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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Orlando Magic's Glen Davis and Tobias Harris making progress


By on 11/23/2013 03:02:00 PM



The Orlando Magic have been without Glen Davis since he fractured a bone in his foot on January 30.  Tobias Harris missed the final week of the preseason and all of the regular season so far due to a sprained left ankle.  Both have been progressing in practice.

As reported by Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel, the Magic have had four workouts in the last five days and coach Jacque Vaughn said both Glen Davis and Tobias Harris have made progress and didn't see any setbacks.

It was unsure whether or not Davis or Harris would play tonight against the Miami Heat, in Miami or on Sunday night against the Phoenix Suns. It will be interesting to see how the two will play together, since it's never happened.



"Tobias is a great, great player," Davis said. "He's young, talented. He has a big upside.

"I'm a guy that can adapt. Every team I've been on, I've had to adapt to the players around me and just make do. And that's what I'm going to continue to do. I'm going to adjust to the way Tobias [plays]. We can need each other as far as me getting him open and him creating and forcing double-teams and things like that. His IQ is really high, and he knows how to play the game. So, I think it'll be an easy adjustment."

Davis is in his sixth NBA season out of LSU.  His best full season in the NBA was in 2010-2011 with the Boston Celtics when he averaged 11.7 points and 5.4 rebounds per game.  Last season, Davis was on his way to having his best NBA season. He was averaging 15.1 points and 7.2 rebounds in 34 games before the injury.

Harris is in his third NBA season out of Tennessee. Last year with the Milwaukee Bucks and Magic, he averaged 11 points per game, but averaged 17.3 points with the Magic.  In 97 career games, Harris is averaging 8.4 points and 4 rebounds per game.

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