Dec 03, 2013 1:24 PM EST
Tobias Harris was diagnosed with a second high ankle sprain injury and his return will be dependent on continuous treatment, the Orlando Magic announced on Tuesday.
Harris received a second opinion on his ankle.
Harris aggravated the injury during the preseason and did not make his season debut until Nov. 24.
Nov 30, 2013 2:19 PM EST
Tobias Harris has been limited to just one game this season due to a high ankle sprain. Harris suffered a setback and has undergone an MRI and received a second medical opinion.
“High-ankle sprains take time, and everybody’s healing timeline is different,” Magic general manager Rob Hennigan said Saturday. “And, right now, Tobias is working through that and trying to figure [that] out. When he feels his ankle is right, he’ll be ready to play. So, our stance right now is to be pre-cautious and make sure that we don’t rush him back.”
Harris has played well for the Orlando Magic since a trade last season.
Nov 25, 2013 12:42 PM EST
Tobias Harris made his regular season debut on Sunday after missing the first 12 games due to a high ankle sprain.
Harris scored six points on 3-for-8 shooting in 16 minutes.
"It felt great checking in and getting back into the flow of things," Harris said. "It was just good to just get my feet wet out there and go out there and play."
Harris averaged 17.3 points per game for the Orlando Magic after being acquired in a controversial trade with the Milwaukee Bucks.
Nov 10, 2013 8:46 PM EST
Victor Oladipo recorded 23 assists against 28 turnovers in his first seven NBA games.
The Orlando Magic are working on transitioning Oladipo from a shooting guard to point guard.
"It's a tough position to play to have the ball in your hand and make decisions," Jacque Vaughn said. "A lot of times playing by instincts is better than thinking too much. I think right now, at the end of the day, that's OK to do. He'll continue to grow, and that's the great thing: He'll have the games to continue to grow and get better."
"It's just a learning process, like everything else," Oladipo said.
"I still feel like I can get to the rim. It's just a matter of me finishing now. Again, it's all a learning process."
Nov 05, 2013 4:48 PM EST
Tobias Harris remains sidelined with a sprained left ankle and believes he has made progress in his recovery.
Harris has not pushed off or cut with his left foot.
"I'm all right and getting better," Harris said Tuesday. "I'm just trying to get healthy and doing all I can for that."
Harris entered this season with high hopes after a strong finish to last season.
Harris is expected to be a ways away from returning to the Orlando Magic.
"It's going to take some time," Harris said. "I have to get back to where I want to be and back into the top shape I was in and get back out on the floor."
Nov 04, 2013 7:20 PM EST
Victor Oladipo is interested in participating in the dunk contest at NBA All-Star weekend.
Oladipo turned in an eye-opening audition in the Orlando Magic's win over the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday night, completing a 360-degree dunk in transition.
“My teammates kept telling me to be aggressive. I just listened,” Oladipo said.
Oladipo has placed himself as an early Rookie of the Year candidate.
Nov 01, 2013 3:07 PM EDT
The Orlando Magic are open to trading Jameer Nelson and his reasonable $8.6 million contract.
Nelson is owed only $2 million in guaranteed money next season.
The Magic would almost certainly deal Nelson for a future first round pick, but could find that asking price difficult.
Nov 01, 2013 1:06 PM EDT
Solomon Jones suffered a lateral meniscus tear in his left knee during the Orlando Magic's 120-115 overtime loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday.
Jones will have knee surgery in the coming days and the timing of his return is uncertain.
Jones made the Magic's regular season roster as a non-guaranteed training camp invite.
Oct 30, 2013 1:25 PM EDT
Jacque Vaughn benched Andrew Nicholson after he scored 18 points in the first half of the Orlando Magic's season opening loss to the Indiana Pacers, all coming in a 12-minute, 39-second stretch.
Nicholson's hot streak did not last. Nicholson was subbed out with 4:51 left in the second quarter and didn’t return to the court until the beginning of the fourth quarter.
When asked why he sat Nicholson in favor of Jason Maxiell, Vaughn said: “I thought Max was unbelievable against David West, and [Pacers coach Frank] Vogel ended up playing David West the entire third. So I thought that matchup was great for us.
"Andrew scored all his points against Scola. And, so, Scola wasn’t in the game, and so it was on me to make that call, and I did.”
Oct 29, 2013 3:28 PM EDT
With the Boston Celtics as the leading candidate to acquire his rights, Romero Osby is finalizing a deal to sign in the NBA D-League, league sources told RealGM.
Osby was a final cut of the Orlando Magic, who selected the rugged, active forward with the No. 51 pick in the NBA draft. Since Osby’s release in training camp, the Oklahoma City Thunder, Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs and Brooklyn Nets have also expressed interest in him, sources said.
Fort Wayne currently owns rights to Osby, but the Celtics’ D-League affiliate – the Maine Red Claws – is working to acquire the 23-year-old. The Celtics have one roster spot open and could call up Osby at a point that is flexible on the team’s salary situation.
Osby averaged 16 points and seven rebounds last season at the University of Oklahoma. He was part of the Magic’s summer league team and became one of the last rookie signings to officially join his drafted organization.
In seven preseason games for the Magic, Osby averaged 5.7 points and four rebounds in 15.4 minutes a game.
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