The Orlando Magic arrived at Disney World to enter the NBA “bubble” and prepare for the season restart.
It was later announced by Magic president of basketball operations Jeff Weltman that three players didn’t join the team in the camp.
In particular, the three members of the roster were Markelle Fultz, Al-Farouq Aminu and an unnamed player, who recently tested positive for COVID-19.
According to NBA.com:
“The Magic encountered a bit of adversity on Tuesday when three players did not travel with the squad to the Disney campus for various reasons. Standout point guard Markelle Fultz is not with the team as he is dealing with a personal matter, and Weltman said he expects the 22-year-old player to soon rejoin the squad following his “excused absence’’. Weltman said a Magic player who he is not at liberty to disclose recently tested positive for the COVID-19 virus and that player is hopeful of rejoining his teammates at Disney at some point in the coming days.”
After two disappointing seasons due to injury, Fultz had a great comeback year this season with the Magic until the season shut down in March.
The talented point guard averaged 12.1 points, 5.2 assists and 3.3 rebounds, while he had shot 47.5% from the field.
Hopefully, Fultz will join the team on a later stage. On the other hand, Al-Farouq Aminu, who has been out since November after suffering a torn meniscus, did not travel with the team to Disney as he continues his rehab at the Magic’s facilities.