The Orlando Magic are considering what to do with Markelle Fultz’s contract option for the 2020-21 season, the team said on Monday.
Orlando has shown confidence into the No.1 overall pick, after being drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers on a trade deadline last season. Fultz’s contract is worth $12.3 million, according to Zach Lowe of ESPN.
Fultz’s option is $12.3 million — a huge number considering he has played in 33 career games and all the related questions. This is a meaningful decision. D.J. Augustin, their starting PG, is in the last year of his current deal. https://t.co/hMPxbQsnlp
— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) September 16, 2019
Fultz suffered from injuries, which greatly affected his jump shot when he was a rookie in the league. Fultz only played 14 games during his rookie season in 2017-2018 and 19 games in 2018-19.
The 21-year-old guard has a thoracic outlet syndrome and is still recovering. The Magic have yet to announce his return to the game.
“He was a consensus number one pick in the draft two years ago, and he’s twenty years old, and he’s a terrific kid by all accounts…” – Jeff Weltman on Markelle Fultz pic.twitter.com/9ROmnkYXFU
— Orlando Magic (@OrlandoMagic) February 8, 2019
Magic does the same for Mo Bamba and Jonathan Isaac.