The Orlando Magic have exercised their third-year team option on center Mo Bamba and their fourth-year team options on guard Markelle Fultz and forward Jonathan Isaac. Per team policy, terms of the deal are not disclosed. Bamba, Fultz and Isaac are all now signed through the 2020-21 season.
“Mo (Bamba), Markelle (Fultz) and Jonathan (Isaac) have each demonstrated a strong work ethic, while exhibiting a commitment to team values,” said Weltman. “We look forward to exciting futures with them as part of the Magic family.”
Bamba (7’0”, 231, 5/12/98) appeared in 47 games (one start) during his rookie campaign last season with Orlando, averaging 6.2 ppg., 5.0 rpg. and 1.36 blkpg. in 16.3 minpg. He ranked among all NBA rookies in rebounding (sixth) and blocked shots (third). Bamba was originally selected in the first round (sixth overall) of the 2018 NBA Draft by the Magic.
Fultz (6’4”, 209, 5/29/98) played in 19 games (15 starts) with Philadelphia last season, averaging 8.2 ppg., 3.7 rpg. and 3.1 apg. in 22.5 minpg. He was by Orlando in a trade with the Sixers in exchange for Jonathon Simmons, a 2020 protected first round draft pick and a 2019 second round draft pick on Feb. 7, 2019.
Originally selected by Philadelphia in the first round (first overall) of the 2017 NBA Draft, Fultz has appeared in 33 career NBA regular season games (15 starts), all with Philadelphia, averaging 7.7 ppg., 3.4 rpg. and 3.4 apg. in 20.6 minpg. He has also played in three career playoff games, averaging 1.7 ppg., 1.7 apg. and 1.0 rpg. in 7.6 minpg.
Isaac (6’10”, 230, 10/3/97) played in 75 games (64 starts) last season with Orlando, averaging 9.6 ppg., 5.5 rpg., 1.1 apg. and 1.31 blkpg. in 26.6 minpg., while shooting .815 (110-135) from the free throw line. He also appeared and started in five playoff outings, averaging 6.6 ppg., 6.2 rpg. and 1.00 blkpg. in 27.3 minpg.