The Orlando Magic are off to a slow 4-11 start to the 2022-23 season and are in fourth place in the Southeast Division. Orlando has started the season 0-5 and the Magic have lost four of their last six games. The team has six players averaging double-digit points this season and is led in scoring by rookie Palolo Banchero. Tonight, the Magic are expected to get back some veteran shooters who could provide additional depth to the team.
Veteran shooting guard Gary Harris is expected to make his debut against the Chicago Bulls on the road tonight. He was involved in shootarounds and missed the first 15 games of the eight-year pro season. They were hit with injuries at guard early in the season along with Cole Anthony, Jalen Suggs and Markelle Fultz.
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Magic coach Jamahl Mosley said Gary Harris and Wendell Carter Jr. said during the shootaround that they both felt good and thought they would be “ready to go” tonight against the Bulls.
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The Magic are expected to return Gary Harris to the lineup tonight
If all goes to plan, Harris is expected to make his first start of the season since undergoing an arthroscopic procedure in the fall due to a meniscus tear in his left knee. He revealed earlier this week that he felt he would be back very soon.
“I’m moving a bit now,”… “I’m really trying to get my timing back. Get back into basketball shape. I’m trying things every day. I feel more comfortable around the court. – Gary Harris
The injuries continue to mount for the Magic, with Paolo Bachero out for at least a week with an ankle injury. He leads Orlando in scoring this season (23.5). Fortunately, the team is expected to get some help in their hearing tonight as well. Wendell Carter Jr. is also expected to return to the field tonight.