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Magic SG Gary Harris will play Friday vs. Spurs

The Magic guard will return to action against the Spurs. We break down the fantasy basketball and betting implications.

Orlando Magic v Detroit Pistons
Gary Harris of the Orlando Magic looks on against the Detroit Pistons on October 30, 2021 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan.
Photo by Brian Sevald/NBAE via Getty Images

Update 11/5: After being ruled out for Wednesday’s game, Harris is expected to return to the floor Friday against the Spurs. The shooting guard hopes to help the Magic get revenge after Orlando lost to the Spurs in the opening game of the season.

Update 11/3: Harris has been ruled out for Wednesday’s contest against the Celtics, suggesting his ankle is more serious than previously believed. It’s worth monitoring for the young shooting guard, who is a huge part of Orlando’s rotation.

Update: Harris has returned to Saturday’s contest against the Pistons.

The Orlando Magic are hopeful shooting guard Gary Harris didn’t suffer a long-term injury when he left to go to the locker room Saturday against the Detroit Pistons. Harris appeared to fall awkwardly and might have suffered an ankle injury as a result.

The Magic are undergoing a rebuild but have some intriguing players already on the roster looking to take a leap. Harris is one of those guys and was the centerpiece of Orlando’s return in the Aaron Gordon deal. Losing the young perimeter scorer for a long time will be a big setback to a young team looking to grow together.

The Pistons are up 48-47 at halftime against the Magic. Let’s see if Harris is able to return to the contest in the second half. He currently has four points and three rebounds in 11 minutes on the floor. If he can’t return, look for Jalen Suggs and and Cole Anthony to absorb those additional minutes in the backcourt.