Bamba played in 47 contests his rookie season before being shut down with a stress fracture in his Tibia following his team's January 31 win against Indiana. The 20 year-old averaged 6.2 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game. He scored 13 points and grabbed seven rebounds in his debut against Miami on October 17. Scored 15 points in back-to-back games on November 9 and 11 against the Washington and New York. Also recorded eight rebounds against New York. Recorded a season-high 12 rebounds on December 31 against Charlotte. Recorded 10 rebounds while scoring eight points against the Los Angeles Clippers on January 6. Bomba recorded a season-high five blocks while also scoring seven points and grabbing seven boards on October 30 against the Sacramento Kings. Normally a .300 percent three-point shooter, the 20-year old knocked down all three attempts from behind the arc against Denver on December 5. He also grabbed six boards and recorded one block and two assists in 16 minutes of action in the game.
June 21, 2018Drafted by the Orlando Magic in the 1st round (6th pick) of the 2018 NBA Draft.
July 3, 2018Signed a multi-year rookie contract with the Orlando Magic.