Orlando Magic guard Gary Harris might make his season debut in Friday’s street recreation vs. the Chicago Bulls on the United Middle (8 p.m., Bally Sports Florida/Bally Sports+/FM 96.9 The Recreation).
Harris was upgraded to possible on the group’s Thursday damage report after being sidelined for the season’s begin, lacking the primary 15 video games due to left knee damage restoration.
He had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee in late August after tearing his meniscus, forcing him to overlook coaching camp.
Harris informed the Orlando Sentinel final Friday he was “getting shut” to returning to the ground however wasn’t positive when it’d occur.
“I can’t actually say someday or the opposite as a result of some days are higher than others proper now, nevertheless it’s feeling good proper now,” Harris informed the Sentinel forward of Friday’s home win over the Phoenix Suns. “Simply attempting to maintain it that manner.”
Harris, who was on an expiring contract for 2021-22 that paid him $20.5 million, signed a 2-year, $26 million extension to return to Orlando earlier than free company formally began July 1.
He has a $13 million, fully-guaranteed wage for the 2022-23 season and a $13 million non-guaranteed wage for 2023-24. His 2023-24 wage turns into absolutely assured after June 30, 2023.
Harris completed the season averaging 11.1 factors on 43.4% capturing from the sphere and 38.4% capturing on 3s for a 53.9% efficient area purpose share — a method that adjusts for 3-pointers being price greater than 2-pointers.
He’s coming off his healthiest season in a couple of years, showing in 61 video games, essentially the most he’s performed in a season since 2017-18. His eFG% was the very best it has been since then, too.