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Aaron Gordon injury: Orlando Magic activate forward for Oklahoma City Thunder game

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The fourth overall pick in the Draft could return from injury Sunday.

Aaron Gordon
Aaron Gordon
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The Orlando Magic announced Sunday they've moved Aaron Gordon to the active list, making him available for that evening's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The team made Andrew Nicholson inactive to make room for Gordon, who has missed the team's last 32 games as he recovers from a broken bone in his left foot.

Magic coach Jacque Vaughn supervised an individual workout in which Gordon participated Saturday. Because Orlando did not hold a formal practice, Gordon did not take part in any five-on-five drills.

"I'm not sure how many minutes he'll get, if he'll get minutes at all, but he will be active." Jacque Vaughn on Aaron Gordon

"I thought overall, I wanted to see how he responded today, he said he felt okay, so he'll be active," said Vaughn. "I'm not sure how many minutes he'll get, if he'll get minutes at all, but he will be active."

Asked more pointedly about his "comfort level" regarding giving the 19-year-old rookie playing time, Vaughn offered a joke.

"I'm at a comfort level to activate him," said Vaughn. "Whether that is letting him guard [Kevin] Durant for 30 minutes, I'm not sure I'm at that comfort level."

Elsewhere on the Magic injury front, Vaughn said Tobias Harris continues to work his way back from a sprained left ankle, reporting "no setbacks" for the high-scoring Orlando forward.

"He is progressing," said Vaughn, who added that Harris has started taking part in shooting drills, as well as individual workouts with assistant coaches.

Orlando tips off against the Thunder at 6:00 PM Eastern.

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