While the Orlando Magic were delighted to have center Nikola Vucevic back last week from a 12-game absence due to a concussion, it also made for a difficult decision on the part of coach Jacque Vaughn.

Tobias Harris, less than a week removed from scoring 28 points and grabbing a career-high 20 rebounds in a victory over the Los Angeles Lakers, was taken out of the starting lineup Wednesday night at Toronto to allow Glen Davis to slide over to his more natural position at power forward. Davis started every game at center while Vucevic was subject to the guidelines of the NBA's concussion protocol.

Harris had been in the starting lineup since Dec. 18, almost two weeks before Vucevic's run of bad luck began with a sprained left ankle on New Year's Eve against the Golden State Warriors. He was uncharacteristically nowhere to be found Friday night following the Magic's 113-102 win over his former team, the Milwaukee Bucks, when their locker room was opened to reporters.

Any potential for lingering hard feelings on the part of Harris was averted the next game when Vaughn started him at small forward in their 96-89 loss to the Boston Celtics because an injury to Jameer Nelson. With Nelson out, Arron Afflalo reclaimed his shooting guard spot and Victor Oladipo took over at point guard but wound up having his hands full against Rajon Rondo.

After his career game, Harris made it sound as if individual achievements were anything but a top priority for him.

"I just want to go out there and win," he said.

When Harris, Davis and Vucevic all started for a stretch of five games around Christmas, the results were mixed. The run included consecutive victories over Detroit and Atlanta in which Vucevic had games of 20 points with 11 rebounds and 16 points with 14 rebounds. But there was also a loss at home to Utah where the Magic shot a season-low 32.6 percent from the floor and a game where the New York Knicks rolled up 65 points by halftime.

Vucevic's first game back saw him record 16 points and 10 rebounds in only 20 minutes against the Raptors. His minutes are bound to increase as his conditioning improves, although all indications suggest Kyle O'Quinn will continue to have a prominent role coming off the bench.

O'Quinn averaged more than a blocked shot a game while Vucevic was out and followed that up with four more rejections in 14 minutes at Toronto. While Davis takes up a lot of space inside, shot-blocking is not his forte. He had a total of two in the dozen games he started at center.

Only the Sacramento Kings and the Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging fewer blocks than the Magic. Oddly enough, their high game all season came while Vucevic was out and they swatted away 12 shots Jan. 2 in an overtime loss at Cleveland.