"Coach may start a 3 man tonight," Afflalo told reporters.
"I'm not sure what he's going to do. You know me, regardless of the situation, I'll adjust and make it right in due time. But guys are going to start assuming some responsibility, and I'll probably get back to my natural position at the 2."
Offensively, a position change wouldn't change much for Afflalo, who is 6 feet 5.
Defensively, however, it would mean he'd spend less time guarding taller players such as Detroit's 6-foot-9 small forward,
Afflalo was forced to play more at small forward after
In addition, Magic coaches decided to bring Harkless along slowly after he underwent offseason surgery to repair a sports hernia.
Playing Afflalo at small forward also allowed
If Afflalo spends more time at shooting guard, Jones and Harkless, who are both 6-8, are the primary candidates to log more minutes at small forward.
Vaughn was pleased with how Jones, Harkless and the team's other inexperienced players performed during the closing minutes of the Magic's loss to the
"It tells me that they're picking things up, that they're learning, that they're sending Coach a message to put them into the game," Vaughn said. "So now it's up for me to listen a little bit."