Orlando Magic Rumors
Josh Robbins: On their preliminary injury report, the Magic have listed Evan Fournier as questionable to play Wednesday night in Minneapolis. Everyone else — Al-Farouq Aminu, Mo Bamba, Chuma Okeke, Michael Carter-Williams, Jonathan Isaac and Markelle Fultz — remains listed as out.
Josh Robbins: Evan Fournier is missing his ninth consecutive game today due to back spasms. “He’s feeling better,” coach Steve Clifford said. “He did more yesterday. … He said he felt a lot better. I haven’t talked to him today, but he’s definitely making progress.”
According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, the NBA is now discussing adding a third two-way roster spot with the NBPA. This would bring the total roster size to 18, adding on one more player who can have a maximum of three years of NBA service and is limited to playing in 50 regular-season games. Speaking with coaches and GMs across the league, The Athletic found a mix of strong support and ambivalence over the measure after the league had to postpone 12 games in the past week. “Me personally, I think that’s a great idea,” said Orlando Magic coach Steve Clifford. “I think that playing with the condensed schedule as we are, I think the more bodies we have, the better. If you look at the games where teams are having to play with eight guys, the number of minutes is adding up, and I just think it’s difficult. It’s difficult to manage games, and it’s difficult to manage teams over a prolonged period of time.”