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Magic's Anthony Black: Starting Sunday
Black is in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against Atlanta, Jason Beede of the Orlando Sentinel reports.
Black is set for his 31st start of the season, and he's averaged 5.1 points, 2.7 rebounds, 1.8 assists in 0.6 steals in 21.3 minutes per game over his previous starts this year. He is joined by Jalen Suggs, Franz Wagner, Wendell Carter and Goga Bitadze in the first unit on a night when Orlando is down Paolo Banchero (illness) and Gary Harris (calf).... See More ... See Less
Magic's Anthony Black: Not in starting lineup
Black isn't starting Thursday's game against the Cavaliers, Dan Savage of the Magic's official site reports.
Black drew a start in Orlando's final game before the All-Star break and logged four points, two rebounds, two assists and a steal in 23 minutes. However, he'll retreat to the bench since Jalen Suggs (groin) and Gary Harris (calf) are back in action Thursday.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Anthony Black: Does little in spot start Wednesday
Black finished with four points (2-7 FG, 0-2 3Pt), two rebounds, two assists and one steal across 23 minutes during Wednesday's 118-100 victory over the Knicks.
After falling out of the rotation as of late, Black was inserted into the starting lineup Wednesday with Jalen Suggs (groin), Markelle Fultz (rest) and Gary Harris (calf) all sidelined. Black wasn't able to do much with his extended minutes, however, as most of the offensive firepower came from Franz Wagner and All-Star Paolo Banchero. Black figures to return to a deep bench role once his Magic teammates return from injuries.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Anthony Black: Draws start Wednesday
Black is starting Wednesday's game against the Knicks.
Black hasn't been part of Orlando's rotation in recent matchups, but he'll draw the start Wednesday since Markelle Fultz (rest), Gary Harris (calf) and Jalen Suggs (groin) have been ruled out. Over 29 starts this year, Black has averaged 5.1 points and 2.7 rebounds in 21.3 minutes per game.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Anthony Black: Efficient scorer off bench
Black totaled 20 points (7-9 FG, 4-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three rebounds, one assist and one block over 30 minutes during Monday's 131-129 loss to the Mavericks.
Black missed just two shots from the field and delivered instant offense off the bench, but his contributions were not enough to secure the victory against a Mavericks team led by a red-hot Luka Doncic. Black has endured a fair share of struggles in his rookie year, and in fact, this was just the sixth time he scored in double digits all season long. He's averaging just 6.3 points per game when deployed off the bench, so it wouldn't be surprising if this was just an odd explosive outing for him.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Anthony Black: Back to bench
Black won't start Friday's game against the Grizzlies.
As expected, Black will return to the bench in favor of Markelle Fultz, who's returning to action after missing Monday's loss to Cleveland due to rest. In 11 games as a reserve, Black has averaged 5.6 points, 1.7 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.3 steals-plus-blocks in 15.4 minutes per game.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Anthony Black: Joins starting lineup
Black is starting Monday's game against Cleveland.
Black has come off the bench in eight of his last nine appearances, but he'll make his 29th start of the season Monday due to Markelle Fultz (rest) being out. Black has averaged 5.0 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 21.4 minutes per game over his previous starts this year.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Anthony Black: Won't start after all
Black isn't starting Monday's game against the Knicks.
A previous report had Black returning to the starting lineup in place of Chuma Okeke, but Orlando will stick with the same first five they've had the previous four games, meaning Jalen Suggs, Caleb Houstan, Paolo Banchero and Goga Bitadze will start alongside Okeke. Black posted 13 points in 33 minutes off the bench during a losing effort versus Oklahoma City on Saturday, but he's still averaging just 4.2 points per game over his last four appearances as a reserve.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Anthony Black: Returns to starting lineup
Black will start Monday's game against the Knicks, Philip Rossman-Reich of OrlandoMagicDaily.com reports.
From Nov. 4 through Jan. 5, Black started 28 of 30 games, averaging 5.3 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 21.4 minutes during that stretch. He operated off the bench in each of the last four games, and after three poor outings, he posted 13 points, four rebounds, a steal and a block in 33 minutes against the Thunder on Saturday. He'll look to build off that momentum versus New York. In a corresponding move, Chuma Okeke will head to the bench.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Anthony Black: Available off bench
Black (illness) is available but will operate off the bench during Sunday's game against the Hawks.
Black might still be under the weather, so he'll shift to a reserve role, while Chuma Okeke and Caleb Houstan start alongside Jalen Suggs, Paolo Banchero and Goga Bitadze. Black has made five appearances as a reserve this season, averaging 6.4 points in 13.4 minutes per game.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Anthony Black: Iffy for Sunday
Black (illness) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game versus the Hawks.
Black is in danger of missing Sunday's contest due to a non-COVID illness that caused him to leave Friday's game early. If the rookie guard is ruled out, Cole Anthony will likely receive increased playing time.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Anthony Black: Exits with illness
Black (illness) won't return to Friday's game versus Denver. He finished scoreless (0-1 FG) with one assist in five minutes.
Black carried a questionable tag into Friday's game due to the illness before getting the green light to play. However, he didn't look right during his time on the court and lasted just five minutes before subbing himself out for good. Presumably, Black tried his best to give it a go Friday with the Magic having only nine available players prior to the opening tip. He should be considered questionable for Sunday's game versus Atlanta.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Anthony Black: Starting against Denver
Black (illness) is in the starting lineup for Friday's game against Denver.
Black was a late addition to the injury report and was previously considered questionable, but he'll attempt to play. The Magic are extremely shorthanded Friday, so Black could see a significant amount of minutes if he can handle it.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Anthony Black: Added to injury report
Black is now questionable for Friday's game against Denver, Wendell Epps of Bally Sports Florida reports.
Black is a late addition to the injury report, as several players are feeling under the weather for the Magic. The rookie guard will warm up and is considered a game-time call. Cole Anthony could potentially see a massive workload if Black is held out.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Anthony Black: Coming off bench
Black won't start Wednesday's game against the Kings.
Black will come off the bench for the first time since Nov. 9 after playing just 13 minutes Tuesday. Despite his removal from the first unit, Black should still handle a significant role as a reserve ball-handler due to Cole Anthony's (quad) absence.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Anthony Black: Disappears in starting role
Black racked up zero points (0-2 FG, 0-1 3Pt) and one steal across 13 minutes during Tuesday's 121-115 loss to Golden State.
While the Magic are happy to have Jalen Suggs back, the backcourt is having trouble putting points on the board. Black seemed to have the edge over Cole Anthony, but the former has hit a four-game slump after posting one of the best games of his career against Washington. Black is bound to go through some growing pains, and the Magic will likely stick with him despite the tepid output.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Anthony Black: Sets career highs in points, steals
Black closed with 23 points (9-13 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 1-1 FT), six rebounds, four steals and one assist across 33 minutes during Tuesday's 127-119 win over Washington.
Black continues to handle a regular starting role in the absence of Markelle Fultz (knee), but he's been one of the NBA's least-productive fantasy contributors on a per-minute basis. After averaging just 4.5 points, 2.5 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 0.4 blocks, 0.3 steals and 0.3 three-pointers in 20.6 minutes per game in his prior 20 outings as a starter, Black came out of nowhere Tuesday to establish new career highs in points, three-pointers, rebounds and steals. Perhaps Tuesday's big effort inspires Black to look for his shot more frequently, but fantasy managers should put more weight into the 20-game sample that preceded what looks to be an outlier performance.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Anthony Black: Best game of season Friday
Black totaled 13 points (5-8 FG, 3-5 3Pt), nine rebounds and four assists over 28 minutes during Friday's 128-111 loss to Boston.
Black had his best game of the season Friday, posting career-best numbers in points, rebounds and assists despite the 17-point defeat. The Magic have been patient with Black amid the growing pains in his rookie year, and while he should remain in a starting role as long as Markelle Fultz (knee) remains sidelined, his fantasy upside remains limited.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Anthony Black: Efficient scoring in limited time
Black amassed 11 points (5-5 FG, 1-1 FT) over 15 minutes during Wednesday's 121-111 loss to the Cavaliers.
Black played just 15 minutes despite starting, but he was still able to finish with double-digit points on the strength of a perfect shooting performance. Although he has been the primary fill-in for Markelle Fultz (knee), his lack of production has limited his fantasy value. At this point, there is little reason to consider him, even in deeper formats.... See More ... See Less
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