Orlando Magic’s forward Tobias Harris is recovering from a sprained left ankle, which he suffered in October during the preseason. After weeks of recovery he returned and played in one game but was sidelined again because of discomfort. The original diagnosis on Harris was left high ankle sprain and earlier this month a second opinion confirmed the original diagnosis.
Before the Magic’s practice on Thursday, head coach Jacque Vaughn announced Harris would participate in practice and he will be evaluated after to see if he can play Friday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Harris arrived in Orlando on Feb. 21, 2013 after the Magic traded J.J. Redick, Gustavo Ayon and Ish Smith for the Bucks’ Harris, Beno Udrih and Doron Lamb.
Prior to arriving in Orlando, Harris appeared in 70 career NBA regular season games, all with the Bucks, averaging 4.9 points per game (ppg.), and 2.3 rebounds per game (rpg.) in 11.5 minutes per game (minpg.) In Orlando, things changed for Harris, in th 27 games he appeared in he averaged 17.3 ppg., 8.5 rpg., 2.1 assists per game, 1.37 blocks per game in 36.1 minpg.
See what Coach Vaughn and Tobias Harris had to say before Thursday’s practice: