2019-20 SEASON: Appeared in 62 games with Orlando, averaging 5.4 ppg., 4.9 rpg. and 1.39 blkpg. in 14.2 minpg.…Ranked 13th in the NBA in blocked shots…Led (or tied) the team in rebounding five times…Scored in double figures nine times, including a career-high-tying 15 points on Nov. 27 @ Cleveland and Feb. 26 @ Atlanta…Had two double-doubles…Had 10+ rebounds five times, including a career-high-tying 12 rebounds on Nov. 25 @ Detroit…Had at least one blocked shot 45 times and two-or-more blocks 24 times, including a career-high-tying five blocks on Feb. 24 @ Brooklyn…Had at least one steal 17 times and two-or-more steals six times…Missed six games due to injury/illness: missed two games (Nov. 1, 6) due to load management/injury recovery, left shin, two games (Dec. 27-28) due to a sprained right ankle, one game (Feb. 12) due to the flu and one game (Aug. 11) due to a migraine headache…DNP-CD five times (Aug. 4-9, Aug. 13)…Diagnosed with Covid-19 on June 11…Left the NBA Campus at Walt Disney World on Aug. 14 for a comprehensive post-Covid-19 evaluation and missed the 2020 NBA Playoffs.
PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Appeared in 109 career NBA regular season games (one start), all with Orlando, averaging 5.7 ppg., 4.9 rpg. and 1.38 blkpg. in 15.1 minpg.
2018-19: Played in 47 games (one start) during his rookie campaign with Orlando, averaging 6.2 ppg., 5.0 rpg. and 1.36 blkpg. in 16.3 minpg.…Ranked among all NBA rookies in rebounding (sixth) and blocked shots (third)… Led (or tied) the team in rebounding three times…Scored in double figures seven times, including a career-high 15 points on Nov. 9 vs. Washington and Nov. 11 @ New York…Pulled down 10+ rebounds three times, including a career-high 12 rebounds on Dec. 31 @ Charlotte…Recorded one double-double…Had first career double-double (12 points/11 rebounds) on Nov. 4 @ San Antonio…Had at least one blocked shot 36 times and two-or-more blocks 19 times, including a career-high five blocks on Oct. 30 vs. Sacramento…Had at least one steal ten times and two-or-more steals three times…Made his NBA debut on Oct. 17 vs. Miami, tallying 13 points, seven rebounds and two blocks in 25 minutes…His 13 points were the most ever scored by a Magic rookie in their NBA debut…Scored his first NBA points on a driving layup with 2:28 left in the first quarter…Made first NBA start on Dec. 19 vs. San Antonio, recording seven points, eight rebounds, two assists, two blocked shots and two steals in a career-high 26 minutes (25:40)…Missed 34 games due to injury: missed four games (Jan. 9-16) due to a sore left foot, one game (Feb. 2) due to a sore lower left leg and 29 games (Feb. 5-Apr. 10) due to a stress fracture of his left tibia…DNP-CD once…Did not play during the 2019 NBA Playoffs due to injury.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Orlando in the first round (sixth overall) of the 2018 NBA Draft.