Magic Notes: Coronavirus, Fultz, Aminu, Isaac

The Magic became the first team to report to the NBA’s Walt Disney World campus on Tuesday, but not all of the team’s players were in attendance. Here are a few of the latest updates on the Magic:

  • A player on the Magic – who hasn’t been identified – tested positive for COVID-19 and didn’t accompany the club to Disney, tweets Tim Reynolds of The Associated Press. According to Nick Friedell of ESPN (Twitter link), president of basketball operations Jeff Weltman said the Magic expect the player to rejoin the team once he’s cleared to do so.
  • Point guard Markelle Fultz has a non-coronavirus personal matter to address and has been excused from reporting to the NBA’s campus for now, according to Reynolds (Twitter links). He’s expected to rejoin the club at some point too.
  • Injured forward Al-Farouq Aminu didn’t travel with the team to Disney and is continuing his rehab work at the Magic’s practice facility, tweets Roy Parry of The Orlando Sentinel. It’s not clear whether Aminu still has a chance to return this season.
  • The Magic’s other injured forward, Jonathan Isaac, is with the club at the NBA’s Disney campus, notes Parry (Twitter link). Isaac continues to rehab the knee injury that has sidelined him since the start of January, but remains unlikely to play this summer. He’s at the stage where he can do a little light court stuff, but that’s about it,” Weltman said of Isaac, according to Josh Robbins of The Athletic (Twitter link).
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7 thoughts on “Magic Notes: Coronavirus, Fultz, Aminu, Isaac

  1. GABEPERKINS1

    Fultz won’t be in the NBA to want much longer.. He’s a head case always has some sort of issue outside of basketball..Took His sweet time coming back from injury.. #1 pick is the only reason he gets chances but I’m sure he will ball once his rookie contract extension comes up for renewal.. other than that.. just not worth the time

        • harden-westbrook-mvps

          Fultz only missed one game in Orlando. If you want to talk about a player who misses a lot of games, how about Steph Curry the last 3 years. He has played in just 125 out of the last 229 regular season games and is going to make $43M next year. If he continues to miss games at the same rate he will be making close to a million dollars a game.

          • Luckylefty2

            Steph curry could shoot and didn’t have nerve damage on his shoulder.

  2. Luckylefty2

    LOL ! I TOLD YOU magic fans that aminu is going to milk the hell out of that injury.

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