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Markelle Fultz was worth the gamble for the Orlando Magic

Scott Anez and Nick Gryniewicz discuss the Magic’s acquisition of Markelle Fultz on their new podcast

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For a team like the Orlando, taking a chance on Markelle Fultz is worth the risk.

It’s not that long ago, after all, that Fultz was regarded as the consensus top pick in the NBA Draft. Perhaps a change of scenery, and some patience on the Magic’s part, will help the 20-year-old point guard find his confidence and regain his old form (quite literally in regard to his shooting form).

And the Magic, mired in a nearly seven-year playoff drought, have little to lose outside of their financial commitment to Fultz. So, the point guard is something of a lottery ticket for Orlando.

Scott Anez, who has covered the Magic for 30 years, and Nick Gryniewicz, the voice of the Lakeland Magic, discuss everything from Fultz’s upside, to Fultz’s yips, to when we might actually see Fultz on the court for his Magic debut, and many other Fultz-related subjects in the very first episode of their new podcast “Heart & Hustle” for the Orlando Pinstriped Post Podcast Network.

Check it out and leave your thoughts on the Fultz trade below...


Scott Anez hosts “ESPN Afternoons with Scott Anez” on ESPN 580 Orlando weekdays from 4-6 p.m. He brings a wealth of knowledge to the conversation, having covered the Orlando Magic for all 30 years of the team’s existence. From Nick Anderson to Shaq and Penny to the Dwightmare and Rob Hennigan; Scott has seen it all from the sideline and inside the locker room.

Nick Gryniewicz is the play-by-play voice for the Lakeland Magic, the NBA G-League affiliate of the Orlando Magic, and has been covering the Orlando Magic for the last six years. Nick can be heard every weekday with Scott and on his show “Live Local & Loud” from 6-8 p.m. on ESPN 580 Orlando.

And as always, be sure to listen and subscribe to our “Do You Believe in Magic? Podcast” with host Preston Ellis and the OPP squad...