The Orlando Magic will likely be even more shorthanded against the Denver Nuggets on Saturday, given the right foot injury that Arron Afflalo sustained in Orlando's 103-83 loss to the Sacramento Kings on Friday night. According to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel, precautionary x-rays showed no damage in Afflalo's foot, but he is "highly unlikely" to play Saturday.
Afflalo injured his foot with 4:43 to play in the third quarter, but played through the pain, which sensation he described afterwards as "burning," according to Robbins. He finished with 15 points in 34 minutes, shooting 3-of-12 from the field.
After waiving Hedo Turkoglu and Solomon Jones, the Magic's roster stands at 13 players. Starting center Nik Vučević (concussion) and backup point guard Ronnie Price (sinus infection) are not available for the Magic, who have lost six straight games entering Saturday's showdown with Denver.
Afflalo leads the Magic with 20.8 points per game, while Vučević stands as their leading rebounder with 11 caroms per contest.