Paolo Banchero added to Magic’s injury report for home game vs. Mavericks – The Denver Post


Orlando Magic rookie Paolo Banchero was added to the team’s Tuesday evening injury report for their Wednesday home game vs. the Dallas Mavericks.

Banchero was listed as questionable because of a sprained left ankle.

He rolled the ankle on a drive to the basket with 2:51 remaining in Monday’s 134-127 loss to the Houston Rockets at Amway Center.

Banchero, the No. 1 pick in June’s draft, finished the game, recording 30 points on 8-of-16 shooting and 12 of 14 on free throws to go with 6 rebounds and 4 assists in 35 minutes.

He’s one of five Magic players who has played in all 11 games entering Wednesday and one of three, along with Wendell Carter Jr. and Franz Wagner, to start in every game.

Banchero’s averaging a team-high 23.5 points, which is also the most among rookies and 21st among all players, to go with 8.3 rebounds and 3.6 assists in 34.6 minutes.

Two-way guard Kevon Harris was also added to the injury report and was listed as questionable for Wednesday because of a left rib contusion.

Cole Anthony (torn right internal oblique), Markelle Fultz (fractured left big toe), Gary Harris (left knee injury recovery), Jonathan Isaac (left knee injury recovery) and Moe Wagner (sprained right midfoot) remain sidelined.

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