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Eastern Southeast Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
29-25 5-5 L2
27-27 5-5 L1
24-28 6-4 L2
22-32 6-4 W2
15-40 4-6 L4

2022 Stats

STATS MPG
Minutes Per Game
PPG
Points Per Game
FG%
Field Goal Percentage
RPG
Rebounds Per Game
APG
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 33.7 20.3 42.0 6.6 3.7

Top Paolo Banchero News

  • Magic's Paolo Banchero: Double-double against Hornets

    Banchero finished with 22 points (6-20 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 10-11 FT), 10 rebounds, five assists and one steal across 35 minutes during Sunday's 119-113 victory over Charlotte.

    The rookie posted his first double-double in nearly a month and his eighth of the season. Banchero appears to be wearing down a bit, which isn't a big shock given the 20-year-old's workload so far, and over his last 10 games he's shot just 34.7 percent from the floor and 22.8 percent from three-point range while averaging 17.5 points, 6.3 boards, 3.1 assists, 1.0 threes and 0.9 steals. He isn't likely to get much rest during All-Star Weekend, as Banchero is set to appear in the Rising Stars Game and could yet be named as an Eastern Conference alternate for the All-Star Game itself.

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  • Magic's Paolo Banchero: Struggles from field in win

    Banchero posted 11 points (3-16 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 5-9 FT), eight rebounds, four assists and one steal in 33 minutes during Friday's 127-120 victory over the Timberwolves.

    The game between Orlando and Minnesota will be remembered for the scuffle between Austin Rivers and Mo Bamba. Unfortunately, it was also one of the worst games for Banchero -- at least from an efficiency perspective. The rookie continues to produce and has been a focal point of the Magic's offense all season long, but his percentages continue to move in the wrong direction. He's making just 40.2 percent of his shots and 29.6 percent from deep since the start of January.

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  • Magic's Paolo Banchero: Hits for 29 against Sixers

    Banchero totaled 29 points (11-22 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 4-5 FT), nine rebounds, three assists, one block and one steal across 37 minutes during Monday's 119-109 victory over Philadelphia.

    It was a solid bounce-back performance from the rookie, who scored only nine points in Saturday's loss to the Bulls. Banchero might be hitting a bit of a wall -- he's scored 20 or more points only three times in the last 11 games, averaging 18.4 points, 5.5 boards, 2.9 assists, 1.5 threes and 1.4 steals over that stretch while shooting 41.2 percent from the floor.

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  • Magic's Paolo Banchero: Another 20-point game in win

    Banchero recorded 23 points (6-14 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 9-10 FT), three rebounds, four assists, one block and two steals over 36 minutes during Wednesday's 126-120 victory over the Pacers.

    Banchero wasted no time getting the Magic rolling on offense, racking up 13 points in the first quarter on 3-of-4 shooting from the field while also going 6-of-6 at the free-throw line. He entered the half with 17 points but added just one more bucket on six attempts over the final two quarters to finish second on the team with 23 points. After failing to reach the 20-point mark in six straight games, Banchero has now recorded 23 points in back-to-back contests. However, he's averaging just 5.5 rebounds per game this month and has grabbed three or fewer boards in two of his last three contests.

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  • Magic's Paolo Banchero: Scores team-high 23 against Boston

    Banchero logged 23 points (7-13 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 6-9 FT), five rebounds and two assists over 36 minutes during Monday's 113-98 win over the Celtics.

    After failing to reach 20 points in six straight contests, Banchero raised his game against an elite opponent. The first overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft hasn't exactly hit the rookie wall, however. Banchero has scored in double digits in 12 straight games, averaging 19.8 points, 5.7 boards, 3.3 assists, 1.6 threes and 1.2 steals over that stretch.

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  • Magic's Paolo Banchero: Lethargic performance Friday

    Banchero ended with 11 points (2-7 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 7-8 FT), six rebounds, two assists and one steal in 25 minutes during Friday's 123-110 win over New Orleans.

    Banchero was unusually passive in the victory, scoring fewer than 20 points for the fifth straight game. After a solid start to the season, Banchero has certainly slowed of late, sitting outside the top 160 over the past month. While he should be viewed as a must-roster player, his struggles shooting the ball have become a real issue when it comes to his overall appeal. That said, poor shooting is nothing new when it comes to rookie players, so managers should not be surprised.

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  • Magic's Paolo Banchero: Claims seventh double-double

    Banchero finished Tuesday's 109-106 win over the Trail Blazers with 19 points (5-16 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 8-10 FT), 10 rebounds, three steals, two assists and one block in 38 minutes.

    Banchero tied a career high with five turnovers, and his efficiency from the field left something to be desired, but he shot better than usual from the free-throw line and supplemented his offense with excellent production in the defensive categories. He's now nabbed at least one steal in five straight games and has recorded exactly three steals in two consecutive contests, bringing his average up to 1.0 per game for the season. With the Magic guards getting healthier, however, Banchero has seen his assist rate plummet of late. He's surpassed five assists just once in Orlando's last 10 games.

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  • Magic's Paolo Banchero: Scores 25, hits four threes

    Banchero supplied 25 points (9-20 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 3-4 FT), five rebounds, three assists and one steal in 31 minutes during Saturday's 115-101 win over Golden State.

    Banchero had it going early, racking up 11 first-quarter points on 5-of-9 shooting from the field before going 3-of-3 for another eight points in the second quarter. It was a different story in the second half, however, as the rookie power forward knocked down just one of eight field goal attempts and three of four shots from the foul line for six points over the final two quarters. Despite his struggles in the second half, Banchero did connect on four three-pointers in the contest for just the second time this season and has now broken the 20-point mark in four straight.

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  • Magic's Paolo Banchero: Leads way with 30 points

    Banchero totaled 30 points (10-20 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 8-9 FT), nine rebounds, three assists and one steal in 36 minutes during Thursday's 123-115 loss to the Grizzlies.

    Banchero had an awful first half shooting the ball, going just 2-of-9 from the field for eight points while adding five boards and two assists. However, the Magic forward wasted no time in turning things around in the second half, racking up 20 points in the third quarter alone on 7-of-9 shooting before finishing with a team-high 30 points on the night. It was Banchero's fourth 30-point game this season, and he's also recorded at least 20 points in three straight.

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  • Magic's Paolo Banchero: Team-high 25 points in win

    Banchero ended Wednesday's 126-115 win over Oklahoma City with 25 points (8-17 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 7-9 FT), eight rebounds, seven assists and one steal in 36 minutes.

    Banchero didn't have a great first half shooting the ball, knocking down three of eight shot attempts for 11 points to go along with five rebounds and five assists. However, the Orlando power forward fared a little better in the second half with 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting from the field as the Magic closed out Oklahoma City down the stretch. Banchero led the Magic in scoring and also dished out a team-high seven assists in the contest. He's now reached the 20-point mark in two straight games as the 2022 first overall pick continues his impressive rookie campaign.

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  • Magic's Paolo Banchero: Held in check against Lakers

    Banchero ended Tuesday's 129-110 loss to the Lakers with four points (1-6 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-4 FT), five rebounds, three assists and one steal across 22 minutes.

    Banchero had scored in double figures in his last 10 appearances, and he averaged 21.6 points, 7.5 rebounds and 4.6 assists in 34.7 minutes per game during that time. However, he committed five fouls Tuesday and was limited to a season-low 22 minutes of playing time. Despite Tuesday's lackluster performance, Banchero has been a strong contributor for the Magic to begin his rookie season.

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  • Magic's Paolo Banchero: Scores 18 points in comfortable win

    Banchero racked up 18 points (7-15 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 1-1 FT), six rebounds and four assists over 29 minutes during Friday's 133-113 win over San Antonio.

    The rookie failed to reach the 20-point mark just for the third time this month, and while two of those contests have come in his last three appearances, his role as an elite scoring threat for the Magic remains completely settled. The star rookie is averaging 20.6 points, 6.9 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game in December.

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  • Magic's Paolo Banchero: Double-double fuels victory

    Banchero ended Wednesday's 116-110 victory over Houston with 23 points (9-20 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 4-8 FT), 13 rebounds, three assists and two steals across 32 minutes.

    Banchero chalked up his sixth double-double of the season as the Magic got back in the winners' column following their loss to the Hawks. He has also now scored at least 20 points in 11 of his past 12 games, establishing himself as the firm favorite to win the Rookie of the Year Award. From a fantasy perspective, he retains more value in points leagues than category leagues, due in large part to the fact that he's shooting 44.1 percent from the field (on 16 attempts per game) and 75.1 percent from the free-throw line (on 8.3 attempts per game).

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-10, 250 lbs
Birthplace: Seattle, WA
Age: 20
School: Duke
Experience: R