— Orlando Magic (@OrlandoMagic) August 10, 2021
Now Suggs is done for the rest of Summer League. He sprained his thumb in the Celtics game, he got an MRI, and the Magic are wisely removing any risk and sitting him the remainder of the way.
As a precautionary measure, Suggs will be sidelined for the remainder of NBA Summer League.
— Orlando Magic PR (@Magic_PR) August 13, 2021
Suggs averaged 15.3 points and 6.3 rebounds a game, plus he shot 35.7% from 3 over three Summer League games. He also started to show some chemistry with Cole Anthony and RJ Hampton, in what could be some combination of the Magic backcourt of the future.
“The guy is a hooper. He is always ready to hoop and ready to play,” said fellow rookie Franz Wagner. “I think his real personality comes out in the games. He had a great game today and I’m sure he is going to have a couple of more during the season.”
It was three games, but that was enough to provide hope and all the Magic needed to see.