Magic PF Tobias Harris was asked after Tuesday's practice what would have happened had he not been traded by the Milwaukee Bucks to Orlando in the J.J. Redick deal.

"I'd probably see limited playing time – just my personal thoughts about it," said Harris, who faces his former team Wednesday night at Amway Center.

"I'd have continued to work hard. But at the same time, with that team they had and players they had out there, I wouldn't be seeing the time and the opportunity that I'm having now."

Harris, acquired by the Magic along with PG Beno Udrih and G Doron Lamb at the February trade deadline, leads the injury-riddled team in scoring at 16.3 and is averaging 8.4 rebounds in 35.5 minutes per game.

His numbers with the Bucks this season before the trade (28 games, 14 starts): 4.9 points, 2.0 rebounds, 11.6 minutes.

He has made 16 starts with the Magic in 23 games.

Harris is happy to be playing more. "I've always been happy. You always see this smiling face," he said, laughing. "Being in the NBA, I'm definitely happy and happy being in Orlando and with a great organization."

Magic coach Jacque Vaughn said that the club has witnessed Harris develop in various areas.

"An assortment of things. Just his time on the floor is the first thing that he's getting a chance to take advantage of," Vaughn said. "His ability to be versatile for us and playing him at both forward positions. His ability to create off the bounce.

"We've allowed him to get rebounds and bust out dribbling and bring the ball out himself without looking for a point guard every single play. … The great thing is this is his second year and he's 20 years old."

Vaughn said he has been pleased with veteran Udrih and rookie Lamb as well.

"I think overall our goal is to see the impact now and in the future," Vaughn said. "Rob (GM Rob Hennigan) did a great job of getting quality individuals to be part of our program. Beno shows his ability to play the game. He can still play the game at high level. Tobias and Doron are two young guys who are growing with this group. So it's been good."