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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.

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Harris (ankle) came off the bench during Wednesday's loss to the Pistons, finishing with 19 points (7-15 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 4-4 FT), five rebounds and an assist in 25 minutes.

Harris had missed the last five games with an ankle injury, so it was good to see him come out right where he left off before the injury. Considering he only played 25 minutes, it looks as if he was on a minutes restriction, as he's averaging 35 minutes per game on the season. Barring any unknown setbacks, there's a good chance Harris moves back into the starting lineup and plays without restrictions in Friday's game against the New York Knicks, as he didn't seem to have any problems Wednesday. It's probably a situation to monitor all the way up until Friday though, as coach Jacque Vaughn may not want to push Harris into heavy minutes too quickly.

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Harris (ankle) has been activated for Wednesday's game, the Orlando Sentinel's Joshua Robbins reports.

The Magic are deactivating Moe Harkless and Andrew Nicholson, so the expectation is that Harris will see plenty of minutes in his return to action, and should be deployed as usual.

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Harris (ankle) is likely to be activated for Wednesday's game against the Pistons, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.

Technically, Harris remains a game-time decision, but at this point it looks like the forward will return Wednesday after missing the last five games. Check back prior to the 7:30 PM ET for a final update on Harris' status.

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Harris (ankle) will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's contest against the Pistons, John Denton of the Magic's official site reports.

Harris is still dealing with a left ankle sprain he suffered earlier in January, but did participate in practice Tuesday and reportedly felt good afterward. His status for Wednesday's game should be cleared up closer to the 8:00 PM ET tipoff.

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Harris (ankle) has not had any setbacks with his ankle sprain, and he's feeling better, taking shots and going through individual workouts, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

The Magic are one of six teams with three games this week, while the other 24 teams all play four games, making Harris a player that's better left on benches in weekly lineups for Week 13. While this news is somewhat encouraging, it also lacks in specifics regarding a possible return date, making it risky to put Harris into weekly lineups after he's already missed five game with the injury.

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Harris (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game, NBA.com reports.

This will mark the fifth straight game that Harris will miss with this ankle injury, which appears a bit more serious than the Magic initially let on. Continue to consider Harris day-to-day though don't be surprised if this is not the last game Harris misses before he makes his eventual return.

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Harris (ankle) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Grizzlies, John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com reports.

After sitting out Wednesday's win over the Rockets, Harris will miss his fourth consecutive game Friday. He's considered day-to-day, but the fact that he's been ruled out well in advance of Friday's matchup indicates that a return may not be imminent. His next chance to play will come Sunday when the Magic host Oklahoma City. Coach Jacque Vaughn announced rookie Devyn Marble will continue to start in Harris' place.

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Harris will not play Wednesday against the Rockets, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

Harris' absence from the court will stretch to at least three games due to the bum ankle. His next chance to return will come Friday against the Grizzlies, with Devyn Marble or Evan Fournier (knee) likely starting in his place.

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Harris (ankle) won't take the court Monday at Chicago, the Magic's official site reports.

Harris will miss his second game in a row due to a minor ankle injury, which is expected to allow Devyn Marble another start at small forward. Consider Harris questionable for Wednesday's contest against the Rockets.