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Jalen Suggs left out of Magic Summer League roster after ankle surgery

Shortly after the Orlando Magic wrapped up Thursday’s draft night, which saw Paolo Banquero pick No. 1 and Caleb Houstan No. 32, attention began to shift to their summer league plans.

They will not include sophomore quarterback Jalen Suggs.

Suggs, the No. 5 pick in last year’s draft, had surgery in late April for a “mild” stress fracture in his right ankle.

Magic basketball president Jeff Veltman told the Orlando Sentinel on Thursday night that Suggs is no longer wearing cleats and “feels good.”

“Jalen has taken off his shoe and is speeding up his recovery,” Veltman added.

Suggs told the Orlando Sentinel on Friday that he started working on the court again last week.

The Magic will start the summer league in Las Vegas against the Houston Rockets, who selected Jabari Smith Jr. with the third pick. Summer League runs from 7 to 17 July.

Veltman also provided an update on Jonathan Isaac, who underwent surgery for a “minor right hamstring injury” he sustained in mid-March while rehabilitating a torn ACL in his left knee that had caused him to miss the previous two seasons.

“Jonathan is still catching up with his latest procedure,” Veltman said. “He is fine. He does semi-coral isowork. He is progressing well. He will stay until the end of the summer, and we are closely monitoring him.”

There is optimism that Isaac will return for the 2022-23 season in mid-October – nearly 26 months after an ACL tear – but the Magic are not scheduling his recovery.

Orlando training camp starts on September 27th.

“He’s got a lot of summer left, so I don’t want to get into a schedule,” Veltman said. “It always gets cloudy.”

Summer league line-up

Coach Jamal Mosley confirmed on Friday that Banchero and Hustan will be in the summer league.

“I’ve been itching to play since we lost the Final Four,” Banchero said. “I can not wait”.

Jared Wilson-Frame, Tommy Kuhse as well as Emanuel Terry according to HoopsRumors.com, they are going to play for the Magic summer league team.

Wilson-Frame, a former Pittsburgh guard who was undrafted in 2019, averaged 17 points per game (36.8% on three-pointers), 5.3 assists and 4.6 rebounds with Jazz G League affiliate Salt Lake City Stars – in 2021-2022. .

Kuse, the former St. Mary’s guard who went undrafted on Thursday, averaged 12.2 points (49.4% from the field, 45% from 3-pointers), 3.7 assists and 3.7 rebounds in his most recent season for the Gaels.

Terry, a big 6-foot-9, has played for the Miami Heat and Phoenix Suns since he went undrafted in 2018. A branch of the Kings’ G League.

It is not yet known whether anyone from the Magic or the Lakeland Magic, Orlando’s G-League affiliate, will play in the summer league.

Mosley will do some practice but the assistant coach will take over on matchday.

Magic Summer League 2022 Schedule:

July 7: vs. Houston, 10:00 pm ET (Summer League Opening); ESPN;

July 9: vs. Sacramento, 4:00 pm ET, ESPN;

July 11: Oklahoma City, 9:00 pm ET, ESPN;

the 14 th of July: v. New York, 7:30 pm ET NBATV.

After each team plays four games from July 7 to July 15, the top two teams will play in the championship game on July 17. The remaining 28 teams will play their fifth games on July 16 or 17.

This article first appeared on OrlandoSentinel.com. Email Hobie Price at khprice@orlandosentinel.com or follow him on Twitter at @khobi_price.

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