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.
#3 Orlando Magic exercise trio of contract options
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.