Orlando Magic Continue To Thrive From Addition Of Tobias Harris

By John Raffel
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Coming to the Orlando Magic from the Milwaukee Bucks in a mid-season trade has obviously been a great thing for Tobias Harris. It’s also been a neat thing for Harris in his second NBA season.

He didn’t have a very good night Friday against the Oklahoma City Thunder, but the Thunder have made it tough for a lot of offenses this season. Orlando lost the game and Harris, in 43 minutes, shot 3-of-17 from the floor and scored 10 points after hitting 4-of-4 in free throws. He did rebound well with three offensive and 12 defensive boards while passing out three assists.

His effort paled in comparison to when he played the New York Knicks earlier last week and shot 7-of-10 from the floor and scored 14 points. His rebounding, with five boards, wasn’t solid in that game, however.

Harris continues to make the Magic smile about getting him from the Bucks where, after 28 contests and 14 starts, he was averaging only 11.6 minutes per game plus 4.9 points and 2.0 rebounds, and was shooting 46.1 percent from the floor. In 15 games with Orlando, he’s shooting about the same from the floor and 78.7 percent from the free-throw line. He’s been seeing 31.9 minutes per game, almost three times more than what the Bucks were using him, and his stats have shown it with 14.6 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.4  assists per game.

The Magic have made Harris a better player and Harris has made the Magic a better team. The rest of the NBA has also noticed how more of a threat the Magic are, thanks especially to the addition of  Harris

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