Magic's Jodie Meeks: Closing in on return

Coach Frank Vogel said that he hopes to have Meeks (foot) available at some point during the team's upcoming five-game road trip, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.

Meeks has been participating in non-contact work since mid-November, but it appears he's been able to ramp up his workload of late and is now closing in on a return. If that timetable holds true, Meeks will be available to play by a Dec. 6 matchup with the Wizards at the latest, so look for a potential return in the next few weeks. Meeks' role with the Magic remains unclear, however, so we'll likely need to wait until he's fully cleared before getting a better indication on whether or not he'll immediately jump into coach Frank Vogel's regular rotation.

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