Magic won't sign anyone to replace Arron Afflalo, according to report

Arron Afflalo - USA TODAY Sports

Orlando's leading scorer will miss the balance of the season due to a hamstring injury, but the Magic don't plan to sign any free agents to replace him, a report says.

The Orlando Magic announced Saturday that Arron Afflalo, their leader in minutes played and points scored, will miss the rest of the 2012/13 season due to a strained right hamstring. Orlando will look internally to fill Afflalo's minutes, reports Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel, who says the team "will not sign anyone to a 10-day contract" in the wake of Afflalo's injury.

For several reasons, Robbins' report shouldn't surprise anyone. The Magic already have several players--namely DeQuan Jones, Doron Lamb, E'Twaun Moore, and Beno Udrih--who can soak up the minutes that Afflalo's left behind.

Afflalo's injury gives the rebuilding Magic, who own the league's second-worst record, the opportunity to evaluate how unproven players like Jones, Lamb, and Moore will fare given major minutes.

In his first season with the Magic, Afflalo averaged 16.5 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 3.2 assists in 36 minutes; all of those figures represent career-highs for the six-year pro.

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