Victor Oladipo (ankle) and Jameer Nelson (illness) will travel with the Magic for their two-game road trip that starts Saturday.
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Oladipo sat out Wednesday due to general soreness in his ankle and Nelson was simply under the weather. Therefore, we'd give both an excellent chance to suit up against the Spurs Saturday. Arron Afflalo (ankle) is also back, creating a very crowded rotation at the guard spot. The last time all these guys were healthy (Feb. 19), it was Oladipo who was forced into a bench role.
Coach Jacque Vaughn lauded Maurice Harkless' physicality of late.
Harkless is a 6'9/220 athlete with unique skills. He's still just 20 years old, but is showing signs of putting it together. Over the last five games, he's averaging 14.8 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.8 steals per night. "He's approaching the game more physical, and as his body grows and he gets stronger, he'll want to do that," Vaughn said. Harkless will be a nice fantasy option if Victor Oladipo and Jameer Nelson are both out again on Saturday. They're both questionable.
Mason Plumlee will start in place of Kevin Garnett (back) once again Friday.
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In five starts so far this year, Plumlee is averaging 5.4 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.2 blocks. Owners looking for a streamer here are better off with Andray Blatche, who is averaging 14.0 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.3 steals and 1.3 blocks over his last three games.