Moe Harkless will move back to a reserve role when Afflalo returns.
Nikola Vucevic, C1/15/2014 11:15:00 AM
Description: Orlando center Nikola Vucevic won't suit up for Wednesday's game against Chicago. SOURCE: Magic Radio on Twitter
Insight: He's missed the last four games with a concussion. The Magic still haven't established a timetable for when he might be back. Glen Davis (13.8 ppg, 7.2 rpg) has been starting in his place, though he isn't a true center.
Arron Afflalo, G1/13/2014 8:31:00 PM
Description: Orlando guard Aaron Afflalo will practice on Tuesday. If all goes well, he should be in the lineup Wednesday against Chicago. SOURCE: John Denton, OrlandoMagic.com
Insight: Afflalo has missed two games in a row with a strained foot. He's currently 15th in the league in scoring at 20.8 ppg. Moe Harkless will move back to a reserve role when Afflalo returns.
Jameer Nelson, G1/13/2014 6:58:00 PM
Description: According to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel, Magic point guard Jameer Nelson should be a go for Monday's game in Dallas.
Insight: Nelson sprained his finger over the weekend but it looks like he's okay. He's averaged 12.6 ppg and 6.4 apg in 34 contests this season.
Nikola Vucevic, C1/13/2014 6:56:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic is still out with a concussion. SOURCE: NBA.com
Insight: He's back in Orlando resting and getting treatment. He won't be on the floor Monday against Dallas and at this point, it would be quite shocking if he were to play on Wednesday versus Chicago.
Arron Afflalo, G1/13/2014 4:35:00 PM
Description: Magic shooting guard Aaron Afflalo (foot) is in a walking boot and has been downgraded to out for Monday's game against Dallas.
Insight: He's dealing with a strained tendon in his foot and didn't play Saturday. Victor Oladipo played 32 minutes Saturday and scored 15 points with five assists and has plenty of fantasy value while Afflalo is sidelined.
Jameer Nelson, G1/13/2014 1:48:00 PM
Description: Magic point guard Jameer Nelson left Saturday's game with an injured hand and is questionable for Monday's game against Dallas. No fracture and he has been diagnosed with a sprained right index finger.
Insight: Nelson was at the morning shootaroun which is encouraging, but he'll be a game-time decision.
Moe Harkless, F1/13/2014 12:27:00 PM
Description: Magic small forward Maurice Harkless injured a knee on Saturday's game.
Insight: Harkless is still inconsistent in his playing time and production, so his fantasy value is hard to predict from one game to the next. He's averaging 6.7 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 0.7 apg in 36 games this season which is down from his rookie year.
Arron Afflalo, G1/13/2014 12:25:00 PM
Description: Magic shooting guard Aaron Afflalo (foot) is in a walking boot and is doubtful for Monday's game against Dallas.
Insight: He's dealing with a strained tendon in his foot and didn't play Saturday. Victor Oladipo played 32 minutes Saturday and scored 15 points with five assists and has plenty of fantasy value while Afflalo is sidelined.
Tobias Harris, F1/12/2014 10:45:00 AM
Description: Magic forward Tobias Harris said after Saturday's game that he is still dealing with pain in his ankle every day, according to NBA.com. An ankle sprain limited Harris to just one game over the first six weeks of the regular season. He had a season-high 22 points Saturday against the Nuggets.
Insight: "It's just going to be a thing that's probably going to last all year," Harris said. "On days that we do get off it's beneficial for me to have rest for my body. I just have to keep fighting. I'm a fighter and I'm just going to be tough throughout this whole season and just continue to find my niche out there on the court." Harris has averaged 13.8 points, 7.5 rebounds and less than 1.0 steals, blocks and threes over his last 12 games.
Jameer Nelson, G1/11/2014 11:09:00 PM
Description: Magic point guard Jameer Nelson left Saturday's game with an injured hand. His X-rays ruled out a fracture and he has been diagnosed with a sprained right index finger, according to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel.
Insight: Nelson reportedly came into the game dealing with a number of injuries and was considered iffy to finish the game when it began. It's unclear if the hand injury is one of the issues he was already dealing with or if it is something new.
Jameer Nelson, G1/11/2014 9:08:00 PM
Description: Magic point guard Jameer Nelson is dealing with a number of injuries and might not be able to finish Saturday's game, according to John Denton of orlandomagic.com.
Insight: Nelson will attempt to play at Denver. If he has to leave, E'Twaun Moore will take over at point guard.
Arron Afflalo, G1/11/2014 7:33:00 PM
Description: Magic shooting guard Aaron Afflalo (foot) is in a walking boot, according to John Denton of orlandomagic.com.
Insight: He's dealing with a strained tendon in his foot and won't play Saturday. Moe Harkless will have to step up.
Arron Afflalo, G1/11/2014 11:34:00 AM
Description: Magic shooting guard Aaron Afflalo is expected to miss Saturday's game against Denver with a strained tendon in his right foot.
Insight: Afflalo has been a hot player for most of the season averaging 21.0 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 4.0 apg and 2.0 threes per contest. Moe Harkless will have to step up.
Nikola Vucevic, C1/9/2014 7:30:00 PM
Description: Orlando center Nikola Vucevic will miss at least three more games while he recovers from a concussion. SOURCE: Orlando Sentinel
Insight: He'll be back in Orlando while the team finishes up its five-game road trip. The earliest we'd see Vucevic (13.0 ppg, 11.0 rpg) back on the court is Wednesday against Chicago. The Magic have dropped five straight.
Nikola Vucevic, C1/7/2014 10:33:00 AM
Description: Orlando beat writer Josh Robbins is reporting that Magic center Nikola Vucevic suffered a concussion in Monday's game against the Los Angeles Clippers.
Insight: It's his second concussion in less than a year which has to concern the team as well as his fantasy owners. He's averaging 13.0 points, 11.0 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.1 blocks per contest. We think Glen Davis will be the main beneficiary of additional time and shot attempts.
Nikola Vucevic, C1/6/2014 9:26:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic (ankle) will play Monday against the Los Angeles Clippers, according to John Denton of orlandomagic.com.
Insight: Vucevic missed two full games and most of a third due to a left ankle sprain, which is less than the four games he missed in December for the same injury. He's averaging 13.4 points, 11.1 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.1 blocks per contest.
Nikola Vucevic, C1/5/2014 10:04:00 AM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic missed Saturday's game against Miami due to a continuing left ankle injury and is questionable for Monday's game with the Los Angeles Clippers.
Insight: Vucevic previously injured the same ankle and missed four games. Whenever he's back on the court, he's a solid fantasy option who averages a double-double (13.4 ppg, 11.1 rpg). Jason Maxiell will get the start but hasn't proven to be a fantasy factor.
Nikola Vucevic, C1/2/2014 6:40:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic (ankle) will not play Thursday, according to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel.
Insight: Vucevic is out with a sprained left ankle. He previously injured the same ankle and missed four games Whenever he's back on the court, he's a solid fantasy option who averages a double-double (13.4 ppg, 11.1 rpg). Jason Maxiell will get the start Thursday but isn't a fantasy factor.
Nikola Vucevic, C1/2/2014 9:53:00 AM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic is questionable for Thursday's game against Cleveland due to a sprained left ankle.
Insight: He previously injured the same ankle and missed four games, so the team may play it conservative and sit him. Whenever he's back on the court, he's a solid fantasy option who averages a double-double (13.4 ppg, 11.1 rpg).
Nikola Vucevic, C12/31/2013 5:54:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic is done for the day after spraining his ankle in the first quarter of Tuesday's game against Golden State. SOURCE: John Denton, OrlandoMagic.com
Insight: He'll finish with four points and one rebound in nine minutes of action. Meanwhile, Andrew Nicholson and Glen Davis are getting manhandled by David Lee in the low post. This one could get ugly.
E'Twaun Moore, G12/29/2013 1:32:00 PM
Description: Magic guard E'Twaun Moore is back after missing three games with a bruised thigh. SOURCE: Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel
Insight: Moore's 20.6 mpg is slightly down from the 22.8 he saw in 2012-13. He won't be much of a fantasy asset while Jameer Nelson (12.9 ppg, 6.1 apg) is healthy.
Arron Afflalo, G12/29/2013 1:29:00 PM
Description: Magic shooting guard Aaron Afflalo participated in shootaround and is expected to play Sunday against Atlanta just two days after rolling his ankle. SOURCE: Associated Press
Insight: Afflalo has put up at least 23 points in each of his last five games. Start him with confidence Sunday versus the Hawks.
Hedo Turkoglu, F12/24/2013 7:33:00 PM
Description: According to the Orlando Sentinel, the Magic will waive Hedo Turkoglu early in January to save about $6 million in salary.
Insight: Turkoglu has no future with the young Magic team, but might find work as a bit player on a contending team. He no longer has any fantasy value.
Victor Oladipo, GCold12/23/2013 9:59:00 PM
Description: Magic guard Victor Oladipo has played just 18.5 minutes per game in two games since moving to the bench.
Insight: Oladipo averaged 35.5 minutes in 16 games as a starter, but now that Tobias Harris, Glen Davis and Nikola Vucevic all are healthy he's back on the bench. The rookie also is shooting just 24.4 percent in his last four games. Put him on your bench until he heats up again and earns more playing time.
Jameer Nelson, G12/23/2013 5:26:00 PM
Description: Magic point guard Jameer Nelson (illness) will play Monday against the Knicks, according to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel.
Insight: The Magic will need Nelson to play extra minutes with backup E'Twaun Moore (thigh bruise) out. Victor Oladipo may also see time at the point.
Tobias Harris, F12/21/2013 10:36:00 PM
Description: Magic forward Tobias Harris had 21 points and four rebounds in 33 minutes Saturday against the Kings.
Insight: Harris is finally healthy after missing the first six weeks of the season with an ankle sprain. He's averaged 33.5 minutes, 17.5 points and 7.0 rebounds over the last two games.
Victor Oladipo, G12/21/2013 6:06:00 PM
Description: Now that Tobias Harris, Glen Davis and Nikola Vucevic are finally all healthy, the Magic will shift rookie guard Victor Oladipo to the bench starting on Saturday. SOURCE: Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel
Insight: Oladipo averaged 35.5 minutes in 16 games as a starter. We'll see if the team makes an effort to get the 2013 No. 2 overall pick 30-plus minutes per game even though he's back on the bench. He averaged just 25.5 mpg as a reserve earlier this season.
Arron Afflalo, G12/21/2013 11:30:00 AM
Description: Orlando guard Arron Afflalo (illness) sat out Wednesday against the Jazz, but is probable for Saturday's game against Sacramento.
Insight: Afflalo has averaged a career-high 21.6 points per game this season to go with 4.7 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.2 threes. He's a must-start.
Arron Afflalo, G12/18/2013 5:44:00 PM
Description: Orlando guard Arron Afflalo (illness) will sit out Wednesday against the Jazz, according to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel. Tobias Harris will start in his place.
Insight: Afflalo has averaged a career-high 21.6 points per game this season to go with 4.7 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.2 threes.
Glen Davis, F12/16/2013 7:06:00 PM
Description: Orlando power forward Glen Davis will play Monday against Chicago. SOURCE: John Denton, OrlandoMagic.com
Insight: Davis dislocated his shoulder in Sunday's loss to OKC but was able to finish the game. His days in the starting lineup could be numbered now that Tobias Harris is back from an ankle injury.
Glen Davis, F12/16/2013 9:45:00 AM
Description: Magic forward Glen Davis injured his left shoulder in Sunday's game, but played through it.
Insight: Hopefully, it won't end up being serious, but he's missed a lot of time to injury over the past two seasons. Just back from an ankle injury, Tobias Harris will gobble up any time Davis might lose to the shoulder injury.
Moe Harkless, F12/15/2013 10:23:00 AM
Description: Magic small forward Maurice Harkless didn't play (coach's decision) Friday.
Insight: Tobias Harris returned from an ankle sprain and pushed Harkless out of the rotation. Harkless only averaged 16 minutes and 5.2 ppg over his last nine games after starting the first 13.
Tobias Harris, F12/15/2013 10:20:00 AM
Description: Magic forward Tobias Harris played 15 minutes Friday in his return from an ankle sprain but still managed to post 10 points and five rebounds.
Insight: Harris missed five weeks with a high-ankle sprain and was able to return for just one game on Nov. 24 before experiencing soreness again. He should pick up enough minutes and the three and the four to make him a fantasy factor, even if he doesn't match the excellent numbers he put up after going to depleted Orlando team last season.
Nikola Vucevic, C12/11/2013 6:45:00 PM
Description: Orlando center Nikola Vucevic is back after missing four games with a sprained ankle. SOURCE: John Denton, OrlandoMagic.com
Insight: He'll get the start at center Wednesday against Charlotte. Even when he's banged up, Vucevic is a near lock for a double-double. Get him into your lineup ASAP.
Nikola Vucevic, C12/11/2013 1:28:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic (sprained left ankle) will be a game-time decision Wednesday against the Bobcats, according to Brian K. Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel.
Insight: Vucevic sprained his left ankle on Dec. 2 when he stepped on a cameraman's foot and has missed the past four games.
Nikola Vucevic, C12/10/2013 11:46:00 AM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic (sprained left ankle) did not play Monday against the Grizzlies and is doubtful for Wednesday's game against Charlotte.
Insight: Lingering pain in his sprained left ankle has him still watching instead of playing. He suffered the injury a week ago when he stepped on the foot of a cameraman.
Nikola Vucevic, C12/9/2013 7:06:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic (sprained left ankle) will not play Monday against the Grizzlies.
Insight: Vucevic is close, but lingering pain in his sprained left ankle will cause him to miss a fourth straight game. He suffered the injury a week ago when he stepped on the foot of a cameraman.
Nikola Vucevic, C12/9/2013 11:28:00 AM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic (sprained left ankle) is questionable for Monday's game against Memphis.
Insight: Vucevic is close, but he has lingering pain in his sprained left ankle. He suffered the injury Monday when he stepped on the foot of a cameraman and has missed three games. he's a fantasy stud when healthy averaging 14.7 ppg, 10.9 rpg, 2.5 apg, 1.1 spg, 1.1 bpg.
Nikola Vucevic, C12/6/2013 6:46:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic (ankle) will miss a second straight game Friday against the Knicks, according to John Denton of orlandomagic.com.
Insight: Vucevic warmed up in an attempt to play, but he has lingering pain in his sprained left ankle. He suffered the injury Monday when he stepped on the foot of a cameraman.
Jameer Nelson, G12/6/2013 6:14:00 PM
Description: Magic point guard Jameer Nelson (foot) will play Friday, according to John Denton of orlandomagic.com.
Insight: Nelson has missed the last three games with a sprained foot. Presumably, E'twaun Moore will move back to the bench.
Nikola Vucevic, C12/5/2013 5:36:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic (ankle) was scheduled to practice Thursday, according to John Denton of orlandomagic.com.
Insight: He is hoping to play Friday against the Knicks after sitting out Tuesday.
Jameer Nelson, G12/5/2013 5:35:00 PM
Description: Magic point guard Jameer Nelson (foot) is hoping to play Friday against the Knicks, according to John Denton of orlandomagic.com.
Insight: Nelson has missed the last three games with a sprained foot, but he was scheduled to practice Thursday.
Glen Davis, F12/3/2013 10:40:00 PM
Description: Magic forward Glen Davis blew up for 33 points in Tuesday's loss to Philadelphia.
Insight: That's a career-high. It helped that the game went into double-overtime but Davis is still a threat to score 20 or more any time he takes the court. Despite Orlando's poor record, Davis, Nikola Vucevic, Victor Oladipo and Arron Afflalo have all made valuable fantasy contributions this season.
Victor Oladipo, G12/3/2013 10:33:00 PM
Description: Michael Carter-Williams wasn't the only rookie to record a triple-double Tuesday night in Philadelphia. Magic shooting guard Victor Oladipo produced 26 points, ten boards and ten assists in 52 minutes of court time as the Sixers won 126-125 in double-overtime.
Insight: It's the first time in NBA history that two rookies have recorded a triple-double in the same game. Oladipo has averaged 18 ppg over his last five contests. The 21-year-old should be in the conversation for Rookie of the Year.
Arron Afflalo, G12/3/2013 10:30:00 PM
Description: Orlando guard Arron Afflalo went off for 43 points Tuesday in a loss at Philadelphia.
Insight: It's his fourth game this season with 30 or more points. The 52 minutes Afflalo logged on Tuesday were a season-high. Though 18 games, he's averaging 22.4 ppg, good for ninth in the NBA.
Jameer Nelson, G12/3/2013 6:16:00 PM
Description: Magic point guard Jameer Nelson won't be available for Tuesday's game against Philadelphia. SOURCE: Orlando Sentinel
Insight: It's the third game he's missed with a foot injury. E'Twaun Moore has been serving as the interim point guard but he's produced just 6.0 ppg in his last two contests. Perhaps Nelson will return Friday against New York.
Nikola Vucevic, C12/3/2013 6:12:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic won't be in the lineup Tuesday versus the Sixers. SOURCE: Tom Moore, Bucks County Courier Times
Insight: He's out with an ankle injury. His X-rays came back negative but that doesn't necessarily mean Vucevic will be back right away. In the mean time, Jason Maxiell will start in his place.
Nikola Vucevic, C12/3/2013 11:12:00 AM
Description: Orlando center Nikola Vucevic is questionable for Tuesday's game against Philadelphia with a sprained left ankle.
Insight: Vucevic is once again putting up solid fantasy numbers, averaging 14.7 ppg, 10.9 rpg, 2.5 apg, 1.1 spg and 1.1 bpg. The Magic don't have anyone who can put up those type numbers if he's sidelined.
Jameer Nelson, G12/3/2013 11:10:00 AM
Description: Orlando guard Jameer Nelson is questionable for Tuesday's game against Philadelphia due to a sprained left foot.
Insight: Nelson has missed two games in a row with the foot problem. E'Twaun Moore and Victor Oladipo should see increased playing time while Nelson is out of commission. Oladipo has the better fantasy value.
Jameer Nelson, G12/2/2013 6:52:00 PM
Description: Orlando guard Jameer Nelson won't participate in Monday's game against Washington. SOURCE: Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel
Insight: Nelson has now missed two games in a row with a sprained foot. E'Twaun Moore and Victor Oladipo should see increased playing time while Nelson is out of commission.
Tobias Harris, F12/2/2013 1:49:00 PM
Description: Magic forward Tobias Harris (ankle) is with the team on their road trip, but there is no announced schedule for his return to the lineup.
Insight: Harris missed five weeks with a high-ankle sprain and was able to return for just one game before experiencing soreness during Tuesday's pre-game warmups.
Jameer Nelson, G12/2/2013 1:45:00 PM
Description: Magic point guard Jameer Nelson (left foot) is traveling with the team on its road trip that begins Monday, but when he'll be ready to play isn't known.
Insight: Nelson missed Friday's game with a sprained foot which he suffered Wednesday against Philadelphia. He's averaging 11.7 points, 6.1 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.9 threes this season.
Jameer Nelson, G12/1/2013 12:12:00 PM
Description: Magic point guard Jameer Nelson (foot) will travel with the team on its road trip that begins Monday, according to Brian K. Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel.
Insight: Nelson missed Friday's game with a sprained foot which he suffered Wednesday against Philadelphia. He's averaging 11.7 points, 6.1 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.9 threes this season.
Tobias Harris, F11/29/2013 11:42:00 AM
Description: Magic forward Tobias Harris (ankle) is questionable for Friday's game against San Antonio.
Insight: Harris missed five weeks with a high-ankle sprain and was able to return for just one game before experiencing soreness during Tuesday's pre-game warmups. Harris' continued absence will provide rookie Victor Oladipo an extended chance to start at shooting guard while the team goes with Arron Afflalo at small forward and Glen Davis at power forward.
Jameer Nelson, G11/28/2013 5:10:00 PM
Description: Magic point guard Jameer Nelson (foot) is questionable for Friday's game.
Insight: According to the Orlando Sentinel, Magic officials did not provide any updates on Nelson's status Thursday after the guard suffered a sprained left foot Wednesday night. E'Twaun Moore would likely start if Nelson cannot play Friday.
Moe Harkless, F11/27/2013 9:27:00 PM
Description: Magic SF Maurice Harkless played just 16 minutes and had five points, three rebounds and one block Wednesday against Philadelphia.
Insight: Harkless started the first 13 games but didn't produce fantasy-worthy numbers. He's played just 13.5 minutes off the bench over the last two games. Even with Tobias Harris (ankle) out indefinitely, fantasy owners can get rid of Harkless.
Victor Oladipo, G11/27/2013 9:23:00 PM
Description: Magic rookie guard Victor Oladipo had 18 points, five assists, three rebounds and five steals in 42 minutes Wednesday against Philadelphia. However, he also turned the ball over eight times, giving him an ugly 54-62 assist-to-turnover ratio this season.
Insight: With Tobias Harris out indefinitely and Jameer Nelson leaving Wednesday's game with a sprained foot, Oladipo should continue to start and play big minutes.
Nikola Vucevic, CHot11/27/2013 9:20:00 PM
Description: Orlando center Nikola Vucevic posted his third straight double-double Wednesday against the 76ers, his former team.
Insight: Vucevic, who was traded from Philadelphia to Orlando as part of the four-team Dwight Howard and Andrew Bynum trade, had 21 points and 16 rebounds to go with five assists, three blocks and one steal Wednesday. He's averaging 15.2 points, 11.3 boards, 2.6 assists, 1.1 blocks and 1.1 steals per game this season.
Jameer Nelson, G11/27/2013 8:28:00 PM
Description: Magic point guard Jameer Nelson left Wednesday's game with a sprained left foot and will not return, according to John Denton of orlandomagic.com.
Insight: Nelson suffered the injury in the second quarter. E'Twaun Moore and Victor Oladipo will split time at the point with Nelson out.
Tobias Harris, F11/27/2013 6:06:00 PM
Description: Magic forward Tobias Harris (ankle) will not play until he's 100 percent, according to John Denton of orlandomagic.com. "If I’m not able to go out there and play to the best of my ability, I can’t go out there like that," Harris said.
Insight: Harris missed five weeks with a high-ankle sprain and was able to return for just one game before experiencing soreness during Tuesday's pre-game warmups. Harris' continued absence will provide rookie Victor Oladipo an extended chance to start at shooting guard while the team goes with Arron Afflalo at small forward and Glen Davis at power forward.
Nikola Vucevic, C11/27/2013 9:25:00 AM
Description: Orlando center Nikola Vucevic corralled 15 rebounds Tuesday in a win against the Hawks.
Insight: He also contributed 12 points on 4-of-7 shooting. Vucevic has recorded a double-double in eight of his 14 games this season.
Arron Afflalo, G11/27/2013 9:21:00 AM
Description: Magic shooting guard Arron Afflalo posted 26 points in 36 minutes Tuesday against Atlanta.
Insight: Afflalo shot 9-of-18 overall including four out of seven from long range. His 21.9 ppg scoring average ranks 11th in the NBA this season.
Victor Oladipo, G11/26/2013 10:13:00 PM
Description: Magic rookie guard Victor Oladipo has recorded a 14-6 assist-to-turnover ratio over his last three games after putting up eight assists and 17 turns the previous two.
Insight: Oladipo was set to come off the bench Tuesday at Atlanta but was re-inserted into the starting lineup after Tobias Harris complained of ankle soreness during warmups. Oladipo had 18 points, five assists, three rebounds, one block and one turnover in 29 minutes of play against the Hawks.
Tobias Harris, F11/26/2013 6:45:00 PM
Description: Magic forward Tobias Harris was in the starting lineup for the first time this season Tuesday at Atlanta but he came off the floor complaining of ankle soreness and will not play. He was visably upset that he may have suffered a setback. SOURCE: Brian K. Schmitz, Orlando Sentinel
Insight: Harris returned from the sprained ankle that cost him the first 12 games of the season and had six points in 16 minutes Sunday. He averaged 17.3 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.4 blocks, 0.9 steals and 1.0 threes in 27 games with the Magic last season.
Glen Davis, F11/26/2013 6:22:00 PM
Description: Magic power forward Glen Davis will start Tuesday at Atlanta after playing off the bench in his first two games this season. SOURCE: John Denton, magic.nba.com
Insight: With Davis and Tobias Harris moving into the starting lineup, Victor Oladipo and Maurice Harkless will shift to the bench. Harkless, who wasn't offering much production to begin with, can be dropped in all leagues.
Tobias Harris, F11/26/2013 6:20:00 PM
Description: Magic forward Tobias Harris will start Tuesday against the Hawks.
Insight: Harris had six points in 16 minutes in his season debut Sunday after missing the first 12 games with a sprained ankle. He averaged 17.3 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.4 blocks, 0.9 steals and 1.0 threes in 27 games with the Magic last season and while he won't duplicate those numbers, he's still a must-own player.
Glen Davis, F11/24/2013 10:35:00 AM
Description: Big Baby Davis had a successful season debut Saturday against the Heat.
Insight: The Magic forward produced 20 points on 7-of-13 shooting. Davis has always been one of the more underrated fantasy commodities. He averaged over 15 ppg last season and now that his foot is back to 100 percent, there's no reason why he can't do it again in 2013-14.
Glen Davis, F11/23/2013 7:12:00 PM
Description: Glen Davis will make his season debut Saturday against Miami after missing Orlando's first 11 games while recovering from a broken foot. SOURCE: John Denton, OrlandoMagic.com
Insight: Given how long it's been since Davis was last on the court (he hasn't played in a game since January), he probably won't start right away. He will eventually, though, and it's possible he'll be one of the team's go-to scorers. Certainly give Big Baby a look if he's still available in your fantasy league.
Kyle O'Quinn, C11/22/2013 10:49:00 AM
Description: Orlando backup center Kyle O'Quinn is questionable for Saturday's game against Miami due to an ankle injury.
Insight: O'Quinn, who only plays about 14 mpg, has no fantasy value at this time.
Victor Oladipo, G11/20/2013 9:56:00 PM
Description: Magic rookie guard Victor Oladipo scored 20 points over 36 minutes in his first career start Wednesday against the Heat. He added four rebounds, five steals, two assists, two blocks and two threes.
Insight: However, Oladipo also turned the basketball over eight times, giving him 17 turnovers the last two games and an average of 4.4 turnovers in just 26.5 minutes per game this season.
Arron Afflalo, GHot11/20/2013 9:49:00 PM
Description: Orlando guard Arron Afflalo scored 30 points for the second time in his last three games and hit seven threes Wednesday against the Heat.
Insight: Afflalo is averaging 25.5 ppg over the last six contests and 22.5 ppg on the year. With Tobias Harris and Glen Davis nearing their returns and Afflalo shooting 49.4 percent from the field and 53.2 percent from 3-point range (on 5.6 3PA per game) this season, fantasy owners should consider selling high.
Victor Oladipo, G11/20/2013 6:45:00 PM
Description: Magic rookie guard Victor Oladipo will make his first career start Wednesday against Miami as the team goes with a small-ball approach. SOURCE: John Denton, orlandomagic.com
Insight: Oladipo will start alongside Jameer Nelsen, Arron Afflalo, Maurice Harkless and Nikola Vucevic. The 2013 No. 2 overall pick has averaged 25.5 minutes, 11.7 points, 3.7 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.5 steals and an ugly 4.0 turnovers in his first 10 NBA games.
Tobias Harris, F11/20/2013 6:35:00 PM
Description: Magic forward Tobias Harris (ankle) will not play Wednesday against Miami.
Insight: Harris suffered a severe ankle sprain in October and has been extremely slow to recover. However, he returned to practice Monday and should return soon. Harris averaged 36 minutes, 17.3 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.4 blocks over 27 games with the Magic last season. However, Orlando was depleted by injuries late in the season and fantasy owners shouldn't expect him to perform quite at that level again.
Arron Afflalo, GHot11/16/2013 9:50:00 PM
Description: Orlando guard Arron Afflalo had another huge game Saturday against Dallas, scoring 25 points on 6-of-12 shooting (13-14 FT).
Insight: Afflalo has scored 24.6 ppg over his last five games, including 36 points Wednesday night. He's putting up career-high numbers in field-goal, 3-point, and free-throw attempts per game.
Arron Afflalo, GHot11/13/2013 10:48:00 PM
Description: Orlando guard Arron Afflalo was spectacular in a win Wednesday over Milwaukee.
Insight: He busted out for 36 points and eight rebounds in 40 minutes of court time. With Tobias Harris and Glen Davis both sidelined by injuries, Afflalo has been the Magic's clear go-to scorer. Unfortunately fantasy owners won't have a chance to put him in their lineups again until Saturday against Dallas.
Tobias Harris, F11/12/2013 6:10:00 PM
Description: Magic forward Tobias Harris (ankle) estimated that he's still "a couple weeks" away from returning, according to orlandopinstripedpost.com, SBNation's Magic blog.
Insight: Harris suffered a severe ankle sprain in October and said Tuesday he is "taking it real slow" in his rehab. The forward has been limited to taking set shots and running on the elliptical machine; the next step is on-court work.
Arron Afflalo, G11/8/2013 9:45:00 PM
Description: Magic shooting guard Arron Afflalo scored 23 points on 8-of-15 shooting Friday against Boston.
Insight: Afflalo is averaging 19.5 ppg despite having games of nine and 11 points in his first six games. He's balanced those out with some big efforts. The guard is also averaging 5.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.2 threes so far.
Nikola Vucevic, C11/6/2013 9:50:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic led Orlando to an upset win over the Clippers Wednesday with 30 points and 21 rebounds in 38 minutes of play.
Insight: Vucevic averaged 13.1 points and 11.9 rebounds during his sophomore season and could realistically provide a 15/12.5 season in 2013-14.
Glen Davis, F11/2/2013 2:33:00 PM
Description: Orlando power forward Glen Davis (foot) has been cleared to practice, according to John Denton of orlandomagic.com.
Insight: Davis says his fractured foot is healed, but he's still at least a week away from returning because he has not taken contact yet. In 34 games last season, Davis averaged 31 minutes, 15.1 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 0.9 steals and 0.6 blocks.
Tobias Harris, F11/2/2013 2:30:00 PM
Description: Magic forward Tobias Harris (ankle) is still "weeks" away from returning, according to John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com.
Insight: Denton called the ankle sprain Harris suffered two weeks ago "severe." It's looking like Glen Davis (foot) will be back before Harris. "Big Baby" has already been cleared to return to practice.
Arron Afflalo, G11/1/2013 9:55:00 PM
Description: Magic shooting guard Arron Afflalo blew up for 30 points in Friday night's win against the Pelicans.
Insight: Afflalo knocked in ten of his 14 field goal tries including four of five from long range. He's averaged 29 ppg over his last two contests.
Tobias Harris, F11/1/2013 10:35:00 AM
Description: Magic forward Tobias Harris (ankle) is doubtful for Friday's game against New Orleans.
Insight: With Glen Davis still out for another few weeks, Moe Harkless and Andrew Nicholson will receive most of the minutes at the three and four, respectively, until Harris gets back in there.
Andrew Nicholson, F10/29/2013 10:20:00 PM
Description: Orlando power forward Andrew Nicholson played 19 minutes off the bench but led the team with 18 points in the season opener Tuesday against the Pacers.
Insight: With Tobias Harris and Glen Davis out, Jason Maxiell started and played 26 minutes but went 0-for-5 from the field. Nicholson went 8-of-10 with two threes and added four rebounds and a steal. Don't get too excited about this performance.
Victor Oladipo, G10/29/2013 10:18:00 PM
Description: Magic rookie guard Victor Oladipo played 23 minutes and scored 12 points on 4-of-11 shooting (1-2 3PT) with three rebounds, two assists and one steal in the season opener Tuesday at Indiana.
Insight: Oladipo has a ton of upside but his fantasy value will be limited unless the team trades Arron Afflalo, who played 33 minutes and went 3-of-14 from the field Tuesday.
Glen Davis, F10/29/2013 10:48:00 AM
Description: Orlando power forward Glen Davis (foot) is starting the season on the inactive list.
Insight: He's expected to be cleared for full contact in a couple of weeks, according to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel. Before Davis injured his foot last year, he was having a breakout season posting 15.1 ppg and 7.2 rpg.
Doron Lamb, G10/29/2013 10:45:00 AM
Description: Orlando guard Doron Lamb is questionable for Tuesday's game against Indiana due to a sprained right ankle.
Insight: Lamb is well down the depth chart so that even when healthy he won't be of much help to fantasy owners. he averaged 3.3 ppg, 1.0 rpg, 0.7 apg in 47 games last season.
Tobias Harris, F10/28/2013 9:18:00 PM
Description: Magic forward Tobias Harris (ankle) has been ruled out for Tuesday's season opener, according to David Gaulman of sportstalkflorida.com.
Insight: The Magic also play Wednesday, Friday and Sunday this week, but it's unclear if Harris is expected to play in any of those games. He's day-to-day. With Glen Davis still out for another few weeks, Moe Harkless and Andrew Nicholson will receive most of the minutes at the three and four, respectively, until Harris gets back in there.
Tobias Harris, F10/25/2013 8:00:00 PM
Description: Magic forward Tobias Harris (ankle) has been in a walking boot since Sunday and is without a timetable for a return to the court, according to John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com.
Insight: Denton reports that Harris wanted to play in Friday's preseason finale but was held out, which means he has a shot to be available for the regular season opener. Harris averaged 36 minutes, 17.3 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 0.9 steals, 1.4 blocks and 1.0 threes over 27 games after coming over from the Bucks last season, but he's unlikely to see that many minutes this season with Glen Davis returning from an injury.