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Tobias Harris out against Heat with strained calf

The Magic forward will miss Saturday's contest with a strained right calf.

Tobias Harris
Tobias Harris
Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

After storming back for a victory in Charlotte on Friday night, the Orlando Magic return home to take on the Miami Heat. The Magic will be without one of their biggest pieces, however, as forward Tobias Harris will miss the game with a calf strain. Coach Jacque Vaughn would not give more details on the injury, and said that they hope to have Harris back on Monday night in Cleveland.

Vaughn did not disclose who would start for Harris, but the team does have a few options. Maurice Harkless seems like the best option for the Magic to step into a starting role with Harris out. Harkless has started 100 games over the last two years, and would matchup well with the Heat's Luol Deng.

The team could also choose to go smaller, and move Evan Fournier down to the small forward spot, with Victor Oladipo starting at shooting guard and Elfrid Payton at point guard. Nevertheless, with Harris out, Harkless, and Fournier will most definitely see an increase in minutes, with Channing Frye and Andrew Nicholson also candidates for an increased role.