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Markelle Fultz Suffers ACL Tear, Out for Season

The Orlando Magic lose one of their young prospects for the year.

Cleveland Cavaliers v Orlando Magic Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images

Markelle Fultz of the Orlando Magic has suffered a season-ending ACL injury, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. The 22-year-old point guard had been starting, averaging 14.3 points and 6.1 assists per game for the 5-2 Magic so far this season. The injury occurred during the first quarter of Orlando’s game with the Cleveland Cavaliers. It was a non-contact injury.

Fultz was the first-overall selection of the 2017 NBA Draft, taken by the Philadelphia 76’ers. The Sixers traded him in February of 2019 and he extended his contract with Orlando prior to this season. That extension will earn him nearly $17 million per year between 2021 and 2023, with an option year in 2023-24.