Cohen's Analysis: It’s apparent the Magic want to spend as much time as possible training and grooming Maurice Harkless, especially with the injury to Hedo Turkoglu. Despite making such an overwhelming transition into a starting role, it’s perhaps most beneficial for the rookie to learn the ropes now rather than collect dust on the bench.
However, it’s also evident Maurice isn’t quite ready to be consistent as he continues to adapt to the pros. As a result, it raises an intriguing question: Should fellow rookie DeQuan Jones, who glistened in the preseason to earn a spot on the team, receive just as much if not more playing than Harkless? Jones’ athleticism is off the charts and every time he touches the floor he is aggressive and relentless.
It’s worth debating.