Orlando Magic’s Gary Harris suffers torn meniscus

Orlando Magic guard Gary Harris tore the meniscus in his left knee, a league source confirmed to the Orlando Sentinel Saturday.

It was unclear as of Saturday how Harris suffered the injury.

Harris and the Magic are evaluating the next steps regarding his expected surgery, which will help determine a timetable for his return.

A decision on Harris’ procedure is expected to be made in the upcoming week.

Harris, who was on an expiring contract for 2021-22 that paid him $20.5 million, signed a 2-year, $26 million extension to return to Orlando at the end of June before free agency officially started.

He finished the season averaging 11.1 points on 43.4% shooting from the field and 38.4% shooting on 3s for a 53.9% effective field goal percentage — a formula that adjusts for 3-pointers being worth more than 2-pointers.

Harris is coming off his healthiest season in a few years, appearing in 61 games, the most he’s played in a season since 2017-18. His eFG% was the highest it’s been since then, too.

Depending on how long he’s sidelined, Harris is expected to compete for minutes in a backcourt that’ll include Cole Anthony, Markelle Fultz, Jalen Suggs, R.J. Hampton and Devin Cannady.

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