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Magic sit Suggs for remainder of Summer League due to sprained thumb

Orlando Magic v Golden State Warriors

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - AUGUST 09: Jalen Suggs #4 of the Orlando Magic reacts after hitting a 3-pointer against the Golden State Warriors during the 2021 NBA Summer League at the Thomas & Mack Center on August 9, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Magic defeated the Warriors 91-89 in overtime. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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Jalen Suggs has been everything Magic fans hoped for during NBA Summer League in Las Vegas: Hard-nosed, never gives up on plays, can make game-winning plays at both ends of the court.

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.

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.