Afflalo's Injury Will Thrust the Magic's Youngsters into Bigger Roles

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Afflalo's Injury Will Thrust the Magic's Youngsters into Bigger Roles
Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

Orlando Magic officials wanted to use the final weeks of the regular season to accelerate the development of youngsters like Maurice Harkless, Tobias Harris and DeQuan Jones. But this isn't how the team wanted it to happen. Arron Afflalo, the team's starting shooting guard and its leading scorer, will miss the final 12 games of the season after he strained his right hamstring during Friday night's loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Although team officials wouldn't specify how severe the strain is, they said Afflalo's injury will be treated with rest and physical therapy.

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