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

Team also exercised options for Jonathan Isaac and Mo Bamba

From NBA media reports

Sep 16, 2019 3:36 PM ET

Former No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz has played in just 33 games since being drafted in 2017.

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

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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