Magic Pick Up Options On Three Players

On Monday, the Orlando Magic exercised team options on guard Markelle Fultz, forward Jonathan Issac and center Mohammad Bamba.

The three players will all be under contract through the 2020-2021 season. Considered three important pieces of the future of the franchise, the Magic have now locked up six key members from the team who made the playoffs a season ago.

Issac started 64 of the 75 games he played last season. He averaged 9.6 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game.

Bamba’s rookie season ended early as he suffered a stress fracture and missed the majority of the second half of the season. He finished the season playing in 47 games and averaged 6.2 points, 5 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game coming off the bench.

Fultz has yet to play a game for the Magic since his trade from the Philadelphia 76ers at the trade deadline. So far in his career, he’s only played in 33 total games over two seasons after being drafted with the top overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft.

The team signed Aaron Gordon last summer and re-signed All-Star center Nikola Vucevic and sharpshooting swing man Terrance Ross this past summer to long-term contracts.

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