Magic rookie Paolo Banchero expected to miss at least 1 more week
Banchero suffered the injury in a loss to the Houston Rockets on Nov. 7. He has missed the past four games and did not travel with the team on its three-game road trip beginning Friday in Chicago. The earliest he could return to action would be Nov.
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This is not wholly unexpected as the team was in a similar spot most of last season and many of the same teams are sitting at the bottom of the standings – notably the Detroit Pistons and Houston Rockets.
Khobi Price: Gary Harris and Wendell Carter Jr. are probable to play in the Magic's road game vs the…
Ohm Youngmisuk: Clippers will start Reggie Jackson, Paul George, Kawhi Leonard, Marcus Morris Sr. and Ivica Zubac. Ty Lue says Kawhi will be monitored during the game when asked about a minutes restriction.
Then guards Gary Harris (knee), Markelle Fultz (toe) and Cole Anthony (oblique) who have left major holes to fill in the backcourt, giving opportunities to players such as R.J. Hampton, Kevon Harris and Caleb Houstan to fill in their place.
Magic rookie Caleb Houstan staying ready to make winning plays
Houstan, in 11 appearances, is averaging 3.4 points and 2.2 rebounds in 17.7 minutes per game on 32% shooting from 3-point range. He has been a healthy scratch four times this season but has seen a larger role of late with the Magic down several players.
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The Magic are averaging 46.2 rebounds per game, fourth most in the league. Wendell Carter Jr. leads the team with 9.1 of them per contest, while Paolo Banchero is averaging 8.3 boards and Bol Bol 7.9. Being such a good rebounding team has helped ...
Magic's Banchero Out Another Week; Harris Could Make Debut Friday
Magic forward Paolo Banchero, the No. 1 overall pick of this year's draft, will miss his fifth consecutive game Friday against Chicago with a sprained left ankle. Banchero told Khobi Price of The Orlando Sentinel (subscriber link) prior to Wednesday's ...