Magic’s Gary Harris Cleared to Play; Markelle Fultz Sidelined for Wednesday Night

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Gary Harris, who has been sidelined with a groin injury, is poised to return to action in Wednesday nights’ matchup against the Chicago Bulls. In a contrasting development, Markelle Fultz won’t be hitting the court due to left knee tendinitis.

Having been granted clearance to play for the first time since November 2, Harris is likely to assume a role off the bench, considering he hasn’t been a starter this season. This comeback follows his absence from Orlando’s last five games.

In his initial five appearances this season, Harris maintained an average of 8.0 points, 2.2 rebounds, and 1.4 assists in 17.8 minutes of play.

However, the recurring absence of Fultz, especially for the sixth time in the last seven games, raises significant concerns.

Anthony Black is expected to hold onto his starting position, while Cole Anthony and Joe Ingles are poised for increased opportunities coming off the bench.

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