An MRI on Saturday of
Coach Jacque Vaughn said the exam revealed a contusion in the knee, not the preliminary diagnosis of a strain of the patellar tendon.
Nelson sat out his second straight game when the Magic hosted the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday, and it's unclear how much more time he'll miss. The team has been especially cautious on putting injured players back on the court.
Nelson called the MRI's results "a great relief."
The new guys
The final 26 games of the Magic's season will give the team a chance to more fully evaluate 6-foot-8 forward Tobias Harris and 6-foot-4 guard Doron Lamb, the two young players acquired from the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday.
Harris, in his second NBA season, has been labeled a "tweener," someone who doesn't quite have the heft to be a prototypical power forward and doesn't quite have the quickness to be a prototypical small forward.
But Vaughn disdains the "tweener" label.
"I think positions are kind of changing in the league a little bit, the ability to play multiple positions and guard multiple positions," he said. "I think in previous years, you call those guys 'tweeners.' I don't look at it that way. I think Tobias has the ability to play both three and four and be productive at both positions."
Lamb is a 21-year-old rookie who won a national title at Kentucky in 2011-12.
"Sometimes he'd finish the game as the primary playmaker, so he has the ability to handle the basketball. [He's] a proven shooter," Vaughn said. "He's sound defensively and he gives us a little height at the one-two position."
• Beno Udrih's name is pronounced BEN-o OO-dree, not "Beeno." Lamb's first name is pronounced duh-RON.
• Glen Davis visited Amway Center for a team event called "Hoops and Heels." He said he was initially depressed when he fractured his left foot on Jan. 30 but is doing better now.