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Report: Former No. 1 pick could make season debut for Magic on Sunday

Yardbarker
Yardbarker
 2022-11-27
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Orlando Magic guard Markelle Fultz. Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

The Magic upgraded Fultz to questionable for Sunday's game, leading to speculation that the 24-year-old will play his first game of the season.

Fultz has missed the last three months after fracturing his toe during a preseason workout. Two weeks ago, Fultz told Price that he thought he was around three to four weeks away from playing, so it appears the sixth-year guard's rehab is ahead of schedule.

Fultz has struggled with injuries throughout his five seasons in the NBA. In 2019-2020, Fultz played 72 games for the Magic. However, Fultz has played in only 49 combined games over the other four seasons of his career.

Last season, Fultz averaged 10.8 points, 5.5 assists, 2.7 rebounds, and 1.1 steals in 18 games, and his return should be a big positive for the Magic.

The Magic are 5-14, languishing at the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings. Though, along with adding Fultz, the Magic could see the return of Cole Anthony soon, whose been dealing with an oblique strain.

Paolo Banchero recently returned from an ankle injury, so, nearing full strength, the Magic could see a turnaround on the floor sooner rather than later.

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