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Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac (knee) isn't sure if he will be ready to go when the season begins in October. The 23-year-old missed the entire 2020-21 campaign after tearing his ACL and meniscus in his left knee. Isaac has been a capable producer throughout the years, but his poor health has significantly lowered his ceiling. Still, he is worth a late-round stash in deeper formats, although he will have to fight for minutes against Franz Wagner, Moritz Wager, Chuma Okeke, Wendell Carter Jr., and Mo Bamba upon returning to the court.
Free-agent forward/center Moritz Wagner has agreed to a two-year deal to return to the Orlando Magic. Wagner will play alongside his brother, Franz Wagner, who was selected with the eighth overall pick in the 2021 NBA draft. After bouncing between several clubs last season, including Washington and Boston, the 24-year-old averaged 11.0 points, 4.9 boards and shot 37.2 percent from deep throughout 11 games in Orlando. Although he shouldn't be considered an everyday fantasy option, he still has appeal in deeper leagues, regardless of format. His stock will rise even higher this season if he gets a run as a member of the starting lineup, which is possible over an 82-game grind.
Orlando Magic point guard Cole Anthony had a great finish to the year on Sunday, going for a career-high 37 points in a loss to the Sixers. He shot 10-for-25 from the field and was 14-for-14 with his free throws while going 3-for-9 from deep with eight rebounds, two assists and one steal. He posted six turnovers in 38 minutes. A rib fracture robbed Anthony multiple weeks of his rookie year, but he played very well when healthy and the Magic have plenty to get excited about. Although the eventual return of Markelle Fultz (knee) will complicate things for fantasy managers.
Orlando Magic center Wendell Carter Jr. rolled to a double-double in Thursday's loss to Atlanta, notching 12 points on 4-for-11 shooting and adding 11 boards. He swatted away one shot and was 4-for-6 at the charity stripe. Carter Jr. had a very solid run for the team last month, but he then hurt his eye to miss some time and Mo Bamba took over. On Thursday, it was time for Bamba (illness) to take a seat. The Magic bigs finish the year with a nightmare of a matchup against Philly, with two games scheduled against Joel Embiid's squad. It would be a huge boost for Carter Jr. and Bamba if the Sixers would sit their star center.
Orlando Magic center Mo Bamba (illness) is questionable ahead of Thursday's matchup against the Hawks. The 23-year-old didn't play on Tuesday against Milwaukee due to a non-COVID-related illness, allowing Wendell Carter Jr. to see 31 minutes of work. If Bamba can't suit up again versus Atlanta, Carter will undoubtedly see an increase in DFS popularity.