The Orlando Magic’s forward Tobias Harris, who led the team in scoring last year, is still recovering from his sprained left ankle but has made some progress in his rehabilitation. The Magic hope to have Harris back on the court as soon as possible, but not until Harris is confident that his ankle is 100% and won’t hinder his game.
Evan Dunlap of the Orlando Pinstriped Post reports that Harris’ on-court work has been limited but on the verge of expanding.
“It’s getting stronger,” he (Harris) said of his ankle, “but we really haven’t been doing too much on the court and stuff like that.”
The next step for Harris, who’s currently limited to taking set shots and running on the elliptical machine, is doing on-court work: “Runnin’ on it, see how it feels, and making some cuts and stuff like that will be comin’ up next.”
Without Harris so far this season the Magic have gone 4-5 and are averaging a middle-of-the-road 99.9 points per game, good for 14th in the NBA. If Harris is able to return in two weeks, a likely first start of the 2013-14 season for him could come December 2nd in Washington against the Wizards.