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NBA News Roundup, Tuesday, September 17th: Update on why Chris Paul was traded to the Thunder, Orlando Magic exercise Markelle Fultz's option for 2020-21 season and more

  • All the latest news and rumors you need to know for September 17th.
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Modified 17 Sep 2019, 15:09 IST

#3 Orlando Magic exercise trio of contract options

Markelle Fultz has yet to make an appearance for the Orlando Magic
Markelle Fultz has yet to make an appearance for the Orlando Magic

Following a first playoff appearance since the departure of Dwight Howard, the Orlando Magic decided to go all-in with the current roster this summer as the team signed the veteran duo of Nikola Vucevic and Terrence Ross to new long-term deals.

The Magic also have plenty of young talent, and ESPN is reporting that the organization has exercised a trio of contract extensions:

The Orlando Magic exercised the fourth-year team options on guard Markelle Fultz and forward Jonathan Isaac and the third-year team option on center Mo Bamba. All three players are now signed through the 2020-21 season. Fultz's option was for $12.3 million.

Fultz has yet to play for the Magic following his trade from the Philadelphia 76ers. Isaac was a regular starter last season, while Bamba struggled for form and minutes during his rookie campaign.  


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Published 17 Sep 2019, 15:09 IST
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