First-round pick Cole Anthony set to return for Magic
Orlando Magic guard Cole Anthony (50) walks to the locker room during the second quarter against the Portland Trail Blazers at the Moda Center.  Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports

Magic point guard Cole Anthony will return to action on Wednesday after missing nearly two months, the team announced Wednesday (Twitter link). Anthony had been sidelined since Feb. 9 due to a fractured rib.

Anthony, the son of former NBA player and current broadcaster Greg Anthony, was drafted out of University of North Carolina by the Magic with the 15th overall pick last fall.

On the season, the rookie has appeared in 25 games, averaging 11.0 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.8 assists per contest. He hit a game-winning buzzer beater to beat the Timberwolves on Jan. 20.

Khem Birch (illness) and Michael Carter-Williams (illness) will also return tonight after multiple missing multiple games, per Orlando’s announcement.

The Magic are currently 17-33 and hold the 14th seed in the Eastern Conference.

This article first appeared on Hoops Rumors and was syndicated with permission.

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