Denton: Harris May Return Friday vs. Cavaliers
If Orlando can get Harris back on the active roster for Friday night, it will be the first game this season in which every player on the roster is healthy and available to play. Glen ``Big Baby’’ Davis has played in half of the Magic’s 22 games after working his way back from two foot surgeries. And Orlando got center Nikola Vucevic back from a sprained ankle on Wednesday in time for their stirring 92-83 defeat of the Charlotte Bobcats.
To a man, Magic players and coaches wonder just how good this team could be with all of their options healthy and available. One small glimpse of that is the fact that Orlando is 3-0 this season with the starting lineup of Jameer Nelson, Arron Afflalo, Victor Oladipo, Davis and Vucevic. Add the sweet-shooting Harris to that mix – as either a starter or a reserve – and the Magic could become a dangerous and highly potent team.
``You can tell how important each and every guy is on this team and what they do for us,’’ Davis said. ``You see a big difference when Vooch is playing, how we control the boards and how everything opens up for everyone else. I’m glad he’s back and I’m just hoping we can stay healthy and win some games.’’
Harris created massive expectations for this season with his strong finish to the 2012-13 season, but he has played just one game so far. He suffered a troublesome high ankle sprain – an injury where the ligaments that connect to the tibia and fibula are damaged – in a preseason game on Oct. 20.
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