Magic Waive Injured Joe Harris

5:04pm: Orlando has waived Harris, the team announced.

3:43pm: The Magic will waive Joe Harris, whom they just acquired via trade from the Cavaliers, reports Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel (Twitter link). The shooting guard had been acquired earlier today from Cleveland along with a protected 2017 pick for a future protected 2020 pick. Orlando will be responsible for the remainder of Harris’ $845,059 salary for 2015/16, though Cleveland reportedly included cash as a part of the transaction.

Harris was thought likely to be out for the remainder of the season after undergoing surgery on his right foot, but his recovery timetable could be in the range of six to eight weeks, Chris Haynes of the Northeast Ohio Media Group and the Cleveland Plain Dealer relays (via Twitter). The procedure took place today, according to Sam Amico of Amico Hoops (on Twitter). Haynes originally reported that Harris was to miss two or three months because of the injury. Agent Mark Bartelstein had earlier told Dave McMenamin of ESPN.com that his season was in doubt.

The 24-year-old only appeared in five contests for the Cavs this season, averaging 0.6 points in 3 minutes of action per game. His career numbers through 56 regular season appearances are 2.5 points and 0.8 rebounds on 39.5% shooting.

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