Magic exercise Markelle Fultz's option for 2020-21 season

NBA.com Global on Sep 17, 2019 06:53 AM
Magic exercise Markelle Fultz's option for 2020-21 season
Markelle Fultz NBA file photo

NBA.com staff report

The Orlando Magic have exercised the option in Markelle Fultz's contract for the 2020-21 season, the team announced on Monday (Tuesday, PHL time).

The move shows Orlando's confidence in the former No. 1 overall pick, who has yet to play a game for the team after being acquired from the Philadelphia 76ers at the trade deadline last season.

The option in Fultz's contract is worth $12.3 million, according to Zach Lowe of ESPN.

Fultz has struggled with injuries, which have impacted his jump shot, during his two seasons in the league. He played in just 14 games during his rookie season in 2017-18 and 19 games in 2018-19.

The 21-year-old guard is still recovering from the thoracic outlet syndrome he was diagnosed with last season. The Magic have not announced a timeline for his return to the floor.

The Magic also exercised the 2020-21 options for Jonathan Isaac and Mo Bamba.

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