Arron Afflalo is set to make his return to the Magic's lineup tonight in Cleveland after missing much of the last two weeks with a bruised thigh and after attending to a personal matter in Los Angeles, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.
Afflalo's return will be a very welcome sight to an injury-depleted Magic team that has struggled making rotations work and getting the offense going in his absence. Afflalo is one of the few players on the team that is pretty consistent offensively, can have plays run for him and can play strong enough individual defense to make opponents gameplan around him somewhat.
Certainly it will be nice to get guys like Jameer Nelson, E'Twaun Moore and Ish Smith a breather with Afflalo in the lineup after the Magic had to rely on virtually only two guards in uniform for much of the past week with J.J. Redick and Jameer Nelson also dealing with nagging injuries.
Afflalo is the team's leading scorer, averaging 16.7 points ...