Denton: Harris Explains Wearing No. 12


Harris did not play Wednesday night against the Houston Rockets because of a minor ankle sprain. He said the injury was minor and he hopes to be back on the floor Friday night when the Magic host the Memphis Grizzlies.

``It’s just a little soreness and a precautionary thing (to sit out of Wednesday’s game),’’ he said. ``I just need to get it back healthy and it’s nothing too crazy. I would hope it’s just a one-game thing.’’

Harris’ work ethic has become somewhat legendary around his friends and Magic teammates. He stayed in Orlando most of the summer to improve his strength and work on his skills. Following a lengthy practice with the Magic on Tuesday, Harris got in some extra work at a local gym in Houston with his personal trainer. Nicknamed ``All Business,’’ Harris said he is simply focused on doing whatever possible to get himself ready for this season.

``It just shows my will power to continue to work as hard as I can,’’ Harris said. ``I just want to be in the best shape that I can possibly be in so that I can play the whole season and have a healthy year.’’



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