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Harris (knee) will not play Monday against the Wizards, John Denton of reports.Harris is battling soreness in his knee and will sit out after scoring 15 points to go with eight rebounds in 39 minutes against the Bulls on Sunday night. He'll be replaced in the starting lineup by rookie Aaron Gordon, while Moe Harkless is expected to see increased minutes off the bench. Consider Harris questionable to play Wednesday against the Knicks, and be sure to double-check his status, as the team could opt to hold him out with the All-Star break looming.

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Harris had 23 points (9-13 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 2-3 FT), 10 rebounds and six assists in 38 minutes against the Spurs on Wednesday.

Harris is averaging 20.5 points over his last two games. In his three games prior to that he was scoring just 7.7 points. He also went without a three-pointer in four straight games until hitting 3-of-4 on San Antonio.

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Harris (quad) had just eight points (2-8 FG, 4-6 FT) and five assists in 30 minutes in the loss to Dallas on Saturday.

Harris has been in a slump and the injuries probably aren't helping. In his last five games, Harris has averaged 8.6 points on 28.6 percent from the field with 3.8 rebounds. It may be time to bench Harris until he starts hitting shots.

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Harris (quad) will start at power forward Saturday against the Mavericks, the Magic's official site reports.

Harris emerged from Thursday's loss to the Bucks with a bruised lower right quadriceps, but the ailment won't stop him from taking the court just two days later. Entering Saturday's game, he's averaged 10.8 points (on 34 percent shooting), 4.2 rebounds, and one assist in 25 minutes.

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Harris (knee) will play Saturday, the Orlando Sentinel's Josh Robbins reports.

He suffered a bruised lower right quad in Thursday's game, but should see his normal allotment of 20-30 minutes Saturday against the Mavericks.

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Harris suffered a knee injury in Thursday's game against the Bucks, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

Harris played 21 minutes off the bench Thursday, but shot just 2-for-12 from the floor, finishing with seven points, five rebounds and an assist. The Magic's next game is Saturday against the Magic, but owners should keep an eye out for an update on his status prior to the opening tipoff.

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Harris shot just 2-for-12 from the floor Thursday in a blowout loss to the Bucks, coming off the bench for 21 minutes, seven points, five rebounds and an assist.

Harris has been coming off the bench for the Magic lately, and that seems to be the plan going forward. He's not dropable just yet, but owners will want to continue to keep an eye on his production. In his four previous games off the bench, Harris averaged 11.8 points, 4.0 rebounds 1.0 assist and 0.5 steals.

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Harris came off the bench again Sunday, while Aaron Gordon was moved into the starting lineup at small forward. Harris put up 11 points (2-5 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 6-9 FT), seven rebounds, two assists, and one steal in 30 minutes.

Harris has played three straight games off the bench since returning from his sprained ankle, and it appears coach Jacque Vaughn might bring Harris off the bench for the foreseeable future. Playing Harris off the bench allows him to be aggressive on offense and keeps the ball moving in the starting lineup, which plays to Victor Oladipo, Elfird Payton, and Channing Frye's strengths. While Harris should have good enough value to roster in 12-team leagues even if he's coming off the bench, managers in 10-team leagues will want to at least peruse the other options on the waiver wire as long as Harris is playing a limited bench role.

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Harris scored nine points (4-14 FG, 0-6 3Pt, 1-1) to go along with two rebounds and one assist during his 29 minutes off the bench against the Knicks on Friday.

Coach Jacque Vaughn's intent is to keep Harris on the bench moving forward. The forward's first two games back from an ankle injury have been underwhelming as he's yet to play at least 30 minutes since the five-game absence. The 22-year-old was in the midst of the best season of his career but a new role as a reserve player is threatening that accolade. Unless he's moved back to the starting lineup at some point in the future, it appears that the second half of the season is shaping up to be less productive for the 19th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft.

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Harris is expected to come off the bench for the time being, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports. Harris said, "I talked to Coach. He feels it's best for our team if I come off the bench. He thinks we'll be a better team that way. Do I like it? No. But I'm a professional."

Coach Jacque Vaughn said, "I just think overall [it helps] the balance of our group right now. He's getting himself back into shape after missing two weeks. And that's about it." The team changed their offensive philosophy while Harris sat due to an ankle injury. With the fast-paced tempo yielding mixed results, Vaughn may want to give Harris a few games to adjust. That said, the precedent exists for Vaughn reducing Harris' minutes and role. Last season, Vaughn started Kyle O'Quinn over Harris the final 19 games. Then when Nikola Vucevic was ultimately shut down, Vaughn chose to start Dewayne Dedmon the final six games instead of inserting Harris back into the starting lineup. Harris is currently averaging a team-high 35.0 minutes per game.